FAQs

How much do you charge?

The cost can depend on your requirements and the size of the venue, but we would typically charge around £850 for a 7-piece fully live band including PA. If you also require lighting the total cost would be £950. Please contact us here with details of your event and we can provide you with a quote.

We think our fee is very reasonable for the quality of performance we provide, and we don’t have an agent so we’re able to keep the cost down. Here’s what some of our previous customers thought: Feedback. We’re not interested in making money as we enjoy what we do, and we hope this comes across in our performance, but we do need to cover our costs – such as travel, rehearsal room hire, insurance, PA equipment, instruments and this website.

Can you play at charity fundraisers?

Yes, if you’re arranging a charity event please contact us here as we may be able to offer a reduced fee.

Do we need to pay a deposit? / How should I pay you?

We don’t require a deposit, we just require payment in full, by cash or bank transfer, on the day of your event, or earlier if you prefer. You might prefer to pay us when we arrive and before the event starts, so we don’t need to interrupt you and your guests during the event.

Do you bring your own PA?

We will arrange PA appropriate for the size of the venue. Sometimes we use our own equipment for smaller venues but often we hire in extra kit. It’s helpful if you can let us have contact details for the venue’s event manager so we can liaise with them about technical details and the size of the room.

Do you bring your own lights?

We can arrange to bring lights with an operator if required for the venue and there is a small extra cost for this (see prices above). If you’re booking a DJ who has lights, or if the venue has lights, then it sometimes isn’t necessary for the band to have lights too. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How long does it take you to set up and sound check?

We normally need about 3 hours to set up the equipment and do a proper sound check. Sometimes that’s not possible if the room is being used for other things, for example a wedding breakfast. We will do our best to set up quicker if necessary, but this sometimes means hiring an extra sound person to help. It’s important to have a sound check as we can’t do a good performance for you if one of the instruments isn’t working, or if the speakers are screeching!

How far do you travel?

We normally play at events in the Manchester and Cheshire area. We would consider travelling further afield but that may mean there is an additional cost to cover our travel and accommodation expenses – contact us here and we’ll provide you with a quote based on the location of your event venue.

Do you have Public Liability insurance?

Yes, we have full Public Liability insurance provided by Hencilla Canworth/Showtime. Please ask if you need further details or a copy of our certificate.

How long do you play for?

We would normally play two 40 minute sets (approx.) with a break in between (plus an encore if requested). We can be flexible to fit in with the schedule of your event, and we can help you to plan a running order if needed.

What music do you play?

Have a look at our current song list. We can tailor our set list to suit your event and guests – just let us know which songs you like – or we can put together a set list for you which caters for a mix of ages and tastes.

Can you play our requests?

Yes, as long as we have enough time before the event we can normally learn 2 or 3 requests in advance. It’s helpful if you can let us have a list of 5-10 songs in advance to try out as sometimes songs may not work with our band line-up, or may be a genre that doesn’t suit our sound.

Can you provide a DJ?

We’ve worked with a number of DJs in the past and we’re used to liaising with DJs or other performers, in advance and on the night, to keep your event running smoothly. Just pass on their contact details in advance and we’ll do the rest.

One of the DJs we can recommend is James Donnan, who is very experienced and reasonably priced. Drop him a line and mention the Naked Covers:
James Donnan Music

Can I plug my phone/tablet/mp3 player into your PA to play my playlist before and after the band?

Yes, we can arrange that for you. Just let us know in advance so we can make sure we have the right cables.

I have another question

contact us here with your question.

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