Frequently Asked Questions
Some common questions you may have
What time will the band arrive?
We will usually arrive and set-up from 6pm onwards. For Weddings, this means we’re ready to set up as soon as the wedding breakfast and speeches are finished. With corporate and charity events, we will always set up and sound check before guests arrive. If you require the band to set up earlier in the day, there is an additional fee of £40 for every hour before 6pm.
How long does it take the band to set up?
We take an hour and a half to set up and sound check. Lifts or stairs may increase load in time.
How long will the band play for?
We are very flexible with our sets and we offer a wide variety of set lengths for Evening and Afternoon entertainment.
Please note that the band’s finish time is 12am unless otherwise agreed.
We can not extend our live sets on the night.
Overtime past mid night is charged at £70/hour. Please Note – This additional time will not increase the live sets. This time is for additional DJ time.
How long are the intervals?
We request intervals of at least 15 minutes but this can be longer to suit your requirements on the day
What time should the band start playing?
This is completely up to you and your schedule on the day. We find in most cases we start the DJ set at 7.30pm with the first dance followed directly by the first set at 8.30pm however this is only a guide. We also find it’s best to serve the buffet during the band breaks or before the band start. Again this is completely flexible.
Does the band provide music between and before sets?
Yes, We offer a complimentary Dj Service. This is played through our Newmark IDJ system. Requests are encouraged!
Will the band require refreshments?
We request that the band is provided with soft drinks throughout our stay at the venue. Most clients will set up a soft drink tab behind the bar under ‘BAND’. Regarding food, for an evening performance, we are happy to grab a plate from the evening food. For all day packages, we do require a meal in the day.
Can I come and watch the band play live before I book?
Unfortunately we do not play public shows as all of our work is private, however, we do have lots of live unedited videos and audio on our website and YouTube.
Do you do requests and first dances?
We will learn your first dance if you require this to be played live by ourselves which adds a special touch to your song. Unfortunately, we are unable to learn any other requests due to the amount of events we play a year. However, we can assure you that our song list has never failed to get the dance floor full. It contains a huge range of music for every taste.
Can we choose all of the songs you play?
We have set lists we work from at our events. These are tried and tested set lists that have been honed over the last 9 years. We also change this around live to ensure the audience are enjoying the style/genre of music we are playing. If our clients wish to have an input, we suggest requesting our song list and selecting up to 5 of your favourites to be included in our sets. Our aim is to get your guests up dancing and having a great time!
Do you offer discounts on afternoon and evening sets?
Yes we do, we can offer a package for your event where we can play background music for your guests, as well as the main evening entertainment for a discounted price. If you have booked another wedding band for any part of your day, we will still be happy to be your afternoon or evening wedding/party entertainment.
Do you just play weddings?
Not at all, we call ourselves a wedding band, however, we have played for Bentley, Audi & BMW and also played to the Army Bases in Brunssum, Holland and Frankfurt, Germany. We can provide top class entertainment for any occasion.
Does the band provide their own PA system / Lighting equipment?
Yes, we are completely self-contained so you don’t need to worry about a thing. We use a top class Yamaha PA system with access to larger systems for events over 600 people. We also provide a full lighting rig.
Do we need to hire a stage?
No, a stage is always a great addition to a performance but is not a requirement.
How much space do you require?
We are very accommodating when it comes to space and can fit into just about any room or marquee. For weddings and events in larger rooms, we request at least 5 meters in width and 2 meters in depth.
What are the minimum power requirements?
We require at least 2 independent 13 amp sockets. If your marquee company has requested details, please advise that our PA system and lighting use approximately 2.5kw and a single 16amp power supply is not sufficient.
Is the band’s equipment PAT tested and Insured?
Yes, if the venue requires a certificate, please contact us and we’ll forward you copy.
We also have public Liability insurance worth £10,000,000.00.
How do I confirm a booking?
Let us know which package you wish to book and we will email over your booking contract with deposit details. As soon as we receive your signed paperwork and deposit we will email over a confirmation and see you on your big day!