Funk’N’Soul, provide a fully tailored set list of most, or indeed, all of your favourite songs.
Funk’N’Soul, have over FIVE THOUSAND songs so all you need worry about is what you want to hear on the night. Of course there is nothing more memorable and enchanting than having your first song played by some top class professional musicians. Your guests will be amazed!
Typically you can expect your musicians to play either two 45 minute sets, two 1 hour sets or a long 1 and a half hour set. But to get great value for money why not have two one hour sets?
If your wedding package does not include a disc jockey, don’t worry! Funk’N’Soul, has the facility to provide a fully professional sound/lighting engineer who provides a DJ service. This can be included in the quote provided. Alternatively pre-recorded music can be played during breaks and throughout the night.
Often a Bride & Grooms’ worst nightmare is, during the bands first few songs, that there may not be a lot of people dancing. Don’t worry about that, they have just eaten (in need of a few more drinks!!), so it may be a good idea to think about starting times for your musicians. The Band will soon get you all boogieing the night away… You won’t want to sit down or the night to end! That’s a promise.
We expect to be working until anywhere between midnight and one a.m.
Your musicians will understand that speeches often run over time so will be completely flexible with how your day is flowing.
Finally. Something else worth bearing in mind is that your musicians will be at your wedding venue for quite some time as they have to set up and sound check prior to your reception.
Most bands expect to set up anywhere between four and six o’clock. If they are there until midnight/one a.m. then they are going to get hungry and thirsty. Nothing pleases musicians more than being invited to use an evening buffet and having a couple of soft drinks throughout the evening.
Reliability and quality of performance are the two attributes that are essential for headache-free, successful music at a wedding.
If you go for cheap, you are likely to sacrifice either or both of the above!
A professional musician will expect to take home £120 — 150 for an engagement. On top of that there are equipment hire and travel costs, along with publicity, advertising, insurance and agency costs should you choose not to book directly.
*Be aware, Booking Agents often charge 15% — 30% on top of the bands fee. The musicians do not receive a penny of this admin fee.
Right, down to business… As a rule of thumb, you can expect to pay £200 — 250 for a solo performance, £300 — 500 for a duo, £450 — 625 for a trio. A four to six-piece band starts at approximately £800.
Depending on the versatility and professionalism of the musicians, the price increases to £1000 — £2000. Larger bands cost proportionately more.
Funk’N’Soul, are a highly experienced 9 piece wedding function band and will consider reducing the price depending on original quote provided, requirements and mileage. As a bonus to our clients. If you require a 3 or 4 piece jazz set during your day as background music for your guests, just ask, it will be cheaper and more convenient for you to use the musicians booked as they can arrive earlier and know they are there for the day.
Please expect to pay a deposit of anywhere between 20 — 25% as this will guarantee the booking and the date.
Please be wary of amateur or semi professional bands, you will NOT get the quality or standard of musicians as those who live and breathe music professionally.
We hope we have been able to assist you in making your Wedding Day entertainment decision an informed one and wishing you both an amazingly successful day and a wonderful future together.