Being in business for as long as we have, we’ve received a ton of great questions over the years. While we are always more than happy to answer any questions you may have, we thought it might be helpful to go ahead and provide as many of those answers for you as we could.
Q. Where are you located?
As you may have noticed, our office location may vary depending on the website listing. The reason for this is that every listing service has different zones that they use to define where the vendors service area is. For example, since the largest market for AL is in Birmingham, and while we no longer service that area, some sites have that as the closest available market to list in. For others it’s Huntsville. We originally opened in Huntsville, but later moved to the Florence/Quad Cities area, where we operate from today. We do, however, still service the metro Huntsville area without a travel charge.
Q. How long have you been in business?
I have been a professional DJ for over 20 years, and Truth Bomb Ent began taking clients officially in March of 2013.
Q. Why are your prices so low?
We actually get this one a lot, especially when we first opened. While there isn’t just one single answer to that question, it mostly comes down to our founding principles. I wanted to give people the option to have music, on some of the most important days of their lives mind you, without having to go into debt to do so. I noticed there were pretty much two types of DJs, the high end/experienced guys, and the cheap/inexperienced “Craigslist” DJs. There wasn’t anyone in the middle offering quality (and reliable) services at an affordable price. It hasn’t been easy, but I’ve done my best to keep us on the edge of high quality and affordability.
Q. What is “Up Lighting”?
Up lighting consists of placing small LED “pods” around the room in order to change the feel of the room by altering the accent colors. It provides vertical beams of light around the room and is also used to highlight area features.
Q. How do I know if I need up lighting?
While we offer up lighting as an add-on to most packages, I will always evaluate the lighting situation at the venue before allowing it to be booked. However, the main questions to consider are; power outlet number and spacing (unless using Tier III lighting), time of day/natural lighting in the venue (windows, open areas), type of lighting already provided by the venue, what are your wedding colors/what color are you trying to achieve, and the color of the walls in the venue space. As mentioned, we are happy to consult with the venue regarding this for you.
Q. What is the “My Event” system?
My Event is an online planning tool that we use to keep our clients events organized, and on track. All of our packages come with 24/7 account access through our Virtual Offices and the My Event system. This includes helpful planning tools that will guide you through the planning process. Whether you are planning a Sweet 16, or a Complete Wedding, we’ve got you covered with specialized in depth worksheets, timelines, built in request system and more to ensure the tools you need are always at your fingertips!
Q. What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40, and the best from the 50’s through today!
Q. What services do you offer?
We have package options that range from your basic party on a budget, all the way to full Wedding packages with up lighting.
Q. What additional equipment do you offer?
We offer optional set-ups that feature an overhead lighting truss system with laser light show, low density special effect fog (while fire system safe and water based, can not be used at all venues), professional Shure wireless lapel mic for the official is available as an add-on as well, or included with the “Whole Shebang” package.
Q. Why do DJs cost so much?
This is one question a lot of people ask, simply because most people don’t understand everything that goes into it. It’s a very important question actually, because it’s often perceived that a DJ just shows up with a laptop and plays music. While there are certainly some part time/craigslist DJs who basically do just that, professional DJs have many other cost and considerations that go into it. Some of those things are; equipment costs (thousands of dollars for even a basic setup, with equipment that has to be continually updated and replaced to ensure they work correctly, every time, and without fail), website hosting and upkeep, DJ licenses to legally play licensed music (typically cost hundreds a year), equipment insurance per event, software licenses for dj software we use, and travel expenses. That’s without consideration for the years of practice and experience, as well as services we pay for to provide our clients such benefits as the My Event system we offer and hosting for it, as well as paying to be listed on the multiple sites required to reach new clients, many of which cost close to a thousand dollars per year or more. In order to remain in business, and make any sort of a living doing so, it costs us thousands of dollars per year.
This is the reason that most professional djs charge what they do, and why we occasionally have to raise our prices in order to just turn any profit after expenses. While I will always keep our prices lower than our competition, with our costs continually rising, these adjustments are necessary in order to continue offering quality services to our clients in the future.