Is this event
going to be a success? Yes!!! We just
hope your guests have as much fun as we will! Planning for every detail is
the key! We will be with you every step of the way.
What size stage or space do you need? We need a space that is safe for both your guest and for us. A 16
feet by 12 foot space is a minimum for the band and all their equipment.
Remember we want everyone to have a special evening so this is one of those
details that can make a difference. We
do like to visit the venue early to become familiar with it and anticipate all
of our collective needs.
How much power do you need?For safety, we need a minimum
of three separate twenty amp 110 circuits. Most venues have this issue worked out
in advance. We bring plenty of power chords just in case. We scout this out in
our early visit.
Outdoor parties:Outdoor parties have a
special set of circumstances for live music acts. High or low temps can damage
power equipment and make it unsafe for your guest as well as the band. Porches,
tents or awnings are useful to avoid problems in high temperatures. Fans are
also useful. Rain in most cases is an ender. Full payment is due. It is unsafe
to play in rain of any kind or in standing puddles of water. We can move
indoors, but it takes time and moving will affect the agreed time. Pre recorded
music may be substituted if available and desired.
Can you play soft enough so that we can talk? YES! We taylor the
music to the event. Cooperative planning with the bride and her party allow for
all particulars to be considered. . We can do soft background music for
cocktails and dinner. We slowly bring the energy level up as the party
Do you provide prerecorded music on your breaks?Yes! We make custom
I-Pod playlists for each event and match the mood of the live music with our
short intermissions. We will try to tailor it to your personal tastes.
Do you charge less for 2 or 3 hours?No, we charge by the
event. We can only play one event at a time. It’s the same set up and tear down
of equipment no matter how much time is involved. Sometimes special
consideration can be given if it is early in the week or ends before 5:00 on a
Do you always have the same band members?Yes and no. Most of
the time, 90% or better, it is the same, but like any office people get sick,
people go on vacations, and family tragedies occur. These things happen with
all bands and any work situation. We have capable substitutes for each band
member. We only employ top musicians to sub in in an emergency. This is not a
Can you learn a special song for us?Yes., This detail is
worked out at the planning meeting. Generally two songs can be requested with sufficient
Can you play appropriate, less energetic music in the beginning
of the evening and turn up the party music later in the evening? YES! If that is the request then that is what will happen. Most
events are handled this way and experience is a great teacher. However you want
it to be, that’s the way it will be. That is the game plan for 70% of our
functions. We like to end our nights on a very high note. A big finish is
always a lot of fun.
Do we have to feed the band?No, but soft drinks,
water and sandwiches are greatly appreciated. Often the band and crew is on
sight for 8 to 10 hours. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to set the 6-piece band
up. This creates a long day without nourishment. If it is at all possible, an
out of the way room or area designated for band and photographers can be a very
good thing. We will comply with whatever you feel is appropriate.
Can your pianist play for cocktails in the lobby? YES! There is a charge for this added time.
Can your pianist play ceremonial music if needed? YES! There is a charge
for this added time.
Can you do a trio for dinner and then the full band later? YES! This is easy to do.
Do you provide a wireless mic for announcements and toasts? Yes, we can have 2 as needed.
Do you provide all sound and lighting for the event? Yes. Great sound and lights.
Can you play an all C&W event? No. Will include more country hits in our
sets, but we do not do a straight country program.
Can you play an event without C&W music? Yes
When does the band arrive for the job? For a 7:00 pm start we usually arrive at 3:00 o’clock. In other
words 4 hours before the start time. Anything under 2.5 hours takes special
consideration and will incur an additional charge. We usually have to hire
extra personnel to accomplish a quick set up.
How much time does the band need after the event is finished?Our crew people need 2
hours to strike the stage and put instruments in cases and move it to the dock
of exit area and into our truck. Anything less than this takes special
consideration and usually incurs an additional charge.
Remember…Planning Planning Planning and
we are with you all the way!