What kind of speakers do you use?
We use professional-quality speakers that have been tested for excellent sound. These speakers can easily carry sound in a 200-person capacity room.
Do you provide a microphone?
During COVID-19, we recommend foregoing a microphone, however, we will provide a microphone and stand (hands-free) for your event if you prefer. Note: Please do not put your mouth or hands on the microphone. We do not recommend sharing microphones.
Do you offer dance floor lighting?
Dance floor lighting is available for an additional fee.
Do you offer battery-powered speakers?
Our typical gear rental does not come with battery-powered speakers, however, we do have some battery-powered options. Please inquire for availability and pricing prior to booking.
What is your usual attire?
Our gear guys and gals try to be incognito in mostly black, dark gray or navy blue attire. They do NOT dress in formal attire or a tux.
Will you take song requests during the event?
During COVID-19, we will not be accepting onsite requests. Our goal is to have very little contact between our staff and your guests.
Do you charge extra for travel fees? How much?
Our rates cover an area of 15 miles outside of Downtown Asheville. For anything beyond that radius, we will provide you with a custom quote.
What is the required retainer fee to secure your services?
Your date is reserved for as little as a $100 nonrefundable retainer fee, depending on the package you choose. After you select your package, we will provide you with a quote to either accept or request changes. A date is not secure until we receive the retainer fee and a signed agreement for services.
How are you different from a DJ?
Our Gear Guys & Gals have the skills to set-up gear and play from a pre-selected list, using software that mixes the music for them.
A DJ is a highly-skilled professional who spends years perfecting their craft and generally offers hands-on mixing, MC and party coordination services.
If you are looking for a skilled DJ who will read the crowd and adapt, we can make recommendations!
Do you offer MC services?
At this time, we are not offering MC services. Stay tuned for future offerings!
How do we pick our music?
You will have access to over 1,000 cocktail, dinner and dance songs to choose from.
You can choose your list, in order, or we will do our best to put it in order based on the event timeline. We will provide you with planning tools that offer you guidance on how to do this OR You can select from our already-made cocktail, dinner and dance lists. We reserve the right to use filler songs.
What if we need a song that you do not have?
You can choose 3 songs that are not on our lists, however, these need to be selected at least 14 days prior to the event (no changes will be accepted within the final 14 days of the event) AND we must be able to obtain these songs legally using our preferred methods.
When will we make a plan for our music?
You’ll have access to our lists and ideas upon booking, however, the actual planning will come later, approximately 30 days prior to your event, but no later than 14 days prior. No changes will be accepted after 14 days prior to the event.
Your playlist must be finalized 14 days prior to the event and no changes are accepted after that time.
If you do not have time to pick or review your list prior to 5 days before the event, we will show up with music that has been selected by our staff.
Can I just rent the equipment from you?
Rental options may be available. Contact us to inquire.
What will you need from us?
We need a clean, dry space that is out of the elements (sun/rain). We need a standard 20 amp outlet (up-to-code) within 25 feet of our workspace. Sorry, we cannot run off of generators and we do not carry additional extension cords, nor can we use yours. Safety is number one. If our equipment (+cords) is going to come into contact with water or heavy sun/ heat, we will be forced to shutdown music and no refunds will be given. Our workspace should be approximately 8 feet wide by 5 feet deep to accommodate our table, speaker(s) and give us the ability to stand behind the unit. During COVID, it is important that you are mindful of guest traffic and air flow. We bring our own table and cloth.
What types of events can you do?
We are well-suited for any type of event that needs music, however, there are a few things to be mindful of:
We are not MC’s and do not follow a timeline for “cued” music such as special dances. With that being said, we are happy to move a few songs up in the list when requested onsite by the paying client or a pre-designated agent of the client, such as a parent or event coordinator. This will be reserved for a few special moments such as first dance, mother-son, father-daughter dance or a special song for your birthday/ anniversary. This should be discussed in advance of the party. Due to COVID, we will not be available for song changes for any other reason at this time.
Our equipment is appropriate for an indoor or tented 200-capacity or less venue. It is not concert-like sound with subwoofers. If you are in a larger space, that’s okay, but keep in mind that the sound will be louder near our setup area.
If our service is requested for a youth gathering such as a prom or Sweet 16, you should have a teacher or adult review and approve the song selections in advance.
We look forward to your event!
For pricing and options,
all we need is an or call (828) 610-8106
WE HAVE TONS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE SOUND DEPARTMENT.
We created Gear & A Guy to provide hosts of any type of party, event, or wedding a simple and affordable way to have great-sounding music playing throughout their event. We offer a unique combination of options to chose from: simply rent our professional-grade speakers and sound equipment to play your own music OR let our Sound Techs help you develop a playlist, then deliver, set up, and maintain the gear at your wedding or event, leaving you and your friends free to spend time together while the music runs smoothly in the background.
In addition to Gear & A Guy, we have provided full-service professional DJ expertise to hundreds of weddings and repeat corporate events every single year, for more than 10 years, in the Asheville area.
Having fielded thousands of inquiries, we realized that some clients don’t need or want the high-level service and dedicated time of a professional DJ, OR the price tag that comes with that level of experience.
Sometimes you just need help getting your own playlist to sound great all night, without having to think about it.
Gear & A Guy is here to help you with that. Let us know how we can help.
We look forward to providing you with great-sounding music options for your event!