Faq

  • How long do you play for? Our sets are usually 2x1hrs minumim (plus encores!), unless you ask for more, with usually a short break in the middle of typically 30 minutes. But we work round your timings and we are used to speeches etc  running over, no problem.

  • Do you have insurance? Yes, we have £10 million public liability insurance.

  • Is your equipment PAT tested? Yes, fully PAT tested. We will provide PAT certificates and our insurance certificate to the venue or the client, on request..

  • Can we choose songs? Yes, let us know some songs you like from our songlist  (up to 10 or so) and we will build our set around those. We do improvise to some extent on the night - play a request or two or play songs that fit the moment - but we'll get the majority of your favourites in. The DJ service can take requests but if you have any particular songs for the DJ you can e mail a list beforehand or a Spotify link (which we'll use with our software). We'd like this information 2 weeks beforehand.  *If you want a ceilidh we need to know in advance as we need to make sure we have our fiddle player who can also 'call'  (and there is usually a supplement of £40 - £60 for this) *.

  • Will you learn our first dance? Yes! Just give us two weeks notice.

  • What happens once we decide we want to book you? We will send you a contract (you can check it out here). Once that's signed we ask for an £80 deposit with the rest payable on the day. 

  • Will we have the band featured in your video? What happens if someone is ill? In order to cover illness etc we have at least 3 players for each position, including the singer. Given the covid situation this has become even more important - in fact if you check our great reviews on social media from June 21 they include either Ro or Matt or Darren on vocals. The pop, rock, Irish or ceilidh sets remains the same regardless.

  • When do you arrive? We arrive at least 90 minutes before the band is due to start (start times vary but typically 8pm). We can have the DJ service going within about 15 minutes of access to the room.

  • How long for the band to set up? 1 hour. Sometimes slightly over, sometimes slightly under. If speeches and timings run over and we are playing in the same room- which happens a lot - we will still need the hour to set up. We will still play the 2 hrs minimum even if we start later than the approximate contracted start time as long as we are finished by the agreed curfew (usually midnight unless otherwise agreed). See above for the DJ service. 

  • Can you do an early set up? It would depend on location and there is usually an additional fee (£40-£60). Often venues ask for an early set up if the band are playing in the same room as the meal, speeches etc as it's less of a rush for them to clear space for the band. In reality the set up is quick and efficient - as soon as the speeches are done we load the equipment in and have the DJ service going within 15 minutes while the band set up. The vast majority of our wedding bookings work this way so don't feel pressured to go for the early set up.

  • Can we see you play live first? This is unlikely because we are fortunate enough to be busy with private bookings most weekends. We used to do showcases etc but we no longer have the need for it as we are booked on recommendations, our videos and reviews (so please check those out on Instagram and Facebook).

  • Do you expect to be fed? Yes please, as the band usually arrive around 5 - 5.30pm. We certainly don't expect a meal but would like some buffet-type food if possible (ideally later on in the break). We'd also like one beer each please! We won't be downing tools or anything if the food and drink doesn't happen but we do ask for this as a courtesy.

  • When do we pay you? The £80 deposit is due on signature, the balance on the day itself. Either cash or bank transfer.

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