Frequently Asked Questions
What service do you provide?
The standard service is as follows:
– Up to 120 minutes live music from a 5-piece party band
– Up to 6hrs DJ service from set-up to 1am
– PA and lighting
– Up to 2 new live requests (eg 1st dance)
– Up to 70 miles travel each way from FY6
– Arrival from 4pm
How far do you travel?
We are available for bookings throughout the UK and overseas
How much do you charge for a wedding / function?
Our rates are dependent on a number of factors including location, time of year, day of the week and service required. Each event is therefore charged individually. Please go to our contact page and provide as many details as possible to receive an accurate quote.
Do you have certificates for Public Liability and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)?
Yes, the band and is covered for up to £10,000,000 public liability and all its equipment has PAT certification. These documents can be provided if necessary.
How long does it take to set up and sound check?
We recommend allowing 60-90 minutes, depending on the venue and access to the performance area. This is ideally done before the evening guests arrive.
Do we need to provide a list of songs to be played?
We strongly recommend allowing us to pick tried and tested songs, based on our experience of playing over 1300 shows to all types of audiences. However, requests from our repertoire are welcome, and providing we are given 28 days’ notice we will try to fit as many in the set as possible
Do we need to pay a deposit?
To secure a booking we require a signed contract and £360 deposit to be paid within 14 days.
How much space do you require?
We require a playing area that is approximately 4m deep and 6m wide.
Can you play in venues with noise limits?
Providing we are notified prior to signing the contract, we can make arrangements to restrict volume if necessary. However, the Deadbeats is a fully live, 5 piece band with acoustic drum kit and amplified guitars. Depending on the acoustic properties of the room, anything below approximately 100dB may require changes to equipment, set list and performance that significantly affect the overall experience of the live show. For this reason, we prefer to avoid playing in venues with noise limits. We recommend seeking alternative entertainment in any venue that has a noise limit below 87dB.
Will you support charity events with free or discounted performances?
Like any other business, a professional band can only afford to provide a limited number of its services for free or at discount. We therefore have chosen charities for whom we perform a number of shows per year at no charge or special rates. Regrettably, all other charity events need to be charged at the normal function rates.
What time are you on? / What kind of music do you play? / Are you any good? / Is that a coffin?
ABOUT HALF NINE / A bit of a mix / Too subjective / Yes.