Our average Events book 6-12 months in advance; while our average Weddings book 12-18 months in advance. We suggest the sooner, the better. Especially if your Event/Wedding will be happening during peak times; summer months and the holiday season fill up the fastest forcing us to turn clients away that don't book in advance.
Absolutely. We encourage submitting an inquiry first so that we can get a general understanding of your event before the consultation. From there, we will send you a preliminary quote/estimate with a breakdown of costs for your review in preparation for the consultation. If everything looks good and you would like to move forward with the consultation, we will schedule you in with our Lead DJ and owner Fayyaz, where he will give you a further understanding of what we include in our quote and the services that we provide.
Yes. We carry full general and professional commercial liability coverage with a coverage value of $2,000,000. We are happy to provide you, or your venue, a copy upon request.
Yes. A 50% deposit and signed contract are required to book, with the final payment being due 2 weeks prior to the date of the event. If necessary, we can arrange a flexible payment structure.
We accept all Major Credit Cards, Cash, Cheque, Email Money Transfers, Bank/Wire Transfers and PayPal transactions. There is a 3.6% processing and handling fee for Credit Card payments and PayPal transactions.
Bookings are only confirmed when our contract has been signed, and a deposit has been paid. Quotes will be valid for 2 weeks, and we will honor the date for you during that time, but no event can be confirmed without a signed contract and paid deposit. If necessary, extensions may be granted if requested under certain circumstances.
We are flexible in these matters and understand that as the event planning progresses, things change. We will accommodate these changes, within reason.
Cancellation for any reason forfeits the deposit.
We require at least one 6ft or 8ft banquet table with linens and adequate power: (120-volt, 15-amp circuit on a grounded outlet: [a standard home plug]) within 30 feet of where the DJ will be set up. If the distance to power will be a long ways away, we ask that you notify us so we can bring the proper length extension cords.
We believe in a customized approach to assigning DJ's. We don't assign just any DJ to an event in order to secure
the business; but rather choose to learn about our individual couples and/or the individual requirements of the event.
Then, based on availability and the expertise of the DJ; we hand-pick the best-suited DJ from our team for the event.
This process ensures all factors are taken into consideration when assigning the proper DJ. Once assigned, you are
more than welcome to meet the DJ.
No. Our DJ's have no scheduled breaks during the show. From the time your guests begin entering the room, right through to the last dance, our DJ's will continue to play music. However, there may be other entertainment, speeches, or a scheduled pause in the music where the DJ will not be required to play music.
No. We will graciously decline if a drink is presented or offered to us.
Yes. Overtime can be requested on the event date; however, it is not guaranteed that the DJ will be able to accommodate the request.
No. Tipping is offered at your discretion and is by no means expected by the DJ.
We can be as interactive as you require. Some events require DJ's with personality that can host or MC the event or make announcements, while others just want to enjoy the music without any additional talking. Regardless, we can cater to the interactive needs of each event. We prefer allowing the music to speak for us. However, we can lead games and ice breakers when required, and even hype up the crowd if the event calls for it.
Yes. You may visit an event or two that we are performing at as long as we have permission from the client. This may require you to visit at a particular time so as not to disrupt the guests. Please keep in mind, that the event you attend may not be the same type of event you are planning, and therefore the music and production may differ from what your event requires or will entail.
Yes. You have the option of requesting songs throughout the entire event.
Yes. You can tell us exactly which songs you do and do not want to hear at your event, as well as certain styles or genres of music.
Our DJ's will dress appropriately for the function, based on the event. When necessary, we dress in a dress shirt, tie and black pants or a full suit, depending on the formality of the event. You are welcome to specify.
Unfortunately not. We have over 250,000 songs -spanning from the 1920's to current new music- in our database which would take an unnecessarily long time to go through. We update our library weekly encompassing all genres of music, and then further prepare before each show to ensure we have the largest and most relevant selection of music ready for your specific event.
Yes. You may supply specific music in CD or MP3 format. All songs and music requests must be received no later than two weeks prior to the event date. This includes formal music selections and questionnaires for weddings.
Yes. We will work with you to create the perfect music atmosphere for your event and allow you to customize the music throughout so that there are no surprises at your event.
Absolutely. We are more than willing to provide you with a multitude of suggestions based on your preferences and help you plan out the music for your event. We are also perfectly comfortable selecting most (or all) of the music if you aren't interested in doing so. Our extensive library and knowledge of music enables us to work with your requests and create a mood that reflects your tastes while creating a great atmosphere for all of your guests.
Yes. In the event that something goes wrong, our DJ's have backup systems in place so that music interruption is at a minimum.
Yes. The quote we provide you with will already include initial setup and teardown times.
No. All costs will be included in the quote we will provide you, with no extra fees or hidden charges. • Additional items such as lighting and photo booth services will have their individual costs broken down separately from the DJ services.
Travel costs will be included and built into the quote we provide you if the event is greater than 50 km outside of Calgary. Depending on the time and location of your event, we may require an overnight stay. This will be negotiated beforehand, or factored into the quote for you, and then outlined in the contract.
Yes. We will provide you with two quotes depending on your needs, one with and one without the ceremony.
Yes, please. If the event is scheduled to exceed 5 hours and the guests will be eating, we ask that a meal is provided for the DJ, as it is not professional or sometimes possible, for the DJ to leave to get food. Especially if we are providing dinner music or facilitating the audio for speeches. To blend in, we ask to eat the same meal that your guests are eating, as oftentimes we will be eating alongside your guests. This way, we too can be well fed and give you our best possible performance.
Depending on the size and scope of the event, we may need to bring an assistant(s) to aid us in setup/teardown, guest control, additional production work, equipment operation or as a photobooth or lighting technician. This will be discussed with you as we plan the event.
Your iPod is unable to "read the crowd" and create a mood and set the atmosphere in a room that is constantly changing. The pauses between songs also disrupts the flow of music and removes the energy from the room. Our DJ's are professionals at creating and sustaining that energy, and can recognize room changes quickly and adapt to meet the needs of your guests; to ensure a party they will never forget.
As professional DJ's we carry thousands of songs of many different genres. The band is limited to a handful of rehearsed songs, and will require a couple 15-30 minute breaks between sets; which will completely remove the energy from the room. As DJ's, we keep the music flowing without a break, and the songs played will sound exactly as they are meant to be; engaging familiarity and encouraging sing-alongs and improvisation. We also take up less dance floor real estate, take less time to setup, can be relocated with ease and are not as costly as a band. • If you are still considering hiring a band, why not hire a DJ to play between and after the band sets to get the best of both worlds.
The policies above are intended as guidelines only and are subject to change at the sole discretion of Pez Productions.
These polices are always evolving and may change before this FAQ section is updated.
Due to the unknown nature of COVID-19, we are continuing to learn about the transmission of the virus and will provide
updates as more information and vaccinations become available.