How much do you charge?
Unfortunately, it is really difficult to give an indication of our charges without knowing a bit more about your event. Various things can affect the cost of hiring a band including the date, the size and location of the venue, the length of time you want us to play and the equipment we will need to bring.
Our priority is to give your guests the best possible experience and to work within your budget wherever possible. So please, contact us now and we will be happy to give you a quotation with no obligation and no hard sell.
I only have a small budget, can you help?
Get in touch and see if we can on firstname.lastname@example.org
My venue is small and I'm only inviting a few guests. Should I book a smaller band?
From our experience, the size of venue and the number of guests bears no relation to the size of band that would be best suited to the event. Our largest band has played at fantastic events held in small rooms for less than 50 guests. The size of band should be dictated by the budget you have available and not by the size of the venue.
You could look at our acoustic Trio/Quartet - this is made up of many options from the original line up - male vocals/guitar, female vocal, saxaphone, percussion, bass. Perfect for background music but will also get people moving!
How much deposit is required?
We require 15% of the full fee at the time of booking. The balance is then paid by direct transfer of cheque a week before your event.
What areas do you cover?
We are happy to play anywhere in the world!
Where can I see you play?
We perform at the Roadhouse in Covent Garden once a month please contact us for details.
We also perform regularly at private functions around the UK. Although we cannot officially invite clients to these events it may be possible for you to get close enough to hear the band, particularly if the event is in a public building such as a hotel or restaurant. Please contact us now for full details of performance dates in your area.
How many members are in the band?
Bloomfield Avenue is a six piece band made up of Lead male and female vocal, guitar, bass, drums, keys. We can offer additional singers, musicians and a horns section can be added to suit your needs.
Will the band need a PA or special lighting?
Yes - some venues have prefered suppliers of which we can supply a technical specification
We also have our own PA system. We can also supply a dedicated lighting rig and technician.
Do you take song requests?
Clients are welcome to request specific songs and we will try to accommodate these where possible. But if a wedding we will play your first dance live if you would like us to.
What type of venues will you play?
The band will perform at a wide variety of venues from pubs & village halls to large country estates, theatres, halls, hotel function rooms. The band will also perform in marquees or outdoors, under cover, if the weather allows it.
How much space do you need?
Depending on the band size a stage from 4m by 3.5m is adequate for our performance.
How long do you need to set up?
We need about 60 minutes to set up in advance of the performance.
How long do you normally play for?
The larger band will perform a total of 140 minutes of live music, either as 2 sets with a break or 3 shorter sets with 2 breaks.
Will I also need to hire a DJ?
We are happy to play a selection of continuous music that is mixed together before and between our performances. Most clients do not find that they need a DJ in addition to the band.
What do I do if I have ANY more questions?
Please don't hesitate to contact us.