Spin Twins.com

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. Simply click the questions to expand the answer and click the question again to close.
1. How much do you cost?
We charge $100 per hour to appear at your event. That's it. We do not charge for equipment setup and breakdown time, however. This means that if your party starts at 6pm and lasts until 10pm (that's 4 hours total for you non-math people) we will be there from 5pm until 11pm (6 hours total). You only have to pay for the agreed 4 hours of party time ($400.00 total). There are no hidden fees. We do require a $100.00, non-refundable deposit for booking, but this comes out of your total bill and is not an additional charge.
2. How much control can I have over the music selection?
You can have as much or as little control over the music selection as you want. Our control-freak customers really love us because we are willing to hand over the reigns, if needed, and our apathetic customers… well, they don't really care either way. Chances are, you fall somewhere in between. This is why we make it a point to plan your event carefully with you to be sure you hear what you want and to be sure we know what our boundaries are. We have music lists to help you pick out your requests and make up your "no-play" list. Additionally, if you have particular favorites that aren't on the list, just let us know, and we can get music specifically for your event. We pride ourselves on being able to track down any artist, any style, any song. And chances are we have it already. After all, our motto is "We like what you like."
3. Can I buy extra hours at the event if my group wants to keep dancing late? What will that cost me?
We know that a good party tends to have a mind of its own and may run over a little. This is no problem for us. We are willing to stay as long as you are in order to keep your guests happy. The only possible exception would be a scheduling conflict where staying late at your event means arriving late for another event elsewhere (this is pretty darn unlikely, however). Our overtime fee is exactly the same as our advance booking fee: $100.00 per hour. The only difference is that overtime is billed by the half-hour to give you the maximum in flexibility. If the party dies ten minutes after a new overtime hour starts, you shouldn't have to pay for the entire hour. We've found that selling extra time in $50.00, half-hour blocks is the way to go.
4. Do you guys do Karaoke?
Unfortunately, no. We have equipment for karaoke and hope to offer karaoke shows soon. At this time, though, we're still building our karaoke song catalog. If you need karaoke services in addition to a Spin Twins DJ set, we will be happy to refer you to a professional karaoke company in order to fill your needs.
5. How do you deal with cancellations?
The Spin Twins require a $100.00 non-refundable deposit to ensure booking. This means that we must receive your deposit prior to penciling you in for your date and that if you cancel your event after booking, we keep your deposit. These terms are listed in the Spin Twins service contract. This is simply our way to ensure that a customer intends to follow through with the agreement rather than bail out, leaving us with an empty, boring night at home watching television, or worse, having us haul all of our gear to a location to find there's already another DJ set up. Ouch.
6. Do you guys crack lame jokes and make asses of yourselves?
The Spin Twins firmly believe that the best way to entertain a crowd with music is to play good music, not pretend to be stand up comics in between the songs. You've probably seen DJs who try to get the crowd to dance by patronizing them with gimmicky party tricks or over-the-top voice impersonations. We find those DJs very amusing, but not in a good way. It doesn't take a Ph.D. in psychology to know that if the guests aren't enjoying the music program, it's not because there isn't enough slapstick in the show, but because the music isn't what they're into. Comedy and games can be a lot of fun if that's what the people want… but if done poorly or at the wrong time, things can get pretty ugly.
7. Could you, please?
The Spin Twins motto has always been "We like what you like." We stand by that statement 100%. If you have an activity-minded crowd that likes a lot of goofing around on the mic instead of just dancing and listening to the tunes, we have no problem going a little crazy to make you happy. We can even dress up for swingin' theme parties if that's your bag, baby. If you're just too cheap to hire both a DJ and Jay Leno, we can fill the gap a little, but we prefer to let the music speak for itself. (A high-profile DJ personality with a great deal of between-song banter will add a charge of $100.00. Prosthetic Jay Leno chin rental may incur an additional fee.)
8. Do your shows automatically include lights and décor?
No. The $100.00 per hour fee doesn't include a light show for the dance floor. We have lasers, strobes and all sorts of multi-colored, shiny, blinky light gadgets, but they cost a little extra to add on to your basic DJ set. (Call for prices.)
9. I really need a: (couple of extra mics, monitor, tape deck, etc.). Can you handle special equipment needs?
es, we can. The gear listed in our "Equipment" section is simply the standard setup. If you need something special like extra microphones and monitor speakers for a singing group, we can provide those if requested. Just let us know what you need and we'll tell you if we can help. We've got a lot of pro performance equipment and if we don't have it, chances are we can get it from somebody and bring it along.
10. How do you handle requests?
Requests at a Spin Twins show are handled in accord with the guidelines that you supply in your Event Planner form. If you supply us with a "No Play" list, we will be sure to exclude the tracks that you specify, even if your guests request them. Our motto is "We like what you like," therefore we will always protect your interests diplomatically and professionally when dealing with requests. This applies not only to specific songs, but also any song or artist with similar styles, themes or language. That being said, we always do our best to play as many requests as we can in the time allotted. This gives your guests a chance to hear the songs that they want to hear.
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