The biggest factor in planning a great event is making sure you hire professionals. At Koko Brothers we have over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry and when we tell you we have seen it all…trust me….we have. In fact Lou and I often say we should write a book about our experiences. In this blog I would like to share two stories from the past couple of weeks to help you understand the value in working with true professionals.
The first story is one of the more extreme examples and is very unfortunate. Koko Brothers were hired to provide lighting and sound for an event in Queens, New York.
We have worked with this client before and we were all looking forward to another great event together. The venue the client selected for a fund raiser was a catering hall and the owner assured them all of the details would be taken care of and things would go smooth. As it turned out things were anything but smooth. Just 15 minutes into the event NYPD showed up and stated that the owner did not have the correct liquor license to hold such an event. Since he was not present to prove otherwise and would not answer any phone calls the event was cancelled on the spot by the police department. The lesson here is sometimes what you see is not necessarily what you get. Ask the important questions in advance, get it in writing and don’t always think the best price is the best value. Needless to say we were all disappointed and it was a night that was ruined by a vendor who was not qualified.
In contrast I would like to share some insight on an event we were hired to DJ this past Saturday night for Network Building and Consulting LLC. held at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaraunt located in Baltimore Maryland. This was an example of how a professional delivers service and quality. We arrived at 4:30 for the 6:30 event to find the management giving a briefing on all of the details for the evening. Not only did management go over the timeline with the entire staff, they stated and I quote, “Network Building chose to be here again this year and we have to deliver the best meal and service they have ever experienced.” This level of service is exactly what you should look for in all vendors you hire. While you as the client don’t often get to see the behind the scenes details and time before your event, this is one of the key reasons Koko Brothers always set up extra early for every event. Arriving early gives us invaluable time to compare notes with other vendors and is another element to ensure success. As you would imagine the night was perfect and the staff delivered the “aloha” spirit for a truly great corporate holiday celebration and as always, Koko Brothers delivered on the dance floor.
If you have any questions about hiring the right professional please feel free to contact us anytime. As Entertainment professionals we can not only deliver the perfect entertainment but also help guide you to avoid some very common mistakes in planning your event.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Koko Brothers Entertainment