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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much do you charge?

I offer one core package - The Wedding Package. This is for me, DJ James Stephens, as your DJ from 7pm to midnight. The price includes setting up beforehand, as well as packing down afterwards. The price also includes travel within a 30-mile radius from where I'm based (Bristol). 

 

For venues more than 30 miles away, an additional charge will apply. Some of the venues which incur a travel fee are: Brympton House, Crowcombe Court, Margam Country Park, Oxleaze Barn, St Audries Park, St Donat's Castle, Syrencot, The Shack Revolution and Quantock Lakes. This is not an exhaustive list.

Some venues require an additional pair of hands to set up, or at least, more time to set up. Such venues incur an additional charge of £50, and includes: Beeses (Brislington), Bristol Museum, Clifton Observatory, Harbour Hotel (Bristol), Kendleshire Golf Club (Coalpit Heath), Lockleaze Sports Centre, Mercure Bristol Grand, M Shed (Bristol), SS Great Britain (Bristol), The Albion (Clifton), The Mount Without (Bristol), The White Horse (Hambrook), Thornbury Golf Club and Westonbirt House. This is not an exhaustive list.

Due to my nightclub schedule, I have limited availability. For club and corporate bookings, please contact me here.

2. Who will be DJ'in for me?

I WILL BE! (DJ James Stephens).

I DJ all of Feel The Funk Disco's events. Find out more about me here

3. Can you mix? What genres can you play?

YES, I CAN MIX! The name, "Feel The Funk Disco" may suggest that I just play Funk and Disco music. That's not the case. I'm extremely versatile and can comfortably mix all genres. The good news is I really do enjoy playing the music that you want to hear. Whether you prefer quick transitions or the complete playthrough of each song, I am happy to accommodate your desired style.

 

I've DJ'd in the biggest clubs, bars and wedding venues in the South-West, including Motion, The O2 Academy, SWX, Pryzm, Revolution, Lakota, Komedia, Elmore Court, Orchardeligh and Elmhay Park, Sant Ffraed House, Syrencot, Eastington Park, Brympton House, St Tewdrics House, Coombe Lodge, Stone Barn, Cripps Barn, Priston Mill, Owlpen Manor, Great Tythe Barn, Kingscote Barn, Kings Weston House, The Manor Estate, The Pear Tree, Clevedon Hall, Crowcombe Court and many more.

 

4. Where can I listen to some of your mixes?

Jukebox Page

BBC Radio Mixes

Mini-Mix Video Series

Blog Page

24-Hour Livestream Highlights

Mini-Mashups Video Series

5. Do you take song requests?

Yes! If you book me, I will provide you with a comprehensive worksheet, which is designed to make your party as personalised as possible, and go exactly how you want it to go! It goes through your music preferences (and the music you don't want!), mic requests, and much more. I am more than happy for you to provide me with as many songs as you want to hear on the night. Of course, I will be happy to guide you and suggest whether or not they will/won't get people dancing. But I quite enjoy the challenge of mixing lots of different genres and songs. In other words, I am easy when it comes to song requests. 

You and your guests can approach me on the night and make requests. Your guests can also make song requests here before the event, too.

 

Not everyone knows exactly the music they're looking for. I've created a Genre Suggestions page to give you a few ideas!

6. Do you have any customer reviews I can see?

Yes, here and here.

7. Where are you based?

North Bristol (BS16), UK.

8. Do you have Public Liability Insurance (PLI), Portable Appliance Tested (PAT) equipment, and equipment insurance?

Yes for all three. If the venue requires proof I can provide that. 

9. Where can I see examples of your previous events?

Check out my Gallery, and also, my Facebook and Instagram pages.

10. How will you dress?

For weddings I wear a shirt and suit jacket with smart shoes and trousers. For all other events I wear my branded polo shirt or a smart, long-sleeved shirt. 

11. How long does it take you to set up?

For my Wedding Package, set up normally takes 1 hour but could take 1.5 hours at most. I require 1 hour to pack down at most. 

12. How do I secure the booking?

I require a reservation fee, which is 20% of the total fee, and also for you to read and sign the Booking Contract Agreement (Terms and Conditions). The remaining 80% is due 14 days before the event (an invoice will be emailed to you for this).  Please note: I will hold the date for 7 days from the quotation date. If you haven't secured the booking after 7 days, the date is opened up again.

13. Do we get to meet you before our Wedding day? 

A meeting is included free of charge with the Wedding PackageYou can call, text and email me at any time during the run-up to your event.

 

14. What is your smoking/drinking policy?

I don't smoke and I don't drink alcohol. I am accessible at all times throughout the night, so rest assured you won't be seeing me heading to the bar or going outside for a cigarette break! The only time I leave the booth is if I need to go to the toilet (or in the highly unlikely event an emergency situation arises).

15. Can you play past our agreed ending time?

Yes, but this is at my discretion and the discretion of the management of the venue. Additional hours are charged at £70.00 per hour.

 

16. Will you do events that don't have access to main power, such as a marquee?

Yes, but the generator must be provided by the client, and must meet my requirements.

17. What set up will you provide?

For details, click here. You can choose between the white, "Feel The Funk Disco" sign, or the black "DJ James Stephens" sign.

18. Are you on social media?

Yes.

Instagram

TikTok

Mixcloud

YouTube

Facebook

19. Is there a way of seeing you perform live before we book you?

Yes, at any public event I perform at. I perform regularly in clubs in Bristol and Bath. Follow my club DJ Facebook page and Instagram page to stay informed.

20. If we book you, can you record your mix on the night for us?

Yes, the charge is £30. The mix will be uploaded to this website. You will be sent a personalised link, for you to listen back to any time you want. Due to copyright, I cannot send you the MP3 file.

21. How much space do you require for your setup?

I require a space at least 3.5 metres wide and 2 metres deep. The floor must be flat, level and solid. 

22. Have you DJ'd with a sax player before?

Yes. Saxophonists are a great addition to the party. I've worked with many saxophonists across the South-West. If you're looking for a saxophonist and not sure who to book, I can provide you with some recommendations,

23. How far do you travel?

Anywhere, if the price is right. If the venue is within a 30-mile radius of where I'm based (Bristol), no travel fees apply (i.e. included in the Wedding Package price). For venues more than than 30 miles away, a travel fee will apply.

24. We'd like a custom mix for our First Dance. Can you do this?

Yes, if you have an idea in mind (no matter how far-fetched), let me know! Some couples want snippets of a few songs mixed together, which I'm more than happy to put together. 

25. Do you provide any add-ons?

See here.

If you'd prefer to call or message me to ask any questions you might have, that is no problem at all. Sometimes, talking over the phone is easier!

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