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Burnt Mills Snooker Club

ENTERTAINMENT HIRE

DJ hire made simple

Since our beginnings in 1971, here at OnStage we believe that DJ hire should be kept simple, open and honest. Just let us know the date and location of your event, and we’ll take care of the rest. It’s that simple. Take a look at some of our recent events in our gallery, and if you like what you see, give us a call to discuss your requirements.

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DO'S & DON'TS -
When booking a disco

DO

If the answer to ANY of these is "No" then we would advise you to move on and keep looking.

Ask whether the disco issues a legal contract with a set of terms & conditions of hire, or at the very least is prepared to confirm your booking in writing. A professionally run company always will. If, in the unlikely event, your DJ lets you down, you will have no recourse to legal action, since you will have no proof of ever having made the booking.

Ask whether your prospective DJ has Public Liability Insurance (PLI). £3M should be more than adequate cover for the average event. Every professionally run business using electrical equipment in the public domain, should have it. Most venues will not allow a DJ to setup if they do not have PLI.

Does your prospective DJ have a valid (Portable Appliance Testing) PAT test certificate or documentation. Although there's no such thing as a PAT test certificate, many company’s issue what looks like one, which is perfectly fine. However, it is a legal requirement for a business working in the public domain to have its electrical equipment regularly PAT tested and documented by a competent person. A professional outfit will have this in place. Most venues will not allow a DJ to setup without a valid PAT/certificate/documentation.

DON'TS

We realise that everyone has a budget and this plays a large part in the equation, however, if your whole emphasis is focused on cost, rather than what your DJ can provide for you, then the likelihood of you getting it wrong is extremely high. If you put more emphasis on what level of service your prospective DJ can offer you, then you stand a better chance of getting it right. Here at OnStage we offer an exceptional level of service with easy payment terms at no extra cost, to make life easier for you to afford a better show.

DO NOT be in a hurry to book the first disco, just because they are the cheapest or are available on your date. Should you do so, it WILL cost you one way or another, of that there is no doubt. Many an event has been ruined for these very reasons. So don't blame your DJ because you didn't do your homework. Leave yourself plenty of time and DO your research first. Only when you are 100% convinced you have the right DJ for the job, book them.

DO NOT leave it to the last minute to secure your DJ and your date. Remember, good discos are not cheap and are often booked many months or even years in advance. Return the contract with any deposit, this will allow you time to save up for the balance.

dos and donts

If you’re only prepared to pay vinegar prices, then don’t expect fine wine.

If you phone us up, please don’t start the conversation with; "How much do you charge?"

 

Since we do many types of job, from small intimate parties to large corporate events, everything will have a cost.

It is therefore, important to know what you want, and find out whether we can accommodate your needs. We are not the cheapest disco in town or the most expensive, however, we are probably one of the most experienced.

Because we have re-invested in our business, we can provide tour grade equipment with state-of-the-art control systems, and the best possible service.

Cheap is always far more expensive in the long term. It costs a lot of time and money to run a disco professionally and it is financially impossible to do one for £200 or less.

See our costing examples.

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  • How much do you charge and will there be any extra to pay?
    An additional cost will only be incurred if the client (on the night) requires the DJ to play for longer than specified in the contract.
  • Does it make any difference to the cost if my party is upstairs?
    In most venues we do not charge any extra for going upstairs, if the access is good and the venue has an adequate lift system (based on size and loading). Any additional charge will be incorporated into the quote to allow for the estimated extra time it will take to load in and load out. Onstage will not undertake any work on the upper floor in venues without a lift system.
  • Do you issue a contract and confirm in writing?
    Yes, a contract will be sent out to you detailing all aspects of your event along with a set of Terms and Conditions of Hire. Once we receive the signed contract along with the deposit, we will sign it and send you a copy. Once the deposit has cleared the bank, we will send you confirmation of your booking.
  • How can I be sure you won't let me down?
    We have both agreed and signed a contract; it is specific to your event and legally binding to all parties. In the rare event of an emergency preventing us from attending, we will endeavour to supply a replacement. This is all detailed in our terms and conditions of hire
  • Have you got Public Liability Insurance (PLI)?
    Yes. OnStage has £10m of PLI cover.
  • Is your equipment PAT tested?
    Yes. Every item of equipment and cabling is regularly PAT tested in accordance with the Electricity at Work Act 1989. A copy of our test records are available in PDF format upon request.
  • What will the DJ wear?
    Our dress code is smart casual; if you require a specific dress code, please make this known when making your enquiry.
  • How long do you need to set up, and how much space do you require?
    For most functions we require an hour for both set up and break down, with a minimum area of 5m wide x 2m deep to work in.
  • What kind of music do you play?
    OnStage will play what you and your guests want, whether it is a supplied play-list or requests on the evening. Although bear in mind, we can only play about 15 to 20 songs an hour.
  • How do I pay?
    We require a deposit with the signed returned contract engaging our services, with the balance paid no later than fourteen days prior to the event. Instalments can be arranged by prior notice. If our services are engaged less than one calendar month prior to the event, then the full balance will be required with the signed returned contract. All bookings are confirmed in writing either by email or post and a receipt/invoice will be provided. Further details on payment and cancellations can be found in our terms and conditions of hire.
  • What kind of lighting do you use?
    This will vary due to the size of the function, available power and what has been booked. We use a wide range of mainly LED Lighting effects: Moving Head spots & washes Sweepers Mirror ball simulators ParCans Pinspots Strobes High powered RGB Lasers Haze generators
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Disco hire made easy

Contact OnStage Disco & Laser Shows on

07708 322 421

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