Question Asked: 11/07/2019 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018
Canberra, Regional NSW and surrounds(2) Posted: 6/09/2019
Hi there, we provide DJ music between our breaks because asking our lead singer to sing constantly for 4 hours is risks doing damage to his vocal cords. That's why the keyboard player takes over during the breaks to provide ongoing music to keep the dance floor full!!
Answered by: 20 Experts
Melbourne & Surroundings / VIC State Wide
Most DJs are expected to play without any break for several hours.
(well, in fact, the DJ might take a quick toilet break, or even grab a bite, but the music never stops - unless requested!)
Usually, the booking fee covers this.
Some DJs may charge an hourly rate - so it's important to ask about this when you are getting quotes.
It's also important to discuss your expectations with the DJ, to make sure they are on the same page as you!
Melbourne / Geelong / Dandenong Ranges / Yarra Valley
As both a DJ and Live Performer, I always have a playlist queued between my sets so there is never a moment of silence! Most musicians will do the same :) Without a break, our voices and playing will tire and won't be up to standard for the whole day.
Hope this helps! x
Sunshine Coast and Surrounds
We will play background music for set breaks so there will never be any weird silences. Our break music can be tailored to suit your particular event.
As a live performer it is important to have regular breaks to keep your vocal and energy levels maintained for the whole event. I regularly play longer sets so i can fit a break in at a more appropriate time, and it is equally as important to have some "break music' playing so there are no gaps and silences in the performance.
If a client insisted on no breaks at all for an extended period of time ,then that would have to be taken in to consideration.
There are no additional fees to have continuous music. That is, to play DJ music in between breaks of live music. Since we are a live music act, we aim to have minimal breaks and to keep them short. In these breaks we play music from a selected playlist that suits the atmosphere of your event (or, you can provide one if you wish) at no additional cost.
Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Surrounds
If it is within a period of two hours, no extra charge will be made.
Sydney, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains and South Coast
As a live act, we try to take as few and as shorter breaks as possible.
And if you require less than 2 hours of music we are happy to perform without a break.
However, as you can imagine, we are only human, and (especially the vocalists) do require breaks in order to ensure their voices are as strong and durable as possible.
As part of our packages, and at no extra charge, we keep the music going via a free DJ service while we're taking our breaks.
Hope that helps!
Brisbane and Gold Coast
As a violinist I would generally do 45 minute sets with a spotify playlist filling in the gaps. It does depend on what you're doing - as a DJ it's easier to do longer sets, but drumming or singing for 3 hours without a break is unrealistic.
If you are looking for a continuous performance, I'd say 1.5 hours is the most you could reasonably ask for without a break (depending on the instrument!!) and I'd expect to pay accordingly for that.
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