The overall fee will depend on a number of factors surrounding your event, ie, band size, length of engagement, location & distance of your venue. Please contact Paul to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Q – Do you charge for travel time or set-up/tear down times?
Set-up/Tear-down: We define the ‘engagement period’ as the single block period from when you wish us to start our performance to when we finish for the event. We therefore do not charge for set-up or tear down times, but requests to set up a number of hours before the performance start time may incur additional time fees.
Travel: We charge extra for travel where musician travel time to and from the venue will exceed a 2 hour round trip.
Q – Will you travel interstate or further to perform?
Yes; although, in addition to excess travel time fees, any additional costs (eg flight costs, accommodation, etc) will be added to the final amount charged.
Q – Do you provide all your own equipment? Is there a charge for this?
Yes; we provide our own PA and can even provide portable power; we also have a wireless mic available for your use (eg for roving speeches). We do NOT charge for use of our equipment, although should the requirements for your event necessitate the hire of additional gear, those costs will be added to the overall fee.
Q – What’s the minimum time you will play for?
Technically, the length of one song! However, we have a minimum call out time of 2 hours; that is, regardless of the actual requested length of performance time, the performance fee payable will be calculated based on a two (2) hour period at a minimum.
Q – Do you have a repertoire we could look at? Do you take requests of tunes not on your repertoire?
Yes, you can find a pdf download of that here. We are happy to learn new songs but, being a jazz band, stipulate a preference for jazz tunes (ie, Metallica may be a bridge too far!). If in doubt, please contact Paul to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Q – My venue is asking for all service providers to have public liability cover? Do you have this?
Yes, we do.
Q – What sized band do you recommend for my event?
Obviously, the best way to answer this question is to discuss your specific requirements with Paul. However, as a guide:
A duo or trio works well for cocktail/dining entertainment, wedding ceremonies and small parties. A duo can be both lively or intimate and is the smallest ensemble available, consisting of Paul (on bass & vocals) and your preference of either a guitarist or a keyboard player.
A trio adds your choice of either a drummer or a saxophonist (or other horn player) to spice up your small function or bring a fuller sound to larger events such as wedding receptions (dinner and dancing).
A quartet or quintet is great for when you really want to raise the roof at your event. These would consist of the duo with a drummer plus the appropriate number of horns.