FAQ

We have listed questions you may have and some we have been asked over the years of providing live music at Weddings and Parties

This is not a conclusive list of frequently asked questions.  We are always happy to accommodate and fit in with your requirements

If you have any questions not listed here, please email info@glopartyband.co.uk call or text Angus on 07712 530094.

How far will you travel?

We are based in Surrey, however we are willing to travel all over the UK and worldwide.

How long does it take you to set up?

It doesn’t take us long to set up. It usually takes us around 45 minutes to set up, but we allow 60 minutes.

What are your technical requirements?

Our minimum power requirements for the Band are 1 x 13 amp supply.

How much room do you need?

An area around 4m x 3m is ideal for the Trio band although we are used to performing in some smaller areas. We will always fit around what is available.

How long do you play for?

We are very flexible and can play for as long as you need us to play for. Normally we play 2 sets of around 50 minutes, although we regularly play 3 sets of 45 minutes.

Do you play music during your break?

Yes, we can play a selection of party songs through our PA system in between our sets so you don’t need the additional expense of hiring a DJ. Alternatively you can provide your own laptop or ipod with your own song choice and play this through our PA system. We have the correct leads to plug from any device into our state of the art 1300 watt Sound System. We use the same sound system that most DJs currently use.

What styles of music do you play?

We play a  mixture of well know party tracks varying in styles from Rock, Funk, Disco, Soul and Pop.

Can I choose the set I want at my event?

The songs we choose for our set list have been tried and tested for the last 15 years and we also respond to the audience. The songs in our set work well musically and engage the audience keeping them dancing and singing.

If there are songs  that you would particularly like us to play or not to play, then please let us  know. You can view our latest songs here (click here)If there is a song or an artist that you would like us to play,  please let us know. This would be subject to suitability and a minimum of 6 weeks notice for us to learn and rehearse the song.

Can you play our first dance

Yes, you can choose a song from our current set list

Many couples have a specific song for their first dance they would like played. Please let us know what song you would like and we can add this to our Mp3 play list and play this through our sound system.

Alternatively if you prefer to have it played live we are happy to learn it for you. This would be subject to suitability and a minimum of 6 weeks notice for us to learn and rehearse the song.

How much do you charge?

Pricing varies according to distance of travel (we are based in Surrey), set-up and finish times and how long you require us to play for. Please email or make an enquiry for an exact quote.

How do I confirm the booking

We will email or send you a booking confirmation; all you need to do is sign it and email it or send it back to us.  Once that is in place and the booking is in writing you can have peace of mind that the booking is confirmed

Can I provisionally book the band?

Yes that is fine to provisionally book the band.

If you still have some arrangements to slip into place eg confirming venue etc I urge you to still contact me. We are able to place a limited time first refusal for you on the band. This will ensure the date is held for you and avoids any disappointment.

We will always let you know if we have another potential booking enquiry on the same date. We can then confirm your booking in writing by completing a booking confirmation form.

Can I come and see you play before booking you?

Yes, Please have a look at our public performances by clicking here

Do you use backing tracks?

No, we are a completely live band and never use backing tracks.

How do I make a booking?

To confirm the band for your event please email info@glopartyband.co.uk call or text Angus on 07712 530094. I’ll take some details and get the date blocked out the bands diary for you. 

My Uncle is a great singer; can he come up and sing a song?

Yes, it is always great fun when guests sing with us. We can email over our full song list in advance for them to pick a song they would like to sing.

What time will you turn up?

We are flexible on when we turn up. If you would like us to be set up before guests arrive that’s fine. At a wedding it usually works well if we set up after the speeches when the venue  sets up for the evening party.

Are you insured?

Yes we have public liability insurance up to £1m. We can forward a copy of our insurance certificate to you or directly to the venue. Some venues also ask for this as part of their Health and Safety requirements

Do we have to feed you?

If we are with you for a number of hours we do ask for you to provide something to eat for the band, we are really happy to grab a bite from the buffet. We are really easy going and do not have any special dietary requirements

What do you wear?

If you have a dress code in mind please let us know. Generally for weddings we dress smartly with ties.  For parties we dress smart casual with shirts and smart jeans.  If you would like us to wear black tie or suits or if there is a party theme please let us know as we always enjoy  dressing up.

Do you need changing facilities?

We do not need changing facilities unless it is a black tie event as we will need to get changed after we set up our equipment

What do you do when you are not playing

We fully understand that we are not party guests, we either leave the venue altogether until we are about to play, or hide ourselves quietly away in a corner

Do you pass on parking charges?

Please let us know if there are any parking issues as we have never had to charge for parking before. If in the unlikely event that any extra costs are incurred, that weren’t initially quoted or outlined to you, we’ll gladly waive those costs.

Are there any additional cost

There are no additional costs. The price quoted for the agreed playing times, set up and pack up time is the final price.

What happens if one of you are ill?

We haven’t cancelled a gig in all our time of providing live music  at events. We have other stand in musicians we use if this ever happens. We organise the logistics of this and this will never effect your party.

Can you offer a DJ service?

We can play a selection of party songs through our PA system in between our sets so you don’t need the additional expense of hiring a DJ. Or please email me a list of songs you would like played and we will add this to our play list. Alternatively you can provide your own laptop or ipod with your own song choice and play this through our PA system.  We have the correct leads to plug from any device into our state of the art 1300 watt Sound System. We use the same sound system that most DJs currently use.

If you would like a professional DJ we are happy to refer one to you

How loud will you be?

We always keep our  volume to a comfortable level, but loud enough to create an atmosphere.  Please let us know if there are any sound issues at the venue or you would like the level to be kept low. We are happy to be flexible on the evening and are able to adjust the volume level to the audience and the venue. 

How do you make sure the dance floor is kept full?

We have a list of songs that have been tried and tested over the years. The songs we perform are a high energy selection of the most well know party tracks from The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Kings of Leon, The Killers, James Brown, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Madness, Cee Lo Green and many more. We guarantee a dance floor-filling repertoire that guests of ages 10 to 110 will know….and love. Please check out our full song list (click here)

How do I know what songs you’re going to play?

We can send you our set list in advance. We sometimes adjust this at the event as we have gained a great deal of experience in reacting to what the audience preferences are.

How can you assure me that the band will measure up to my expectations?

We have had numerous testimonials from satisfied wedding & party customers and guests, please check out some of our reviews we have received (click here)

How will I know you’ll turn up?

Once the booking is in writing you can have peace of mind the booking is confirmed and we will turn up at the agreed time. We haven’t cancelled a gig in all our time of providing live music  at events. We have build a valuable reputation over the years of providing live  music  at wedding & party events

You play at a lot of events do you not get bored playing the same songs?

No we don’t get bored of playing the same songs. We really enjoy playing live music and seeing the audience reaction to that and having a great time. The main reason we do what we do is we have a real passion playing live music.

What will you do at my event when you’re not playing?

We fully understand that we are not party guests,  we can either leave the venue altogether until we are about to play, or hide ourselves quietly away in a corner ready to be on hand if you need us to start playing sooner.

Do you have a price list?

We don’t have a standard price list because we understand that every event is different. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to provide a quote. Just email info@glopartyband.co.uk call or text Angus on 07712 530094.