A&B MUSIC - DJ / KARAOKE SERVICES LLC.

FAQ’S- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS                                                                                         HERE ARE SOME GENERAL ANSWERS TO SOME OF THE MANY QUESTIONS OUR POTENTIAL CLIENTS HAVE ASKED US. IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE 1-978-609-5347, ONE OF OUR HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF MEMBERS WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU FURTHER AND ADDRESS YOUR CONCERNS.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY EVENT-THERE IS REALLY NO SET ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION. MANY FACTORS AFFECT A&B MUSIC’S AVAILABILITY, SUCH AS EVENT DATE, TIME OF EVENT (AFTERNOON OR EVENING) AND ON WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK YOUR EVENT IS ON. THE GENERAL RULE IS THE SOONER THE BETTER, AT TIMES A&B MUSIC BOOKS EVENTS AS FAR AS TWO YEARS IN ADVANCE.WITH WEDDINGS GENERALLY BOOKED ANYWHERE FROM 6 TO 18 MONTHS IN ADVANCE, AT OTHER TIMES IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO BOOK WITH MUCH LESS NOTICE, HOWEVER WE DON’T RECOMMEND WAITING TO LONG. THE FURTHER IN ADVANCE YOU ATTEMPT TO BOOK YOUR EVENT, THE MORE LIKELY A&B MUSIC WILL BE AVAILABLE.

CAN I SEE A&B MUSIC PERFORM-ABSOLUTELY! WE CAN ARRANGE FOR YOU TO SEE A LIVE A&B MUSIC PERFORMANCE, AS OUR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE PERMITS. HOWEVER WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO VIEW A WEDDING, WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO GET PERMISSION FROM THE BRIDE & GROOM.

HOW DO I HOLD MY DATE AND “BOOK” WITH A&B MUSIC-TO PERMANENTLY HOLD OR BOOK A PERFORMANCE DATE. A CLIENT MUST SIGN & RETURN AN ENTERTAINMENT CONTRACT TO A&B MUSIC. THE CONTRACT MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A NON-REFUNDABLE RETAINER IN THE AMOUNT INDICATED ON THE CONTRACT. THIS WRITTEN AGREEMENT DETAILS ALL OF THE PERTINENT INFORMATION REGARDING THE EVENT.

WHEN IS FINAL PAYMENT DUE-AFFAIR BALANCES MUST BE PAID IN FULL AT LEAST FOURTEEN DAYS BEFORE SAID EVENT. BALANCE CAN BE PAID BY PERSONAL/BUSINESS CHECKS, AS WELL AS CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS, MONEY ORDERS, PAY-PAL, OUR PAYMENT GATEWAY AND CASH. ANY CLIENTS WHO PREFER TO MAKE SEVERAL PAYMENTS OVER A TIME PERIOD LEADING UP TO THE EVENT, WILL BE CREDITED TOWARD YOUR ACCOUNT BALANCE. ANY PAYMENTS RECEIVED WILL BE ISSUED WITH A RECEIPT.

WHAT DOES THE FEE THAT WAS QUOTED TO ME INCLUDE-THIS VARIES, HOWEVER ALL OF OUR PACKAGES INCLUDE A COMPLETE PROFESSIONAL SOUND SYSTEM, SEVERAL HOURS (BASED ON YOUR AGREEMENT) OF CONTINUOUS DJ/MC ENTERTAINMENT AND A QUALIFIED AND KNOWLEDGABLE DJ ENTERTAINER TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE EVENT. THE SCHEDULED ENTERTAINER WILL HANDLE ALL NECESSARY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND WILL INTERACT WITH YOU AND YOUR GUESTS IN ORDER TO CREATE A GREAT PARTY.

WHAT WILL A&B PERFORMERS WEAR-ALL A&B PERFORMERS COME DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION. FROM CASUAL TO FULL BLACK TUXEDO WITH WHITE SHIRTS, VEST AND TIE/STUDS OR BUTTON COVERS, WE MATCH OUR LOOK TO FIT TO YOUR EVENT NEEDS, ALL CLOTHING IS WELL MAINTAINED, NEATLY CLEANED AND PRESSED. ALL PERFORMERS ARE WELL GROOMED AND CLEAN SHAVED AT ALL A&B EVENTS.

DOES A&B MUSIC TAKE BREAKS-PLAINLY AND SIMPLY NO, OUR ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGES ARE FOR A CONTINUAL PERIOD OF TIME. WHETHER YOUR AFFAIR IS FOR 3,4,5 HOURS OR EVEN LONGER. A&B PERFORMERS ARE PREPARED TO ENTERTAIN YOU AND YOUR GUEST WITHOUT DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS OR BREAKS.

HOW MANY SONGS WILL BE PLAYED-SINCE SONG AND EVENTS MAY VARY, THE AVERAGE SONG IS 3 ½ MINUTES IN LENGTH, THAT TRANSLATES INTO ROUGHLY 17 SONGS PER HOUR. 65 TO 68 SONGS IN A FOUR HOUR BLOCK, AND ABOUT 83 SONGS IN FIVE HOURS.

WHEN DO WE GO THROUGH FINAL DETAILS-FINAL PLANNING IS GENERALLY HANDLED 1-3 WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT.

WHEN DOES A&B ARRIVE AT THE EVENT-TYPICALLY A&B PERFORMERS WILL ARRIVE AT LEAST ONE TO TWO HOURS PRIOR TO EVENT START TIME. IF ADDITIONAL LIGHTING PACKAGES ARE BOOKED, THE ARRIVAL TIME MAY BE EXTENDED AN HOUR OR TWO.

WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DOES A&B MUSIC USE-QUALITY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY FOR A&B. FROM OUR PERFORMANCES TO THE EQUIPMENT WE USE.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE EQUIPMENT BREAKS-A&B USES TOP QUALITY EQUIPMENT, WHICH IS MAINTAINED ACCORDING TO OUR STRICT MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE. FOR THIS REASON IT IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT ANYTHING WOULD BREAK OR FAIL TO OPERATE PROPERLY, HOWEVER A&B PERFORMERS CARRY BACKUP EQUIPMENT TO EACH PERFORMANCE. IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THERE IS A PROBLEM, THE BACKUP OR REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT CAN BE IN PLACE IN A MATTER OF SECONDS, NORMALLY WITHOUT THE CLIENT EVEN REALIZING THERE WAS A PROBLEM.

WHAT ABOUT OPTIONAL LIGHTING-LIGHTING EFFECTS ARE A GREAT WAY TO ADD ADDITIONAL ENERGY, EXCITEMENT AND AMBIANCE TO ANY EVENT. FROM THE CLASSIC MIRROR BALL EFFECT AND MULTI COLORED, HIGH ENERGY EFFECTS THAT REACT AND CHASE TO THE MUSIC, FROM LASER AND COMPUTER CONTROLLED INTELLIGENT LIGHTING. A&B MUSIC CAN CUSTOMIZE A LIGHT SHOW TO ENHANCE YOUR ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE. FEEL FREE TO CALL FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND PRICING.

WHAT ARE PARTY PROPS- PARTY PROPS ARE “THEME” ITEMS TO BE USED BY YOU AND YOUR GUEST TO FURTHER INTERACT WITH THE MUSIC. THEY ARE A GREAT WAY TO SPICE UP ANY EVENT. IMAGINE DOZENS OF YOUR GUESTS ROCKING AND ROLLING WITH BLOW UP GUITARS, SAX’S, KEYBOARDS AND DRUMS, OR UNCLE BOB SHAKING NEON MACARA'S WITH A GIANT SOMBRERO ON HIS HEAD. THESE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES OF THE PROPS WE HAVE AVAILABLE. YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE ANY PROP PACKAGE TO ADD THAT EXTRA “SIZZLE” YOU MAY BE LOOKING FOR. WE ARE HAPPY OFFER PARTY PROPS TO OUR CLIENTS AS AN OPTION TO ENHANCE OUR ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES. FEEL FREE TO CALL FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND PRICING.

IS A&B MUSIC AVAILABLE IF WE DECIDE TO EXTEND OUR PARTY- A&B MUSIC GUARANTEES AVAILABILITY FOR TIME EXTENTIONS (OVERTIME) FOR ALL AFFAIRS WITH A START TIME OF 3PM OR LATER, OVERTIME FOR EVENTS BEGINNING PRIOR TO 3PM MAY BE AVAILABLE BUT WILL BE SUBJECT TO A&B MUSIC’S AND THE EVENT VENUE’S SCHEDULING CONSTRAINTS. ADDITIONAL OVERTIME FEES WILL APPLY.

WHY ARE SOME DJ’S SO CHEAP- IN ANY INDUSTRY, THERE ARE REQUIREMENTS OR CERTIFICATIONS THAT BUSINESSES MUST MEET BEFORE SERVICING CUSTOMERS. THE REASON FOR THIS IS TO PROTECT THE CONSUMER AND ENSURE THAT THE BUSINESS IS BEING OPERATED LEGALLY AND IN A SAFE MANNER. UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE NO SUCH STANDARDS TO GUARANTEE A PROFESSIONAL DJ. FULL TIME PROFESSIONAL COMPANIES, LIKE A&B MUSIC TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE THEIR LONG TERM SUCCESS AS WELL AS THE WELL BEING OF THEIR CLIENTS. FOR EXAMPLE A TRUE PROFESSIONAL DJ WILL HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE AND EQUIPMENT INSURANCE TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. TRUE PROS WILL ALSO CARRY BACKUP EQUIPMENT TO EVERY EVENT IN CASE OF AN EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWN. IN MOST CASES THE CHEAP OR (BOTTOM FEEDER) DJ EITHER DOESN’T CARE ENOUGH ABOUT THEIR CLIENTS OR IS FINANCIALLY UNABLE TO PROVIDE THEIR CLIENTS THE SAME ASSURANCE AND PROTECTIONS. IN MANY CASES, THE ADAGE “YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR” STILL APPLIES. CAUTION: THE ENTERTAINMENT IS MOST OFTEN ONE OF THE SMALLEST EXPENSES OF A SPECIAL EVENT. YET IT IS THE MOST LIKELY HAS THE BIGGEST EFFECT ON THE OVERALL ENJOYMENT OF YOU AND YOUR GUESTS. THOSE WHO SET OUT TO FIND THE CHEAPEST RATES POSSIBLE SET THEMSELVES UP FOR DISAPPOINTMENT. WHETHER YOU’RE SPENDING $500, $1000, OR MORE ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY, ASK YOURSELF THIS. ARE YOU WILLING TO GAMBLE WITH AN INEXPERIENCED, UNINSURED, PART-TIME DJ WHO MAY USE SHODDY EQUIPMENT AND OFFERS YOU AND YOUR GUESTS NO PROTECTION OR GUARANTEES? A&B MUSIC HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 2003, OUR BELIEFS ARE THAT WE FOCUS ON THE CUSTOMER NOT AS A CLIENT BUT AS FAMILY. WE ARE NOT THE “CHEAPEST” DJ COMPANY AROUND NOR ARE WE THE MOST EXPENSIVE. WE ARE HOWEVER COMMITTED TO GIVE 100% OF OUR ENERGY AND PROFESSIONALISM TO EACH AND EVERY EVENT WE HAVE THE HONOR OF PERFORMING.