REPLAY Wedding and Party Band in France
We play at a range of different venues. If we're playing at a wedding, birthday party, campsite or a village hall event we're usually asked to play up-tempo party music that gets people dancing. Sometimes we play in restaurants where people want to listen to live music but also want to enjoy their meal and the conversation of their friends.
Whilst each event is different some of the questions we're asked are the same; here are a few that crop up often.
With a live band you get a much higher energy experience and better interaction between the audience. With a DJ you often get a wider choice of music although we are happy to plug your MP3 player into our PA when we're not playing, so you could get the best of both worlds and the opportunity to make the night your own.
We'll do our very best to play your First Dance song for your wedding or a special song for your party as long as it's within our vocal and instrument range. We do ask that we're given at least 8 weeks notice to ensure we have enough time to learn and practice your song. There maybe a small charge for this service.
We also take requests from our current song list but as we keep songs on a long rotation and our set lists are drawn up in advance we would ask that you mention any requests when you book us or at least 16 weeks in advance.
So many events are different but a typical evening party would include 2.5 hours of live playing. For parties and particularly weddings, timings are flexible and you can dictate start and end times and playing times to suit your time scales.
This will depend on the event and the length of time we're playing. Usually we would take a small break but the timing of the breaks can be fitted around an evening buffet or natural breaks... we're also happy to play one long single set.
Choose a band with a varied song list making sure there will be something for everyone. Even if you have very specific musical tastes, getting a single genre band could leave some of your guests feeling a little left out. If you want a wedding or party that everyone remembers you will need to include everybody.
Make sure the band is appropriate for your venue; will they fit, will they be too quiet/loud? Getting the sound right is hugely important... make sure your band has a PA that will cope with a large venue and equally a small venue.
Check that your band have all the required insurance and can provide references.
If you know you want to book the band for your wedding, it's best to book us as soon as possible. Some people book us before their venue - we're happy to do this as long as we roughly know where the wedding will be held!
If you know you want to book REPLAY but you're unsure of timings we usually suggest you book us to secure the day... we can play with timings later!
We're happy to travel anywhere! The only caveat is that our travel costs are added to our fee. Our usual area is within about 2 hours of the Dordogne - covering Charente, Gironde and Bordeaux, Correze and the Lot. But we have travelled much further.
If the drive is over two hours or if there is a very late finish or early start we may ask for simple overnight accommodation to be provided.
If you're unsure simply drop us a line and we can answer any questions you have.
Our needs are simple...
We'll confirm all the details with you when you book but rest assured we are self contained and we bring along all the equipment that we need to help ensure your party music goes without incident.
Yes... but! We love playing outside and what could be nicer in summer than a party outside under the stars? However, we may live in the sunny south west of France but we still get rain. Usually though there is glorious sunshine and this means we'll need some cover for shade.
If you are planning for the band to be outside you must have a PLAN B in case of rain. We cannot play if grass is wet or if it's raining... electricity and water sadly don't mix and it's simply not safe.
Marquee hire can be an inexpensive and stress-free solution for you and your guests; we can provide details if this is an option you'd like to investigate.
We ask for a 30% deposit, payable at the time of booking. We ask for the balance 4 weeks prior to the event.
In 2014 we were nominated for the Wedding Industry Experts Award for Best Live Wedding Band in the region... you may have noticed from the seal on our website that we received the most votes and we won!
We have a demo CD that we can send or if you're in the area, keep an eye on our facebook page for forthcoming events and come along and join us for the evening.
Another option is that you come along and meet us at a rehearsal... we're happy to arrange this if needed.
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