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 £50 for every hour before 6pm.
How long does it take the band to set up?
We take an hour to set up and sound check. Lifts or stairs may increase load in time.
How long will the band play for?
Our standard set times are 2 x 45 minutes which we find is the perfect amount of time to have a band playing. If you need longer sets, we do offer 3 x 40 minute sets or 2 x 60 minute sets for an extra £250.
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 it's often best to start the band at around 9pm but this is purely a guide. We also find it's best to serve the buffet during the band breaks or before the band start.
Does the band provide music between and before sets?
Yes, we're happy to provide music via an iPod between sets. We have a fixed playlist on our ipod but If you have particular songs in mind, you're also welcome to create your own iPod playlists which can be played through the PA system.
Will the band require refreshments?
We request that the band is provided with soft drinks throughout our stay at the venue. We also request food for 4 members of the band. This doesn't have to be to the same standard as your guests meal, just something before we play to keep energy levels up. We often leave for the gig at mid-afternoon and won't arrive home unitl the early hours so some hot food is always highly appreciated.
Can I come and watch the band play live before I book?
We do understand that it's nice to watch the band live before you book but unfortunately the mesh band don't play any public gigs at all. Hopefully the reviews and testimonials will give you peace of mind that we are completely professional, experienced in every type of event and very accomodating.
Does the band provide their own PA system / Lighting equipment?
Yes, we are compeltely self-contained so you don't need to worry about a thing. We use a top class Electro-Voice 4k PA system with access to larger systems for events over 600 people. Our lighting rig is a 4 meter wide raised truss with light to sound scanners and par 56 stage lighting.
Do we need to hire a raised 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 accomodating when it comes to space and can fit into just about any room or marquee. For weddings and events in larger rooms, we request 5 meters in width and 3 meters in depth.
What are the minimum power requirments?
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 approximatly 5kw and a single 16amp power supply is not sufficient.
Is the band PAT tested with adequate public liability insurance (PLI)?
Yes, if the venue requires a certificate, please contact us and we'll forward you copy .
How do I confirm a booking?
If you've requested a quote and would like to go ahead with the booking, we'll need your full address and contact details along with the venue address. We'll then email over a contract with full terms and conditions included. This will then need to be signed and returned to confirm the booking. A deposit of approximately 20% will also be required, this is payable by BACS or Cheque. An invoice with payment details will be included with the contract.
Are their any hidden fees such as VAT?
No, we do not curently charge VAT