What kind of events do you usually serve?
Mostly functions as we are a big band, we also do outside festivals and alfresco weddings as well as many a company Christmas Parties, oddly some in January? Birthday parties and many wedding anniversaries, some of which we played at the wedding 10,15 and even 20 years previous. We have strong professional relationships with many wedding venues, universities and private members clubs.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
We are a big, energetic band. Four singers, big brass section all interacting to bring fun and enjoyment to the party. We have 25years of experience, our first gig being National Music Day in June of 1992, We have no egos (well very few) our aim is to create a fantastic evening, weather it be for 80 or 800. We pride ourselves in our flexibility and willingness to help out in anyway we can.
What are the highlights of your career?
In 25years there are many highlights, including trips abroad, O2 appearances, Marlow Theatre Canterbury performances. The Kings Hall- Herne Bay, Winter Gardens-Margate, Lees Cliff - Folkestone, Canterbury University and many public and private schools. We have performed at beautiful venues in Kent, Leeds Castle, East Quay, Whitstable, Walmer Castle - Deal, Cooling Castle Barn- Rochester, to name a few. Favourites are the outdoor venues, Theatre in the Park-Herne, Kent, Kent Airshow- Herne Bay, Faversham Hop Festival, Its just a great ride.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
We are a fun and professional soul, dance party band. Listing ourselves is not easy as we tick so many boxes, Function and Wedding Band, Soul and Motown Band, Vintage band, R&B Band, Blues Band, Rock Band, Festival Style Band, Disco Band, Pop Party Band, Funk Band, Alternative Band, Northern Soul Band
How can event planners pay for your services?
We charge a nominal deposit to secure the diary date then cash upon our arrival at the event (or soon after), corporate folks prefer bank transfers, we are currently exploring PayPal as an easy way to pay for our services.
How long do you play for?
We typically play two sets, each of up to 1 hours duration plus encore, with a minimum 30 minute break in between. However, this can be tailored to suit your event. Please just let us know your planned itinerary in advance.
How much space do you require?
Metres Squared- 32m, Metres- 8m wide x 4m deep, Feet- 26ft wide x 13ft deep, although we can work with slightly less.
In addition, a space of around 2m² is required within the audience/guest area to accommodate our sound engineer, at a distance of approximately four metres from the main performance area.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
One 30 minute break but we have had much less, we are not sticklers for this kind of thing we are very friendly and flexible, Ive said that word a lot in these questions and answers because it is true.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
It may not be on a current list but with 25 years of experience it maybe in the back catalogue.
Possibly given enough notice we can create our version of your favourite song.
We also provide background music via iPod so if you have your own preferred playlist feel free to plug it in.
Who are your previous clients?
Private and Corporate, wouldn't risk offending anyone by listing some without their consent. we can fill this up later.
Update: Herne Bay Promo Team - Kent Airshow, Canterbury University, Kings Hall- Herne Bay, East Quay Venue - Whitstable, more to come.........
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
An assortment of LED lighting coupled with a H&K Linear 5 sound system with sound engineer and desk usually surfices.