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Frequently asked questions

How long do you take to set up?

We need an hour to set up, check everything is working and get changed in to our stage suits.

How long do you perform for?

A standard wedding booking will see us play from 8pm till midnight with a half hour break. We can play past midnight and on some occasions set up early, but this does incur an additional fee. For non wedding bookings, we'll be happy to discuss your schedule with you.

How much do you charge?

We've done our best to provide accurate instant quotes on this web site. Just click on the button in the top right hand side of our home page. Instant quotes are for events happening in 2018. If you're event is in 2017 you'll be able to save some money. Gaye@hireaband.co.uk will sort you out.

Do you provide all your own equipment?

Yes, all we need is a clear area in which to set up and a safe power supply.

How loud will you be?

Volume is at your discretion. Bear in mind that to get a good atmosphere, a reasonable level of volume is required but we don't like too loud any more than you.

What do you wear?

Usually suits for weddings and corporate events. More casual for club gigs. Basically we'll match you and your guests.

Are you insured?

Yes. Our manager will send your venue any certification that's required.

Can we see you play live before we book you?

If possible, yes. We play at a lot of weddings and private events which are not suitable, but we occasionally play in city centre venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh. On top of that we do the occasional showcase with Hire A Band or private showcases at rehearsal rooms. Showcase will be announced on our news page

Can my cousin Dave join you for a song?

Sure. We'll do our best to accommodate things like this. We can't have people using our instruments or on stage under the influence for insurance reasons however.

What happens if one of the band is ill on the day of my event?

We have a network of fellow musicians that we can call on to stand in on the rare occasion one of the band is ill. On top of that, we're also represented by Scotland's biggest entertainment agency and they have access to dozens of bands even at the very last minute. However, we've never missed a gig yet.

How far will you travel?

We regularly perform all over the country, so distance really is no object but we will require an additional fee for travel and may need bed and breakfast arranged for us.

Will we need to feed you?

It would be nice, but isn't necessary unless we're travelling a long distance to get to you or yours is a corporate event and we need to sound check some time before we perform. Our manager will advise on any requirements right at the start.

Will you be able to do my first dance?

Given enough notice, yes. It takes a while for us to rehearse a song to the high standards that we set ourselves. If you can give us at least 6 weeks notice, we'll be fine.

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