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  1. How long will the band play for?

  2. How long are the breaks between their sets?

  3. Will the band provide music (on CD/MD) during these breaks?

  4. How long have you been in this business?

  5. Do you have any references?

  6. Will we need a Disc Jockey to keep the guests dancing during the bands break?

  7. How much will a good function band cost?

  8. We would like a live band, but our budget will not stretch to a 4 piece.  What do you suggest?

  9. Will we benefit from booking a Disc Jockey alongside the trio / duo?

  10. How will we know what the bands play list includes?

  11. How do we pay the band and will you require a deposit?

  12. What happens if we have to cancel?

 

  1. How long will the band play for?

On average 2 sets of 45 minutes duration.  Please note that our top bands are capable of up to two and a half hours in total, including breaks.          <Back to top>

  1. How long are the breaks between their sets?

Between 15 and 30 minutes.          <Back to top>

  1. Will the band provide music (on CD/MD) during these breaks?

YES.           <Back to top>

  1. How long have you been in this business?

Over 25 years !          <Back to top>

  1. Do you have any references?

YES.  They are available upon request together with clients and a list of noteworthy venues with whom we are proud to be associated.          <Back to top>

  1. Will we need a Disc Jockey to keep the guests dancing during the bands break?

This is a matter of personal choice.  Some guests will appreciate the breaks when conversation is more pleasant, however you may prefer to celebrate and party all night long.  A live band and Disc Jockey working together can create a wonderful party atmosphere and there is no reason why the disc jockey could not play a "dinner" set whilst the guests enjoy a buffet.          <Back to top>

  1. How much will a good function band cost?

Assuming a 4 hour evening with a 4 piece band, from 600 to 1,200.          <Back to top>

  1. We would like a live band, but our budget will not stretch to a 4 piece.  What do you suggest?

Trio's and Duo's through todays technology can produce a sound which is almost identical to a 4 piece.  Fees start from around 350 for a Duo and 450 for a Trio.          <Back to top>

  1. Will we benefit from booking a Disc Jockey alongside the trio / duo?

Again a matter of personal choice.  A trio and a Disc Jockey is without doubt an excellent combination and can work really well together.  However some of our clients prefer the natural breaks which a live music format will give you.          <Back to top>

  1. How will we know what the bands play list includes?

We will match a band to your musical requirements, via our database.  On the night they will use their experience to judge which songs in their repertoire will best ensure a successful night.          <Back to top>

  1. How do we pay the band and will you require a deposit?

A deposit is paid by cheque on returning one of our signed contracts and the balance of the fee is paid in cash to the band on their arrival.  With reference to the cash payment and for your convenience, many of our clients choose to pay the outstanding balance by cheque 14 days in advance.          <Back to top>

  1. What happens if we have to cancel?

Like any other business we will retain the original deposit.  However in the case of the outstanding balance we would draw your attention to the cancellation clause on our contracts.  If the booking is cancelled within 60 days of the event, the outstanding balance will be sought.          <Back to top>

 

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