7 Tips For Hiring A Mobile DJ

14th October 2019 Tips & Advice

Whether it’s your wedding, a family event, a birthday party or an anniversary, having a DJ there to provide entertainment is wonderful. Playing a mixture of contemporary and retro music, they get everyone up on the dance floor!

However, hiring a mobile DJ for an event might seem like a daunting process. But don’t worry. With the right preparation, you will be able to find the perfect DJ for your special occasion.

To help make this process easier, we have laid out the top tips for hiring a mobile DJ:

Hire An Event Specific DJ

No matter what the occasion, it’s a good idea to search for a mobile DJ who has the experience and expertise in that specific field.

For example, if you’re getting married, you want to find a DJ whose experience is at weddings. Holding the knowledge of what music to play and when they will be of a higher quality than an inexperienced mobile DJ.

Check What’s Included In The Price

Before booking the DJ, ask what’s included in the price. You need to get an idea of what they cover and exactly what you’re paying for. For example, they might include lighting and special effects (i.e. a smoke machine) alongside the music. Otherwise, you might find that they are adding on additional costs afterwards that you haven’t budgeted for.

Check That They Have Public Liability Insurance 

Any mobile DJ should have Public Liability Insurance. Protecting them and covering any legal costs if damage is done to the venue or to a guest is injured because of malfunctioned equipment, it’s essential. Many venues also won’t allow mobile DJs to play a function without the appropriate Public Liability Insurance certificate.

As it is such an important requirement, it’s vital that you check that the DJ you want to hire has it.

Check for PAT Tested Equipment

It’s crucial that the mobile DJ has had all of their electronic equipment PAT tested. Showcasing that it’s reliable and safe for events, the equipment will have a green ‘pass’ sticker on it if it’s been correctly tested. Ask them if this has been done before hiring them so that you know they are legitimate.

Ask To See Samples of Their Work

If they haven’t posted videos or images of their work online, ask if you can see a recent event they’ve done. This way, you can get an idea about the quality of their music and how they command the room.

Look For The Type of Music You Want 

Often, mobile DJ’s will specialise in one type of music. For example, usually, wedding DJ’s will play a mixture of retro and cheesy songs that everyone loves to dance to. If your event has a different vibe, however, it’s a good idea to find a DJ that specifically plays the type of music that you like – so that everyone at your event will enjoy themselves.

Ask About Their Experience

You don’t want an inexperienced mobile DJ. You want a high-quality service with good music. So before hiring them, ask them how many events they have played and how long they have been a mobile DJ for.