F.A.Q.

Thank you for your interest!

If you have any additional questions give us a call at 323-868-3772

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World and Spanish.

Do you have liability insurance?
Yes.

Describe your DJ style:
An exciting and lively Dj/MC/ Reception Events Coordinator who can play all of your requested music, keep guest informed, and engaged throughout your reception.

Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
All request are welcomed and guest are encouraged to submit request throughout the reception.

What is your usual attire?
Suit, Tuxedo, or themed clothing per client request.

If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
Clients are encouraged to provided "formal event" songs; however, AMZDJ will assist and aide in finding the right song for your event as to provide a great soundtrack to your day.

How many other DJs do you work with?
1 assistant (based on event needs)

What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
3 hours minimum; 6 hour maximum.

Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes,clients are met with prior to booking for an initial consultation and up to twice before wedding date to schedule reception events, select songs, and discuss wedding reception details.

Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
AMZDJ has serviced various ethnic (latin, afro-american, asian,) and religiously diverse events throughout the years.

Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes, clients are encouraged at their planning meeting to submit a "do-not-play" list. A listing is key when taking request from guest, as the bride and groom always have final say on what is to be played as it is their special day.

Do you bring your own equipment?
AMZDJ provides all of their own professional audio and lighting equipment. Back-up equipment is on site to in-case of audio or lighting malfunctions.

What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
AMZDJ offers state of the art dance floor or ambient lighting. Simple color-wash lighting, exciting night-club lighting, or up-lighting can be provided by AMZDJ.

How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
AMZDJ can be set up in less than one-hour (*excludes advance packages or uplighting packages) and does require one 4 or 6 foot lined table for performance.

Do you have any extra space requirements?
The minimal performance space per any event is 4 feet by 4 feet which should be center to the dance-floor area.

Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No signage or banners are hung at events. Business cards are handed out when requested by guest.

Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
AMZDJ does emcee all events on a need be basis per set reception events schedule or as deemed necessary to garner crowd involvement.

What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
AMZDJ services are based on running time, services time does not stop for other entertainers (i.e. bands or dancers), and a meal is welcomed but not required.

Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes, recorded music will be played throughout any break (ie. dinner, restroom, event transition time).

What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
In the case of an emergency, AMZDJ, will make prior arrangements with the client to assure that they have a quality dj whom is experienced and knowledgeable of their wedding likes to assure that they have an exceptional time.

Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Shawn Vasquez does not book himself for more than one event per day. If you book Shawn Vasquez, you will get Shawn Vasquez at your wedding not a stand in or sub-contracted dj.

Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
50+ miles from South Pasadena, CA (91030) are charged $75. If over-night arrangements are needed, they are discussed with the client (ie. destination weddings)

What is the required deposit to secure your services?
A $100 non-refundable deposit is needed to secure services.

Reviews

(Shawn) the person that referred you said great things about you. Also, you were very reasonably priced, you never sounded corny, or cheesy. You put a lot of effort into out wedding and were very detailed. I would recommend your services to friends and family. Thank you!Ben & Jacqueline Rockwell
Shawn, you did an amazing job. Jazmin and I are so happy that we went with your services. Moreover, Jazmin and I felt very comfortable with you and your services. People continually compliment us on our wedding for the music and dinner play list. Great job!Danny & Jazmin Diaz
We really appreciated all the time and planning you devoted in helping us plan our memorable event. That really made us really happy and comfortable on having you on board our event. To use music is the life of the party, when the music sucks so does the event. So we are glad to say that our wedding date was memorable to our guest and most importantly to us. We feel that we received more for our bucks worth. We feel that all the time and planning beside the actually day of the wedding was worth more than what we paid. We feel that this service was wonderful. Keep up the good work! Thank you and God bless you!Roger & Violet Nunez
[Shawn] He was professional and bilingual (English and Spanish) and we can say that your services were the most important services of the whole reception. Your price was excellent... for a wedding your price is great and your services at A+++. We would use your services again; NO QUESTIONS ASKED!Horacio & Wendy Pineda
Everyone at our wedding had a blast and my parents even commented on how great the DJ was. The music was so great and the atmosphere was so fun that only a couple of people left our wedding and the rest stayed and danced the night away. Needless to say Shawn played everything on our playlist and even made room for request our guests had.Luis & Elena Melgar