Frequently Asked Questions
If this is your first time booking a band, it is likely that you have many questions. The following is a list of frequently asked questions about booking a wedding band. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.
What time will the wedding band arrive?
Typically, wedding bands will arrive between 5.30 and 6.30. For the vast majority of weddings SouthWestBand will generally arrive and begin setting up at 6pm. This allows us plenty of time to set up and soundcheck while the room is being turned round after your wedding breakfast and speeches are finished. For corporate, charity events and weddings that require it we can offer early set up and conduct a sound check before your guests arrive. If you need us to arrive and set up earlier in the day, an additional fee may be required.
How long will a wedding band perform for?
Every wedding band has various options but you can expect most wedding bands to offer either 2 x 45, 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets. SouthWestBand offer 2 hours of live music for every wedding as standard. We have found the best set times are a 40 minute taster set just after the cake cutting and first dance while guests are around the dancefloor. Then a short break for evening food and another 1 hour 20 minute set later on during the peak of the night.