How many songs will the band learn especially for me?
While we guarantee to listen to requests to learn your first dance, we're so busy that we can't promise to add any more new songs to our set other than this. It takes hours of practice to learn and polish a new song to the high standard that we set ourselves and we'd rather not let you or ourselves down by doing a less than perfect job. We hope you understand.
How long do you take to set up?
We need about an hour to set up, check everything is sounding perfect and get changed into our stage clothes.
Do you provide a DJ?
We don’t bring along a separate DJ, extremely few bands do, however we do provide a complimentary disco playlist service for between our live sets. This works really well, you’ll have party music playing at all times even when the band isn’t on stage for the hardcore dancefloor-huggers! We find the vast majority of our clients therefore don’t feel the need to incur the added cost of hiring a separate DJ for the night
How much do you charge?
You can get an instant quote by clicking the button at the top right hand side of our home page. The fee will appear as if by magic right in front of you. You'll also get a follow up email to confirm the price. If we're available and you're happy with the price, get back in touch with our management team at Hireaband to secure the date. It's very much first come first served, so if we're available, don't hesitate.
Do you provide all your own equipment?
Yes, absolutely. All we need is a clear area in which to set up and a power supply.
How loud will you be?
Volume is at your discretion. Bear in mind that to get a good atmosphere, a reasonable level of volume is required but we don't like too loud any more than you do.
What do you wear?
We’ll always dress appropriately for weddings and corporate events, with shirts and in many cases ties. We’re naturally more casual for club gigs.
Are you insured?
Yes we are, we have ample Public Liability Insurance. Our manager will send your venue any certification that's required.
Can we see you play live before we book you?
If possible, yes. We play at a lot of weddings and private events which are not suitable, but we occasionally play in city centre venues in Newcastle and Durham. On top of that we do the occasional showcase with Hire A Band or private showcases at rehearsal rooms. Showcases will be announced on our news page.
Can my Aunt Brenda join you for a song?
Yes, as long as we know in advance and she's not under the influence on the night.
What happens if one of the band is ill on the day of my event?
We have a network of fellow musicians that we can call on to stand in on the extremely rare occasion one of the band is ill. On top of that, we're also represented by the UK's largest entertainment agency network. They have access to hundreds of wedding bands even at the very last minute. However, we've never missed a gig yet.
How far will you travel?
We regularly perform all over the country, so distance really is no object but we will require an additional fee for travel and may need bed and breakfast arranged for us. Just pop your venue postcode onto the form when you make an enquiry and you’ll receive a fully-inclusive accurate quote to the doorstep.
Will we need to feed you?
It would be nice, but it’s entirely at your discretion unless we're travelling a long distance to get to you or yours is a corporate event and we need to sound check some time before we perform. Our manager will advise on any requirements.
Will you be able to do my first dance?
Given enough notice, yes. It takes a while for us to rehearse a song to the high standards that we set ourselves. If you can give us at least 8 weeks notice, that should be fine.
Can we choose every song you'll play at our wedding?
While we're always happy to play your favourites we don't recommend selecting every song. Over the years we've learned how to fill a dance floor every time. We do that by "reading" the audience and playing what we know will give everyone a chance to dance to songs they love. We need that flexibility to do our best for you, so relax and leave it to us.
How long do you perform for?
A standard wedding booking will see us play 2 x 60 minute live sets between 8pm and midnight. We can play past midnight and on some occasions set up early, but this does incur an additional fee. For non wedding bookings, we'll be happy to discuss your schedule with you.