Erica has been serving the entertainment and event industry for over 25 years as a harpist, band manager, singer, pianist and DJ. This is her full-time job and she takes performances and my clients very seriously.
In this business, the old saying, "You get what you pay for" is absolutely true! There are more amateur DJs and musicians out there than you can imagine. They will charge low rates because they are typically a lot less experienced or a hobby musician. In addition, the quality of equipment and instruments they use is usually below industry standard.
Professional, high-end sound equipment and instruments are very expensive (as much a nice new car!). We only use high-end quality professional grade sound equipment and also carry back-up systems to all of our events. Erica also has liability insurance as well as separate instrument and equipment insurance. Erica also drives a new and maintained vehicle so she never break down or have any excuse to be delayed. She has a reputation to arrive hours before any event in order to be prompt and prepared.
When you have a very important special event such as a wedding or corporate function and want to receive nothing less than exceptional entertainment service, then always go with a professional.
Having a peace of mind knowing that you're working with an experienced professional is priceless!
Knowing how to read a crowd and play the right music for your audience is a skill that takes years and years to learn through trial and error. It can not be taught. To compliment knowing how to read a crowd, a DJ or musician must also have the right type of music to play for you and your guests. Music knowledge and being able to mix and perform all styles and eras of music seamlessly is what makes a great professional.
Erica spends time curating a song list for you and a working timeline from the beginning. There are neverany additional fees for travel or overtime.
Day rates are $1500
Ask about a special discount as an add-on to any harp or Stringpop Ensemble performance.