I need a DJ for my event. Can you help?
Absolutely! A few of our members are experienced club DJs, though we are only able to provide this as part of a package with the live band - for example, 2x60 minute sets of live music with a DJ in-between and/or to finish the evening.
Are you a tribute band?
Well, that depends on your definition of tribute band! We play tribute to the greats of Soul, Funk and Disco, but you won't see us squeezing into matching spangly jumpsuits and novelty wigs. If you look at our repertoire you'll probably notice that we play a lot of songs from the '70s, so going out as a '70s tribute band wouldn't be out of the question... as long as we don't have to wear jumpsuits and wigs :)
Do you take requests?
Of course! Our musical director will speak to you about this prior to your event, usually a month or two in advance to give us enough time to learn and practice any new material. We include one request with all bookings, but may ask for a contribution towards rehearsal costs for any subsequent requests, particularly for songs which we wouldn't usually consider part of our repertoire. Unfortunately we cannot take requests on the night.
Do you do corporate work?
We love playing at corporate events such as awards or galas, product launches, summer parties, Christmas parties... basically any event where you're looking for high quality live entertainment. All our members are house-trained and happy to dress up (or down) to suit the occasion. We can also provide packages such as a lounge soloist, duo, trio or quartet for your reception with the full band performing later in the evening. Get in touch if you'd like to discuss options for your event.
How much does it cost to hire your band?
We're open about our pricing structure and believe that our fees are fair and appropriate to the quality of service we provide. Our base rate for local bookings is £200 per performer plus expenses, which increases with the distance required to travel. If your event is farther than 3 hours away, our fee may factor in the cost of accommodation, or a dedicated driver with an appropriate vehicle to bring us home. We also add the equivalent of an extra performer to go back into keeping the band running: PA and lighting maintenance, recording and rehearsal costs, and general administration. You can use our calculator to get a rough idea of how much it'd cost to hire The Confessions for your event.