Frequently Asked Questions
What makes “MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production, so much better than all the competition?
Thousands of satisfied clients acknowledge. We call it the “MANCINI” Difference: The Best DJ’s. Best Customer Service. The Best Approach to Entertainment.
Why is “MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production, Inc. so much better than other DJs companies?
Founder Greg Mancini has been in the entertainment field for years. From playing live music on concert tours to professionally emceeing events. The last 20 years has been focused as professional masters of ceremonies. Greg and Debbie are highly trained and experienced both in music selection and public speaking. More importantly, they understand the psychology of the DJ trade — the subtle ability to read an audience in order to keep them excited and involved from beginning to end.
Why do you recommend two persons at my event -Sound Engineer and Emcee?
“MANCINI” prefers to send out a “DJ Team” – an Emcee and a Sound Engineer. You’ll be amazed how smoothly the evening flows as your Emcee presents on his wireless microphone from the center of the dance floor while the sound engineer (DJ) makes sure the music never misses a beat. We’ve perfected the interaction between Emcee and DJ to ensure a seamless presentation.
Who will be our DJ?
Both Greg and Debbie Mancini are extremely talented, their personality and style differences make each unique, and makes the perfect team for your event.
What kind of equipment do you use?
“MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production, uses only top-of-the-line professional equipment. Every set-up has been standardized to provide the highest level of quality for your event.
How long has “MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production, Inc. been in business?
Greg Mancini founded the company in 1989. “MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production, has grown in recognition in prestige every year since then. Today we are considered the best full-service DJ company in the Visalia and the Central CA area.
What’s the difference between a Sound Engineer (DJ) and a Master of Ceremonies (Emcee)?
A sound engineer plays your music. A great DJ has an encyclopedic knowledge of music selections and can pick the right song for the right moment to ensure that your dance floor stays full and every guest gets involved in the fun.
Emcee does much more than simply play music. He is also the presentational leader of your event. From making the grand introductions that start the event, to leading you and your guests from one stage of the evening to the next, to interacting with guests on the dance floor (as much or as little as you desire), your Emcee will single-handedly make sure that your event flows smoothly and everyone has a wonderful time.
Does “MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production, Inc. emcee’s get really interactive with the crowd?
This is entirely up to you. We are fully capable of infusing your event with energy and enthusiasm, whether or not we get “hands on” with your guests. You decide how much or how little you would like your emcee to interact.
Do you provide backup equipment? What about backup DJs?
Yes, and yes! We carry backup music and equipment with us at all times. In addition, we always have one or two DJs “on-call.” In the rare case of an emergency, a professional DJ with a full sound system and a complete music library is only a phone call away. And you never need to worry about ending up with a generic presentation. We keep your personal music choices and reception details digitally stored so that they can instantly be sent to the on-call DJ. Bottom line: we make sure your show will always go on, no matter what.
About “MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production Customer Service
What does “MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production mean by “better customer service”?
We know that planning a wedding or any other big event requires hours and hours of preparation. We want you to know that we’re here to make the process as smooth and easy as possible. From your initial consultation to booking us as your DJ, to planning music choices, to meeting with your emcee, we are ready to assist you every step of the way. Most of our clients are planning a large event (like a wedding) for the very first time. We know how overwhelming the process can be. Come in and visit us, call us, or send us an email –we’re ready to help.
Help is never more than a phone call or email away. Make arrangements to meet with us face to face. We are here to help you, as often as you need. Don’t forget, we do this all the time. Let our expertise guide you, and together we can create the perfect event.
How does payment work?
A $300 deposit is required upon booking in order to hold the date of your event. The balance of your account is due two weeks prior to the event date. Payment options are credit card (Visa, MC, Amex), personal check, money order, cashier’s check, or good old cash. Overtime and tips should be paid in cash directly to your DJ at your event.
Will we meet our DJ / MC before our event?
Of course! Remember, your Greg and Debbie wants to know you just as much as you want to know them. The more communication we have before the event, the more confident you’ll feel about the job we do, and the more confident we feel that we’re giving you a personalized performance.
Does “MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production have tools to plan my event?
Absolutely! Our Event Planner Worksheet will assist you with your basic planning. Later, we will personally help you organize the events – noting guests that are to be introduced – instruct the dining arrangements – and conduct the interactive activities, (if you so choose).
Our Wedding Reception Worksheets are the key elements and foundation needed to assist in organizing the events of your reception. A professional reception coordinator will personally help you design your reception and organize your day – making sure the wedding party, parents, and grandparents are properly introduced – instruct the dining arrangements – introduce the toasts – your first dance, father/bride dance and so on.
How quickly do our music choices and worksheets need to be completed?
We ask that you complete your planning no later than 45 days prior to your event. This will give us the opportunity to confirm your event details and will give ample time to prepare your reception script and music.
Are there any other fees? Travel charges?
Events outside of the Tulare County area will be charged a travel fee on a per-location basis. Otherwise, our prices are all-inclusive. No tax, no hidden extra fees.
About The Night Of Your Event
When will our DJ arrive?
We will arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour before your event begins.
What will our DJ wear?
A tuxedo is worn for all formal events. For informal events, attire will be event appropriate.
Is it appropriate to tip my DJ?
Our goal is to provide you with the best service possible. Your gratuities are greatly appreciated.
What should we tell the banquet hall to provide for our DJ?
One six-foot or eight-foot banquet table located in proximity to the dance floor with a nearby electrical source. For outside events, your DJ will require some type of overhead protection from sun, (tent, awning, canopy, etc).
Should we serve dinner to our DJ?
While most clients do provide a meal for their DJ, this is entirely optional. If for some reason you choose not to provide a meal, we ask that you let your DJ know well in advance so that he can prepare accordingly and make alternate plans. Keep in mind that your DJ’s work begins approximately 2 to 3 hours before the start time of your event.