Q: How much do you charge?
A: We have a range of prices depending on the size and location of the event. For a detailed quote, please contact us for more information.
Q: Do you offer a discount for charities?
A: Yes. For organisations registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales we apply a discount.
Q: What about discounts for schools and colleges?
A: If you are putting on a fundraising event, then we are happy to discuss a discount.
Q: How long do you play for?
A: Most of our evening gigs follow these approximate timings:
  • 6.00pm - band arrives.
  • 6.00pm to 8.00pm - equipment set up and soundcheck.
  • 8.30pm to Midnight - band plays 2 x 1 hour (or 3 x 40 minutes) sets.
  • Midnight to 1.00am - equipment pack up.
  • 1.00am - band leaves; guests complement the host for such a fantastic night.
If the venue needs to be vacated earlier (for example at midnight), then we will simply adjust our timings to suit, typically with no additional charge.
Q: What if we need you to set up several hours before the event?
A: For events where we need to set-up earlier than 6pm, there may be a charge for "waiting time" Please contact us for more details.
Q: Will the band be too loud?
A: We take volume and sound quality seriously and our dedicated sound engineer can tailor our sound to meet the requirements of your event. However, please bear in mind that we are a 12-piece band, playing up-tempo soul, funk & disco music.
Q: The venue has a sound limiter, can you still play?
A: Sound limiters are devices which cut the power to the band if the volume goes above a pre-set level. They're sometimes found in village halls, community venues and occasionally in hotels. Sound limiters are usually set to around 96dB (which is a slightly louder than standing next to a busy road) and since our band can generate sound levels between 100dB and 115dB, we won't be able to play. Sometimes a venue will agree to turn off the sound limiter for your function. If they do, you MUST get this in writing since you don't want to be arguing with a duty manager who denies all knowledge of this on the day.
Q: Are you experienced musicians?
A: Yes we are. Collectively, we have almost 200 years of musical experience and have been playing since 1992.
Q: Are the band members on this web site going to be the musicians we get?
A: The band always performs with the same members. In the unlikely event that a band member is ill or unavailable, we have 'deputies' who have rehearsed and gigged with us previously.
Q: Do you adjust your set list to suit the event?
A: Yes, we have set lists for different types of events and can easily tailor these to your specific needs.
Q: What if I want a song that isn't on your list?
A: If there is a special song you would like us to play we will do our best to accomodate your request, but we require at least 4 weeks notice.
Q: Do you use backing tracks?
A: No. We are 100% live to ensure you get the excitement and energy only a live band can provide.
Q: Do you have your own sound equipment?
A: Yes. With our standard gig package we supply our own 4kW P.A. system run by a dedicated sound engineer, which is perfect for indoor venues up to 200 people.
Q: Do you have your own lights?
A: Yes. We have two racks of LED PAR lights (4 per rack), plus several LED PAR uplighters, all managed from our own lighting controller. These are more than sufficient to light the band and the dance floor.
Q: Can we use your sound equipment for announcements, speeches etc.?
A: Yes of course. We don't use radio mics, so if you need to move around in 'roving reporter' style we can hire them at an additional cost.
Q: Is it ok if we hire our own DJ?
A: No problem, just make sure you let them know that you also have a live band. Most DJs will bring their own PA system and lighting, so you need to check there is enough space and power at your venue for the band and the DJ.
Q: How long does it take you to set up and pack up?
A: Typically we need 2 hours to set up our equipment and soundcheck to get the correct balance of instruments and voices. Similarly, at the end of the event we need 1 hour to pack up and vacate the venue.
Q: How much space do you require?
A: We are a large band with 12 musicians plus our sound engineer and typically we will need a space approx 8m x 4m (25' x 13'). If you think the size or layout of the venue might be problematic then get in touch and we can help you work out a suitable configuration.
Q: Can you play smaller venues with fewer musicians?
A: No. We have specifically developed our set list and song arrangements to take full advantage of the full band.
Q: What about power?
A: There should be at least two power sockets (either 13 amp domestic or 16 amp single phase) within a reasonable distance to the stage area. We use RCD circuit breakers to protect ourselves from electrical faults, and all our equipment is fully PAT tested. We reserve the right not to play if we believe the electricity supply is unsafe, but this has not happened yet in our 25 year history.
Q: Do you play outdoor or marquee gigs?
A: Yes, weather permitting. If the ground is likely to be damp or wet we require a hard, dry surface (solid wooden flooring or modular staging) on which we can set up our equipment. Click here to see an example. Most marquee hire companies will be able to supply this for a small additional charge.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes. We have full public liability insurance, and can provide a copy of our certificate on request.
Q: Do we have to feed the band?
A: We would certainly appreciate the gesture, although it is by no means mandatory. We ask that you let us know so we may make our own make provisions, however we do ask that unlimited soft drinks and water be made available.