OTronics Media Services Ltd

Covering Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire & surrounding areas

Tel: 07835 485 535 email: enquiries@otronics.co.uk

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FAQs
 

After many years in business we continue to provide top quality Mobile Discos. We are well spoken, reliable and suitably dressed for any occasion. This page will provide you with details to answer any queries you may have.

What can OTronics do for my function?

Entertain an audience based on vast experience. If need be, we will also work alongside a band, provide sound for a band (or other entertainer such as a magician), and generally make your celebration a night/day to remember.

How many years have you been in business?

Many - OTronics was founded in December 1999.

What types of event can you undertake?

Children's Birthday's, 16th's, 18th's, 21st's, 30th's, 40th’s, 50th's, 60th's, 70th's, 80th's, 90th's, 100th’s, 110th’s (and all ages in-between), engagements, weddings, Civil Ceremony’s, anniversary's, divorces, Christenings, corporate events, office parties, surprise parties, general family gatherings, celebration evenings, retirement, farewell, theme nights, charity events, valentine's, Halloween, bonfire night, Christmas, new year; anything.

What areas do you cover?

OTronics covers Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire and surrounding areas

What about prices?

As each function is unique, we offer a completely tailored service to make your event the best it can be. Whether it be a children's party through to the wedding of your dreams, contact us for an all inclusive price with no hidden extras. Price depends on location and timings.

Do you charge a deposit?

Most bookings are required to pay a non-refundable 25% deposit to secure the booking. The remaining 75% balance is to be paid at the event itself by cash or a cheque. We appreciate schools/PTAs and some charities may not be able to arrange a deposit. In this instance, we are happy for the full fee to be paid at the function.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes, we have our own Public Liability Insurance (PLI) policy with a limit of indemnity of 10 million. Proof of such documents can be shown on request.

What about Portable Appliance Tested (PAT) and Health & Safety?

All of our equipment is tested annually by a PAT inspector and visually checked regularly by ourselves. All equipment is connected to RCD power-breakers and surge protectors not just for our peace of mind, but guests/staff too. Each lighting effect that is fixed to our overhead truss system or ‘T’ bar is secured using a heavy-duty ‘G’ clamp. Any exposed cables or loose materials are held in place by strong gaffa tape. Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries regarding Health & Safety.

Are you Police Disclosure (DBS) Checked?

Yes. Proof of this can be provided for entertaining at young persons discos.

What if your equipment fails on the night?

We carry spares of virtually everything, including amplifier, mixer, CD players, microphones as well as the basics like bulbs and fuses. In the unlikely event of the main equipment failing, it only takes a minute or even seconds to switch to our backup equipment meaning your party can continue with minimal disruption.

How much audio power do you have?

For smaller events like Children's parties, we use two speakers which can produce 800 Watts RMS between them. This is the minimal level we use at all functions. For larger events, this is usually increased to 1.5KW by adding two more speakers. More audio power is available if needed. Each event is professionally judged on a case-by-case basis beforehand and mainly depends on:

a) Size of venue.
b) Number of guests at the function.

What kinds of music do you have?

We carry a wide variety of music comprising of thousands of tracks from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 2010s and present day songs. Most genres are covered and if we haven’t got it, we will be sure to find it.

Can we provide some of our own music on the night?

Absolutely, as long as songs are on a CD, Minidisc or vinyl record (33 RPM or 45 RPM). It is not uncommon for a client to request this. Please inform us at the booking stage if you would like us to use your own vinyl at the event.

Do you take song requests?

Yes, throughout the whole evening unless the client specifies otherwise. We will also adhere to Artistes/songs/genres you would NOT like to be played.

Will it be loud?

We will play at your desired level. If you think it is too loud, let us know - likewise if it is too quiet!

How much room does the disco take?

Usually a corner of a room or all/part of a stage if available. The set-up is deliberately flexible and we have been squeezed into the smallest spaces imaginable.

What type of power points do you need?

We need at least one standard 13 amp socket to operate.

The nearest power sockets are not near the stage or area we wish you to play, how much cable do you have?

We always carry plenty of spare extension cables and can plug into a generator if necessary (provided the generator has been installed correctly and is fit for purpose).

Can you set up outside?

Yes, but this is weather-permitting. It is always best to have a back-up plan, ie/ an inside venue just in case.

How many people will you bring with you?

No one - it is just Oliver setting up and entertaining at the event.

What time will you arrive?

This is mutually agreed by both parties in the booking stage and put in writing. We take approximately one and a half hours to set up and carry out sound/lighting checks. We are members of a vehicle breakdown recovery service, just in case.

How long will it take to pack up the equipment at the end of the evening?

Usually about forty minutes or less (including loading into our vehicle).

Do we need to provide you with food and drink

No, although it is greatly appreciated.

Can we attend one of your events and see you in action?

Attending one of our discos is a great way of understanding what makes us the number one choice. As most functions we do are private, it is not always possible for you to attend somebody else’s special day, however this varies on a event-by-event basis.  Please contact us for more details. Testimonials from past discos can be viewed here.

When should I book my event?

There is no limit - you can book your event as far in advance as you wish. We also take last minute bookings should you have been let down by anyone else, or if it literally is just a last minute party. 

What happens after we book you?

You will be sent a written copy of your event details to keep, confirmation letter, request form and Terms & Conditions form. This can be emailed or posted. The request form (if required), deposit and signed Terms & Conditions form are to be returned. This acts as confirmation of the booking. You will receive an additional confirmation telephone call or email approximately one week before the event.

Can you provide references?

We can arrange references. Please click here to contact us for more details.

How do we book you?

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