FAQ

Responses to some of our families most frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What area's will the Band cover?


We are willing to play anywhere! We are based in Northamptonshire and as such any locations that involve long periods of travel will incur an extra charge to cover our costs. Please contact us for a detailed quote.




What is the fee to hire the Band?


Our fees are very competitive for a professional 5 piece Band against other 5 piece bands in our area. Whilst we strive to keep our fee as low as possible, there are a combination of things that will increase the final fee. These include, travel distance and fuel costs, set up times, finish times, DJ hire, additional lighting and sound equipment hire. There is no set fee that covers all events; we build an entertainment package around your needs. Please contact us for a detailed quote.




Can we see the Band play live before booking?


Definitely! We do a lot of public gigs throughout the year. If you are considering a booking and are coming to watch us first, contact us and let us know. We’d like to say hello! Check out our facebook page for forthcoming gigs/events.




How can I check the Band's availabilty?


Please give us a call or drop us an email with your dates and we will confirm if the date is free. Alternatively, please click on the enquiry page and fill in the details. We will reply within 24 hours. Click the link below: https://www.point-blank-band.co.uk/enquiry




How long will it take for the Band to set up?


In order to fully set up the equipment and carry out a sound check to deliver the excellent sound quality you'd expect, we require 2 hours. In order to not give anything away, we would prefer to sound check before your guests arrive. Understandably this is not always possible but we request you try to factor this into the time you would like us to arrive and set up. For Wedding's, most couples ask that the band is set up prior to the guests arrive. Usually in the morning/early afternoon when the room is being dress. We can do this with advanced agreement. An additional fee is required for an early set up. Again, please ask and we will provide the quote.




Can you learn our first dance song/special song?


Yes is the answer! If the song is fairly straight forward and is something the band will use again, we will learn it for the event. If it is something that requires a few rehearsal sessions we may charge a fee. It can take several rehearsals to master a song for you if its a song we areunlikely to play again so this is the reason for the charge of the rehearsal room and time. We do kindly request that you inform us of your song choice at least 10 weeks in advance. This allows us to rehearse the song fully. We realise the sentimental value of the song so need to make sure we are playing it to the best of our ability.




How long can the Band play for?


As a band we play for 2 x 45 minutes set. We cannot, however play for 90 minutes straight, we need at least a 20 minute break to refresh.




Can someone from our event get up and join you?


Absolutely! If you have a singer at your party who you would like to get up and sing with us, we would be more than happy for them to join in! Please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to the event. We cannot allow multiple guests as this can very easily get out of control and we dont allow people on stage who are extremely drunk to join us on the stage. This would breach our public liability insurance! We need to besafe and protect our equipment as well as ensure the safety of the individuals who join us on stage. We also do not share our instruments, these are our tools and are not toys...sorry :(




Can we use your PA for Announcements & Speeches?


Yes, we are more than happy for the equipment to be used for this provided the band is set up. All we ask is that you let us know in advance so we can have a spare microphone set up.




How do I confirm a booking?


We can only confirm a booking once we have received a signed agreement that we will send via post or e-mail. We will also require a small deposit. Once this is received your booking will be confirmed and the date secured. The remainder of the cash payment will be taken on the night of your event.




Do you provide music between sets?


Yes. Our package includes basic background music if you do not havea DJ. We can provide the entire entertainment for your evening, which includes a DJ for the night. The added benefit being that you only need to deal with one entertainment provider. Our experienced and reliable DJ has an extensive music library and a full lightshow to compliment your event. You can also arrange your own DJ if you prefer.




Does the Band have stage lighting and effects?


Yes! For private events our band use some basic lighting effects to light the stage and create an ambiance. If you want more lighting, this isn’t a problem. We can provide additional lighting to suit your needs if you would like this. There will be additional fee so please contact us for a detailed quote.




What time will the Band be set up?


The band will set up 2 hours before the first agreed performance time. e.g. 9pm start, band will arrive at 7pm to set up. An earlier set up can be agreed but there is a charge for this.




What time will the Band start to play?


The set times are completely up to you. For an evening function, we would suggest starting the first set between 9:00pm and 9:30pm. By this time your guest would have loosened up a bit and will be ready to join in, but this is just a guide. The band will not play after midnight unless agreed prior to booking.




How much space will the Band need?


We will do our best to fit pretty much anywhere, but as a guide we require an area of 7m wide and 5m deep in order to fit all our equipment (and ourselves). We like to perform with some energy and passion, so the bigger the space the better we perform!




Does your band provide your own sound equipment?


Yes, we will provide all the equipment for amplification. Our setup is very powerful and can accommodate a large venue with around 150 people. If your event is larger venue like a large marquee, we may need a bigger sound system to get the professional sound balance we pride ourselves on. If so, an additional fee would be applicable and will be detailed in the quote.





 
 

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