Please browse our Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do your DJ services cost?
Basically, you pay us for our time. However, our DJ fees are influenced by several factors, including:
- Duration of your event (or # of hours we perform)
- Type of event
- Travel time to and from event venue
- Setup and takedown time
- The need for additional staff or entertainers
- Emcee services
- Number of guests
- Special requests
Please contact us for more details about our pricing.
What types of DJ services do you offer?
Hubcap Classics™ provides cutting-edge, professional entertainment services in the Montgomery River Region, including:
- Disc Jockey (DJ, Deejay) services
- Master of Ceremony (MC or Emcee) services
- Assistance with Event Planning & Coordination
- Vocalists / Party Motivators on request
Whether it’s a small, informal gathering or a large, elegant affair, we have the resources to help you with all of your DJ entertainment needs.
What types of events can you handle?
A sampling of the events we provide DJ services for include:
- Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
- Corporate Functions
- Birthday Parties
- School/College Events
- Club Events
- Holiday Parties
- Graduation Parties
- Engagement Parties
- Non-Profit Events
- and many more
We perform for nearly any type of occasion. We are flexible in the sense that we can adapt to any crowd at any type of event. We have the music, the equipment, and most importantly, the experience to provide DJ entertainment services when and where you need us.
Can we meet with you prior to booking?
Although it’s not always necessary, we are happy to meet with you prior to booking.
We feel that meeting face to face enables you to feel more comfortable and confident in your decision to employ our DJ services. Creating a more intimate relationship will also promote trust and peace of mind before party time so you can focus on other event details.
We want you to feel confident that we’ve got you covered.
Do you have references and/or reviews from past events?
Yes, we have several references for all types of events.
If requested, we are more than happy for you to contact some of our past clients to see what they have to say about us. Please let us know and we’ll provide their contact information.
We are just now developing our online presence, and will provide links to our reviews as soon as they become available.
Do you have demos?
We have an Audio Track Samples page where you can listen to DJ Billy’s voiceover in the context of the genre of music being played or the theme of a specific event.
How early should we book our event?
It is always best to book us as early as possible.
Not only does it reduce stress to choose a DJ service provider well in advance, most popular dates can book as early as one year in advance.
Our suggestion is to be prepared to meet with us at least 3-4 months prior to your event, when possible. However, it never hurts to check with us as some dates may be available with only a few days notice.
We’ve even been known to take a gig on the same day it was requested!
How far will you travel?
Although our focus is Central Alabama, we will occasionally accept DJ gigs at venues that require additional travel time.
Of course, keep in mind there will be additional travel fees for events that are significantly outside our service area. These travel charges will be stated clearly in your contract.
Do you require a contract?
Yes. A signed, written contract along with a deposit is required for booking us for any event.
Our contract is designed to be very straightforward so you can understand the terms and feel a high level of trust prior to and during your event.
Do you require a deposit and what is your payment policy?
Yes, we require a deposit.
The deposit is designed so we can assure your date is reserved and is typically around 25% of the total amount due.
The final payment of the remaining balance is due by the date specified on the contract. Depending on when the event is booked, this can be two weeks prior to the event or the day of the event itself.
We only accept personal checks. Payment made on the night of the event must be in cash.
All additional payment terms will be stated on the written contract.
What time do you arrive for the event?
We arrive 1-2 hours prior to our scheduled start time, depending on how much time we will need to load in and set up.
We take responsibility of finding out the details of the most time efficient setup for each event. If we have never played at a specific location, we will make sure to arrive extra early to assure that we are set up before our scheduled start time.
What type of music do you play?
DJ Billy Ferguson (that’s me) specializes in the open format of DJing, which simply means I can play pretty much any genre of music.
The type of music I play depends on several factors, including:
- Type of event
- The guests
- Our client’s requests
More specifically, we play a variety of music, including:
- Surf/Beach music
- and much more
Browse our representative list of Music Genres, Artists and Entertainers that are available for request at our DJ Events.
Can we choose the music to be played at our event?
Yes. We are extremely flexible when it comes to music selection for each event.
We realize that every event demands different musical tastes. Some clients will want to choose all the music to be played at their event, while others simply sit back and let us decide what music will be best for their event.
We recommend you provide us with a general idea of what genres of music you want us to provide at your event. We are also always open to requests from your guests. After all, the goal is to make your guests happy as well.
However, you can also ask that we do not take requests from your guests. Our goal is to accommodate your needs.
Most importantly, remember that we have years of experience “reading” the crowd and have excellent judgment of what your guests will want to hear or dance to.
Can we have a ‘do not play’ list?
Yes. A ‘do not play’ list can be just as important, if not more important than the request list.
This is where all the songs, artists, or genres of music you DO NOT want played at your event are listed.
We know that not everyone wants to hear the same songs. So we encourage you to let us know this ahead of time to ensure that we do not play anything you absolutely do not want to hear at your event.
What if we want a song that you don’t have?
This is rare, but it does happen.
We have an extremely large music library, but it’s possible that you may have a few requests that we do not have. Fortunately, with today’s Internet technologies, we are able to purchase music on demand.
Do you play ‘clean’ versions of songs?
Yes. We have access to radio-edited, ‘clean’ versions so we can make sure the music is appropriate for any age group and always as tasteful as possible for your guests.
How interactive are you with the crowd?
Not only am I a DJ, I am an experienced MC (Master of Ceremonies).
That means I am as interactive as you want or need me to be! I am extremely flexible and let you decide how much interaction there will be at your event. This largely is based on the type of event, the demographics of the guests, and most importantly, how you envision your event.
I can be conservative with very little emceeing, or very outgoing. Typically, I’m only as interactive as I need to be to ensure your guests have a great time at your event.
Regardless, I will never be too loud or obnoxious. I understand these events are about you and your guests, not about me and my show.
What does a DJ wear to an event?
That obviously depends on what type of event it is.
I try to be consistent with the type of attire your guests are expected to wear. For example, at any formal event I will typically be in suit and tie, whereas, at an informal event I may be in jeans or cargo shorts and a polo shirt. I even have a tux ready to wag its tail!
It can also depend on what you want me to wear.
For example, if the party has a specific theme, we are more than willing to participate with the theme. Please don’t embarrass us too much! 🙂
Can we visit you at a performance?
If you wish to see me in advance, I’ll let you know when I’m performing publicly.
Of course, it’s not possible to see me at a private event because it’s, well, private. 😉
Do you charge for overtime?
Yes, paid in cash.
What do you require from the customer?
A folding table at least 6 feet long, a table skirt (to hide wires), a smile, and a kind word.
Do you take any breaks?
We don’t take breaks, except for an occasional bathroom break.
Don’t worry, we’ll play a long song so there will be no downtime.
Do you have a Smoking / Drinking Policy?
I don’t smoke or drink at a gig.
Do you have a microphone?
Yes, both a corded and wireless version.
What if you are unable to perform?
In the very unlikely case that were to happen, I have a tight network of DJs able and ready to fill in.
Do you hang promotional signs or banners?
This is YOUR event, not mine. If asked for a business card, I will be happy to oblige. Also, I may mention my website a few times with your permission, of course. 🙂
Why should I hire Hubcap Classics™, aka “Mr. Saturday Night” – DJ Billy Ferguson?
The most important FAQ of all!
Okay… I’ll give it a shot…
I have over 30 years experience in the entertainment business.
I started DJing in 1985. Some of this was as a radio DJ for Magic 105.7 in South Central Alabama. I hosted a 50s, 60s and 70s “all request” program playing Adult Contemporary music.
Over the years, I’ve worked as a full-time club DJ at various establishments in and around the Montgomery River Region.
I’ve also been an announcer and Emcee (Master of Ceremonies) at concerts, prize giveaways and other promotions at venues like Victoryland Race Track in Shorter, Alabama.
Additionally, I’ve provided DJ and MC services (at Meet & Greets) for other well-known entertainers.
Most importantly, I like to meet and interact with people, and I love what I do!
What do I do next?
I’m glad you asked!
Give us a call at (334) 272-0661 to check on availability, or request a date using our Booking Request form.
For general inquiries, email me at info@MontgomeryDJ.services or use our handy Contact Form.
I look forward to serving you!
Disclaimer: (My attorney made me do it.) Hubcap Classics™ reserves the right to revise, modify or alter its prices, policies or services set forth on this page at any time and without prior notice. Please contact Hubcap Classics™ if you have any questions.