FAQs


How do I book The LowDown Band for my event?
Give us a call or drop us an email to discuss your event and we’ll arrange a quote. If you decide to go ahead with the booking we require a signed contract and a 20% deposit to completely secure the date.

What type of music does the band play and can I have an input?
We play an eclectic blend of music from the 60s through to modern chart hits in order to cater for every occasion. We will always discuss your musical preferences with you before the event in order to create the perfect party atmosphere tailored to your needs.

Can the band play special requests?
We are happy to play one or two special requests in order to personalise your event.

How long does the band play for and what happens in the breaks?
The band typically play 2 x 1-hour sets or 3 x 40 minute sets and play music from an Ipod or laptop in any breaks and after the performance until our agreed finish time. We can play music from your ipod if you prefer.

For really seamless transitions and a party into the small hours why not consider our DJ option.

Does the band have public liability insurance?
Yes, we are covered by The Musicians Union up to 10 million pounds and will provide a certificate on request

Is the band’s equipment PAT tested?
Yes, all our equipment is regularly PAT tested and a certificate will be provided on request

How much space does the band need?
The 5-piece band requires a 4m x 3m flat surface or stage to perform on.
The show band (6 musicians or more) will require a larger area of 5m x 4m.

When do the band set up and how long does it take?
The 5-piece band generally arrive at 6pm and take around 1 hour to set up and line check depending on ease of access. The show band will require around 2 hours to set up and sound check.

Do I need to provide PA or lighting equipment?
We bring a full 4K PA system (suitable for up to 300-400 people) and stage lighting to every event.

Will the band be able to play if there is a sound limiter?
We regularly work with sound limiters and generally they are not too much of a problem. However, you should always check decibel settings with the venue and bandleader prior to booking.

Can I see the band perform live before my event?
Due to the nature of the band, our public gigs are a little infrequent. However, we do perform at wedding fairs throughout the year and also play as a smaller acoustic line up at bars and restaurants throughout London so it’s always worth asking us about any upcoming gigs.

All the videos and MP3s on our website were recorded live and without any overdubbing or special effects and give a very clear indication of how we look and sound live.

Do I need to provide anything else for the band on the night?
Generally we spend anything from 6 and 10 hours on an event so we do ask for a hot meal and a few soft drinks to be provided.