INTERNATIONAL WEDDING BAND | FESTIVAL SONS
Are you searching to find the best festival-style wedding band for your big day? One that offers a full entertainment package with live music and DJ? If so, then look no further!
It can be a very challenging task finding the perfect live band to perform at your wedding, there are so many to choose from, it's hard to know where to start! But with Festival Sons we think we've really come up with the ultimate wedding band package...
"Thank you so much for such a great performance. Festival Sons we’re fan-tastic!! We couldn’t have wished for anything more! I loved their playlist and short of asking for a few requests from it we left them to play what they enjoyed and what worked best. They judged it perfectly and put on a 1st Class performance. The guys were prompt, professional and very friendly. We would not hesitate to recommend them and will hopefully see them in the future.”
Martin and Liz - Wedding, Barmsley House, Gloucestershire
GET IN TOUCH!
From the start your enquiry will be dealt with by leading entertainment agency Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment specialise in exclusive representation of the best professional function bands in the UK and have a very select roster of top bands. So you can be reassured from the off that the band have met the high standards Tailored Entertainment demands of its acts and that you'll also have an expert team on hand to help with all of the planning and any questions you may have. The guys at Tailored Entertainment are available on 0800 564 2240 / firstname.lastname@example.org and will be very happy to hear from you.
BOOK THE BAND
Once you have decided that Festival Sons are the band for you Tailored Entertainment will send a booking contract to you to confirm the booking. The contract features all the important details for the day and once you have signed, the band will sign a copy and confirm the booking in their diary. We ask for a deposit to secure the booking, with the balance payable by bank transfer seven days ahead of the day.
In the lead up to the wedding you are very welcome to contact us any time to discuss the plan for the day. Around four weeks before the day the experienced team at Tailored Entertainment will contact you to go over the final details - timings, first dance, song requests for the disco or DJ, final payment details etc. All of the details will be recorded and sent to the band in one simple final confirmation email, so you can be sure nothing will get missed and everything discussed will happen as planned on the night.
ON THE NIGHT
If your wedding is in the UK, Festival Sons will arrive fully self-contained with PA (managed by professional sound engineer), lighting and pre-mixed disco (or a band member can DJ if you add this to your booking) and will perform 2 hours of live music (2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets). The band will cover your whole evening of entertainment so you don't need to hire a separate DJ or any additional equipment.
If your evening reception is in the same room as the meal/speeches, the band would usually arrive to set up in the turnaround time between day and evening. If the room or area for your evening is separate (or curtained off) the band could arrive while you are eating to get set up (they would sound check when suitable and wouldn't interrupt the meal or speeches!) - it takes up to 90 minutes for the band to get fully set up and sound checked.
A guide to a standard evening reception would be:
- 17:30 - Band Arrive
- 19:00 - Background Music On
- 20:00 - First Dance/First Set (60 mins)
- 21:00 - Disco/DJ (ideal time for evening buffet)
- 22:00 - Second Set (60 mins)
- 23:00 - Disco/DJ Until Close
Timings are flexible to suit your needs and live sets can be split 3 x 40 mins if you prefer. Festival Sons’ standard price is based on them arriving at 17:00 earliest and finishing as late as 00:00. For an early arrival or late finish outside of these times, there is an additional charge.
The band are very happy to perform your choice of first dance for you as long as they have at least two weeks notice of the song choice.
For international weddings, drum kit, backline amps and PA/lighting (with sound engineer) will need to be sourced, we can provide a detailed tech rider to make this a simple process for you.
Festival Sons also offer a brilliant live lounge-style acoustic set (which can be performed un-amplified as a roaming act), this is the perfect addition to your drinks reception and can really help set the mood for a great celebration. As the musicians are already booked to perform in the evening, the price of this set represents excellent value when compared to hiring a separate band for your daytime entertainment - it can be as much as 75% cheaper than hiring an equivalent act.
Festival Sons are based in Surrey in the UK and available for hire in Surrey, UK and internationally.