Terms and Conditions

Photography/Model Release: Kustom Sounds Kauai, Inc. reserves the right to use any pictures or footage to share with prospective clients, to publish or advertise for any wedding/event related business.

A non-refundable reservation fee of $250.00 is required to secure the services of the DJ for the event. This amount shall be applied toward the Performance Fee.

The final Performance Fee is payable seven (7) days before the day of the event. It may not always be possible to provide additional performance time. However, when feasible, requests for extended playing time will be accommodated.

We guarantee that the DJ will be ready to perform at the start time of the event. No guarantee is made as to the DJ’s time of arrival; however, the DJ requests that they be permitted 60 minutes before the event and 45 minutes after the event for setup and take-down. The DJ also requests ramp or elevator access between the parking/service entrance and the setup area. If Purchaser or venue requires the DJ to complete setup more than one hour before the start time, or to postpone take-down more than an hour after the end time indicated, the additional time will be charged at the rate of $50.00 per hour.

The agreement of the DJ to perform is subject to proven detention by accidents, riots, strikes, epidemics, acts of God, or any other legitimate conditions beyond their control. If such circumstances arise, all reasonable efforts will be made by the DJ to find replacement entertainment at the agreed upon fees. Should the DJ be unable to procure a replacement, Purchaser shall receive a full refund. Purchaser agrees that in all circumstances, the DJ liability shall be exclusively limited to an amount equal to the Performance Fee and that the DJ shall not be liable for indirect or consequential damages arising from any breach of agreement.

The Purchaser shall be held liable for any injury or damages to the DJ, or property of the DJ, while on the premises of said event, if damage is caused by Purchaser or guest, members of his organization, event invitees, employees, or any other party in attendance, whether invited or not.

It is understood that if this is a “Rain or Shine” event, the DJ’s compensation is in no way affected by inclement weather. For outdoor performances, Purchaser shall provide overhead shelter for setup area. The DJ reserves the right, in good faith, to stop or cancel the performance should the weather pose a potential danger to him, the equipment, or audience. Every effort will be made to continue the performance. However, safety is paramount in all decisions. The DJs compensation will not be affected by such cancellation.

Purchaser shall provide the DJ with safe and appropriate working conditions. This includes a 8-foot by 10-foot area for setup, table, and space for setting up speakers. The DJ requires a minimum of one 15-20-amp circuit outlet from a reliable power source within 50 feet (along the wall) of the setup area. This circuit must be free of all other connected loads. Any delay in the performance or damage to DJ’s equipment due to improper power is the responsibility of the purchaser. Two circuits are preferred, where possible.

The Purchaser shall at all times have complete control, direction and supervision of the performance of the DJ at this event and Purchaser expressly reserves the right to control the manner, means and details of the performance of the services of the DJ.

A written event/music planner or music request list must be received from the Purchaser and forwarded to the DJ at least one month prior to the date of the event for it to be included in the DJ’s programming guidelines. With or without the aid of an event/music planner or music request list, the DJ shall attempt to play Purchaser’s and Purchaser’s guests’ music requests but shall not be held responsible if certain selections are unavailable. The DJ will make an extra effort to have music requests available if they are received IN WRITING at least one week prior to the event.

In the event of non-payment, the DJ retains the right to attempt collection through the courts. Purchaser will be held responsible for all court fees, legal fees, and collection costs incurred by the DJ. Purchaser shall be charged $30 for each bounced check plus a $20 service charge for each collection notice.

Nicole Otero, Color Photograph, Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ

DJ Nicole

Originally from Los Angeles, Nicole has always had a passion for a variety of different musical styles. She has a knack for being able to read the crowd and create a musical atmosphere that is unique to the listeners.

Nicole Otero, Color Photograph, Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ
Nicole has a knack for being able to read the crowd and create a musical atmosphere that is unique to the listeners.

Her musical tastes are diverse, specializing in genres ranging from Funk/Reggae/Hip Hop/Latin/Jazz/House/ Downtempo/Rock, et al. to meet your needs. Working to customize your event, allow Nicole to create a perfect soundtrack for your special occasion.

Zach Stratt, Headshot, Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ

DJ Zach

Everyone loves Zach. Zachary Van Stratt hails from Telluride, CO, 16 years as a DJ. Zach has a cool, smooth way about him putting everyone around him at ease. His knowledge and “possession” of music and how it works is untouchable. A renowned scratch DJ from the east coast, we are lucky to have this talented artist that has made the leap into the wedding market without skipping a beat.

Zach Stratt, Headshot, Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ
I spend my free time surfing, socializing and searching for the lost city of shambhala. Why do I love DJing? I love the technical side of DJing. Scratching, drumming, mixing, beat juggling but nothing beats watching everyone dance to their favorite songs.

You’ll find Zach to be a DJ or many surprising talents. He’s an accomplished Alto and Tenor Saxophone player. He’s a student of music theory, sound engineering and production. He’s an award-winning turntablist, playing alongside the likes of Coolio, Wu Tang Clan, 2 Live Crew, the Guru’s and the Wailers and has been invited to play in many top clubs across the country because of his talent (NY, LA, Vegas, Denver and SF). He is verifiably one of the top 3 turntablists in the US.