Answers to some of the basics.
What types of events are you available for?
We perform for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, galas, private and country club parties, festivals, and more. Anywhere a high-energy and fun band is needed to fuel the party!
How can we see you perform?
You can either come out to a public show, or we can arrange a preview for you at a wedding or event. We just need to make sure it’s OK with the clients that you pop in to see us in action! In the meantime, you can check out some videos to tide you over!
How many people are in the band? Do you offer different size options?
Our core lineup is a 7-piece band, featuring 3 lead vocalists (2 male + 1 female), guitars, keyboards, saxophone, bass, and drums. We can also offer a larger 9-piece ensemble that adds trumpet and trombone to complete a 3-piece horn section, or anything from solo performers to smaller instrumental or acoustic performances.
Are the performers on the website the ones that will be at my wedding/event?
Yes! We are not one of those “hired-gun” type bands where you book a name but have no idea who will actually show up to the stage on your big day. Our performers all have great chemistry when performing together...and we don't believe in faking that!
Can you learn songs that are important to us?
Yes. For weddings, we will always learn the (3) songs for your first dance and parent dances if you choose to have them performed live and we don't already know them. Or maybe there's a song that is significant to your day for another reason instead. Just let us know well in advance, and we can typically accommodate.
Do we get to choose what songs you play?
Sure, we are cool with collaboration! We typically suggest picking 10-15 of your favorites and then leaving us room from there to read the crowd and pick the right songs to keep the party going. After all, that's why you're hiring us!
What are your electrical power and performance space requirements?
For electrical power, we require a minimum of (2) standard 20-amp building circuits for our sole use. If a generator is being used, please contact us for requirements. For performance space, a 16’ wide x 12’ deep stage is ideal for the 7-piece lineup, while 20' wide x 12' deep is best for the 9-piece band.
What sound equipment do you provide?
The sound equipment for the main stage at your wedding/event is built into the package price. We will size the sound system appropriately based on the number of guests. Additionally, we can provide auxiliary sound systems to cover multiple locations (e.g. a lobby or patio) if needed.
Will you be too loud? I don’t want my guests to be deaf!
We have worked at venues with sound ordinances many times, and beyond that we understand that louder doesn’t mean better. We will make sure the volume level is appropriate for the room.
Is lighting included?
Yes. LED lighting for the stage and dance floor is included with your wedding or event package. We can also offer an upgrade to include ambient uplighting for the room if you're looking to add a little flare to the space.
What time will the band arrive for setup?
We will coordinate with the venue to arrange a time first, but the band and our sound tech typically arrive 2-3 hours prior to the guests depending on the amount of equipment we're using. We will set up our gear, complete a full sound check, and be ready with background music playing when the guests arrive.
What does the band wear?
Typically for weddings and corporate events we wear suits or dresses. We can also participate in the party’s theme (if applicable), or adjust our attire to pretty much anything that matches the tone of the event.
How many hours are included? How long does the band play?
For weddings, our standard reception package - which includes cocktails, MC stuff, dinner, and dancing - provides up to 6 hours of total coverage time. Within that, the band will perform up to 4 hours, *excluding* any live cocktail or ceremony music. Optional overtime is always available too. For events, everything varies depending on how we design your package.
How long are your sets and breaks?
Our sets can range from 30-90 minutes depending on the timeline and the crowd. Most often at weddings we play (3) sets with (2) 20-minute breaks, during which we play seamless DJ dance music to keep the party going.
Do you provide music during cocktail hour?
Absolutely! During cocktails at weddings or events, we offer several options for live music, or we can always provide a DJ playlist instead.
Can you perform for our wedding ceremony?
Yes! We have a ceremony add-on available that includes live music with custom arrangements of up to (3) special song choices, plus a sound system and wireless microphone(s) so all of your guests can hear the proceedings. We can also provide custom DJ edits for your favorite songs instead of a live performance if that's more your style.
Will you provide a Master of Ceremonies?
Yep! Christian is our bandleader + MC, and works with our clients directly throughout the entire process. This is included with all of our packages, never at an additional cost.
What happens if a band member gets sick?
If a band member is too sick to perform for your wedding or event, we have a few different backup musicians who are familiar with our setlist as well as a huge extended network of professional musicians we can call to fill in.
What’s your cancellation policy?
For weddings and events, a 25% retainer is required to reserve the band for your date. Remember, once you're booked we say NO to everyone else...so the retainer is non-refundable. If you decide to cancel your booking, any applicable charges will be outlined in detail on your contract. If you need to reschedule, you can pay a nominal rebooking fee and select a new date within 12 months of the original date (subject to our availability).
How much do you charge?
We know you want to know about pricing, and we understand! But we don't want to waste your time by giving you a meaningless range of several thousand bucks or a long price sheet with a bunch of stuff on there that you don't care about. Instead, just drop us a line and let's get you a REAL quote with some accurate numbers!
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes. We carry a band liability policy that provides $1MM of coverage per event. There is no additional charge for processing additional insured certifications for specific events.
Where is the band located?
We are based out of Metro Detroit...but we travel all over Michigan (Grand Rapids, Traverse City, etc). We also service Chicago, Cleveland, and surrounding areas.
How long have you been in business?
Our founding members started the band in 2007. We started performing for weddings and private events in 2010.