What Our Couples Love
- 3 x 1 Hour Live Sets (Included in the fee)
- Independent Sound Engineer & DJ (Included in the fee)
- Live First Dance (Included in the fee)
- Stage Lighting (Included in the fee)
- Time extentions & early set up options (additional fee)
- Piano and Duo music options for daytime (additional fee)
- Statement Lighting and hire items (additional fee)
- A live package for the smaller style wedding
Frequently asked questions
What kind of music do you specialise in?
We specialise in performing a wide mix of famous and popular songs from a variety of genres including Motown, swing, pop, soul, pop-rock etc., from the 60's right through the decades to current tunes, including our own medleys! We appreciate that guests are going to be of all ages and have a variety of music tastes, so this ensures they’ll be something for everyone! Our sets are planned to create a great party atmosphere and along with our energetic and engaging performance, they're designed to keep as many guests enjoying themselves by dancing and partying the night away as possible!
How far do you travel?
We're based in Bedfordshire and mainly travel in the Herts, Beds, Bucks, Northants, Cambs and Oxfordshire areas and have also traveled extensively through the UK!
What do your prices start from?
Our prices start from £1,345 for our standard package which includes: 3 x 60mins live sets DJ sets before, between and after band sets Option to have first dance performed live Professional sound engineer Lighting for the performance area Music timings 7.30pm-12.00midnight Set up and sound check 60-70 mins prior to evening reception Pack down for approx 60mins at the end
Do you take requests on the day?
Absolutely!! We can take requests on the night from yourselves and your guests. If we know any of them and we think they are appropriate for the party we'll play them. Alternatively if the request is not in our repertoire and our DJ has it, he will play it. We do ask our clients in advance of songs they'd like to hear, if we know them we'll include them in our sets for your evening!
Will you learn a specific song for our wedding?
We'd be happy to!! If you have one in mind, please let us know! (We request your first dance by 8 weeks prior to your wedding date.) We'd love to perform your first dance song for you, providing it is suitable for us to do so and within our vocal range. In over 10 years this has only not been possible on a handful of occasions as they involved extremely high female vocals and full orchestral background or highly produced sound. We completely understand the importance of a first dance and would only confirm that we can learn/adapt/perform a requested song for a first dance if we absolutely felt we could do the song justice. If you would like a particular song as your first dance, which we advise is not suitable for us to perform ourselves, we’ll be glad to arrange for the DJ to play your choice of song for you, or offer to perform an alternative song if your preface is to have your first dance to live music. We're also happy to help with advice, ideas and examples :-) As you plan so much for your wedding day and so know many of all the little details, our first dance performance is a fab surprise to be enjoyed on your special day! :-)
Can you play in a wedding venue with sound restrictions?
No problem at all! With our many years experience and support from our professional sound engineer, we're competent and confident performing through sound limiters and with volume restrictions. We're recommended by several venues with sound restrictions as a result. We contact you venue prior to your wedding to provide contact and insurance details etc and confirm any volume requirements in advance. We also welcome any further communications on the day. Sound limiters aside, we're sound sensitive and balance enough volume to create a party atmosphere, while enabling your few guests taking a break away from the dance floor to do so while having a chat (not shout!) with other guests.
How long will it take you to set up?
We advise 70mins for preparation which involves the moving of equipment, cabling, lighting, sound check of instruments and a couple of songs. However, where there is access for us to unload directly into the performance area at the venue, this can be reduced to 60mins. We're a well oiled machine when setting up and the above includes the sound desk, DJ and lighting too :-) Where possible we set up prior to your evening reception. Where this is not possible, we have options for earlier set up too.
How long are your sets?
We perform 3 hours of live music! (More than many bands.) Our standard package includes 3 x 60mins of live music, complimented by our DJ to start, between and following our live sets, within 7.30pm -12.00midnight. We also offer extensions.
Do you offer a DJ service inbetween sets?
Absolutely! Our DJ will provide a varied mix too, selecting songs and their arrangement as the evening progresses for the best flow of music! As the dance floor dictates which style of songs are most popular, he'll adjust the sets accordingly! Our DJ will be happy to make any announcement required and otherwise will keep a fairly low profile to ensure the emphasis remains with tour live music and the atmosphere we create through engaging with guests during our performance. We supply our own DJ as it keeps equipment and space required to a minimum, to allow as much room for a dance floor as possible, in addition to ensuring that the music in the DJ sets compliments that performed by us during our live sets (i.e. style, tempo, no repetition etc.).
Can we see you play before we book you?
We'd love you to see us in action and we recommend this wherever possible! You'd be welcome to come along to one of our public gigs - we perform publicly a handful of times each year alongside weddings and events. In between these, we're happy to invite you to a rehearsal visit to meet us and listen to us perform some songs live. We also have many clips to view of us in action on our website and by clicking the links from there to our Facebook page and YouTube channel! happy listening! :-)
What other services do you offer?
Further options include: *Venue Lighting & decoration including Flex Neon Signs on Copper Frames, Wireless LED Uplights, letter lights, cinema lightboxes and bespoke lighting to name but a few! * Our talented pianist Rob playing during your ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast * Our lead singer and guitarist performing harmony together during your drinks reception and wedding breakfast *Extensions to timings *Earlier set up options *Intimate wedding (15-30guests) live music package
Special Guides for Brides offers
The Blue Rinse Live Band wedding deal
5% Discount applied to starting fees for each new enquiry for The Blue Rinse band made via Guides for Brides, until 28/06/21.
Terms and conditions
'Starting fees' - as quoted by The Blue Rinse for each wedding couple before the quoted mileage addition and before any further options (to the standard package) a wedding couple may request.
'New enquiry' - single initial enquiry received by The Blue Rinse from each wedding couple in relation to a single wedding booking.
'via Guides for Brides' - couples contact The Blue Rinse through Guides for Brides by messaging or directly through The Blue Rinse website contact form, email, telephone or messaging on social media when mentioning the Guides for Brides 5% discount offer.
Expires 28/06/21 - offer valid up to and including 28/06/21
About The Blue Rinse Live Band
Engaging, energetic, experienced, fun and professional five-piece male band
All included within our standard evening reception package:
* Live First Dance * 3x 60mins live sets * DJ service* Independent Sound Engineer * Stage Lighting *
Further options include:
Extensions, Earlier set up, daytime music - ceremony music, drinks reception music and wedding breakfast music by our talented Pianist and Acoustic Duo and Statement Lighting, including letter lights, uplights and neon signs on copper frames!
We are a fun, experienced, award winning and dedicated five-piece male band (keys, drums, lead guitar, bass guitar and vocals), performing with quality and professionalism and now into our 17th year!!
Our sets are planned to create a great atmosphere and along with our energetic and engaging performance, we aim to have guests enjoying themselves by dancing and singing along as possible!
We specialise in performing a wide mix of famous and popular songs from a variety of genres including Motown, swing, pop, soul, pop-rock etc., from the 60's right through the decades to current tunes, including our own medleys!
We are complimented by our DJ to provide music before, between and after our live sets. We are supported by our sound engineer to ensure best sound quality and are volume sensitive – leaving us free to fully concentrate on our performance and engaging with guests!!
We appreciate that guests are going to be of all ages with a variety of music tastes, so this ensures they’ll be something for everyone! We pride ourselves in offering a great set with a fun factor, designed to provide a "brilliant", "awesome", "excellent", "fantastic" , "professional" and "amazing" evenings entertainment!!
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on our starting fee for our standard package (pre-mileage and further options).