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Can I get my deposit back?

Under normal circumstances, no. The agreed fee for your event is calculated using many things, including the need for accomodation, and where I am the day before and the day after your event, and this affects your price and the price of gigs either side of your date too. Returning YOUR deposit could then have a knock-on affect on others' pricing & profitability. If I was to get another comp...
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Do I have to pay a deposit

To secure the date(s) for your booking, you have to pay a deposit. This then locks the date and you can be secure in knowing that I will not seek another booking for this date.
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Can you help with let-downs

Well I would try to, but Europe is really big! I do have contacts in different place that may help you If I cannot, so it's always worth getting in touch.
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What about tax PAT Vat and insurance

I am tax resident in the UK, and also have a siren / siret Tax status in France. I do not charge VAT. I have Europe wide insurance which cover Public Liability with Music Guard (Thistle) My equipment is regularly tested for electrical safety.
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How do I pay

A deposit is always required (and unfortunately, due to the way I charge based on where I was before and where I will be after your event) this is none returnable. The deposit often supports travel or accommodation expenses, or even flights. Deposits can be paid in GBP £ or Euros to either UK or French bank accounts or by PayPal if required. Balances are either cash on the night upon arrival, o...
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What equipment do you bring

A normal event in the UK or France I would bring everything I need except a table. So that includes a suitable sound and lighting system, DJ computer and mixer, Radio Microphone, and sometime additional sound and lighting as per the event and venue. For Germany, Czech Republic or other European Countries, I or the client would arrange the local hire of sound and lighting systems, and I would...
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What do you need at the venue

If it is in a building, I generally just need a 5 or 6ft table, and a French / European mains electrical socket capable of 12 amps. If it and outside event, I need cover and protection from bad weather or sun, plus the above. If the electrical supply is from a generator, it should have AVR (automatic voltage regulation) The electrical supply should be reliable and stable and NOT prone to ...
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How much do you charge

Pricing depends upon many factors, which is why it's usually best to request a quote using the enquiry form. Where I am the day before and days after, the distance between base or between gigs and accommodation expenses (when necessary) all affect the price. Distance is important as well as the duration of the Disco Party plus any early arrival / setup or waiting times.
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Are you a club DJ

The difference between a club DJ and what I do is that in clubs, the DJ plays special mixes of records that allows him to easily Beat match and mix in track after track, maintaining the beat if he wants to. The average top 40 or Pop , r'n'b and rock or mowtown tunes don't generally lend them selves to this type of DJ'ing, hence that's why I do not work that way. I pick great tunes that work ...
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What sort of music do you play

I play an eclectic mix of the past 70 years. I am not stuck on any one or two genres, but like to be dynamic on the night. Wedding clients often want to give me a "Play list", but 9/10 the songs I play around their choices go down better than the ones on the list. Personal tastes really include all genres and years, but mostly what makes people dance for longest, or sing along to and generally...
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