* If you DON”T see the music you are looking for, Don’t worry, we have a bottomless playlist, as long as you can find the song on iTunes or Amazon there is no problem for us to acquire the song for your special day!! *
We have tons of music! We have an ever-growing list of music to choose from BUT don’t worry if you can’t find your favorite song because you can add as many custom songs as you need! We can get almost any type of music you want as long as it’s on something like Amazon or iTunes we shouldn’t have any problem getting the music you’ve requested. This is a database that helps you weed through the plethora of music out there and breaks it down to the real meat and potatoes, the best of the best. We have a list of the top 200 songs requested through our system, the top 50 most trending songs, and so much more! It even has the most requested songs for all your special dances such as your 1st dance, father daughter, mother son, or even cake cutting! Please take a moment and click the link above to TEST run our music database and see how easy building a music playlist can be with Toast!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Polished & Professional. Our style is really based around the vibe of the bride and groom. Our website is designed to allow you to make a complete custom play list, you can even sample the music be before you select it. The playlists are done in tiers, so you have the MUST PLAY, PLAY IF POSSIBLE, and the more important DO NOT PLAY. If you want an elegant cocktail party with lots of casual conversation or an upbeat cocktail party that gets people excited about dancing, we can accommodate any type of vibe you seek!
CAN WE COME TAKE A QUICK PEEK AT AN EVENT YOU’RE WORKING?
YES… If we are playing somewhere public, such as a restaurant, club, or bar, but the majority of our business is weddings and other private events. Out of respect to our clients we do not allow prospective clients to drop in.
DO YOU KNOW OUR RECEPTION SPACE AND ITS ACOUSTIC, POWER AND AMPLIFICATION REQUIREMENTS? IF NOT, WILL YOU CHECK IT OUT BEFOREHAND?
YES & YES! We perform over 700 events a year, so we have most likely already been to your venue BUT if we haven’t we will gather all the information that we need to be fully prepared going forward.
CAN YOU PLAY THE SONGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO US, SUCH AS A (TRADITIONAL JEWISH) HORA TUNE OR A FAVORITE POP HIT?
Bottomless Playlist. We update our collection constantly, and, if you request a song that we don’t currently have we will gladly acquire it at no extra cost to you. We offer onsite downloading of music wherever we are; so if we don’t have something we can jump online and download any last minute requests you or your family may have. Because of this, there is almost no request we can’t play. Of course if there is anything you don’t want played then it doesn’t matter who request the song then we will not play it.
WOULD WE NEED TO RENT ANY EQUIPMENT (EXTRA SPEAKERS OR A STAGE)?
NO! We always arrive fully prepared. We provide our own table, table cloth, chair, and all P.A. equipment including dance lights and a wireless microphone! As well as a backup P.A. that doubles as our ceremony P.A.
DO YOU PLAN TO USE LIGHTING OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL EFFECTS?
Depends. If you are into the idea of having the club feel as a good transition for dance then we have the lights included in all of our DJ packages. BUT if you are more into the a classic romantic feel then we want to match that vibe! So it’s up to you.
WHO WILL DO THE SETUP?
Your DJ! The DJ for the day will arrive at least an hour and a half before the start of your contract to get setup and prepare for your event.
HOW DO YOU ENSURE A COMFORTABLE SOUND LEVEL FOR ALL THE GUESTS?
Mic Check. We always double check everything and the sound level is no exception! We do what we can to make sure the sound level is appropriate for each occasion. Although we can’t control all elements we do however have a couple of recommendations that can help. First, place the DJ as close to the dance floor as possible and never put tables between the DJ and the dance floor. Secondly, if it’s at all possible place your younger guests closest to the DJ to prevent from someone feeling the music is too loud.
WHAT DO YOU TYPICALLY WEAR?
Dress Shirt & Tie. We want to match the type of day that you have planned, so if you are having a more country style wedding we are happy to wear our pearl snaps and blue jeans but by default our minimum attire is a dress shirt and tie.
HOW MANY HOURS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?
As many hours as your Big Day requires! We start at a 4 Hour Minimum. Each package is different based on your needs. We have everything from a 4 hour to an unlimited package!
HOW DO YOU HANDLE SONG REQUESTS?
Online Planning Forms! At Toast we cater the whole event around you. It is your day and we plan on keeping it that way. We will build a custom play list around all your favorite artist and songs that you really want to hear. Our goal is to make your event as much fun as possible for everyone in attendance but you should feel assured that we would not play something inappropriate or something you wouldn’t like. If you want we would be more than happy to lend our years of experience by offering suggestions based on your personal preference and we are more than comfortable to pick out most or all the music you would need.
CAN YOU ACT AS THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES?
YES! We generally expect to. All of our DJ’s/Emcees come with years of hosting experience. We will introduce the Toastmasters, announce your First Dance, let people know when dinner is served, etc.
HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU TYPICALLY DO IN A YEAR?
Over 700 in 2016! We do over 700 events all over central Texas
DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER WEDDING GIG BEFORE OR AFTER OURS?
No. We understand the time it takes to prepare for each event and we want to be able to give 100% so we arrive early, alert, and ready to party!
WHAT’S YOUR SICK-DAY POLICY?
Sick? Ain’t nobody got time for dat! We look at your event as if it’s the Super Bowl: we’ve only got one shot. We have never had anyone call in; BUT if they did, we have a backup plan in place. We have a couple of DJs who are on call every weekend to ensure we will always have someone at your event!
DO YOU HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Yes we do! Toast carries $2,000,000 in liability coverage and would be happy to supply your venue with a copy.
WHAT’S YOUR BACKUP PLAN IF THERE’S AN EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION?
We’re always prepared. We bring backup equipment with us to every event AND we use the backup PA for the ceremony so it makes for a seamless transition from ceremony to reception.
WHAT’S YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
We will work with you. If you need to move your date a lot of times we can work with you so you don’t lose your deposit. However if you do end up completely canceling we will refund everything you’ve paid — except the deposit. The deposit is there to secure your date and is non-refundable.
HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE A SHY CROWD TO DANCE?
Every crowd is different. We do our best to allow the music to do the talking for us. We try to bring the energy and dance as much as possible. If all else fails we are happy to hit the dance floor and teach your guests how to do a line dance to get them warmed up!!
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIALTY?
Yes! Our specialty is that we cater the whole day around you and your fiancé. Whatever music you are into is exactly what we will play! We love all different types of music and if we encounter a genre that we are unfamiliar with, we will educate ourselves on the top songs from that genre so that we can be 100% prepared.
MAY WE SPEAK TO YOUR REFERENCES?
HOW WILL I KNOW WHO MY DJ WILL BE?
With a signed contract and secured deposit, your 5-Star DJ will make first contact the month prior to your event. In order to guarantee Toast standards of service, we maintain a well-trained, centrally-booked staff of 5-Star DJs that are assigned by Toast to deliver Toast-standardized service at every event. It is this same core value that allows us the confidence to send whomever we have available to your event, EVEN our “on-call” DJs — in the event of emergency.
SHOULD I TIP MY DJ?
You are not required to.. BUT it is greatly appreciated for a good job. Most tips generally run between $25 and a $100.
DO YOU HAVE A TRAVEL FEE?
No. One of the great things about us is that we don’t have any travel fees within an hour & half of Austin and if your event is further we would be happy to work with you on an appropriate fee based on the location.
DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE CENTRAL TEXAS AREA?
YES! We are more than happy to come play wherever your event is. We have done multiple jobs out of the area and state.
WHEN WOULD YOU ARRIVE TO SET UP FOR MY WEDDING?
Toast policy requires performers to arrive no later than 1.5 hours before the start of your contract (typically the first thing listed on your Timeline).
DO YOU NEED A BREAK?
No. One major advantage to hiring a DJ over a band is that we never need a break and music will be played throughout the entire wedding or event.