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Frequently Asked Questions

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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. Please be aware that us loading gear in and sound checking is quite intrusive so if your wedding is all in one room, it may be worth talking to us about setting up earlier. 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. If your wedding is running late, we will still need the allotted time to set up but will of course try our best to do this as quick as we can.

How long will the band play for?

Our standard package is 2 x 45min live sets. However this can be extended to 2 x 1 hour or 3 x 45mins in the evening.

NB – The band’s finish time is 12 mid night unless otherwise agreed.
We can not upgrade the set lengths on the night, this must be done at least 1 week before your event.

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 is your break?

Our break is normally around 30-45 mins, depending on when evening food is served etc… This is totally flexible, many times we have had no break and pushed our sets together because of an event running late.

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What time should the band start playing?

Normally we would start playing straight after the first dance. This is a good way to kick things off as the crowd will already be on the dance floor and it works well. Totally flexible of course!

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!

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