Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting CRB, you may find the answers to your questions here.

At CRB Entertainment, we specialize in providing entertainment for corporate events, weddings, community events, private parties, special promotions, lighting décor, A/V for special events, trade shows, fashion shows and conventions.

Yes. We are a fully licensed and insured entertainment company that carries liability insurance from an “A+” rated insurance company. A certificate of insurance can be provided to your venue upon request.

The CRB Entertainment team will always dress to the occasion of the event. For example, if is’s a wedding you’ll find us in a full tux and/or suit or if it is a themed event, we will dress according to the theme along with the other guests of the event. During the set-up time, you’ll find our team in a CRB uniformed shirt and a pair of jeans to prevent any of our performance attire from being damaged.

Due to the different types of industries we provide services to, our deposit can range from a small minimum payment of $150 to a deposit payment of 50% of the contracted amount for the event.

Once the agreement is signed, the deposit is due during the meeting or within 5 days after receiving the signed agreement to continue holding the reserved date for the event.

We accept U.S. forms of payment such as; postal money order “only”, cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

The date final payment is due depends on the type of event you have scheduled with CRB Entertainment – usually 30 days prior to the event date.

Yes. A written, legal contract is one of the first indicators of whether a DJ is professional and reliable. For this reason, a written contract is absolutely essential and any DJ not using a written contract should not, in our opinion, be considered for a an event.

One week is a reasonable amount of time to expect your date to be held for you following an initial meeting.

CRB Entertainment has two decades of experience in the entertainment industry A wedding is such an important occasion, and you don’t want your DJ’s first wedding to be your own. The number of years someone has been a DJ will give you some indication of their experience level, but some DJs only perform for a few events (and fewer weddings) each year. A DJ with half as many years in the industry may have many times as many weddings under his belt, so you should also ask how many weddings the DJ has done.

Yes, any professional disc jockey should be comfortable with making announcements and serving as the emcee for the wedding, it is a standard part of the job. Some DJs, however, are not comfortable with this and prefer to pass these duties on to someone else, such as a site manager, who may not have a professional voice or experience speaking on a microphone.

At CRB Entertainment, we prefer to have your special requested music song list and planning worksheet at 21 to 30 days prior to your special event. Also, we definitely understand you may have last minutes changes or additions to your paperwork, which we will accommodate any changes you make for the special event.

Yes, we make sure during our planning process that we receive an approval from our client to accept music request from their guests during the event. At the same time, we also will make sure the request is an appropriate request for your event to avoid offending anyone of your guest.

Yes. Any professional DJ should be willing to honor your requests, including your request for certain songs and genres to not be used. Submitting a “Do Not Play” list will give a DJ a clear idea of your limits and your expectations for their song selection at their special event.

CRB Entertainment DJs holds a high standard of professionalism and will never consume alcohol or take cigarette breaks during your wedding.

Any DJ you consider should be proud of his sound system, and should be using professional- grade equipment. Most DJs understand that you are very unlikely to have a working knowledge of professional DJ equipment, but he should be able to describe his sound system to you. You should not hear very many “home audio” brands in what he describes – the top brands for DJ equipment are Pioneer, Denon, Traktor, Serato, Electro-Voice (EV), JBL, Bose, Mackie, RANE, QSC, Sennheiser, and Shure.

If a DJ is serious about his craft and interested in becoming a better performer, they will often join a local DJ association and/or trade group. These are opportunities for DJs to interact with one another, share ideas, and network with other DJs who might be able to help them should they ever have an emergency. While membership in one of these organizations is not a guarantee of that DJ’s talent level, it does at least show a willingness to grow and improve and become a better DJ.

Our goal is making sure the dance floor stays package, which we use our experience in reading the crowd and knowing the right song selection to help build the room energy.

It’s kind of an unwritten rule not to allow a client to visit another couples’ wedding reception. CRB Entertainment can easily provide you with video or references from past events.

We encourage our clients to be involved during this music selection process as much as possible – this gives us a good idea of the vision for your special night on the dance floor.

Our company is based out of Orlando, Florida, but we have DJs that travel on a consistent basis throughout the US, Caribbean Islands, and overseas for special events.

Yes, please visit our preferred vendor section of our website. We are always adding vendors to our list throughout the year. If you don’t see a service that you’re looking to have for your event, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.

Our arrival time depends on the amount of equipment we have to set-up, but our typical set-up time can arrange from 1 to 2 hours prior to the event start time.

Our light shows are additional options available to you. Your DJ will help you select a lightshow appropriate to your event. It may be a simple, elegant show or a concert-like show complete with Intelligent lighting. The ultimate decision is up to you. We have the ability to obtain almost any type of lighting available in the market today.

Our DJs are as interactive as you want them to be. They can be background figures that keep the attention on the bridal party, completely outgoing, or any level that you desire. We are professional entertainers and can handle your requests without a problem. However, you will never hear your DJ yelling or singing into the microphone. We still maintain a degree of professionalism no matter how outgoing you want us to be. We will use our skills professionally and never steal the spotlight.

While it is common to tip the entertainment industry, it is not mandatory. Our staff is well paid from your fees. However, if your DJ surpasses your expectations and you wish to tip, a 10-15% tip would be considered extremely generous and taken as a great compliment.

No, our set-up and break down costs are included in our services, which gives you more entertainment time at your special event.

An experienced DJ will be able to read your crowd and react to their musical tastes. While you may load an iPod up with a lot of songs you may like, think about your guests. The most talked about receptions are where the guests are having a fun time and the dance floor is busy.
Aside from the music, an iPod can’t handle all of the other particulars that take place during a reception, such as introductions, dismissing tables for the buffet line, announcing bouquet/garter toss, interacting with the crowd, etc. While it may be a way to cut costs of the reception, it will have a greater impact on the quality of the night.