The list Chris provides is just a guide and includes about 100 songs. Of course you'd like to hear music not on the list. Simply add the songs to the list and mail it back, or send them in an e-mail. Chris has over 23,000 songs to choose from in his collection. The odds are pretty good that the additions you make are already a part of Chris' collection. And if they're not, this is Chris' opportunity to show up prepared, by taking the time to locate and purchase the songs you want that he doesn't have. But the preparation goes beyond just getting the songs.
In order for a DJ to perform adequately, let alone successfully, they must be familiar with the music they play (or are being asked to play). This is important for reasons that are simple to explain: for example, a carpenter unfamiliar with a hammer is not going to do a very good job. But there are reasons that may be less obvious to you. Successful DJs are not only familiar with every song they play, but must pay special attention to the order songs get played. A crowd's demographics, age, and energy level all dictate when and if a song gets played. In short, a good DJ already has the music you want, and knows how to use it. If planning your event involves your DJ gathering new music, be sure he or she is given plenty of time to listen to and become familiar with the new tracks. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, if your DJ needs to gather a ton of music to work your event, as is sometimes the case, perhaps you should consider another D.J.
The final plan should reflect a wide variety, to cover everyone and all age groups, thus the variety. So in the end, the journey your party's soundtrack takes is guided by the map you'll draw together. You get to enjoy the trip, while you trust Chris to drive. Ready to begin considering the music for your event? Here is one way to get you started.
MusiChris DJ Service
DJ/MC Chris Plankey
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