What’s your deal?
Great question! We’re musicians and music lovers who DJ weddings because we love celebrating with party people on the party-est day of their lives. All Ears took flight in Kansas City in 2008 and has since expanded to the Bay Area, Chicago and Baltimore.
What’s your pricing?
Pricing varies by DJ and event type but our range is generally $2000-3000. Our quotes are quite competitive given the skill level of our DJs and we’ve kept them that way because we want to rock as many awesome weddings as we can.
Can we provide you with a list of songs we want to hear?
Absolutely! We encourage as much input as you’d like to have regarding song selection. A good baseline is 10-20 “must play” songs, 25-50 “maybe play” songs and a “do not play” list that will prevent your aunt from requesting the Chicken Dance. That being said, it’s good to have a bit of flexibility so we can exercise professional judgement regarding what songs will keep people on the dance floor. Some creative freedom also allows us to assemble kick-butt DJ sets that incorporate beatmatching, mash-ups and plenty of “wow” moments.
Do you take requests?
We’d be dummies not to! In our experience the majority of requests are usually great and essential for keeping bodies moving. Our music libraries are ridiculously comprehensive and we’re rarely stumped. We also exercise our professional judgment to know when a certain request might kill the vibe. Do you really want us to play that Maroon 5 song your second-uncle-once-removed just requested in the middle of a ‘90s R&B set?
You also offer live music options?
We sure do! Many of us are performing singer/guitarists who offer non-traditional acoustic options for ceremony and cocktail hour. Song lists vary by performer but generally speaking they span from The Beatles and Elvis to more modern artists like Ray Lamontagne, Wilco, The Lumineers and Ed Sheeran. We’re happy to learn new songs if you have a specific vision and we love singing and strumming early in the evening before we put on our DJ capes.
Can you cover our ceremony as well?
100 percent. Having great ceremony sound and music is vital and we bring wireless lapel and handheld mics to get the job done seamlessly. We’ll have our hands on the dials all the way through your ceremony and the music transitions will be smooth. We provide a second sound system for this so there will be no time lost in transitioning to your reception space.
What happens if there’s an emergency?
We’re proud to have deejayed 1000+ Bay Area and Chicago weddings and never missed a one. We’ve powered through broken wrists, stitched-up foreheads and flat tires. The DJ you hire will be the one who shows up at your wedding come hell or high water. It is reassuring, however, to know that we have multiple DJs in each city in the event of a zombie apocalypse.