Frequently Asked Questions
Have a look below to see if we can answer all of your questions. If not, just get in touch and we can talk you through any queries you may have.
How much do you cost?
As every event is different, including location, times and specific requests and requirements, we give a tailored quote for each individual event based on your details. However, to give you an idea, our prices start from as low as £1,200. Contact us for a full price list of options and for a tailored quote.
How do I book you?
Simple, get in touch and let us know your date. If we are available on that date and you would like to go ahead and book, then we require a small booking retainer to secure that date for you. The booking retainer is 15% of your total fee. The remaining balance is not due until one week prior to the event.
How far in advance do we need to book?
We advise to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. With the majority of our work being weddings and private parties, we do receive bookings 1-2 years in advance. However there is no rule, if we are free on that date, then we are available for you to book.
Can we watch you perform live before booking?
Unfortunately the vast majority of our performances are private bookings, however if we do perform a public show we will advertise it on the website and on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/phillyonsnewvintageband
How long do you perform for?
We perform for a total of two hours. We find this works best split into two, one hour sets spread through the evening. Usualy one set earlier in the evening (starting after the first dance if it's a wedding). Then one set later in the evening.
How far do you travel?
We are happy to travel anywhere across the UK or abroad. If your event is outside of Yorkshire, we may need to add travel and possibly overnight stay costs, depending on distance. These costs will be included in your quote once we have received your details. There will be no hidden costs added later.
How much space do you require at the venue?
What do you need at the venue?
Are you insured?
We are insured for up to £10 million of public liability insurance. We are happy to email copies of insurance certificates to your venue. All of our equipment is PAT certified. Your venue will often ask to see a PAT test certificate from your band. We will supply these to your venue.
Can you provide disco music when you are not playing live?
We can! You have two options.
Can you perform requests?
It is possible for us to perform special song requests for you depending on the suitability of the song for our style and instrumentation. However if your request is not part of our repertoire there will be a small charge to cover the cost of having the song arranged and for rehearsal time. Details on request. Remeber, we do include one free song request with every wedding booking.
Can you perform our first dance?
We can perform your first dance live. You can either choose a song from our repertoire list, or you can request your own special song for us to have custom arranged for you.
How long does it take you to set up?
We ask for 1 hour (5/6 piece band), or 1.5 hours (8/10 piece band) MINIMUM.
Can you perform in a marquee or outdoor?
How much equipment do you use?
Many bands use much bigger sound systems than they really need for the venue. We like to have a very natural, authentic sound, so we use a minimum amount of equipment, therefore using less space!
Do I need to feed the band?
All professional bands will require food at some point in the evening. From travelling to your venue to arriving back home at night can easily be 12 or more hours for the musicians. In this time they will need to eat. We wouldn't want to have to leave the event to find food as we like to be close by in case of any problems. Therefore we do ask that the band are fed.
Can we use your microphones for speeches?
Can your musicians play for my drinks reception or ceremony?
Absolutely, we offer a 60 minute spot of background Jazz and Easy listening from our Jazz Trio, Quartet or Quintet. Contact us for prices.
Can my friend or family member sing or perform with the band?
Unfortunately not. Due to health and safety reasons and insurance, we can not allow guests to be in the performance area. We can't risk anybody being in the performance area where we have electrical wires, and expensive equipment.
What songs do you play?
We specialise in music from the 1930's to 1960's, however we choose the most popular hits that nearly everybody will know.
Can we choose the set list?
We have spent many years crafting our set lists, and learning which songs not only work well, but work well as part of the rest of the set list. We know how to create a set that has the right ups and downs, to flow with your night. We also like to be able to change the set as we go, if needs be, as we read the audience on the night.