My name Is Liz Valles and I am the lead singer and manager for the band. I have more than 13 years of working with clients, event planners, venue and corporate event coordinators. Deja Blu is the perfect band for your private party. You won’t find anyone more helpful when planning the entertainment for your private party – I guarantee it!
Some of the questions that are most often asked about Deja Blu by people who are planning a private event:
Q: Where are you based?
A: We are based in Denver, Colorado.
Q: Who will I be working with?
A: You will not be handed off to an agent! You will work directly me. I am the manager and lead singer. Previous to starting the band, I years in the corporate world as an financial analyst and controller. My background is in marketing and accounting. I am extremely organized, great at communication and very easy to work with. The reviews say it all –
“She was just great to work with! Liz went out of her way to make the process easy; she met with us to discuss our needs, was responsive to calls and emails, wrote out a timeline for the entire wedding & helped keep the reception flowing.”
Q: How many members are in the band?
A: Our core group consists of 5 members- 2 lead singers (male & female), keyboards, lead guitar, bass guitar and drums. All band members sing lead and backup vocals. We can offer the band as a 6 piece as well with the addition of Dave Camp on sax , flute and clarinet. Dave really adds the sizzle and spice. If you are looking for a bigger sound, just ask. We can easily add additional horns or acoustic guitar for more of an Colorado Country/Rock acoustic rock sound.
Q: Can we use your sound system and wireless mic for our announcements?
A: Of course!
Q: Do you have liability insurance?
A: We have a $2 Million dollar policy with Marsh Insurance.
Q: What does the client have to provide?
A: House parties always require a bit more logistics. We can play inside if your house is large enough. We ask for two separate power outlets of 20 AMPS each. We need solid ground and coverage from the elements (if outdoors) and for our 6 piece band – a 16 x 20 stage area or performance area. I will always ask to do a walk through days before to ensure that the load in and set up goes smoothly.
Q: How many breaks do you normally take?
A: We build our breaks around the timeline for your event. Normally, we will need a short break after 60-90 minutes.
Q: Will the band learn special requests? Can I pick the music you play?
A: Yes! Don’t see your favorite song on our play list? Just ask! We gladly take requests. We have over 200 songs on our play list and it continues to grow. We want to play the songs YOU want to hear, so we ask that you please pick your favorites songs and don’t forget to include song you DON’T want us to play? Please keep in mind – 10-13 songs/hour. So an entire night is usually around 30-35 songs.
Q: Do you provide a sound system or do I?
A: We are 100% self-contained and own our top of the line QSC PA System, two trees of professional LED lights. We also have a smaller, powered Mackie PA that can be used for a variety of things such as solo, duo performers or used for IPod music in a different location than the main PA We work with a full time sound man who will be there the entire night.
Q: What do you play during breaks?
A: Our sound man will play our iPod with your preselected break music.
Q: What is your price?
A: Since we are independently managed and we are not an agency, our prices are extremely reasonable. We offer various packages that can be customized with options to fit your ideas and your budget. Pricing is based on factors such as the number of hours requested for live music, the venue location, load in & set up logistics, number of guests, fuel & travel time, We offer discounted rates for Winter Season (November-April).
Q: How do we book our date with you?
A: A signed contract from us with a 50% retainer will secure your date with us. The balance will be due two weeks before your event.
Q: Is it possible to meet you in person to discuss my event?
A: Of course! If you live in the Denver Metro area, I will be more than happy to meet you for coffee or lunch. I can arrange a SKYPE or FaceTime session if you are out of state and it is not convenient for you. I offer a ½ hour free consultation and can provide lots of valuable advice and suggestions that can make your night unforgettable! I have been working with engaged couples, event planners and folks just looking to throw an amazing private party. I’ve seen it all!
Q: Is it possible to see you perform live?
The majority of our events are private or invitation only. Just as I am sure you would not want me inviting complete strangers to your event, it would not be appropriate for me to invite you into somebody else’s private event. I am proud to have so many previous clients send in 5-star reviews. I invite you to spend time on the over 100 5-star reviews we have received. They speak tons!
We do however, play a live show-case every January at Nissi’s in Lafayette and we play plenty of outdoor summer concerts. I am very proud of our live audio and video demos! No post editing here, pro-tools or using backing tracks. 100% talent and loads of fun!
Tell us about your upcoming special event, request more information and get pricing using our online form.