"I have been DJing for almost 15 years. I have been a middle school teacher for almost 25 years. The same skills I use a teacher have shaped me into the entertainer that I am today." Bill Harris aka Mr. Thrill
By day Mr. Thrill is a middle school teacher; by night he is an entertainer extraordinaire, from weddings, private and corporate parties, and more.
Sometimes you want the very best, PLUS.
What is quality and professionalism worth? I am more than just a DJ. I give personal attention to my clients to make sure your once in a life time reception, or party, is what you want it to be. I will be the DJ at your wedding, the one talking to you on the phone about your reception, e-mailing you about details and songlist, or meeting you in person.
Pricing is based on many different variables; such as, quality, appearance, availability, professionalism, variety, experience, reputation, time, quality equipment, and customer service. I believe my price is average for a reception starting at around $695-$795 for a local four hour reception going up to $1000-$1500 based upon number of hours, season, availability, and distance to travel.
Mr. Thrill is also an Elvis Impersonator, and some people want Elvis to DJ their event.
At additional cost I also provide uplighting and infocus projector and screen for slide shows.
1. Can we pick what music gets played?
You may be as involved as you'd like in the music selection for your Wedding Reception. Normally, clients will provide some type of music list, usually between 5 and 30 songs. On average during the dancing portion of a reception, we play anywhere between 40 and 60 songs. This is why depending on the length of your list, we ask that you have 15 to 20 must plays, then the DJ's will know which songs are most important. Please use the love it, like it, and hate it options on the music database. We need to know what you don't want to hear as well as what you especially want to hear. When you book, we will give you a password to the client database where you can pick all your music if you want.
2. Do your DJs act as wedding coordinator?
Each reception is different. Any of our DJs can help you with the timeline and key moments of the evening. If you have a wedding coordinator we will work closely with them. If you do not have a wedding coordinator, we recommend having a point of contact for the bride or groom, who will make timeline decisions during the evening. We will find the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen for the Bridal Party Dance, line of the bridal party for the introductions, get the cordless mic ready for the toasts, and we will let you know before any important activities happen. This will keep your reception running smooth. When you book, we will give a password for our online planning tools which will expedite communication and efficiency for your requests to take place.
3. How many hours can the DJ's play for?
We are able to play for as long as you want. Our contract will specify number of booked hours, and then it is $100 for each additional hour.
4. How far in advance should we book?
Depending on availability, Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions are booked anywhere between 2 weeks and 2 years in advance…most couples book between 6 and 18 months in advance. The earlier you book with us the better chance you have securing the specific DJ you were recommended or referred to. Check our availability calendar.
5. What if we want a song that you don't have?
As long as we have your final song list one month prior to the wedding, and the music is available to buy.
6. How many appointments can I make with Mr. Thrill DJ PLUS?
We generally have no more than two face to face meetings, and the rest is planned through phone or e-mail. However, if you are unable to make it, we can always have a phone consultation to go through any details and to answer any and all questions.
7. Is set-up time included in your price?
There is no extra cost for setup or breakdown of equipment. We charge only for the actual time we play.
8. Do the DJ's take breaks?
The DJ's do not take breaks except to go to restroom and get food.
9. Can we make a DO-NOT-PLAY list?
YES! Along with a playlist you can make a DO-NOT-PLAY list, including any song titles, artists, or styles of music you would not like to hear.
Our DJ's are very strict in making sure we abide by these lists, after all, it's YOUR wedding!
10. What if I don't know the name of a song?
If you are unsure of the title or artist of a song, ASK! We would be more than happy to research anything for you. Just let us know as much as you know about the song, and we'll go from there!
11. How much is the deposit for booking?
The deposit to reserve your date and your dj is $250.00. This secures everything and the balance is due the night of your reception. Final Payment is acceptable the date of your reception or anytime before.