much does the band cost? How long do they play?
There are many different factors
that determine the cost: size of the band, date, location, any requested
vocalists, instrumentation, length of time you would like the band
to play, etc. Typically, the band will play four 50-minute sets
with three 15-minute breaks within a designated 4-hour time period.
With prior arrangements, we would be happy to play longer -- whether
it be more sets or longer sets.
and Lights? Stage Requirements?
Each band has a professional sound system and lighting rig to cover
most any venue. It is helpful if we know in advance if we are playing
to 40 people or 4,000 so we can bring the appropriate system for
the event. Unless other arrangements are made, the band will provide
its own sound and lighting. However, the client must make arrangements
with the venue for the stage and electrical requirements. As per
our contract, we require 4 separate 20 amp circuits for the PA,
lighting and stage instruments. Unless otherwise specified, we will
require either a 16' x 24' stage or equivalent space. Eleven people
can take up a lot of room!
long do they require to set up their equipment?
Depending on the venue, the band can set up, do a sound check and
be ready to play in about 2 hours -- less if time is tight. Before
we arrive, however, the room must be available, the correct size
stage must be set and clear of any obstructions and all power needs
(i.e. spider box) must be met. Some venues are more time consuming
to get all the equipment into the room and
elevators can get crowded (florists, catering, etc.). Therefore,
it is best to let us know what time your guests will be arriving,
so we can get in and set up prior to the doors opening for the guests.
they learn a special song?
As long as we are notified 30 days prior to your date, we are usually
able to accommodate your request.
they be dressed appropriately?
other arrangements are made, the band will be in tuxedos and the
vocalists will be dressed in a manner suitable for the event. If
you think tuxedos are too formal for your event, we can dress in
black suits. Of course, many outdoor events are more casual...just
let us know and we will dress accordingly. We have had occasions
where clients have provided specific attire for the band -- from
white dinner jackets to tye-dye t-shirts for a 60's theme!
about the volume?
speakers may be big but that doesn't mean they have to be loud (unless
you ask for it loud!). We will bring an appropriately sized sound
system and run it accordingly. We understand that your guests want
to talk during dinner and that when it is time to dance, you want
to feel the beat. If at any time you feel that the volume should
come up or down, please let the band leader know and it will be
/ break music?
our breaks, we will play appropriate music on cd. If you would like
to provide your own music for the breaks, please provide us with
an iPod or you can burn a cd.
can I see the band?
play private events. If any of our bands plays an event open to
the public, it will be posted on our
page. Please check with the office for other arrangements to see
do I book the band?
get the ball rolling, call our office at 913.469.9009, email
fill out a form on our
availability page. We
can then discuss the specifics of your event (date, location, budget,
etc.) with you and determine which band best fits your needs.
Will they travel?
Absolutely. Please contact us for further information.