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ARael Music and Entertainment

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As you are shopping for entertainment you may have noticed that Disc Jockey and entertainment rates differ based on talent, experience, musical and emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment, music knowledge, programming ability and personality.

Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350.00 to $3,500.00 with an average of $1,500.00 for a 4 hour booking. The best price is not always the best deal, particularly if you are planning a special event.

As a matter of fact, concerning weddings, surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides, in hindsight, would have made entertainment the number one priority. The entertainment is often the centerpiece of the event, setting the tone and pace, making people feel comfortable, creating an enjoyable party. During wedding receptions, the maître d' and the entertainment are also responsible for making sure everything in the event runs smoothly, so you can relax and enjoy your wedding.

A full-service disc jockey company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are paying for "only 4 hours". Consultations, music purchasing & editing, preparation, practicing, transportation, set-up & tear-down, and other business add up to the overall success of your special occasion. In addition, as performing musician, I practice whatever pieces I will be playing for that day. Practice sessions can be from 30 minutes a day to 2-3 hours a day for several days. That alone increases the time I invest to total of at least 30 hours, often more.

With over 15 years of entertainment experience, I can understand this is an un-nerving decision. There are so many DJ companies around; it is not an easy decision to pick one out of the bunch.

Becoming a Disc Jockey after years of being a professional musician allows me to offer something more than the run of the mill disc jockey companies; I offer a combination of live music and disc jockey/emcee service. I have been playing piano for over 30 years and have an extensive repertoire in all genres. Being a singer as well as a pianist enables me to provide an even larger variety of musical style and performance. My experience and ability fit nicely in between spending $10,000 for a band or "just getting a DJ."

My Basic Wedding Package consists of:

Keyboard/piano music or Sound System (or organ if available) for the ceremony.
Keyboard/piano music or Sound System for the cocktail hour.
A full selection of music for four hours. (disc jockey)
A vocal/piano dinner set during main course.
A professional, standard sound system with wireless microphone
My dress is Formal Attire

Wedding Package Options can include:

A vocal/piano set for cocktail hour. I perform selections from pop and jazz standard repertoires. A jazz trio or duo, or female vocalist. This can be added to any part of the event.

Anniversary and Corporate events are tailored to suit your needs.

The Restaurant/ Nightclub Show consists of two 45 minute vocal/piano sets for dinner customers and DJ for after dinner customers.

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