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Typical Set-up

We're very lucky to be able to play for many happy couples and private clients up and down the country. Here's a quick rundown of what a Pedal Tones gig looks like, and what you can expect from us.

 

We're experienced in all kinds of different events, but if there is something more specific you need for your event, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

 

Before the Event

We pride ourselves on being organised and making sure everything runs smoothly. Before the big day, we'll get in touch with your venue, and see if they need anything specific from us. We'll also talk through timings for your day with you, making sure we have a plan for set times and setlists. We're happy for you to choose some songs from our repetoire, or if you have a first dance in mind, we're happy to learn that too, as long as we're able to play it. Some songs can be quite difficult to cover as a 3 piece band, but to make sure you're happy with what we play, we'll send you a demo recording of our version. If you're not happy with it for whatever reason, we won't be offended- we always have the option to play the original song through our speakers instead!

Arrival

Upon our arrival we will liaise with the event manager or whoever is in charge regarding the

evening’s proceedings.

We will then proceed to load in and set up our equipment. This usually takes an hour and we aim to

be as quick and discreet as possible. 15 minutes of our setup time will include a soundcheck

to test the equipment and get the best possible sound for your venue.

We are happy to arrive early and ensure everything is setup before your event is due to start

or before your guests arrive, but please note we charge an early setup fee before 6pm.

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Setup

After everything is setup and ready for the event, we will put on background music (if requested) and move out of the way until we are required to perform. This is normally when the band would need feeding before we play, We need to be fuelled to give our best performance.

First set

We typically perform 2 x 45 minute sets but we can do up to 2 x 1 hour sets upon request, we will provide you with music through the PA system (You can get in touch to provide us with a specific playlist if you like!) and take a short break, usually around 30 minutes. We recommend that we go on after the buffet and later in the night to ensure the best atmosphere.

Second set

Our second set will again last around 45 minutes. If we have finished our second set before midnight, we will provide music until 12pm unless you’ve selected the later finish upgrade (subject to the venue’s licencing). After our contracted finish time, we will pack down our gear as quickly and discreetly as possible, which usually takes around 60 minutes.