What information does the band need to provide a quotation?
To provide an accurate quotation we like to have the following :
The date of your event.
The location of the venue.
Any special requirements you may have.
All information provided will be treated in confidence.
How do I book the band?
When you have decided to book the band a contract will be prepared and two copies sent to you. You would then sign and return one copy of the contract in the SAE provided together with your deposit (typically 20% of our fee) via cheque or bank transfer, for which a receipt will be given. The remaining balance of our fee would then be payable in cash on the day of your event.
If you would like to view a copy of our contract terms and conditions before deciding whether to proceed with your booking, we would be very happy to provide you with a copy.
How much time does the band need to set-up, sound check, & de-rig?
It takes around one hour to complete our set up, though this is dependent on the access to our stage area and nature of the event. A full band sound check usually takes approximately 5-10 minutes. Our de-rig time is around 45 minutes. When not performing we are always as discreet as possible.
Does the band provide background music?
If you are not intending to hire a separate DJ to work alongside us, also included within our fee is the use of our PA & lighting rig throughout your event when we are not performing. We do not provide a DJ service as such, but would play background music which is in keeping with your event. We have a number of playlists with music from the '60's to the present day. If you would like us to play your own music we would be very happy to do so. Many of our clients provide their own playlists on an iPod, laptop etc, which we connect to our mixing desk. Our sound engineer would manage the equipment, so all you need do is relax and enjoy the music!
Do I need to provide the band with food and drinks?
We are always grateful when refreshments are provided - we've been treated very well over the years! However, we would not expect you to provide them if this is not agreed in advance of your event. For further information, or if you have any other questions, please contact us via email at: [email protected]
How long does the band play for?
We typically perform 2 x 1 hour sets but will perform 3 x 40 minute sets if requested.
How much room does the band need?
We can fit into a space 5 metres wide x 3 metres deep, though we do prefer a larger area if available. An ideal stage area is around 6 metres wide x 4 metres deep. We can also fit into corner spaces provided the area is a minimum of 5 metres wide and 3 metres deep at its centre-point. We do not require an elevated stage and often perform 'on-the-floor'.
For an 8-piece band, you might be surprised at the spaces we can fit into!
Does the band hold public liability insurance?
We are fully indemnified for damage, loss, or injury to a value of £5,000,000. A copy of our policy may be viewed upon request.
Does the band hold PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) certification?
All of our electrical equipment is maintained and tested in accordance to legislation governed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A copy of our current PAT Certificate of Conformity may be viewed upon request.