With a passion for the nightclub scene and a love for the music being played each night Sierra dived into the disc jockey scene in January 2011. Sierra is no stranger to the Melbourne night life having worked throughout 2009/2010 as a promotional model in Melbourne's finest venues and coming direct from a strong background in modelling.
Sierra has performed at a number of functions throughout her disc jockey career and has the knowledge and experience to perform at any event. If you are interested in booking Sierra for your next event or private function you can contact Sierra directly at [email protected]
Have you ever had a bad experience when being served in a store that totally ruined your day? Have you ever thought ‘I could do a much better job than that person’ resulting in frustration? On your special day you want to avoid any relatable experiences and as a result you must keep in mind that choosing the right disc jockey for your function is ensuring you are selecting the right nanny, host, customer service provider, crowd controller and music specialist, all in one. Selecting the perfect disc jockey for your function is vital but can be extremely difficult – there are a number of disc jockeys throughout the world to select from, but which one is right for you?
Individuals can be unaware that disc jockeys widely differ in music style, personality and equipment – just like people differ in musical tastes and character. Below are my top tips to help guide you with finding the right disc jockey for your function.
Things to ask yourself:
What kind of occasion is it? What genre/s of music do I want played at my function?
How much am I willing to spend?
Do I require a disc jockey who can also perform as an emcee?
Things to ask the disc jockey:
Do they have a website?
Do they have examples of their previous work?
Do they have testimonies from previous clients?
Do they have an ABN (Australian business number)?
Do they have public liability insurance?
Do they have a PPCA license (license to operate as a mobile disc jockey within Australia)?
Do they have dependable equipment - including speakers, speaker stands, DJ mixing console (usually referred to as CDJs and DJMs), lighting and a microphone?
Do they have a reliable vehicle to travel to and from the function?
Do they charge extra for travel?
Do they take into account safety of others? Do they use duct tape to ensure all chords are not stray? Individuals can sometimes be unaware of where they are walking/running, loose chords are a potential trip hazard and can cause serious damage.
Do they take song requests?
Can they perform as an emcee for your event (if required)?
The above information and guiding questions will greatly help you choose the right disc jockey for your function. Take into account how they interact with you – are they outgoing and willing to go the extra mile? Are they efficient in getting back to you? Are they professional and helpful in their responses?
A disc jockey’s performance on the night will greatly reflect on what they do before the performance, therefore keep their proficiency in the back of your mind. If they are un-professional whilst conversing with you, chances are they will provide a second rate act at your function.
If you ever require any advice or assistance with choosing a disc jockey for your function please do not hesitate to contact me on 0423 586 310 or at [email protected] I am happy to help – after all, it is YOUR special day!
What is it like to be a female in a man’s world? It’s difficult. It’s frustrating. It’s tough. It is also a load of fun, sprinkled with mischief. For decades women have been fighting long and hard for the recognition and the success in what is known as a man’s world. But why?
Coming from a strong working background in modelling and currently working as a disc jockey, I have experienced an industry ruled by women in comparison to a male dominated industry. Both completely different (and exciting) industries with strong stigmas attached to them. Having lost numerous amounts of work in both industries due to the fact that I will not be treated like a piece of juicy, delicious steak (mmm…steak!) I am one of the women fighting for equality between the sexes.
Being a woman is invigorating. We are able to change our nails, make-up and hair colour (I’m currently purple) on a daily basis. But being a female in a male dominated world is difficult, especially in the music industry. Only 10% of performers at music festivals around the world are female. Being a female disc jockey I feel that despite pumping out great mixes and working every single day, the recognition from booking agents, promoters and venue managers/owners remains elusive.
So why is it that female disc jockeys get the short end of the stick? Why do we fail to break the top ten lists of any kind (besides an all-female disc jockey list)? Sadly this is due to the fact that the female disc jockey world is viewed very poorly by society. Civilization views a female disc jockey as someone who is admired for their looks more so than skills, uses the wretched auto sync button and seduces her way to the top. Being a female disc jockey myself (who has endured these labels numerous times), it is extremely disheartening to see these humiliating labels attached to such wonderful and talented females.
Before I started my career I spent months saving up to buy my beloved CDJ 350s and DJM 350 (which I still use), spent months learning how to mix properly (and shed many tears!) and have spent years developing my business. The dedication, motivation and perseverance has mentally and physically drained me but it has been completely worth it.
Females can’t drive. Females can’t DJ. Females should be in the kitchen cooking our dinner. Well poo to that! To all the males and females out there who label each other and associate genders with generalisations, change your mindset now! We are all human beings with immense potential to change the world and make the world a better place. Starting from now, let’s all make the world a better place by shying away from these sweeping statements and treating each other equally. Let’s show the world what we can do as a team, co-operating together to create the beautiful utopia we all deserve.
I am offering lessons for those who would like to learn to DJ or existing DJs looking to brush up on their DJ skills. All equipment is provided and you will be taught in a safe and comfortable environment.
- Song structure
- Equipment set up/pack up
- Different equipment types
- Adding effects to your mixes
- Where to purchase music
Email me for more infomation at [email protected]