The absolute minimum space the band require is 3m wide by 2m deep for the two piece version. For the 5 piece version we require 5m wide by 4m deep, and 6m wide by 5m deep for the 8 piece. However these areas will be very cramped and with the speakers so close together the sound will also be compromised in general, with a much higher risk of feedback. The more space you can give us, the better the show will be, with more room for us to dance on stage, and the sound quality maximised due to the the speakers being further apart.
The bands performance times are important in making your evening flow properly, and we are totally flexible with this, although we prefer that our performance doesn't happen at the same time as the buffet or anything else you may have planned at your event. We also recommend that our second set is timed so that we play for the last hour of the event, as the dynamic of the performance works really well in this format, and creates a finale effect at your party.
Typical timings are as follows -
Arrival 18:00 to be set up and sound checked by 19:30.
Background/DJ music from 19:30 until 20:30.
Buffet from 20:30 until 21:00
Live set 1 from 21:15 until 22:00
Background/DJ music from 22:00 until 22:45
Live set 2 from 22:45 until 23:30
DJ music from 23:30 until midnight
We are able to travel both UK wide and internationally.
Due to the nature of our work, we don't play many public gigs as all of the events we perform at tend to be private parties or corporate events. We try to offset this situation by making sure we have plenty of promotional material, including lots of live recordings. If you want to follow us on Facebook, any last minute public gigs that do come in will be promoted on there:
There is a 100% true live recording of a performance created to give you the opportunity to hear us playing totally live. No audio modifications have been made to the videos or tracks.
You can book us through the enquiry form on this website or by calling us on the number provided.
We carry a laptop with over 5000 songs to all our gigs that we use specifically for DJ'ing, making sure that we keep the dance floor swinging in between our live sets. We are happy to take requests for DJ songs.
If you have some specific songs you want played you can let Austin know in the pre event check and he will make sure they are ready to go on the night.
You are welcome to use our PA system for your speeches so long as they happen after we have set up.
We only use high quality equipment. A brief summery is as follows:
Pearl Master's Custom
Zildjian K Cymbals
Ludwig 400/Noble N Coolie Snare
Amp- cornford mk50
Gut- PRS Custom 24
Pedals – BOSS Digital Delay, Philhilborne Signature Treble Booster
Gallien Krueger Amp and Cabs
He also uses midi keyboard pedals
72 x Mackie 450 V2 active top speakers
2 x Mackie 1501 active Bass Bins
Allen & Heath ZED 420, 20 channel mixing desk
Allen & Heath ZED 12fx, 10 channel mixing desk
Sennheiser ew100 G2 Radio Microphone
Behringer Multicom PRO-XL MDX4600 Compressor
Yahama 1000watt fold back Power Amp
2 x Mackie 450v2 active fold back speakers
3 I-colour 4 stage lighting units with stands, control unit and foot control unit.
Yes. We use 3 x ACME icolour lights, all linked up with foot control for the ultimate lighting show during your event
We usually play two 45 minute sets or 1 60 minute set..
We arrive at 18:00 and usually start our first set at around 21:00, and play our second set in the final hour of the evening, but again we are totally flexible with this. Arrival and finish times are 18:00 and midnight as standard with early arrival and late finish fees applicable outside of these timings.
Assuming access to the venue is straight forward (i.e. ground floor room with no steps and vehicle access close to the venue), once all the equipment is loaded in we can normally be set up and sound checked in an hour.
Unfortunately, we don’t take provisional bookings as our demand is such that we would be turning clients away on popular dates. However, when you make an official enquiry with us, your enquiry will be logged in our system and you will be given first refusal on your date should anybody else enquire for the same date.
Like many professional party bands, our work is our livelihood and so we take our commitments very seriously.
In the very unlikely event that the band had split up before your party, every effort would be made to find a suitable replacement band.
We love it when people get up to sing a song with us, and will encourage everyone to sing along, and some to sing into the microphone in well known party tunes. However we will not let anyone take control of the microphone. We don’t have a problem with someone actually singing an entire song all by themselves, but we do like to make sure that those singing or playing with us have some experience of being on stage. We’re happy to arrange this with you in advance. However, past experience has taught us that welcoming impromptu guests onto the stage on the night itself, can often end in disaster so we’d rather steer clear of that situation!
Typical Blues Brothers Outfits, hat and shades!!
We always carry up to date PAT certification and have Public Liability Insurance cover up to £5M.
We are one of the busiest and most experienced Blues Brothers bands in the UK. We have travelled all over the UK and Europe, and played in every type of venue to all kinds of people, so we bring a wealth of experience to your event, not to mention equipment and live sound of the highest quality.
It is important to us that we play something for everybody at your party. We understand that your event is special, and that you only get one chance to get it right. You are guaranteed 100% of our energy, enthusiasm and integration with you and your guests. We love what we do!
Prices vary depending on what set up you want, location and dates.
We request a room in which to change, something to eat and drinks for the duration of our time at the venue.
We have played in every type of venue, from festivals, huge marquees and ballrooms to intimate clubs and private residencies.
We always make sure that our volume levels are such that people at your event can still converse, but really feel as though they are at a gig when they're on the dance floor.
Being a guitar based rock and pop function band, the nature of the music we play means that we can only turn down so far! If your chosen venue has a DB limiter, please discuss this with us at the time of your enquiry - to make sure that the performance you will receive from us will not be compromised.
We usually request 2 double 13 amp supplies near to the stage area. We prefer to run lights from one power source and audio equipment from another to reduce the risk of noise interference.
As a rule, we draw approximately 16 amps with everything on and have only ever experienced any issues in events in marquees where the generator capacity has been too low.