Q: What information do I need to make a booking?
The more information the better! We need to know the date, approx time, location, type of event e.g. birthday party, wedding, festival, corporate entertainment, approx number of guests, and an idea of how long you would like us to sing for. We understand that you may not have all the information if booking a long time in advance, but these details help us to give you an accurate quote as they all affect the price in terms of distance to travel, size of PA required, singing time etc. If you need any advice please ask.
As an added bonus to clients booking us for public events, we will promote your event on all our social media platforms and include links to your ticketing page!
Q : How often do you add new songs?
We are constantly adding to our repertoire. It’s exciting because we started out singing favourites from the 1940s and have now branched out to 1950s, 1960s and modern vintage – it keeps us fresh and on our toes! Our twice-weekly rehearsals are always packed full of laughter, learning and choreographing new songs as well as rehearsing tried and tested favourites. We even revisit songs that we feel aren’t working as they should and tweak (or change them completely). Nothing will get performed until we’re 100% happy with it!
Q: Are you miming? ;)
Over the years we’ve heard this question more often than you’d expect! The answer is always the same....no! We have been singing together for a number of years and rehearse regularly to ensure that we provide you with a professional and authentic LIVE vintage close-harmony sound.
Q: How much do you charge?
Our prices start from £550 for a 45 minute set, but each vintage-themed event is different and our fee is dependent on lots of different factors (including location etc), so please contact us for an individual quote dependent on your requirements.
Q: Do you take requests?
If there is a particular song that you would like us to learn and harmonise for your event we will do our very best to accommodate you, however we will need a minimum of three months notice and it will be dependent on us finding a suitable good quality backing track.
Q: Are you available at short notice?
We have performed at events with 24 hours notice in the past. If we are available, we will do our very best to accommodate you.
Q: How long do you sing for?
That’s up to you! We can provide everything from a 10-15 min pop-up performance for something like a wedding proposal, to 2 x 60 minute sets. Our most popular event length is 2 x 45 minutes with a short break in between. Singing for longer than 60 minutes at a time starts to affect the quality of our voices, so that is the maximum time for one set. However with a short break of 15-20 minutes we’re good to go again!
Q: How far will you travel?
We are based in North Hampshire and do travel some distance to attend events, but please bear in mind that distance travelled will be reflected in your quote. (Travel is free within a 20 mile radius.)
Q: Can I choose the set list?
Please feel free to browse our repertoire list and let us know your favourites so that we can be sure to include them. It’s always helpful to know which genres you would like us to sing (e.g. all 1940s songs, a mixture of 1940s and 50s, completely mixed sets including modern vintage tracks). Or, leave it up to us! We know how to get the vintage party started or provide some mellow close-harmony background music depending on your theme.
Q: Do you have a CD I can buy?
Yes! Our first album 'Blitz & Glamour' includes covers from the 1940s right through to modern tracks that we've given our special 'Champagne' twist to. CDs cost £10 plus postage and packing or you can buy one from one of our public performances!
Q: Will you perform outside?
We love a good garden party and frequently perform outside, but this is weather-dependent! We cannot allow our sound equipment to get wet and wind also affects sound quality, so we would need to be under cover if rain or high winds are forecast. It’s also useful to perform in front of a wall of some kind e.g. brick, canvas, to help direct the sound to the audience.
Q: What PA system do you use?
We use our own professional PA systems, a portable Bose L1 Compact for events up to 150-180 people and a Line6 StageSource PA with digital Line6 mixing desk for audiences up to 500. If using the smaller PA, setup takes about 30 minutes as long as we have direct access to power, for the larger set up we need to allow 60 minutes minimum. We have also successfully worked with many sound event companies at larger events, such as corporate award ceremonies, parties and festivals.
Q: What are your booking terms?
After an initial enquiry and basic event information is confirmed we will send a quote to you. Once that is agreed a deposit of 20% of the total will be invoiced and due within seven days - this payment will confirm the date. The remainder will be due 7 days prior to the event.
Q: Do you have a ‘rider’ or other requirements?
Our needs are few! We need access to power - two sockets are ideal but we can work with one - a parking space as close to the venue as possible (please advise at time of booking if this is going to be a problem), or in the worst case a loading bay so that we can drop off equipment, with parking nearby. We never eat around performances but water is always gratefully accepted!
Q: Will you reduce your prices for charity events?
Twice a year we perform free of charge for different charities so please get in touch as far in advance of the event as possible as these two slots get booked up very quickly! In addition to these, we may be able to perform at a reduced cost for a worthy charity at certain times when we have more availability. Best thing to do is get in touch and we will advise!
In addition to the free/reduced price gigs, at our live shows we always have raffles in aid of local charities, again please get in touch if your charity would like to be considered for this. Over the last few years we have raised over £7000 for local charities - something we're very proud of!