Wedding and Corporate Event Band Hire FAQ
Please find below a number of answers to frequently asked questions. If you have an enquiry that isn’t covered here please just email or call, we are here to help…
How would you describe your style?
The Suits Play a range of music spanning 5 decades covering 60’s classics to modern day pop hits. Our most recent additions being Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and Rude by Magic.
Can we see you live before hand?
Due to the nature of our work we are out gigging most weekends and most of our work is private. We do however hold open rehearsals at a space in Birmingham fairly often. Please ask for details.
Do you know our reception space and its acoustic, power and amplification requirements?
If not, will you check it out beforehand?
We make it common practice to contact your venue before hand if we have not already played there to check out stage size, power availability and any restrictions in place.
How many musicians are in the band, and are available? How many vocalists? Are there different options as far as how many musicians/instruments we can hire?
The Suits are a four piece guitar based band. If any member is unavalable we have a network of practiced and professional deps to take their place.
Would we need to rent any instruments or equipment (extra speakers or a stage)?
The Suits supply all sound, lighting and instruments needed. We do not supply dance floors or risen stages. We set up and sound check can be done in aprox 1.5 hours. Break down takes around 45 mins
How do you ensure a comfortable sound level for all the guests?
We have played in many different sized venues over the years and our experience has taught us how to play to a rooms size and the amount of guests. We are used to working with sound limiters although a dramatically set limiter can slightly reduce the overall Suits experience. After all, we are a live rock/pop outfit, not a string quartet!
What do you typically wear?
The Suits wear matching black trousers with white shirts, ties & waistcoats.
How many hours are included in the package?
Generally most clients opt for 2 x 1 hour live sets and this works well for most events with a curfew of 12-1am. We can however do 3 x 40m sets if this would suit you better
How many weddings do you typically do in a year?
At present The Suits are performing at around 60-70 private functions per year including weddings, parties and corporate events
Do you have liability insurance?
The Suits have comprehensive PLI cover of up to £10,000,000 and fully PAT tested equipment. All documents can be produced upon request.
What’s your cancellation policy?
If you cancel giving at least 8 weeks clear notice then any payments made will be refunded (except deposit)
If you do not give 8 weeks clear notice then you agree to pay the band 25% of the total hire fee.
How do you motivate a shy crowd to dance?
With our extensive repertoire we always have something to get the crowd up and dancing. If we see the floor thinning we can always change tact and get things going again. Its worth pointing out that if you ask us to play during any food serving times, inevitably less people will dance. Food times are perfect for the band breaks.