What is the cost to hire Nightshift Sounds?
Obviously, this is the most frequently asked question. It depends on the date, time, location and type of event your are planning. Give us those few details, and we will be happy to provide you with an accurate quote.
How far in advance should we book?
As soon as you reserve your venue, then you should move forward to secure your other vendors. Generally, six to eight months in advance is a good rule of thumb. However, some prime dates can book up to a year or more in advance.
Will you hold our date?
Our calendar is our inventory, so we are not able to hold a date without a signed contract and deposit.
What "packages" do you offer?
None! We don't believe in offering a minimal or inadequate setup, and then charging you extra for things you would expect to have. Besides, every venue and every event is different and requires a different configuration of equipment to do the job the right way.
I've seen couples that had Monogram Lighting at their reception. Is that something that you offer?
Yes! That's called a "custom gobo" (aka "your name in lights"). We offer that as an upgrade to our basic lighting. It's a great way to add a "WOW" factor to your reception décor.
Do you provide services for gay weddings?
Yes, Nightshift Sounds is LGBT friendly. In fact, we have done quite a few non-traditional weddings over the years. Your needs will be met with the same professionalism, courtesy and enthusiasm that is shown to all of our clients.
Do you require a deposit? What about a contract?
Yes to both! A deposit along with your signature on a concise, one-page contract is required to secure your date. There are never any hidden costs or add-ons.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. To make a credit card payment, log in to your Client Account and click "Make an Online Payment". You will be redirected to a secure payment gateway, and a receipt will be emailed to you upon confirmation of payment.
Are you insured?
Absolutely! We carry a $1 million liability policy. We never leave anything to chance when it comes to our business or our clients. Most venues require that vendors carry liability insurance. We will be happy to provide you or your venue manager with a Proof of Coverage certificate.
Do you charge for travel and setup?
No way! Your total price reflects all travel and setup time. There are never any hidden costs or add-ons.
What cities and areas do you cover?
We service the entire Gulf Coast region from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle, including (but not limited to):
Louisiana: Slidell, New Orleans, Kenner, Metairie, Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Baton Rouge
Alabama: Mobile, Daphne, Fairhope, Dauphin Island, Point Clear, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach
Florida: Pensacola, Destin, Fort Walton
Can you provide music for wedding ceremonies?
Yes, as long as the ceremony and reception are at the same venue. Service includes music for the pre-ceremony as well as all the formal processionals. Wireless lapel microphones are also provided to ensure that your guests will be able to hear the spoken portions - this is extremely important!
The party is going great and everyone is having a blast! Will you go overtime?
Sure! We never book more than one event on any given day, so we are yours for as long as needed. Our overtime rate will be reflected in your contract.
A band or DJ... I can't decide!
There are several things to consider here:
First, a good cover band can cost upwards of $5000 (or more). A DJ is a much more cost-effective solution.
Second, even an established band will have, at most, around 200 songs in their repertoire. Most bands only cover just a few different genres of music, and you'll be listening to their versions. A DJ can provide an endless variety of music by the original artists.
Finally, while a band will need to take a few breaks, a DJ can provide you with uninterrupted entertainment for the duration of your event.
Can I see a list of your songs?
Our library contains over 100,000 titles and is continually growing. Printing a list would be nearly impossible. As a client, you are able to login to your account and browse our entire music database by artist and song title. You can also view the most popular songs by decade and by special wedding moments (first dance, grand entrance, bouquet toss, etc.).
We are worried that it might be too loud.
While a wedding or other special event is a party, it is not a concert! We continually monitor volume levels throughout the room to ensure that people can have comfortable conversations without shouting to be heard.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We use the highest grade of equipment from the most trusted brands in professional audio and lighting, including Bose, Yamaha, Shure, Chauvet and Denon. We have invested well over $50,000 in our set-ups, and they are meticulously maintained to ensure absolute reliability.
What if you have equipment trouble? Do you have backups?
Absolutely! We always carry backup equipment (speakers, cables, microphones, computers, etc.) to ensure that your event will continue without interruption in the unlikely event of equipment malfunction.
Can we come see you at a performance?
Out of respect for others' privacy on their special day, we cannot permit you to "drop in". However, we will be happy to meet with you prior to booking and at any other time. Our reviews and references speak volumes as to the level of service and professionalism that we deliver.