Posted 17 March 2005 - 12:16 PM
But I have to disagree to a certain extent with your comment "the musical entertainment is NOT the highlight of your day. sure it's important, but your guests have come to see you, not to expect a top class boogie."
What I observed over and over again was that how good the music was and how good the overall presentation of that music was, were the main factor in creating a real "vibe" - people having real fun and consequently taking away with them the memory of having had a "great time". And they ARE seeing you - hopefully they see you having fun on the dance-floor as well so not only are they seeing you, they are SHARING that "great time" with you. That "vibe" was a wedding gift you were giving all your guests - and that is how functions generally come to be remembered as a "great time" as the weeks, months even years go on - you always remember how it felt if you get my drift. Here is a cut & paste from something I wrote in an earlier post:-
"I wished that I could say it was solely our food, our decor & our good service that made every function in our hotels a success, but that wouldn't be telling you the truth. We have seen too many functions severely affected by poor entertainment - both live entertainers and DJs - it just takes the edge off EVERYTHING if the entertainment is poor quality. There is just no real atmosphere then - there is no "buzz" - people's spirits are not lifted if you get what I mean. The function is just "flat". The music - that is, how good it is and how well it is packaged and presented, is truly the BIGGEST contributing factor as to whether a reception is judged to have been a success or not."
That is why it became very important to me to try and get people to book the particular disco company we always recommended - because THEN we knew for sure that their DJs would not damage or undermine the "great time" we were trying to give our customers, so that in the end, thru the word of mouth generated by those customers and their guests having a great time at our venue, that WE would then get more business. In other words, we advised people to use this particular company for our own selfish reasons - it was because the job they did was consistently a LOT better than ANY other companies, and that helped us look good as a venue. The opposite is also true - a dud disco company made for a boring function and made us look bad by association. The next day people would be saying "we were at a wedding reception at xxxxx venue last night and it was bloody awful" - see my point?
Posted 18 March 2005 - 09:08 AM
I must say, I'm certainly not as experienced as Garry (Thanks for all your information..it's very interesting and helpful), but I have been to about 40 weddings in the last few years. I can say without a shadow of a doubt, the ones that have had MobyDic people have been the worst in terms of dancing. At one of the weddings he refused to turn down the music during dinner and refused to play the songs the bride and groom wanted. At others they seemed OK but for some reason noone really danced. (I was thinking it might have just been the guests that didnt like dancing)...anyway, you can definitely get some real doosies and it makes such a difference if the reception is an important part of the day!
For me, Dancing is what it's ALL about and I would kill someone if Celine Dion's "music" reared it's ugly head at my wedding, so I'm not taking any chances...
But I am so particular, I am thinking of planning the whole songlist myself...garry..you may think I am mad! I may sound like a bridezilla, but I really want the music that my partner and I and our friends like. Ive got a few months and will take advice from here and talk to some of my friends who are club DJ's and see what they think.
anyway, I just wanted to say that different things are important to different people. For some it's the food, for some it's the dress, for some it's the ceremony. I just know that when things go ok, people forget it later. If things are brilliant, people remember and if something is bad (like a DJ), people remember and talk about it forever!!!!!
Posted 18 March 2005 - 09:59 AM
"Lighting - some people underestimate the effect it can have, but from my observation the companies with some decent disco lighting got more people up dancing than the ones who brought so little lighting that we couldn't even dim down our normal room lights. With those companies we really had no choice but to leave all our normal room lights turned on - which really does seem to inhibit people from dancing - but we couldn't have them tripping over the furniture or each other."
And katma I don't think you are mad to want to "plan the whole songlist" yourself. Every group of people is different and to any DJ, no matter how experienced/talented etc he is, you and your guests are all total strangers to him - BUT to you they are your friends & family so you should have far more insight into both what they will enjoy as background music during the food and what will make them dance later on. So check out every companies music info - what lists & charts they provide. The company we used to recommend here in Melbourne gave me one of their request books which I had in my office to show prospective customers - it was about 55 A4 pages of charts and lists. I just went to the m0byd1sc web-site and their list is only 10 A4 size pages. So I guess it's fair to say that the bigger the music list, then the more variety it will contain and so the more control you can have over what gets played.
Posted 18 March 2005 - 07:55 PM
do you work for a dj company?
It's just that we're considering one like m0by d!sc for our wedding.
Posted 19 March 2005 - 01:03 AM
And no I don't run a disco company - here's a cut & paste from one of my posts above in relation to m0byd1sc that should explain everything for you:
I'm a former publican with 10 years experience running nearly 1,000 functions of which about 75% had DJs - so lets say I've seen DJ/disco packages about 750 times. Given that experience I feel that I am more than justified in making the statement I made above, "Compared to any other disco companies, based on the standard of their DJs and the quality of their disco systems, they (m0byd1sc) fall well short of ANY other companies and I just would not recommend them."
Posted 19 March 2005 - 03:26 PM
Proud Mum of Lilly (May 01) & Piper (April 08)
Posted 19 March 2005 - 05:45 PM
The advice I give is all general - not specific, with one exception - the issue of m0byd1sc - and I am certainly not a lone voice in decrying their standards - MANY posters both in this topic and a previous one, have made negative comments about m0byd1sc based on their personal experiences/observations. But in a way, it's really just a matter of commonsense. In Melbourne there are 303 disco operators in the Yellow pages - and m0byd1sc are the cheapest of those, plus they don't require their DJs to have ANY previous experience or even to own any music, and they only provide walkmans for the CD players and one home-made light - so why would anyone be naive enough to expect a great performance from them? Would you buy your dress and shoes at K-M@rt?
Posted 19 March 2005 - 06:28 PM
Wow... You're pretty passionate about this stuff for someone not even in the industry... a publican you say? Never heard of that line of work but I'm sure it's rather interesting.
When's the wedding!?!?
Posted 20 March 2005 - 01:53 AM
And my neice's wedding is in about 3 months - again, if you had read the posts above you would know that is what brought me here.
Posted 20 March 2005 - 08:43 AM
Sorry I'm just trying to calm you down here.
Yes garry, I've read your posts - I was only trying to change the subject.
You've gone on and on and on bashing M0by D!sc in this thread that it's coming across like you have a hidden agenda. Relax I think we all got your point that "in the capacity of your work you have overseen at least 1,000 functions over the past `10 years, of which at least 75% had DJs - that means you've seen around 750 functions where DJs have performed - so you guess it's fair to say that you've learned a LOT about DJs/disco companies over those years".
M0by D!sc suck! We comprehend!
Now - is there anything we can help you with now since you've helped us all out so much with your exposure as a publican?
(which by the way I've never heard used as a term to describe a pub owner)
Are you going to make a speech at her wedding?
Posted 20 March 2005 - 10:27 AM
I think moby disc are unprofessional, and that is my personal opipion, please now dont call me a troll Alani,
when i was looking for a DJ for our wedding, i rung them up they at first told me i could meet up with my dj for the night to discuss the music, then when i rung up to make an appointment they informed me that that does not happen as it is a luck of the draw sorta thing when sending out their dj's! We also were then told (that even though we had booked) that they did not have any record of our earlier converstaion or our booking, ofcourse i cancelled right then and there - we then used abs0uletely fab0l0us DJ company who do music for suncorp staduim, and they were so bloody fantastic!! I was so happy with the service and music...
i would never look into moby disc again!
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Posted 20 March 2005 - 09:26 PM
|QUOTE (Renee` @ Mar 20 2005, 10:27 AM)|
| I think moby disc are unprofessional, and that is my personal opipion, please now dont call me a troll Alani,|
I wasn't calling you a troll
Don't make me whip up a bridge?!
Proud Mum of Lilly (May 01) & Piper (April 08)
Posted 23 March 2005 - 08:17 PM
I have just spent 30 minutes cutting and pasting all their names and the key quotes from EVERY single member who made either a positive or negative comment, so here are the results:
Narelle - I used them for my 21st birthday party (which was many years ago). They were great
Zen - They were hired several times at the function centre where I used to work and were always very average. The other thing was the equipment they had - it used to look like two walkmans nailed to a wooden board - very shabby.
Renee We were going with them, but they lied to us
Bums ‘n’ Roses “I was pretty unimpressed. We asked MobyDisc if we could request songs and they said 'no if it's not on the list you can't have it'.
jess4brendan We had them for our Enagagement Party. They were good.
donna s We were going to use them, and then someone gave me some very bad feedback. This person worked in a club and saw them regularly.
Hana I've heard bad things about this company and I don't think it's worth taking the risk on your wedding day just to just have a dud.
Haze101 “His song selection was CRAP, he didn't bring probably half of the songs we requested and he was rude and nasty to the kids
Nat16 Our venue strongly recommended that we DIDN'T use them, because they've been very unimpressed with what they had seen in the past.
Wobblyman A recent wedding we went to had mobydisk put on by the venue, and it was pretty ordinary.
CK Gal We used M/D for our engagement party about 3 years ago and they were great.
Vpeewee I havent used M/D personally but I went to a Christmas party with them as the entertainment last year in Sydney and they were very dissapointing.
Kelly M I haven't booked or used the mentioned company. I did however check out the website and was so horrified with the photos on the home page that I don't want to even try them. (What Kelly would be talking about is this - EVERY photo on their web-site is so fake - they are all obviously models posing - NOT photos from genuine functions)
Bfly77 I was going to book them but we LOVE the 80's theme and they really didnt have much of that!
Peta76 We are using this company - our reception venue hires them as it is included in the package
MichelleM7403 We used Moby Di*c for our engagement. Never ever again. Also have been to a wedding that they were at…. please skip on Moby
Vickichiki we used them and they were fantastic
Jaz 39 we used Moby Disk. THe DJ we had was an older gentleman but he really did a great job.
Elana I had Moby disc a few years ago for my 21st...and the DJ was shocking. He didn't play any of the songs I wanted ...he kept saying that he knew what the people wanted to hear and it wasn't the songs I wanted....so I ended up arguing with him.
Cate I booked mobydisc. I found them a bit unprofessional from the start. I then saw an ad in one of the major papers advertising for new DJ's for this company, it stated "no experience, music or equipment required" "start straightaway" etc etc. For obvious reasons I cancelled the booking!
katma I have been to about 40 weddings in the last few years. I can say without a shadow of a doubt, the ones that have had MobyDic people have been the worst in terms of dancing.
And the four key comments that I made about them after seeing them perform in my pubs maybe 50, perhaps even 60 times were this:
1. In Melbourne there are 303 disco operators in the Yellow Pages - and m0byd1sc are the cheapest of those, plus they don't require their DJs to have ANY previous experience or even to own any music, and they only provide walkmans for the CD players and one home-made light - so why would anyone be naive enough to expect a great performance from them?
2. When venues are including a DJ/disco system from a company such as m0byd1sc in their price, they will usually have chosen that company NOT on merit, but solely because they are the cheapest, just so their total price for everything can be as low as possible so they have the best chance of you accepting their quote.
3. From my own observation, their equipment set-up is probably the smallest of any of the major companies we had thru the various pubs I managed, and has virtually no lighting. The m0byd1sc DJ console only has 2 little walkman CD players, not proper DJ CD players, it just sits on a keyboard stand with all the leads hanging down for everyone to see, it has their name in big white letters right across the front (which I think is very tacky), the speakers are not even knee-high and there is only one light provided - and that is home-made - 6 bare coloured spotlights in a rectangular wooden box painted black.
4. Also their DJs weren't really DJs, if that makes any sense. They just put songs on at random from their list, and I did learn from one of their DJs that the company actually supplies all the DJs with exactly the same ONE SMALL CASE of identical CDs - they don't have to own their own music collection like DJs working for other companies do. That one case of CDs is all the songs on their 10 page list that you can download from their web-site. 10 pages is a very small list compared to what most companies provide. Many DJs I saw from other companies brought half a dozen cases of CDs with them - some of the very best ones brought even more, say 8 or 10 cases, not just ONE case like the m0byd1sc DJs are given.
So what are the results of all this? Not only myself, but Zen, donna s, Nat16, and katma because they also worked in venues, or knew someone who did, reported having knowledge of them being seen to perform poorly not just once but MANY times. MichelleM7403 also saw them more than once and was not impressed. So that's SIX members who ALL saw m0byd1sc MORE THAN ONCE and would not recommend them. In addition to these members, another TEN members reported negative experiences with m0byd1sc. That leaves ONLY SIX out of TWENTY-TWO different members who reported positively on their experience with this company, and they ALL only saw m0byd1sc perform ONCE.
So there you go, I'm only summarising what myself plus TWENTY-ONE OTHER MEMBERS have said - you guys can all draw your own conclusions.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 12:27 PM
do you have any recs for a dj in sydney that is around $500??
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