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FAQ - Artist Search

HOW DOES THE 'ARTIST SEARCH' WORK?

By putting the date of your function and the type of entertainment you are seeking into the 'ARTIST SEARCH' we instantly find the acts from our nationwide database of professional entertainers that fit your search criteria. By clicking each entertainer that appears in your search, you visit their web profile where you can listen to them performing, see photos, songs lists, testimonials, and in most cases, watch videos of them performing live. If you like what you see, and want a quote, simply click the GET QUOTE button. Your form is sent directly to the artist who replies with their availability and fee. The fee is the all inclusive total cost to you. THERE ARE NO HIDDEN EXTRAS! If the quote is agreeable to you, simply click the I AGREE button to book your entertainer. Once you have booked your entertainer, they will contact you to discuss all aspects of your event in person.


DO BANDS TAKE BREAKS?

Bands hired through DGM take one rest break per hour. The standard is for 50 minutes on and 15 minutes off but these timings can be amended to suit your event. The bands play appropriate iPod music in their short breaks.


IF NEEDED, CAN EQUIPMENT BE SET UP EARLIER IN THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT/FUNCTION BEGINS?

DGM Bands and DJs are fully set up and sound checked well before any guests arrive.


DOES DGM PROVIDE A CONSULTATION SERVICE?

Yes, we are happy to discuss all facets of the music. Please phone us for free advice. Your entertainer is also happy to join you for a pre event meeting.


WHAT IS A COVERS BAND?

Covers bands play music made famous by popular famous bands i.e. hit records - you and your guests will be familiar with these popular songs. Each DGM band has a comprehensive list of songs that you can download from their web profile on this website. These are well known and selected especially for dancing and having fun.


WHAT IS A JAZZ BAND?

Jazz bands generally perform a lighter style music that is very well suited for cocktail functions, dinner music, and meet & greet events, etc. The musicians are highly trained players often with degrees in music. Some jazz bands can increase the tempo and energy of the performance to suit dancing later in the event. Again, downloading their song list will give you an accurate idea of the tunes that will be played.


CAN BACKGROUND iPOD MUSIC BE PLAYED BEFORE THE BAND BEGINS ie DURING THE MEAL FOR EXAMPLE?

Yes, this can be easily arranged.


HOW LONG DO BANDS OR DJs PLAY FOR?

The standard playing time for bands is for up to 3 hours (this is over a 3 hour period containing 2 x 15 minute rest breaks).
Some bands play an extra hour for free, while some charge for the extra hour. Many dance bands can play earlier cocktail/dinner music if required. This is often as a smaller line up ie duo or trio. Please stipulate this on your enquiry form if you are wanting a quote for a longer than standard requirement. Our DJs perform for up to 5 hours at the quoted fee, and longer upon arrangement.


WILL I RECEIVE A CONTRACT?

All DGM bookings are confirmed by a NZ Entertainers Association approved contract that guarantees the professionalism of the entertainer. DGM contracts also provide the assurance that in the very unlikely event that an entertainer becomes unavailable, that the entertainer will be replaced by an available substitute that will meet the same standards as the original entertainer.


DO I PAY A DEPOSIT?

DGM charges a 20% deposit, which is taken off the full price of the hirage. This along with an Entertainers Agents Association approved contract, secures your booking. The balance is due 7 days before the performance.


HOW DO I PAY MY FEE BALANCE USING PAYPAL...

Logon to the DGM site under the "Customer Logon"
using your logon username/password, and then go to the link "View
Contract" for your event - It will show you your
contract and below that are the payment options with the balance owed
displayed. The Paypal payment button is below that. Click the Paypal button and you will be taken to your Paypal payment page with the balance owed.



CAN I CHANGE MY BOOKING ONCE IT IS MADE?

Yes, DGM allows complete flexibility with your booking.



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