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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.

Can you play outside?

We prefer not to play outside as we use high profile electrical equipment which is easily damaged by rain.  However, if adequate cover can be provided this may be possible.

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Our venue has a sound limiter, can you still play?

Absolutely. The beauty of Simply Swing is that we are not a loud band. We regularly work with sound limiters and have not triggered one yet!

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Can Simply Swing perform without amplification?

If there is a piano available at the venue, we can supply an unamplified quartet. This would not include vocals.

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Do we need to supply anything?

Not at all.  Simply Swing will supply all sound, lighting and musical equipment.  The venue needs to provide access to 2 x 13 amp sockets.

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How much space do you require?

Probably less than you think!  12 feet x 10 feet for the full 7-piece band.  We are, however, experienced at fitting into very small spaces!

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Once set up, can you move your equipment to another room later in the day?

Not usually as this causes disruption.  However, at certain venues this may be possible.

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When do you set up and how long does this take?

It takes about 40 minutes to set up but we aim to arrive an hour and a half before a performance.  For wedding receptions, we will normally set up once speeches are completed and the room is being cleared.
If you would like us to be set up earlier in the day an additional ‘set-up fee’ is usually charged.

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What size band should I have for my event?

We recommend a 5-7 piece band for parties with dancing.  The smaller line-ups are more suitable for drinks receptions or dinners.

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Will a swing band get everyone up and dancing?

Absolutely. We are there to make your party happen for you and to keep your guests on the dance-floor all night long.

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If we only want the band for one set, will it be cheaper?

Unfortunately not as our prices are charged per event.

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