Frequently Asked Questions
When wondering which direction to go in, look no further. You get an experienced musician, DJ/MC, who can get your guests moving and grooving. Having an ear for music is also extremely important so you get the proper sound level throughout your reception. Along with the live music, you get a professional DJ that can mix songs together and will be able to play a wide variety of music for all age groups and demographics. They will also be your MC and coordinator for a significantly lower price than a full band. With the state of the art sound system, it will be the best of both worlds.
The latest hype in the wedding industry is iPod weddings, which are basically pre-programmed iPod music playing on rented DJ sound systems. Unless your crowd is composed of people of the same age group and same dance preferences, there is simply no comparison between a pre-programmed list of music and a DJ’s extensive professional experience. A professional DJ will have performed at hundreds of weddings attended by people that encompass a variety of ages and musical tastes. iPod weddings lack the dynamics and spontaneity that happens with the music in the hands of a professional. iPod weddings aren’t varied to accommodate the audience or the mood and has no MC/coordinator to lead the wedding events. Instead of all the rental costs, hassles, huge risks, and electrical problems of a do-it-yourself wedding, you might as well hire Matty B Entertainment to do it for a small price difference and not risk your entire wedding day.
There are many factors that affect rates, such as date, location and the services we provide. Our service is tailored to suit you. Contact us or give us a call toll free 508.514.9595 for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION consultation and quote.
Normally, we never charge for travel or set up. Occasionally, circumstances warrant additional charges to travel long distances, wait time or for additional sound equipment. Otherwise there are no hidden fees or extra charges.
Depending on availability and type of event, we can be booked anywhere between two weeks and two years in advance. Most wedding receptions and corporate events are booked between 6 and 18 months in advance.
Even before you decide to hire us, we will arrange a personal meeting with you. With the Matty B Entertainment detailed event planner list, we will sit down and discuss all aspects of your event including the mood and tone of the party, guests, requests, and special announcements.
Typically, we personally meet with a client one to two times; the initial meeting when you book, and at least one month prior to the event in order to set all the specific details. After gaining a comfort level by meeting in person, many of the details and questions you have can be handled over the phone and email. We will be happy to consult with you as many times as you like.
We have thousands of songs from just about any music genre you can imagine. Top 40, Hip Hop, Old Country, New Country, Blues, Reggae, Big Band, and music from the 50s, 60s, 70, 80s, 90s, and Today’s Hits. If we do not have a specific song that you are looking for, we are more than willing to find it and add it to our collection.
Yes, we will meet ahead of time and discuss genres of music based on your preferences and the demographics of your guests. You will also be given the opportunity to fill out a music request list for you day. Specific songs for formalities, such a s announcements or toasts, will be arranged ahead of time. Throughout your event your dance floor will be full.
Yes! Along with a playlist you can make a DO-NOT-PLAY list, including any song titles, artists, or styles of music you would not like to hear!
We have an established contingency plan for equipment, set up and transportation. You can rest assured that, in the rare case the unexpected should happen, the show will go on without missing a beat.
We dress appropriately based your event; business casual, coat and tie, or tuxedo if requested for formal events.
Yes, setting up and breaking down of equipment is included in the price. You are only charged for the actual time agreed upon. We typically arrive one to two hours before the event and will be ready to start before your first guest walks through the door.
Yes. We will confirm your booking in writing and review the details of your contract together.
Yes. We typically take 50% down for a deposit that can be paid in 2 installments when necessary. Balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event date.
A professional DJ will know when to take requests from guests and which songs are appropriate. Matty B Entertainment spends hours ahead of time working with you on your music selections and time line. We will give you lists of suggestions to choose from and personalize every segment of the night. It’s your party! We only take requests that are approved by you.
It is important to verify that your DJ will be using professional equipment and not a home stereo or an IPOD. Also, make sure that the DJ has enough music to satisfy all of your guests tastes. Matty B Entertainment uses only the latest in mobile DJ technology and back up equipment. We also have over 100,000 songs to choose from at all times.
Approximately 1 – 2 Hours. You are not charged for setup time.
If possible, place the DJ next to the dance floor. Putting them too far away from the crowd could result in low energy. It is difficult to read a crowd from a distance. Provided the DJ has enough room to set up their equipment. A 10’ by 10’ area should suffice.
DJs that have been in the business for a while know what makes a reception flow smoothly. Once you have given the DJ the specifics of the event, they should be able to prepare a schedule, along with the venue, to determine the best time for the first dance, toast, etc…. Remember, you are not just hiring a DJ, but a Master of Ceremonies who will ensure that your event runs smoothly and according to plan.
Don’t stress yourself out trying to pick every song that will be played. Professional DJs will know what songs to play during the night to keep the energy high. We recommend that you provide a list of songs with our music request planner, which will be played at the appropriate times throughout the event.
Absolutely. We offer a hand-held wireless microphone for your toasts, blessings, readings or other announcements you or your guests wish to make.
Yes. We have hand-held and a lavalier microphone that can be set up for your use.
Only in a public event. In fact, we post our schedule on this website of all public performances. We encourage you to sign up for our mailing list to keep you updated on the next public event.
Yes. We take great pride in our level of service to our clients and will gladly provide references for you to check. Here are some of our impressive reviews and testimonials.
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