HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE THE AUDACITY?
Costs vary according to your requirements. The Audacity are always competitive and represent great value for money. The Audacity are aware that it is YOUR big day and will always strive to make it a massive success regardless of your budget. At weddings, where we are likely to be at the venue for several hours, we may require a snack or meal if possible.
WHAT SORT OF MUSIC DO THE AUDACITY PLAY?
The Audacity aim to get the whole audience dancing regardless of age! They know there will be a wide cross-section of guests, so their set is chosen accordingly. The Audacity always produce a fun and lively atmosphere for their audiences.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES THE AUDACITY USE?
The Audacity use top quality professional instruments, a state-of-the-art PA system, lighting and effects.
HOW DO I BOOK/ MAKE AN ENQUIRY?
You can CONTACT THE AUDACITY using the email form on the Contact page. Ask as many questions as you like without any obligation at all. The Audacity understand how important your function is to you. They are friendly, helpful and professional and they know that every event is different, so please make contact early so your exact requirements can be catered for.
HOW MANY MUSICIANS ARE IN THE BAND?
There are five musicians in the band. We can add a brass section to this (Trumpet, Saxophone and Trombone), as well as backing singers and dancers if you require.
HOW LONG DO THE AUDACITY NEED TO SET UP/ PACK UP?
Normally, we can unload and set up all our equipment and carry out a safety check and soundcheck within two hours. Time permitting, we prefer to have all our equipment set up before guests arrive.
HOW LONG DO THE AUDACITY PLAY FOR?
The Audacity normally perform two 50 minute sets with a break in between of about 15 minutes. However, every aspect of the performance can be tailored to your exact needs. Don't worry, The Audacity will make arrangements for all the music at your wedding or function including background music during formal dinners, live music and a disco if required.
CAN THE AUDACITY PLAY BACKING MUSIC DURING THE BREAK?
Yes. Although they are musicians and not DJ's, The Audacity can provide background music at any time to suit you. If you like, you can arrange to bring along your own favourite tracks on an MP3 player and we will play them through our PA. The Audacity are happy to source specific recorded songs for you if given enough notice.
CAN WE USE THE PA SYSTEM FOR SPEECHES OR MUSIC?
Yes. The Audacity are happy to provide a microphone and the use of their PA system for wedding speeches, announcements, etc.
CAN WE SEE THE AUDACITY BEFORE WE BOOK?
Yes. The Audacity do produce showcase presentations during the course of the year. Please check HERE for details of upcoming events.
WHAT SIZE AREA DO THE AUDACITY NEED TO SET UP THE BAND AND PA?
The set-up requires an area no smaller than 15ft x 12 ft plus a small storage room for empty equipment cases if possible. The Audacity also require a private room in which to change clothes if available. However, we can be flexible on all of this, so don't worry if the venue is smaller, we will do our best to fit in.
WHAT DO THE AUDACITY WEAR ON STAGE?
The Audacity wear a variety of smart stage costumes as appropriate.
DO THE AUDACITY PLAY REQUESTS?
The Audacity carefully build and rehearse their set to a plan that has always worked extremely well. They also play a continuous flow of music designed to keep everyone on the dance floor - once we've started, we are difficult to stop! However, we always play a "First Dance" song of your choice at weddings and civil ceremonies.
IS THE EQUIPMENT SAFE?
To comply with venue legal requirements, all equipment is covered by a Portable Appliance Test electrical safety certificate and The Audacity carry Public Liability Insurance up to £5,000,000. We will liaise with your venue manager or wedding planner to ensure that they have copies of these documents before the big day.
DO THE AUDACITY SUPPLY A WRITTEN CONTRACT?
Yes. Once agreed, the details are incorporated into a contract which will then be forwarded to you.
DO THE AUDACITY NEED A DEPOSIT?
The Audacity ask for a non-refundable deposit - usually about 10% of the total fee when you sign and return the agreed contract.