How do I hire you?
The first step is to call or email Ryan with your event details. After initial contact is made, Ryan will discuss items such as what you expect out of your DJ and what type of music you want played. Ryan will also go over all the package details and answer any questions you may have. To secure your date, a contract will be signed by both parties and a non-refundable deposit payment will be required. The deposit will be applied toward your final payment. You and Ryan will be in communication up through the day of your event to make sure all the details are covered. Final payment will be due on or before the day of your event.
How much experience do you have?
Ryan has been a DJ for nearly 20 years with vast experience in weddings, proms, school dances, anniversary parties, birthday parties, corporate events and much more!
Are you insured?
Yes. Ryan carries full liability insurance. Using a DJ that is insured is always a good idea for peace of mind.
Do I get a written contract for my event?
Absolutely. You should not do business with a DJ, or anyone else for that matter, that does not agree to give you a written contract with event information and final pricing on it.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes. In order to help with our scheduling, we do require a non-refundable deposit upon contract signing to secure your date.
Do we have to tip the DJ?
Gratuity is not required, but if the DJ did an excellent job, then gratuity is encouraged!
Do you allow clients to choose music?
YES! You may submit to us, in advance, general genres of music or a specific playlist of songs that you would like played. We strongly believe in customer satisfaction so we will do our very best to accommodate every music request we receive. We also accept "must play" lists as well as "do not play" lists. Details such as these will be discussed during over-the-phone or in-person consultations.
Do you allow requests at the event?
Absolutely. Some DJ's will not take requests during live events, but we are more than happy to do so. We believe in superior customer service and it is our goal to make you and your guests happy.
Who will be my DJ at the event?
Currently, Ryan is the primary DJ for The DJ Mann Mobile DJ Company. Often, an assistant will travel along to help during setup and tear down. In most cases, they will only be on site during these times and will not stay during the event.
How do you dress for events?
Ryan will always dress based upon the client’s type of event. Depending on the event, it may be a suit and tie or more casual such as jeans and a polo. We will always wear a suit and tie or tuxedo for weddings and formal school dances such as proms. We will always be dressed appropriately for your event.
Do you provide wedding reception planning?
Our wedding ceremony and receptions packages include complimentary planning and coordinating. It takes coordination between the wedding party, bride, groom and DJ to achieve a great reception. Ryan will sit down with you during a free consultation and help you plan out your reception. From your grand entrance to your last dance, it is very important to Ryan that you completely trust him to take care of every detail of your reception so you can enjoy the time with your new spouse and your valued guests.
What time do you arrive at an event?
For most events we will arrive 1 ½ hours prior to the event. For weddings and large school dances, we will arrive 2 to 2 ½ hours prior to the start of the event. This allows for ample setup time, sound and lighting checks as well as time to change into appropriate attire. We will also take up to 1 hour after the event to tear down.
Do you have professional equipment?
Yes. There is quite a difference between the sound equipment you use at home and equipment that is used during a live event. There is even a great difference in equipment between “iPod” DJs and Professional DJs. Professional DJ equipment is time tested, durable, composed of studio quality components and capable of producing high volume levels to cover large crowds. The DJ Mann has a customized, state-of-the-art sound system capable of producing 8,000 watts of power. We are proud to say our sound and lighting systems are composed of equipment from the most trusted industry leading manufactures. Please view our equipment page for more information.
Do you have backup equipment?
Yes. Our system is designed in a way that allows for alternative ways of playing music without having to carry around a complete secondary system. This also allows for a quicker "fix" time should anything go wrong.
Do you provide lighting?
Absolutely! Lighting will account for at least 50% of your event by adding energy and atmosphere to the dance floor. Since we believe strongly in the role lighting plays at an event, we offer our high-energy lighting as part of our standard package. Please contact Ryan for additional details.
Do you provide wireless microphones?
Yes. We have 2 handheld wireless microphones available at every event. These give the user the freedom to move around without being tied down by a cord and are especially useful for wedding toasts and meal blessings. Wireless lavalier or clip-on “lapel mics” and traditional wired microphones are available as well for ceremony use.
Do you act as a Master of Ceremony?
Yes. For Weddings it's included in our packages, we will make all appropriate announcements and keep everything moving smoothly. In addition, we are more than happy to make any announcements you may need during any event you may have.
Do we have to provide a meal for the DJ?
Although it's not required, it's greatly appreciated. Your DJ puts in anywhere from 7-10 hours of work the day of your event from the time they head to the event, to the time they return back home.
What type of events do you do?
The DJ Mann has experience in a vast variety of events. We specialize in Weddings, School Dances, Corporate Events and Private Parties. We are also available for any other event you may have in mind. Feel free to contact us for more details on how we can accommodate your event!
How far do you travel and do you charge anything for travel?
We are local to the greater Houston, Katy and Sugar Land areas and will travel anywhere within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston without any extra charges. We have done several events well beyond these boundaries as well as in other cities. Traveling fees may apply for events taking place outside our local operating areas, please contact us for details.
What kind of music do you play?
We carry an extensive library of music dating from the 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's through today's Top 40 hits including Hip Hop/Rap, EDM/Dance, Country, Rock as well as others.
Do you provide Clean, Radio Edits of the music you play?
YES! We only play clean, radio edited music during events. In addition, Ryan is a subscriber to several professional music subscription services, only available to professional DJs and radio stations. We also understand that although a song may be considered a "clean version," the overall content of the song still may not be suitable for every event. For these particular events, we will filter music and requests we receive during the event to the best of our knowledge. Feel free to let us know of any songs you do not want us to play prior to the event and we will create a "Do Not Play" list to ensure these songs will not be played. Rest assured, Ryan will have the right mix of music, all in clean radio edits, for your special occasion!
Why do I need a DJ at my event?
There are a number of reasons, but to help you out here are a few:
- Professional equipment and sound
- Thousands of established 'legal' and edited songs to play
- Your party is pre-defined with your DJ and you can simply enjoy being with your guests
- Requires a smaller area to set up in than a full band
- Allows for a wider range of musical tastes and requests to be met instead of sticking to a band’s limited set list
- There is complete control over volume levels
Do you take breaks?
No, not unless you require us to. All of our packages include non-stop music throughout the duration of the event.