You can check availability straight away or request a quote using this form. Otherwise, give us a call and we can answer any of your queries, absolutely no obligation. Live music is our job, so we're happy to help.
Calder & Dan
Calder - 07709737459 / Dan - 07834151240
Most people don't book a band very often. We've put together some frequently asked questions to make the whole process easier for you
HOW DO WE KNOW YOU'LL ACTUALLY TURN UP?
Surprisingly this is one of the most common concerns for wedding clients in particular. Our bookings are contracted through the Musician's Union. Our terms and conditions are availableon request. This is our profession and two of us have small children to feed and we all have a professional reputation to uphold. We have never cancelled a contracted booking in over a decade working in this or other acts. Also, none of us are Liam Gallagher.
HOW LONG DO YOU PLAY FOR?
The standard industry set lengths are 2x45 mins or 2 x 60 mins. Our sets are 2 x 60 minutes but we can split this into 3x 40 mins or 1x 30 mins and 1 x 90 mins to suit your specific itinerary.
DO YOU PROVIDE BACKGROUND MUSIC
We can offer a Full DJ Service as part of your package or you can simply plug in a divide to our P.A. system with your own playlist.
DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?
We require a £200 Booking Fee and Deposit. The remainder of the balance is due at the time of the event and is payable in cash or Bank Transfer.
CAN WE CHOOSE THE SONGS YOU WILL PLAY?
Our Set List is tailored to suit your requirements. First of all you can tell us any songs on our repertoire that you do not like. You can then pick songs from our list that you particularly want us to play on the night. It's best to leave us to complete the rest of the set list with what we know works. If you have specific song requests then we will learn one within the price and any extras will incur a small charge, simply because we don't have enough time to learn and rehearse songs for every single client. It would take up our whole lives!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO SET UP?
Our standard arrival time is 6pm and we need roughly a minimum of one hour to set up and sound check.
WHAT IF YOU ARE SOUND-CHECKING WHEN WE HAVE THE SPEECHES TAKING PLACE IN THE NEXT ROOM?
Setting up a band does not have to mean hours of noisy guitars and drums and people saying "one-two testing" on the microphone. As a function band we are well experienced at setting up discreetly. This is part of our job. We will enter the room at a time that is convenient. We will set up silently and only turn on amps and hit the drums when the time is right to do so. When we do turn on you can expect each instrument to be tested and then we will play half a song as a band, followed by half a song again after any adjustments. This is usually all we need to be ready to perform. If you need us to stop for any reason we will oblige immediately. It is your responsibility to allow us time to set up and sound check, otherwise we cannot guarantee that your event will run to plan.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED?
We ask for a stage space of 5m x 3m on a level ground.