Some questions we receive before and during a paid performance.
A: We always appreciate meals and drinks, but it's not a requirement. We enjoy knowing in advance what food and beverage allowances you’ll be providing so we can plan our meals accordingly.
A: We normally require at least two hours to properly load in, set up and sound check our equipment before guests arrive. We can arrange to come earlier in the day in some circumstances.
A: Payment in full should be received before or on the day of the performance, whenever is most convenient for you. Payment can be made by e-transfer, cheque or cash. Cheques are made out to the main point of contact. In many cases, you will already have paid a deposit.
A: In most cases, we ask clients to sign a contract to ensure everything is agreed and confirmed in advance.
A: We prefer to rehearse all the songs we play before the performance. If there are any special requests, we prefer at least a month's notice in order to properly learn the material.
A: Yes! We come equipped with a soundboard that you can plug your hand-held device into (with a regular earphone jack) and play your favourites before, between sets and after our performance, within the agreed-upon timelines.
A: We love seeing family gatherings where musicians come forward to perform a song for the event, but we ask they provide their own instruments. We don't mind them using our amplification and sound system (mics too), but instruments are not to be used. Please also note that they would be using the levels and sound setup that we have on stage for our performance. This avoids our having to do any additional sound checks.
A: Our maximum stage time is about two hours and forty-five minutes, but that can be broken up into two or three sets of music, depending on your event's timeline. Ask us what might be best and we'll work with your schedule.
A: If you're considering booking us for your event and would like to review past clients’ experiences, we can provide you with a list of references.
A: We're pretty good at fitting into tight spaces but we normally request an ideal playing area of 16’ wide by 12’ deep (bare minimum 12’ wide by 8’ deep). In addition, spotlight and speaker stands will need to be placed in front and to the sides of that area.
A: To avoid unwanted power outages in the middle of a show, we prefer to split the power supply across at least two different circuits. Regular, household power is strong enough.