The Guns At Your Wedding

There is a reason we are one of London's best wedding bands. We offer our talents as musicians and performers at a very modest rate and include all the basics you'd expect of a function band in our standard package. This minimises costs and increased your overall experience - which will be unforgetable, of course.

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Standard Wedding Services

Our standard package is perfect for wedding clients looking to secure a wedding band that will continue the unforgetable special day, long into the night. All these essential services are included in the basic wedding package: 

  • 2 hours of live music and high energy performances.
  • Arrive at your venue at 6pm
  • Perform a live first dance song from our exsisting repertoire
  • DJ a first dance song if not in our repertoire
  • Background party music played through our PA before, between & after our live performances
  • Great quality PA system and our own lights - suitable for 'normal' size weddings (approx. 350 people)

 

Additional Upgrade Options

We also offer the following additional upgrade options for a small extra fee:

  • Dedicated DJ service, whereby a band member manually takes care of music between live sets.
  • After midnight finish
  • Arrive before 6pm
  • Learn a first dance song especially for your wedding
Call 0845 108 5500
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Call 0845 108 5500
or click here to email
   

 

What We'll Do At Your Wedding

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Arrival, set up and soundcheck

When we arrive at your venue, we'll meet and greet with the organisers and/or venue staff. Once we have said 'hello', we will get on with unloading our instruments & equipment. Loading in takes about 30mins, providing access to the stage is good. If access is tricky (e.g. stage is on the first floor with no lift) then expect load in to take upto an hour.

The next step is setting up our instruments, PA and lights on stage. Please make sure we have at least 4x3m, but ideally 5x4m, to perform in. We also require 3x13amp sockets for power.

Soundcheck is next. We'll perform a song or two at full volume to ensure we don't encounter any issues with our gear or with the venues soundlimiter (if the venue has one).

Please check in advance that the venue you are booking for your event accepts live bands and that they don't have stupidly strict sound (decibel) limiter!

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1st live set

8 or 9pm is the ideal time to kick preceedings off. We'll come on stage to begin the first set with your first dance! If you've opted to have us learn your first dance, or we already have the first dance in our repertoire we can play it live, otherwise we can arrange to DJ it.

So, you've had your magical first dance and we've pumped out our first set of 60 minutes. Everyone is a bit sweaty so it's time to break for around 45mins.

Before we depart the stage, we make sure our playlist of party music has started so the party atmosphere doesn't fizzle into nothing. If you opt for the upgraded DJ service one of the band will be on available to take requests and make announcements over the soundsystem.

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After soundcheck

Now we're soundchecked, faced & fixed any issues we may have stumbled upon. It's time to prepare ourselves backstage.

We don't ask for a rockstar's list of must-have-this-in-our-dressing-room, but we do ask that we have a secure room to change in, a hot meal before we perform and soft drink refreshments throughout the night. We jump around alot and it's thirsty work!

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2nd live set & end of the night

After a break, we'll come back on stage for 10 or 11pm to begin our second and final hour of live music. 

Once we've finished our final live set, including encores, we'll thank the crowd and put our instruments down.

If we are finished before midnight on a standard service, we'll put the background party music back on through the PA and go and mingle with the crowd or begin to pack away our instruments.

At midnight, the music unfortunately has to stop and we'll continue to pack away. This takes about 1 hour.
Once we're done loading out we'll say a final thank you and goodbye before hitting the road.

 

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss things with us in greater detail, please feel free to get in touch with Alive Network (our agents) on 0845 108 5500, who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.