DJ, "CRAZY" CHARLEY   
Serving the Midwest Since '77
Digital Music, almost any kind for almost any occasion!
Specializing in Class Reunions & Wedding Receptions
www.crazycharley.net

Email: dj@crazycharley.net
 
Charley Blackmore
2312 Deer Creek Ct
Columbia MO 65201-3564
Phone (noon to midnight):  573-442-1873
Find us on WeDJ.com

Requirements - Must Call for Exact Prices - Slideshows, Transfers, etc
Questionnaire for: (Reunion - Wedding Reception - Party) - Equipment - Pics - Submit Request List @ Questionnaire
Wedding Receptions: Bride's Guide - Think About It!
Top 200 Most Requested Songs, from Mobile Beat Magazine
****Hickman Kewpie Reunion Exclusive****




                 
 

 

 

 



Thank You for Selecting Me as Your DJ!

"CRAZY" CHARLEY is still my nickname which I started using in 1977 when I began donating my time to community radio at 89.5 FM-KOPN, doing my oldies show called "Monday Night Live". My routine show consisted of 50s & 60s, but I also had a show called the "Red Neck Round-Up" featuring country music and sat in on Saturday afternoons for the "Sugar Man" on "Soul Street" on several occasions. My career at KOPN ended in October of 1984.

 I have continued to DJ since 1977 and still do class reunions, wedding receptions or
other events, mostly by referral. I DJ with "PCDJ" software.
My music collection which I have converted to all digital ranges from the early 1900's through 2011.

Requirements:
For wedding receptions, a personal consultation is a must, with the bride, groom, mother of bride or
groom, wedding coordinator or any of the above, at least 30 days prior to the date of your reception.
For weddng receptions; a complete request list is required, a few days before the consultaion.
A $200.00 deposit is required for booking any event and a music list must also be received 30 days prior to your event.
Please contact me by phone or e-mail prior to the agreed 30 days to schedule your consultation.
I look forward to getting together to going over details for your reception, reunion or party.


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Packages for Hickman "Kewpie" Reunions

1) Webpage recognition of your reunion
2) Special door prizes
3) On-line requests for the DJ
4) Up to 5 (five) hours of music, no additional cost
5) Webpage slideshow after reunion
Other options
***Music at second event***
***Build slideshows and run at reunion***
Package price range is $500 to $1500 for Ultimate Package
Reunions packages available for other high schools (Please call)

If you're a Hickman Kewpie and having your 55th Reunion or later,
please call, I will provide extra services as my gift to your class.

"Please call between the hours of 11:00 AM and midnight to discuss details"
573-442-1873
or
dj@crazycharley.net
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I now use the
- L1 Model II
for most events!

(See my pic of L1 Model II)

I have been using JBL speaker systems since the early 90s.
Since April 2009 I have been using JBL EON515,
when not using the BOSE L1 Model II

Bose - JBL - PCDJ - Sennheiser - Dell - Behringer - Shure - AudioTechnica

PCDJ on Dell view - Setup pictures taken the last few years



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Please click on your type of event and then submit questionnaire.
Or you can contact me by phone or email for a price quote.

Party
Reunion
Wedding Reception

I will contact you by phone with a price
and to schedule a time to meet after
receiving your questionnaire.

CHARLEY BLACKMORE
Phone:  573-442-1873 (10:00 am to midnight)
dj@crazycharley.net

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Interesting Wedding Statistics, AFTER THE VOWS...
1) 72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.

2) Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.

3) During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer - reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!

4) When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.

5) 65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey.

*These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine in 2003.
Sources include: Simmons, 2001; USA Today, 2002; National Bridal Service, 2001; The Knot, 2002; Brides Magazine, 2001.



Before you hire, ask the DJ, "Will you?"

Be willing to play requests and discuss music ahead of time?
A versatile Disc Jockey is willing to listen to your suggestions, give you feedback and play from your desired song list.  A professional Disc Jockey will also accept the fact you may not want certain songs played.  A professional Disc Jockey cannot know everything about your musical preferences and entertainment needs without communication.
 

Use Professional Equipment?
Ask whether your prospective Disc Jockey works with professional audio equipment. If you are not sure, ask for their equipment list and check with a local music dealer to verify they are using professional-grade sound gear.  Remember that professional gear does not guarantee an entertainer's talent or service level, but is simply a tool for building an exceptional event.
 

Provide backup equipment at my event?
Although equipment failure is rare, do you really want your special occasion ruined because your Disc Jockey did not come prepared?  It is also important to know if your Disc Jockey has a back-up plan in case of illness or an accident.
 
 

Does the Disc Jockey know the proper etiquette for your type of party?
A professional Disc Jockey will assist you with the planning of your special day. Most professional entertainers will coordinate, emcee and provide the music that you desire. Ask if they have experience with your type of event.
 

How much time do you allow for set-up?
Punctuality is a necessity.  Most Disc Jockey's arrive at least one hour prior to the start time you've given them.  Your entertainer should ideally be setup and in-place before your first guest walks through the door.
 

Do you provide a written contract?
It is extremely important to have your booking confirmed in writing.  Ask for a written agreement, especially if you are paying an initial retainer.  The standard initial payment for entertainment services is 50%.  If you are expecting a specific entertainer, make sure you get it in writing as well.
 

Will you be suitably dressed for our occasion?
Specify the type of apparel that your Disc Jockey is expected to wear for your occasion. Business casual or semi-business casual are the most popular forms of attire. If you are having a "themed" event, make sure your entertainer is informed.
 
 

Other Items to Note



Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.

Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350.00 to $3,500.00 with an average of $1,200.00 for a 4 hour booking. The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding.  As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.

A full-service disc jockey company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for "4 hours".  Consultations, music purchasing & editing, preparation, set-up and tear-down, education and other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special occasion.
 
 


For Assistance With Any Wedding, Reunion or Party planning questions, please


L1 Model II System with dual bass units
Click to see info on the L1 Model II from Bose
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***Mobile Beat Top 200***




CHARLEY BLACKMORE
Phone:  573-442-1873 (10:00 am to midnight)
dj@crazycharley.net

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PCDJ on Dell Inspiron 15R with Bose T1 ToneMatch® audio engine & Shure mic

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