Our prices vary depending on the time of year and your requirements, so always ask us for a quote
We offer 15% off our fee for off-peak season weddings available October through March. Ask us for a quote here.
Most venues in the Bristol area don’t incur travel expenses, but those over 15 miles away will. We also charge accommodation costs and bridge tolls where applicable. Please see our expenses page
for more information.
Obviously a band has to split it’s earnings between each of it’s members. Some bands have lots of people and charge about £1500 or more, some have fewer members and are able to charge less. We are cheaper than many wedding bands for this reason. Additionally, although a band may only play for a couple of hours, they are ‘working’ at your event for a whole evening. There’s also the time spent rehearsing, and the costs involved in maintaining equipment and transport.
We take £150 as a deposit to secure the date payable by bank transfer or cheque if you’re a Victorian
. The remaining balance is taken a week prior to the event by bank transfer only, or at the very latest, on the day in cash only
We sometimes play public gigs, but most of our events are private. We do however frequently arrange for couples to come and see us at our rehearsal studio in Filton, Bristol where you can hear a few songs and ask us any questions you may have. We usually schedule these monthly, so ask us and we’ll arrange something.
Not really. We can play a selection of our own tunes or you can provide your own playlist on a laptop or MP3 player/iPod and save money. This is what most people do in our experience, and no-one misses the DJ.Please note, we DO NOT bring a CD player.
We frequently learn first dances for couples. It usually works out great, but if it doesn’t suit a guitar band for whatever reason, there’s always the MP3 version.
We have a fixed set list that can be made available to you at the time of enquiry. Our sets are carefully planned to run together smoothly and within the timescales, so we don’t offer them up for alteration. Also, these songs have consistently provided the best audience reaction over the last few years, and we like to keep EVERYBODY happy! We occasionally learn requested songs if it suits the band and if we have time.
We normally arrive at venues around 6.30pm . Set up takes about 1-1.5 hours during which time we also need to sound check. It’s essential that we have this time to do our thing, so be prepared – if the day is running behind schedule we won’t compromise on the time we need to make sure things sound good. We want to make sure everything sounds great so that you and your guests have an amazing night.
8pm is a good time to start your evening party, although in our experience it really doesn’t matter if we start later – gives all you young folk a chance to get nicely oiled before you break out your dancefloor shapes!
If for whatever reason you need us to arrive earlier than 6pm to set up, this is usually possible, but we charge more occasionally if we need to be at your venue significantly longer than normal. If we can arrive early, set up and then leave to return later in the day, we will charge for the additional time and costs of the extra trip. This is whatever the return travel costs are to your venue.
We play just over 2 hours of music usually in 2 sets. The first set is slightly shorter (about 45 mins) the second set slightly longer (about 1hr 15)
Our fee takes us to 12am and we’ll play music from an iPod as we pack down. If we’re still packing down after 12 that’s fine – we’ll continue to play iPod music whilst we pack down, but if we’re done by 12, that’s when we’ll leave. If you want us to play music ’til 1am or 2am, there is an additional fee of £100 per hour.
As you may be able to appreciate, singing and playing for 2 hours is quite exhausting, so to protect our voices we don’t extend our sets – we play a lot of weddings! If you want us to play a third set, we can split our second set in half, but be aware that this can be detrimental to the momentum of your evening.
Please provide us with the address and post-code of the venue and any specific directions that are required. It’s good to know timings of the day when you have them.
Yes we do – up to £5 Million. Plus, all our gear is PAT tested.
We need approximately 10-12 m2. We will need a reliable and safe source of electricity with at least 2 power points on either side of the stage area.
Ah, how lovely. Well, since you asked, we do appreciate it if we can join in with your evening food if you’re having it. We also appreciate a green room where we can put our boxes and cases and get changed etc, if available.
No. Don’t be so silly. Just kidding. We have played in venues with decibel metres and other venues where noise levels are an issue. Because we use an electronic drum kit, we can control our levels to whatever is required.
We have an awesome sound system and lighting. All we need is adequate cover and electricity.
You can cancel us whenever you like, although the deposit is non-refundable unless we have to cancel on you (which has never happened).
Using the magical power of technology, we have recorded our entire set in such a way that we could play the parts of any missing musicians as though they were there. Apart from this unlikely scenario, we are 100% live at all times!
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. Sam will get back to you almost quicker than you thought possible with a quote. We take £150 deposit to secure the date, although you may wish to come and meet us/hear us in the flesh first.