It’s a valid question, so let’s not beat around the bush! What if something goes wrong on the day of your wedding? There are a few things that can turn upside down when you hire a wedding band – the kind of stuff that makes us musicians wake up in a cold sweat! To help us sleep at night, we’ve spent time putting precautions in place so that when you hire one of our bands, things go off without a hitch, no matter what.
Time for some theoretical third-party questions…
What if you break down on the way to my wedding?
This one’s basically a worst case scenario, but we have to put precautions in place, just in case! All of our musicians travel to gigs in our band vans, which are all covered by two breakdown policies. One with onward travel, so we can get towed TO your wedding, and one to call afterwards to take us home. We wouldn’t be able to guarantee our arrival any other way. So no matter what, we can get there, basically!
What if a band member is ill?
We purposely make sure all our bands play a certain amount of the same songs, so any one of our musicians can stand-in for another when necessary. Saying that, we’ve actually only had to do this a total of 3 times since we started our first band. It’s extremely rare for someone to be so ill that they can’t perform.
What if your equipment stops working?
There are really only two pieces of equipment that a band can’t perform without. That’s a PA system and a mixing desk. That’s why we keep a spares for both at our office, which are exactly the same high quality as our bands use at every gig, and can be delivered to your wedding by one of our members of staff at any time. When it comes to guitars, amps and microphones etc. we’ve done enough gigs to know we need spares on hand at every gig, so they’re always with us… That’s some experience talking there!
What if you get stuck in traffic and you’re late?
We set off just under an hour early to every event, even earlier if it’s is over 2 hours away. These are time frames we’ve come up with after years of gigging and we know they get us everywhere we need to go, on time. With this extra time allowed, we really can’t say we’ve ever been more than a few minutes late, even after some really bad motorway traffic. This extra time also means that we avoid rush hour, because really – who wants to be involved in that?!
What if *anything* goes wrong?
We always have a spare member of staff on call whenever our bands are gigging. They are all multi-instrumentalists who can drive all our vans, and can deliver replacement equipment to any gig. Essentially, they can do almost everything you could ever think of needing cover for.
So, if something goes wrong, chances are we’ve already thought of it and we’ve got it covered! Saying that, if we suddenly become surrounded by the worst flood in history, or if we get caught in the eye of a tornado, there’s a chance we might be forced to reluctantly admit defeat (although it would have to be a damn strong tornado!), but for absolutely anything else – and we mean anything else – we’ll always do our absolute best to make sure you’re never left without entertainment on the day of your wedding. Seriously, we wouldn’t be able to sleep otherwise.