SLINKY BAND BASE SERVICEThe Slinky band base service includes all you will require for your wedding, party or general function. The base service will minimise your initial financial outlay for your wedding or function.
- Band arrival from 6pm to be set up by 7.30pm.
- Play background music before, between and after our live sets up until close of play via the band iPad.
- Provide a first dance request specifically from the bands repertoire.
- Provide a first dance request from the iPad if available.
- Provide 2 x 60 minute, 3 x 40 minute or 2 x 45 minute sets of live party music, completing by midnight.
- Provide high quality PA & lighting.
ADDITIONAL UPGRADE OPTIONSWe can also offer the following additional upgrade options:
- Professional DJ service
- After midnight finish
- Pre-6.00pm early arrival and later finish time
- Learn a song request
- Upgraded PA & lighting for a larger audience of people
- Live walk-on music for awards ceremonies
What We’ll Do Prior to and During Your Event
ISSUE QUESTIONNAIREOnce you have booked with the Slinky band we will issue out a questionnaire three weeks prior to your event to give you the opportunity to make sure we have catered for your every need and requirements and also to give you a chance to make any comments or additional changes. This process has proved very successful for the client and the band and makes sure no stone is left unturned.
BAND ARRIVAL AND SET UPSlinky will arrive at your venue and contact either the event organiser or wedding planner to find out the timings and requirements of the evening. Once we have access to the room we will then set up and this usually takes up to 1.5hrs. During set up we will sound check and gauge the acoustics of the room. When this is complete we will then set up background music via the band iPad played through the PA at a volume that suits the venue and client for the evening guests to arrive to.
AFTER THE SOUND CHECK & SET UPAfter set up and sound check we will change into our stage clothes. We would ask that the client arranges with the venue to provide us with a secure changing room (not the toilets), and your catering to provide us with food and soft drinks. This is a standard requirement for all wedding/corporate/party bands.
1ST LIVE SETAfter our first live set, we’ll take a break (this would normally be between 15-30 mins dependant on how the overall timings are for the evening), this is the ideal time to serve the buffet but the band will always run in line with the arrangements on the evening. During the band break we will play background music through the PA to the volume required by the client and venue. If you choose our professional DJ upgrade option then the DJ will be more than happy to take requests and make announcements.
2ND SET AND END OF THE NIGHTAfter our second live set performance we will accept an encore but we would normally finish this prior to midnight, if we have finished before midnight including the encore, we will provide iPad party music until midnight (unless you’ve selected a later finish upgrade).
When the evening is complete and everyone is happy Slinky generally would like an opportunity to have a photo taken with the bride and groom if the event is a wedding or if a corporate event a photo with a host or presenter if this is possible, Slinky will issue the photos upon request to the persons above if they so wish. This can give the client and the band a great memory from the occasion. Slinky may also from time to time ask if they can record the event with audio and visual recordings, we would always ask the permission of the client and again if permission was granted we would be more than happy to provide the recording to the client if they so wished, please note this would be a service Slinky would require client permission on and would also have to financially fund themselves. If you have any other questions or would like to discuss things with us in greater detail, please feel free to get in touch.