IS MY DATE AVAILABLE?
The best way for you to find out if your date is still available with the band is to fill out our online enquiry form, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ()
/ Alison Young (07818566728)
and we will check our diary for you.
WHAT SIZE OF BAND WILL I NEED FOR MY FUNCTION?
This really depends on two things; your venue and your budget. We can be booked as either a 6, 7 or 8 piece band. If you are unsure of the dimensions of your venue, or what size of band would fit, we are more than happy to liaise with your venue to find out for you and make a recommendation based on their information.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED, AND HOW FAR ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL FOR A WEDDING OR FUNCTION?
We are based in Glasgow. We travel all over the Central Belt of Scotland and further sometimes. If your venue is within a 50 mile radius of Glasgow City Centre we are happy to travel at no additional cost. Any venue further than the 50 mile radius is not a problem at all, you would just need to contact us for a personal quote to cover additional travel costs.
DO YOU PLAY CEILIDH MUSIC, AND DO YOU CALL THE DANCES?
Yes we can do a ceilidh set that includes the most popular ceilidh dances. This usually lasts between 20-30 minutes and includes a caller who will walk your guests through each dance.
DO WE NEED TO BOOK A SEPERATE DJ?
No. The band has a DJ system that will be used while your guests arrive and during the buffet. We offer an additional DJ service from 12am-1am for an additional £100.
CAN WE CHOOSE THE SONGS YOU PLAY FOR YOUR SET?
The standard set for an evening reception will consist of 50 songs or more. We will contact you 2-3 months before your event and request your choice of first and last dance songs for your evening. The rest of the songs will be compiled by us as this is part of the service you are paying for. As professionals musicians with years of experience we know what songs work well and have create the set list to keep your guests dancing and the night flowing.
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC DO YOU PLAY?
We play a wide and varied selection and styles of music including everything from the 1950’s right up to the latest chart hits. We play jazz, swing, rock ‘n’ roll, soul, funk, disco, blues, motown, rock and pop. Why not have a look at our Song List
page to get a taste of what we can do.
HOW LONG WILL YOU PERFORM FOR?
We are happy to play for a maximum of 3.5 hours in total with a 30 minute break on top of this during your evening, our break would usually coincide with your buffet. Our standard playing times are 8pm-12am, if the band are required to play past 12am there will be an additional fee. We can also offer a DJ set from 12am-1am for £100.
WILL YOU LEARN A SPECIFIC SONG FOR OUR FIRST DANCE?
Yes. We are more than happy to learn the song of your choice for your first dance of the evening. All we ask is for at least 2 months notice so the band can transcribe and learn it.
WHAT ABOUT THE VOLUME OF THE BAND?
We completely understand that you and your guests will want to enjoy the music on the night whilst still being able to chat with each other. For this reason we will play at a volume which we feel is suitable to you and your venue.
CAN WE COME AND SEE YOU PERFORM BEFORE WE BOOK?
Yes. We hold regular showcases in and around Glasgow at well-known venues. These are advertised on the home page of our website. Or alternatively, you can email us and we will provide you with all the details of our future showcases. We do not offer the option for potential clients to come and see the band at our existing clients’ weddings or events, we feel out of professionalism and courtesy that this is intrusive. Instead, we have found that people much prefer coming along for an evening or afternoon’s entertainment at a venue where they can meet and speak with us face to face.
WHAT IS YOUR DRESS CODE?
The band has a smart dress code in black and white. You can see pictures of this on our home page. We are always very well presented.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN LIGHTS?
Yes we do. We have two portable all-in-one DMX LED lighting systems that are ideal for all venues.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SET UP YOUR EQUIPMENT?
This varies from venue to venue due to load-in access. However, usually we would say approximately 1 hour from the moment we get access to the performance area.
WHAT TIME WILL YOU ARRIVE?
We will arrive 1 hour before we are due to begin playing.
DO YOU PROVIDE BACKGROUND MUSIC DURING YOUR BREAK?
Yes. We come with a full DJ system as standard. We can play background music during your evening guests’ arrival and any scheduled breaks throughout your evening. Alternatively, if you would prefer, you can provide us with an iPod or MP3 player with your own chosen playlist.
HOW MUCH SPACE DOES THE BAND REQUIRE?
The minimum space the full 8 piece band would require is 5m wide x 3m deep. Please contact us if you are in any way unsure of dimensions/band size, we can liaise with your venue on your behalf and give you the correct recommendation of band size.
HOW DO I CONFIRM A BOOKING?
Firstly, contact us to find out if your date is available. Once you have done this we will send you a confirmation email and payment details for your deposit payment. After we have received your deposit payment we will send you a deposit receipt and contract for you to sign and return.
IS YOUR EQUIPMENT PAT TESTED?
All of our equipment runs within PAT testing guidelines and requirements.
DO YOU PROVIDE US WITH A CONTRACTED SERVICE?
Yes. Our contract provides both you and A-Side Soul with all the details of your booking and your event on paper signed by both you the Client, and us the Artiste. It also gives you all of the terms and conditions of your booking, and rather importantly, peace of mind.