Frequently asked questions

How big does your stage need to be?

A reasonable size is a minimum of 6 metres wide by 3 metres deep , although we have performed on smaller stages.
We also ideally need a table, suitably placed in the auditorium, for our FOH (front of house) sound and lighting desks.
We need to run cables from this point to the stage so it may be easier to position this nearer to one side of the auditorium.

What are your power supply requirements?

We are fully self contained with sound and lighting systems.
We need a minimum of 2 separate 13 amp supplies. One for the sound system and one for the lighting rig.
(please note: This does NOT mean a multi-way socket connected to a single plug).

It is particularly important to provide sufficient separate supplies for outside venues e.g. Marquees as these often involve long cable runs.

What other facilities do you require?

Ideally we require a secure ‘dressing’ room in which to change before, and during, the performance.

What About Outside venues?

It is most important, for electrical safety reasons, that the stage area is protected from the weather

What time do you need access to the venue?

We need access 2 hours before audience entry to set up and carry out a sound check.
Early setup, such as pre-dinner, can be accomodated by arrangement.
If the access to the venue is difficult, e.g. Not at ground level or some distance from the vehicle access, then we will need longer.
You should also allow approximately 1 hour after performance/event end for dismantling and load out.

How far do you travel?

There is no set limit. Please contact us for more information

Do we have to provide any catering for the band?

It is not expected but if provided is very much appreciated. (4 band members and our sound/lighting engineer)

Do you have insurance against accidents and damage at venues?

Yes, we hold public liability insurance of up to £10m and all electrical equipment is fully inspected by our own qualified engineers and provides the assurance required by some venues

Can you provide music between sets?

We carry a selection of CDs but we are more than happy to play your selection or connect your MP3 / iPod into our sound system if required.
(Even we disagree with our sound engineers choice of music sometimes!)

How much do you charge ?

The cost depends on many factors such as travelling distance and time.