Tel: 0203 507 1988 Mob: 07778 669 065
Email: info@simplyswing.co.uk

Booking a live band - FAQs

We want you to feel completely informed before booking us to play at your event, so please do drop us a line with any questions and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes we do – up to £5,000,000.  On request, we will send our PLI Insurance Certificate directly to your venue. Alternatively you can download it here PLI Certificate

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Has Simply Swing ever cancelled a booking?

No.  We have plenty of back-up musicians and singers of the highest calibre in case of holidays/sickness.

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Do you play recorded music during the band breaks?

Yes, we play background music from an iPod which complements our live sets.    If you prefer, you are most welcome to bring your own iPod which we will play through our PA system.

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Can we use your PA system to make announcements or for speeches?

Yes, for the duration we are at your event.

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Do you use backing tracks?

Not at all.  The band performs completely live.

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Will you send us a song playlist for approval?

As we tailor our music to suit the individual audience at any given event, we prefer not to use rigid playlists but instead to watch and work with an audience. Any specific songs you wish to hear you may email to us in advance and we will work them into our sets on the night.

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Can we request a song?

Yes of course. Even if we don’t know it already, we would be delighted to learn a special song for you (free of charge) so long as it’s of the same musical genre.  Just give us a month’s notice.

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Can we come and see you play live?

Yes – we do a variety of public performances throughout the year which are listed on our gigs page.  You will not, however, be able to attend a private event.

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How far do you travel?

We travel worldwide but most of our bookings are within approximately two hours of London.  Bookings beyond this area may incur additional travel expenses and/or overnight accommodation.

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What refreshments do the musicians require?

Sandwiches and soft drinks are a minimum, with a hot meal necessary for longer journeys and longer duration gigs.

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