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- UK's Best Wedding Music Bands
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Frequently asked questions
Can I pick what songs the band will play?
Most bands prefer that you select the songs from their play list which you definitely do and don’t want, then leave them to structure your choices into a workable order. They will need to consider many variables in order to ensure their sets flow well and the singer will probably want to avoid having certain songs side by side. Feel free to make an input but let the band bring their considerable experience to bear when finalising the actual play list for the evening.
How do I make a booking?
Firstly, select the entertainment you’re interested in and either submit an online enquiry or give us a call on 01782 740839. We’ll discuss your requirements and get a confirmed quote directly from the artist. Once you’re 100% happy that the artist is right for you, we’ll issue a booking contract to you and the artist. You then pay a small deposit which can be made by credit/debit card, cheque, BACS/CHAPS or internet transfer. In most cases, the remaining balance is payable directly to the artist on the day of the event. You can make payment in advance to Alive Network if you prefer and we hold your payment for security in our ‘client’ account, releasing payment to the artist only after the event.
Can I speak to or meet the artist?
Once you’ve booked, the artist will contact you in the 3 weeks leading up to your event to discuss the finer details, ensure your requirements haven’t changed and finalise song preferences etc. If you need to speak to the artist before this it can be arranged but most liaisons before this point should be made via your Alive Network coordinator. We work on the artist’s behalf and this helps to ensure everything is properly noted on your enquiry/contract and not forgotten! Most artists will not make site visits as they are not necessary and they do not charge enough money to be able to afford to give up a day to do so. If there is an extraordinary circumstance which demands a site visit, it can be arranged and a fee would more than likely be charged to cover time and travel.
Can I see the artist live before booking?
In most circumstances this is not possible as we work with bands and artists specialising in performances at private functions. By the nature of the fact that they are private, we cannot obtain access. Bands who regularly play at pubs are probably not the type you’d hire for an important private party as pubs don’t pay the money required for top quality acts. On the very rare occasion that an artist might be doing a public show, it’s impossible to guarantee that by the time the show takes place, that the artist will still be available for your event. The best artists get booked very quickly so if you find one that you like, you are much safer basing your decision to hire on the strength of their demos, play list, biography and references from other customers. Your Alive Network coordinator will also be able to offer their personal recommendation and many artists now also have video which enables you to get a good flavour of their performance style.
I'm not sure which artist I want, can someone help me?
For no obligation help and advice please submit an online enquiry for the most suitable artist you’ve found so far, or else call us on 0845 108 5500 and one of our entertainment coordinators will be happy to assist. Our offices are open 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Once your enquiry has been made, whether by phone or online, the same coordinator will look after you from start to finish so you’ll always deal with the same person and they’ll work with you to understand exactly what you’re looking for. Your coordinator will be able to make recommendations based on the information you provide and on any artist selections that you’ve already made. If you have found one artist you like, we can answer any questions you have about them and if required, discuss the differences between them and other similar artists so you can compare a range of options and quotes. The more specific you can be about what you want the more easily we’ll be able to help. Think about what style of entertainment you want, what you want the entertainment to achieve (dancing, mood setting, ice breaking etc), how much you want to spend and how much space you have. Do you want lively, calming, modern, funky, sophisticated, cool, mature, young, vibrant etc. All these descriptions will help us to make a suitable recommendation.
About Alive Network Ltd
Established 1999, Alive has grown to become the largest live entertainment supplier in the UK, booking outstanding entertainment for over 10,000 weddings each year.
From bands and musicians to DJs, entertainers and event suppliers, we have an unparalleled selection of hand-picked artists for you to choose from, with all bookings backed by a secure contract and 24/7 emergency cover.
Alive is all about experiencing entertainment at it's very best. That euphoric hands-in-the-air moment on the dancefloor. The goosebumps when you walk down the aisle to your special song. From your first dance to the last song of the night, we'll help you build the perfect sound track to your big day.
With a personal service that's been trusted and loved by over 130,000 brides, Alive knows that stress free service and making amazing memories is what it’s all about. Find your wedding entertainment inspiration at AliveNetwork.com