Are you professional DJs or is this a hobby? How long have you been in business?

It happens. You put your deposit down and the DJ but he has a new job now, or worse yet leaves the island. Kustom Sounds Kauai has stepped in more than once to help a bride who went with a discount service that had only been in business for a short while. Make sure the DJ Company you choose has roots on the island. How many years have they been in business? Check their references - does your DJ rent or own their home? Does he/she have another job and DJ only part time?

Kustom Sounds Kauai is a solid, established company of professionals founded on service and commitment. Kustom Sounds Kauai Owner/DJ, Michael Dandurand, has been a resident of Kauai since 1986 and has lived in his own home in Wailua Homesteads since 1993.

Kustom Sounds Kauai has NEVER missed an event.

Does your DJ Company have good references and great reviews?

We absolutely recommend that you speak with other brides, inquire with wedding coordinators and event planners, as well as researching online reviews ... for personal insight about DJs and services on island. Check in with the location providers and the major hotels and resorts, ask for their recommendations for DJ Companies ... and why! Vendors have their own perspectives because they know who to call for a pro.

Wedding websites such as Wedding Wire and the knot showcase listings of available DJ Services. Previously married couples are happy to post their reviews, so you know which company to trust! You can even find reviews on yelp!

Kustom Sounds Kauai receives awards and honors every year. We invite you to read our testimonials.

Once I book your DJ company, what kind of commitment can I expect?

The commitment questions relates to how important your wedding is to the Dj service you are hiring? Do they respond quickly to your inquiry? If they are not familiar with the venue, will they do a site inspection for you? Are they willing to meet with you when you arrive? Do they make suggestions or offer to help with your program or music selection? Do they have a well-established website that is easy to navigate and offers helpful suggestions and options?

KSK responds to all inquiries within 48 hours usually with a personal call from the Owner, Michael Dandurand to introduce himself and review your vision and answer any questions. Holly, KSK's office manager, will send out detailed information introducing the company and includes detailed complete pricing, add-on options and a customized wedding form to be completed by the couple. The KSK website, kskauai.com, provides pictures and bios of each dj, pictures of all of options, past events, lighting ideas and top song lists.

Are you a reliable DJ? Does your business have credibility as a professional company?

How a company or service is regarded in the industry is critical when hiring a reliable company. Does the company have an office or work out of a garage? Do other vendors say good things about the DJs and recommend the company? Do they work well together? Is the company involved with any professional organizations or industry associations?

Kustom Sounds Kauai has been at our current office in the Lihue Professional Building on Rice Street for 12 years.
Kustom Sounds Kauai is the recommended DJ Service for all major hotels and restaurants and Kauai's top wedding coordinators.
Kustom Sounds Kauai is an original member of the Kauai Wedding Professionals Association where the owner, Michael Dandurand has been president the last 10 years.

 

Is the DJ also an experienced Master of Ceremony “MC”?

Anyone can buy a DJ kit ... and they may even be able to mix 2 songs together! However, many DJ services do not provide a DJ that can smoothly and professionally MC. Some companies will charge extra for a Master of Ceremony. So the real question is: does your DJ have the MC skill to carry your wedding reception from start to finish?

  • An MC will keep the evening flowing, making sure your guests know what's going on and what's coming up next.
  • A good MC will get the crowd on their feet and pumped up for your grand entrance and the sincere welcoming of guests.
  • A great MC will also know everyone's name and will have already been working closely with vendors and coordinators for a seamless and smooth evening.

Kustom Sounds Kauai has been performing at weddings and events on Kauai for over 32 years. All Kustom Sounds Kauai DJs are experienced wedding and event MCs.

Do you have experience as a Wedding DJ? How many weddings do you typically do in a year?

Anyone can say they are a DJ. Simply owning a computer and some speakers does not make you a DJ. They now sell DJ-In-A-Box, lol!

There is no certification or license vocation for Professional DJs. One test is to compare years of DJ experience, as well as years of experience in the wedding and event industry. How long have you been a DJ? How long have you been in the wedding industry? How many weddings do you typically perform for in a year? Can the DJ answer questions about your program, song selection, vendor recommendations? Do they have the ability to read the room? And the musical prowess to manipulate the room?

Each Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ is personally trained by Owner, Michael Dandurand who has been DJing weddings and events since 1986. He has personally performed well over 4,000 events in his successful career.

Does your company have a backup plan and sick day policy? What if there is an equipment malfunction?

Life events happen. Hiring a professional DJ Company protects you from these risks. A Professional Service Company has a multi-layered backup plan, from equipment and vehicles to multiple DJs available to protect your special day from disaster.

Kustom Sounds Kauai has 5 service vans and 6 trained DJ/MCs. Our Lihue office has 8 complete DJ Sound Systems with backup speakers, lights, and mixers!

Kustom Sounds Kauai has not missed an event in 32 years!