Q. How does your pricing work?

A: As every gig is a little different my fee is based on a per job basis. This includes the size, type, duration and location of your event as well as my travel time. Let me know what you're looking for and I will provide you with a quote.

Q: How much time do you need to set up?

A: Usually one hour is sufficient. Clear access to a door where I can back up my vehicle to load-in and load-out equipment is appreciated.

Q: How large of an area do you need?

A: Usually a 10'x10' area is sufficient for my set up. However, I can go smaller depending on the location. I will also need unobstructed access to an electrical outlet.

Q: Do you utilize any other formats of music besides vinyl records? 

A: Yes. I use Serato DVS software with my turntables which provides me with unlimited song selection. Request lines are always open!

Q: Do you talk during the event and is there also a microphone available if we need to make an announcement?

A: Yes, I do provide commentary on songs during my set. I also provide a microphone in the event that you or a guest would like to speak.

Q: Do you provide karaoke?

A.: No.

Q: How do you pick the music to play?

A: My playlist is based on the demographic and theme of your event. I will always discuss the music options with you beforehand so we're on the same page and you know what to expect. A list of artists and songs that you would like to hear at your event is always appreciated.

Q: Do you use a contract? Do you require a deposit?

A: Yes. I use a standard DJ contract. Deposits are 25% of my quote and are nonrefundable. In the event that I have an emergency or a scheduling conflict I will refund your deposit in full.

Q: Do you take breaks during the event? 

A: Yes, as a human being nature does call. In addition, a meal with a beverage for both myself and my assistant is always appreciated.

Q: What equipment do you use?

A: I utilize the following gear:

• (2) QSC K10.2 active speakers with stands

• Rockville RGB-15S Subwoofer (for larger events)

• (2) Stanton T.62 Turntables

• Macbook Pro and/or iPad

• Serato DJ DVS Software

• Numark M6 mixing board

• Light stand with (3) multi-colored LED sound activated lights and laser

Q: How did you come up with the name "Tikinaut"?

A: Besides collecting vinyl records one of my other interests is Tiki bars and Polynesian Pop. I also enjoy the history of early manned space travel. Hence, the name "Tikinaut" is a mash up of those two interests.