We are certainly not the cheapest disco company around, but you do very much get what you pay for in this industry. If someone is cheap there is a good reason for it. Just like a Bentley is much more expensive to hire than an old Vauxhall Nova, the same goes for the Disco world.
Remember we don't just sell you amazing discos, we sell you fantastic lasting memories for you and your guests.
A cheap DJ simply can’t afford the investment or running costs to provide even an average service.
When booking After Dark Productions this is what you are paying for :-
Professional DJ – Years of professional experience entertaining crowds and developing the skills of reading the audience engagement on a dance floor.
Music – £15,000+ worth of music...All our DJ’s legally obtain their music either from iTunes to professional pre release music suppliers, it doesn’t just stop there, a DJ is constantly day by day monitoring the music industry keeping themselves up to date and managing their music libraries.
Premium Sound Equipment – Professional sound systems don’t just comprise of a couple of speakers on stands it involves Decks, Mixers, Amplifiers, a digital sound processor / controller and of course precision Hi Fidelity speaker cabinets. Each component must be as high quality as the other.
Outstanding Lighting – A wide range of lighting fixture types that also require support systems to rig them. We use top of the range lighting control desks, one of these desks alone costs more than your average DJ spends on their entire setup.
Labour – Systems of this quality cant be setup by one person, health and safety law also dictates the job requires two people, thus we supply good quality technicians to setup and run the lighting during the event.
Insurance – We have £10 Million Employees and Public Liability Insurance. Not to mention the £150,000 worth of equipment we need to insure.
Serviced equipment – All our equipment is regularly serviced and inspected to make sure it is always in perfect condition. We also comply to P.A.T and L.O.L.A inspection regulations.
Logistics – Getting the equipment to your event requires nothing less than reliable solid transport, thus we invest heavily in high quality Mercedes Sprinter Vans backed up by full AA breakdown cover.
Project Management – We don’t just turn up on the day and wing it, we spend time talking to you and the venue to make sure the day runs smoothly to everyone’s expectations.
Paper Work – We supply you with detailed booking information and the venue a information pack of what we require from them also confirming the timings we are operating to. We also supply a detailed H&S pack of Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Insurance, PAT certificates and COSH assessments. All this takes time to complete.
Only by ticking all these boxes can a Mobile DJ operator provide a quality service guaranteed to impress your guests. Avoid the embarrassment and let down by a “Disco Dave” and book a professional: After Dark Productions.
All though we have built some easy products to choose from, there are variables that affect the costs such as timings of the day, distance to venue. Please fill in the form on the contacts page and we will complete an accurate quote for you.
Below we have details of the basic costs for some of our services, also remember that we do tend to offer discounts when booking multiple optional extras so please only take these as a guide price.