Partytime Music's Eight Rules


RULE # 1

We understand that we are hired to provide music services to meet and exceed your expectations, satisfy your tastes, and make your party a success. You expect professionalism, and thats what you get. You expect great sound, and thats what you get. And you expect fair and competitive pricing .... and thats what you get.

RULE # 2

We understand that at a wedding, the party is ALWAYS where the bride and groom are, and therefore we ask for, and cater to, the tastes, wishes, and direction of the bride and groom.

RULE # 3

We understand that we are tasked with keeping your guests happy, and that means each having fun in their own way. Not every guest will like every song, in fact some will immediately complain to the DJ that the music is not to their liking, walking through a packed dancefloor to do so. We will politely take all critisism, but keep the music suited to all guests at all times.

RULE # 4

We understand that a packed dancefloor will eventually empty as your guests get tired or thirsty. When that happens, we promise to change up the music until new dancers take the floor.... and that we will ALWAYS try to fade out and change up any songs that are not working for any reason.

RULE # 5

We understand that our Clients expect us to be more than human iPods. We are expected to know a significant amount of musical knowledge, know how to read a crowd, and know how to keep a dancefloor full.

RULE # 6

We understand that our Clients expect us to be on time, to be prepared to spend the contracted time providing the finest service possible, to avoid consuming alcohol, be well dressed, and to interact with your guests kindly and professionally.

RULE # 7

We understand that our sound systems must be top quality, our music be crystal clear, and our voice is to be used only as much as required to meet the wishes of our Client. We will never be rude, sarcastic, or overbearing on the microphone. It is, and always will be, about the music.

RULE # 8

We understand that the little things we do will make the biggest difference.


"Saying Partytime is "different" than other DJ's out there is a bold statement, but I personally believe strongly in it ... and wouldn't if I did not believe I bring a fresh new approach to this business for our Clients.

I thought hard about what matters to people looking for professional DJ's, and then built Partytime based on our "8 Rules For Our Clients Happiness".  They are my guidelines for conducting my business, and you can expect that I follow them to the letter.

I follow that with "experience".  I wholeheartedly believe it is our experience and knowledge of music, sound equipment, and understanding how to read a crowd, which sets Partytime Music apart from the competition.  Add to this that I believe in only using the best leading technology equipment, the most respected music reproduction software in the business, and the highest quality music available.

I believe that many people develop a keen sense of comfort and trust in the person they choose to provide services for such special days ... so I intentionally keep Partytime Music as a small operation.  Sending a DJ to your party that I don't have 100% confidence in after I earn your trust, just does not cut it with me.

Finally, as Rule number 8 states ... I truly believe it is the "little things we do" which make all the difference.  For example, moments before the first dance at a recent wedding, I chose to tear down and relocate the sound system at a reception because the table next to the speakers turned out to be the grand-parents.  The hand shake I received from the brides grandfather afterwards told me it was just the right thing to do.

Please let me show you why I believe Partytime Music Services, is truly that different!!" 


Terry McKone, Owner/Operator

Experience is Everything

Today, digital music is everywhere, and becoming easier to get every day. Unfortunately, this ease of obtaining music, often illegally, has also resulted in many people branding themselves disc jockeys and playing their iPods through a rented PA system. While this is perfectly suited to small informal parties at home, a professional disc jockey knows there is much more to a successful night than just playing music. Just ask a bride who had a friend play their iPod for her wedding reception.

Partytime Music is owned and operated by Terry McKone, an area musician with over 30 years of performing music for every imaginable type of party. Starting in a county music band at age 16, through to playing on such incredible stages as the former Lulu's bar in a Tragically Hip tribute band, Terry has developed a keen sense of what people want from an Entertainer. In fact, Partytime Music Services started as a result of an increasing number of clients asking Terry to play recorded music at functions too small to afford live music. Today, Partytime Music Services has even been asked to provide the music for the weddings of children of his previously satisfied customers.

Well OK, "Experience is Everything" ... But So Is Great Sound Equipment

We utilize computerized digital music reproduction, played through one of the most amazing sound systems ever produced, by one of the world's most dynamic sound system companies... BOSE. The L1 tower is a compact, 6 foot high tower, designed to throw crystal clear sound at equal volume all around a room. Taking up no more than 2 feet of space, this speaker not only sound amazing, but is inconspicuous as well. No more gaudy speakers placed around your tastefully decorated reception. For larger parties, we have arena size sound systems by QSC available to make sure the dancers FEEL the beat!! If our clients want lighting, we include our standard system of colored and moving moving lights at no additional cost. For larger parties, we use the services of PM Lighting of Stratford, featuring eye-popping lights, lasers, and strobes. We will ensure all lighting is tasteful, to enhance any party. The choice is yours.


Yes, Great Equipment Can Break Down Too, Then What?

For all our functions back-up equipment is available should the need arise. Because we use only high-quality, professional equipment this is hardly ever the case. However, we take pride in each and every event, so we never take the chance of having a technical malfunction.

Its Those Little Extra`s We Do

So you like what you hear so far, right. But let us tell you what else you get for our low price.

Lets start with request notes and pencils placed onto your guests tables, because you know that their song choices are important to the success of your celebration.

While we are talking about keeping your guests happy, please know that we will come in well ahead of your guests to set up. We know that our carrying in equipment during your dinner is not cool, so relax knowing we will be set up and tested well before the first dance.

Need a microphone for speeches, no problem, we provide up to two wireless microphones for your use.  Lapel wireless mics, got 'em!! Wireless speakers set up in the back of a large room to be sure everybody hears your toasts and speeches?  Got it.  Need a projector? Want that projector wired up to our sound system for your slideshow? No problem, we can offer that at no extra cost.

We are not shy on the microphone either, and we will be pleased to offer whatever vocal services are required, from introductions of the wedding party, to any special announcements needed throughout the night. Perhaps even more important, we know when to shut up and play music too!! Ask anyone who has been to a party when the DJ is overbearing on the microphone if they had a great time dancing. Not likely.

What About Your Music

We are proud to be one of the first disc jockeys in the area to convert all music to a computerized playback system, utilizing the leader in this field ... Virtual DJ. This ensures "skip-free" music, at the highest possible bit-rate. This means all your guests requests are search-able with a few key strokes, and can be added to a playlist based on matching the songs beats to whatever currently has the dance-floor grooving!!

We carry an extensive collection of music to every event and will cater to all age groups. From the classic “oldies” to the latest hits of today, we’ve got the music to keep your party rocking! We update our music twice a month to stay current with today's hottest music too. If there is the odd chance that we do not have a song with us, and it would be suitable for your event, we can access most any song ever recorded through the unique "NetSearch" feature of the Virtual DJ platform, in seconds.