FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES A PERFORMANCE INVOLVE?
We will normally perform 2 x 1 hour sets, but any set times can be catered for.
These timings are of course approximate, and we always adapt to how the evening is progressing. In between these sets the band will normally break for between 15 and 30 minutes. We can provide recorded music for inbetween these sets or you can give us your own music to be played.
WHAT IF I WANT MORE MUSIC?
We can also provide a manned DJ for after our performance, and also a variety of live background music for earlier in your event
HOW DOES THE BAND SET UP?
We normally allow 60 -90 mins to set up the band, less time may be needed for a jazz or swing performance. For a normal sized venue we will not normally do a noisy "soundcheck" but might do a discreet tune to check everything is working perfectly. If the venue unusual, or if an early setup is required please let us know when booking.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED?
The band has all its own sound equipment and stage lighting. All we require from a venue is a normal 13 amp power socket.
Our PA system is a 2000+ watt Mackie system suitable for audiences of up to 400 people. We also use state of the art Bose PA for more intimate and medium scale performances.
Our lighting rig consists of triclour LED Par cans and tri colour floods with sound to light.
If you are providing staging we need a space at least 5m/3m for our 5 piece band
HOW TO BOOK THE BAND
First of all get in contact and discuss you requirements. If you then want to make a booking we ask that you fill in a booking form and return it to us with a 20 % deposit to confirm the booking.
WHEN TO BOOK THE BAND
Popular dates do get booked up long in advance. Try to book the band as early as you are able. We normally take bookings about 6-12 months in advance. If we are already booked we may be able to put you in touch with other bands who we can recommend.
HOW MUCH DO WE CHARGE?
Our fee for any event will depend upon performance and setup times, as well as location and of course band size. Please get in contact and we will work out a price for you. Try to give us as much infomation as possible so we can make a quote as accurate as possible.
ANY OTHER EXPENSES?
We do not currently charge VAT. All our quotes are normally inclusive of travel, although in the case of overseas performances or other complicated travel arrangements these may be costed for separately. For a standard evening performance the artists will normally be provided with a meal and drinks, and be given a secure room to store equipment, get changed etc. Parking charges should also be covered by the client.
WANT TO BOOK US?
To make a booking please get in contact for an initial informal discussion of your requirements.
Email or phone by accessing the links at the bottom of the page or download a booking form.