Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many of you are in the band and what instruments do you play?
The Q Band perform as a 5 piece with female lead vocals, keyboards & shared lead vocals, guitar & backing vocals Bass & backing vocals and drums & vocals.
Q. Do you use backing tapes or mini disks?
No. All music is played completely live.
Q. Do you provide your own PA and lighting?
Yes, our booking fee includes a 6K professional HK CONCERT sound system & NJD QUARTET lighting system. The system is suitable for between 50 & 1250 guests and comes complete with a professional sound & lighting engineer.
Q. How long does it take you to set up your equipment?
Between 1 – 2.5 hours depending on ease of access and the amount of equipment and lighting required for your event.
Q. What venues will you play?
The Q band perform at a wide variety of venues from village halls to large country estates, theatres and hotels. We will also perform in marquees or outdoors, under cover, weather permitting. Any venue will be considered.
Q. How much space do you need?
Generally a stage 6.0m by 3.5m is adequate for our performance, however any reasonable area will be considered.
Q. How far are you willing to travel?
“We are more than happy to perform anywhere in the world so long as it is financially viable”
Q. How do I make a booking?
Please contact us by telephone 0117 932 6244 or complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Q. How far in advance should I book you?
As early as possible! Popular dates are often booked 6 – 12 months in advance, but please check with us as we can be available at very short notice if the date is free.
Q. Are there any hidden costs?
“Absolutely not, the price we quote is the price you pay.”
Q. Do you provide a contract for engagements?
Yes a contract will be sent out as confirmation of your booking.
Q. Is there anything we need to do after we have secured the date with The Q Band?
“Not a thing, once we have received confirmation of your event, our technical team will liaise with the venue and/or the organisers to ensure everything on our part is dealt with well in advance. You will then receive telephone confirmation in the week prior to your event, so all that is left for you to do is enjoy the show”
Q. How long are your performance times?
“There are no hard and fast rules but generally speaking we perform for 2 x 45/60 minute sets, however each client has different requirements so we often arrange performance times to suit you”. We are of course able to play CD music for dancing during breaks.
Q. Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes, we are insured for £10 million Public Liability through Equity by RSA Insurance Group, Policy No: RTT12094. A copy of the insurance details can be viewed or downloaded here.
Q. Is your equipment PAT tested?
Yes, our equipment is fully tested and certificated. The certificate can be viewed or downloaded here.
Q. Do I need to arrange a changing room for you?
Yes please. We request the room is clean, lockable and private, and preferably has a mirror and washing facilities. Please note that toilets are NOT suitable changing facilities.
Q. Do I need to arrange meals for you?
Not necessarily, but we would appreciate a meal being arranged for us as our ‘working day’ is often in excess of 12 hours. This need not be the same meal as you are having – most venues can provide hot food or sandwiches for the band at little cost, but generally this needs to be ordered in advance.
Q. Can you perform in a marquee?
Yes, a mains power supply close to the performance area is preferred with a minimum of FOUR SEPARATE 13 amp sockets (not a single 4 block extension lead) We are able to use generators if they are provided by a professional hire company. A level stage or performance area must be provided 6m x 2.5m and away from public access routes. The marquee must be easily accessible to load and unload equipment – we are not able to access over muddy fields or up/down grassy embankments.
Q. Can you perform outside?
Yes, our system is adequate for up to 300 guests outside, for larger events the sound system should be provided by a professional hire company. The performance area should be fully covered (top and sides) and provisions made for inclement weather. Please also note adequate mains power (see above) should be made available in close proximity to the performance area (see above).
Q. What if my question is not here?
We are happy to answer any queries that you may have, just contact us by telephone on 01179 326244 or 07801 627859, send an email mail@theqband.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Contact Information:

Address:
The Q Band
20 Coombes Way
North Common
Bristol
BS30 8YP

John
Telephone: (0117) 940 0929
Mobile: 07772 558248

Brian
Telephone: (0117) 932 6244
Mobile: 07801 627859

E-Mail:mail.at.theqband.co.uk