Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve done a lot of gigs over the years…..and we’ve been asked a lot of questions! Here are some of the more common ones. If there’s anything else you need to know, don’t be afraid…..contact us! Q. How much space do you need to perform in? A. With our smaller sound rig for around 100 guests we typically like an area measuring a minimum of 5mx3m. With our larger sound rig we need an additional square metre at the front of the stage area (either in front or to the side), and a table top for our sound engineer ideally placed towards the rear or side of the venue. We also need an area to put cases/bags etc, and somewhere for the band to sit whilst not performing. We’ve fitted in to all sorts of shapes and spaces so if you are unsure please call us to discuss. Q. How much power do you need? A. All our equipment operates from standard 240 volt AC outlets. With the smaller sound rig we would typically consume around 1kw (4 amps) with peaks of up to 2.5kw (10 amps). With the larger sound rig we would typically consume around 2kw (8 amps) with potential peaks of 5kw (20 amps). We require at least 2 x standard UK mains 13A outlets on the stage area, and with the larger rig another outlet by the sound desk. Q. Can I choose the songs you play? A. Our set list is usually prepared and rehearsed over winter ready for the spring and summer season, so generally the set is fixed. However, we are able to consider requests for a “first dance” and we have a good selection of “spare” songs that we can include if anything in the usual set is inappropriate for your event. Q. Do you need food and drink? A. Yes please. We are typically on site for at least 5 hours. Setting up, performing, and breaking down consumes a lot of calories so we are hungry and thristy. Usually if there is a buffet or BBQ at your event we join in with that. If you are not serving food for your guests please ensure you have made provision for the band. We like to eat either before the start of the performance, or in the first break. Please also there are plenty of soft drinks available for the band. There are 7 band members, and if you have chosen the larger sound rig there are also two crew members (i.e. 9 people). Q. How much parking space do you need? A. We all travel separately to gigs so there will be 7 cars. If you have booked the larger sound rig there will also be a small van. The equipment is heavy so we need to park as close as possible to the performance area whilst we unload and pack away. In between arriving and leaving we can park in a different location, but please ensure it is not too far away (we don’t want to walk half-way across town to a multi-storey!). Q. When do you need paying? A. We need a £100 deposit to secure your date (see the “bookings” page for details). The balance of payment is required prior to the start of the performance. This can either be in cash on the day of performance, or by direct transfer in advance (payment details supplied with your quotation). This is because after the performance, hosts have often had a few drinks and don’t want to break out from the party to deal with payments, or in the case of weddings have sometimes left the premises! For corporate clients please note we do not accept credit terms, but we can supply a printed invoice. Q. Are you insured? A. Yes. We are members of the Musicians Union and carry their standard public liability insurance of up to £10M for any one claim. If there is anything else you’d like to know please contact us!
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve done a lot of gigs over the years…..and we’ve been asked a lot of questions! Here are some of the more common ones. If there’s anything else you need to know, don’t be afraid…..contact us! Q. How much space do you need to perform in? A. With our smaller sound rig for around 100 guests we typically like an area measuring a minimum of 5mx3m. With our larger sound rig we need an additional square metre at the front of the stage area (either in front or to the side), and a table top for our sound engineer ideally placed towards the rear or side of the venue. We also need an area to put cases/bags etc, and somewhere for the band to sit whilst not performing. We’ve fitted in to all sorts of shapes and spaces so if you are unsure please call us to discuss. Q. How much power do you need? A. All our equipment operates from standard 240 volt AC outlets. With the smaller sound rig we would typically consume around 1kw (4 amps) with peaks of up to 2.5kw (10 amps). With the larger sound rig we would typically consume around 2kw (8 amps) with potential peaks of 5kw (20 amps). We require at least 2 x standard UK mains 13A outlets on the stage area, and with the larger rig another outlet by the sound desk. Q. Can I choose the songs you play? A. Our set list is usually prepared and rehearsed over winter ready for the spring and summer season, so generally the set is fixed. However, we are able to consider requests for a “first dance” and we have a good selection of “spare” songs that we can include if anything in the usual set is inappropriate for your event. Q. Do you need food and drink? A. Yes please. We are typically on site for at least 5 hours. Setting up, performing, and breaking down consumes a lot of calories so we are hungry and thristy. Usually if there is a buffet or BBQ at your event we join in with that. If you are not serving food for your guests please ensure you have made provision for the band. We like to eat either before the start of the performance, or in the first break. Please also there are plenty of soft drinks available for the band. There are 7 band members, and if you have chosen the larger sound rig there are also two crew members (i.e. 9 people). Q. How much parking space do you need? A. We all travel separately to gigs so there will be 7 cars. If you have booked the larger sound rig there will also be a small van. The equipment is heavy so we need to park as close as possible to the performance area whilst we unload and pack away. In between arriving and leaving we can park in a different location, but please ensure it is not too far away (we don’t want to walk half-way across town to a multi-storey!). Q. When do you need paying? A. We need a £100 deposit to secure your date (see the “bookings” page for details). The balance of payment is required prior to the start of the performance. This can either be in cash on the day of performance, or by direct transfer in advance (payment details supplied with your quotation). This is because after the performance, hosts have often had a few drinks and don’t want to break out from the party to deal with payments, or in the case of weddings have sometimes left the premises! For corporate clients please note we do not accept credit terms, but we can supply a printed invoice. Q. Are you insured? A. Yes. We are members of the Musicians Union and carry their standard public liability insurance of up to £10M for any one claim. If there is anything else you’d like to know please contact us!
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