We hope to answer any of your initial questions with the information below, however if there is something we have missed, please get in touch here and let us know!
WHAT TIME DOES THE BAND ARRIVE?
This depends on the individual needs of your event. We arrive and set up in a quiet and discrete manner to ensure that there is no distraction to the proceedings. Wherever possible we will strive to set up and prepare at a time where there are no guests present. When this isn’t possible, we will work with you to choose a time that is most fitting.
The latest we will arrive is an hour before our agreed performance time to ensure a full and comprehensive set up of our equipment for a timely beginning to the performance.
WHAT FACILITIES DO YOU REQUIRE?
We strive to be as minimal in our needs as possible. We ask for a minimum of two sockets on a clean power supply and a flat surface of a minimum of 12ft wide and 6ft deep.
We do ask that for private events there is a space or room away from guests that we are able to use prior to performing and during our break. We do understand that this is not always feasible and is by no means a necessity in booking us.
HOW LONG DOES THE BAND PLAY FOR?
Our standard performance is based on 2 60-minute sets, with a break in between. This allows the inclusion of refreshment for guests (and a moment for them to catch their breath!)
We are more than happy to work with you on the length and timing of our sets to fully tailor to your needs and are open for this to be adjusted on the night – so when the speeches overrun or the dessert comes out late, you don’t need to worry about your schedule!
WILL YOU LEARN OUR FIRST DANCE?
We will make every effort to include any requests into our set and perform them to the highest standard. Whether this is in our own style, or that of the original. In the rare occurrence that we are unable to perform your requests, we will provide the original in all instances.
CAN I PICK THE SET LIST?
We have an extensive catalogue of songs covering many genres, so it is likely that we have a set that you will thoroughly enjoy. That being said, we are always willing to include specific requests and will happily discuss these with you and how we can accommodate where possible.
CAN I USE THE BAND’S EQUIPMENT FOR SPEECHES?
Should our equipment be set up prior to any speeches at your event, we can provide wireless microphones for speeches with a very brief tutorial beforehand in how to use. We will check the levels and leave in a convenient position for you to be heard across the venue. In some situations this may incur an additional cost due to an earlier arrival and set up time, however please do fully discuss your requirements with us and we will try our best to incorporate this without any extra fee.
WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN YOUR SETS?
It’s entirely up to you! We can supply background music of any genre to befit your event to continue at a complimentary volume. Should you wish to choose a selection of tracks, we welcome you to create and share a playlist on Spotify and we will use this between our sets. We can provide instructions on how to do this or alternatively do this for you.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PLAYLIST AND A DJ SET?
A playlist will be an automated selection of songs of a chosen genre or feel that will continue until the end of your event. In some cases this will more than suffice. We also offer a dedicated DJ service that can continue until the end of the night, working with your event to continue the individualised and tailored nature of the Boondocks experience.
Whether it’s 80’s cheese, Disco classics or club hits, our DJ will feed off the reaction of your guests to bring your event to a suitable climax. He does take requests, but we politely ask that guests are limited to one per person!
DO YOU BRING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT, WHAT DO WE NEED TO HIRE?
For all our private performances, we provide a full professional PA and lighting package that is fully PAT tested and comes with Public Liability Insurance. We only work with high quality and reliable equipment and instruments to aid us in performing at your event. We will never ask our clients to provide or hire on our behalf.
We are able to provide a full backline for public and festival gigs subject to timing and usage and will happily discuss for the best outcome for all.