FAQs

Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of our most Frequently Ask Questions, if we missed anything out, please feel free to get in touch!

 

What’s included when I book your band for my wedding?

A complete evening of entertainment from The Vertigo Band includes:

·         Two (2) x 60 minute live sets or Three (3) x 40 minute live sets.
·         For weddings, first dance / father-daughter dance requests from our repertoire, or the original track played through our state of the art P.A. system for you.
·         High quality, energetic performances of music from leading acts from the 50s/60s to the present day.
·         Music right up until 12.30am, regardless of when the band perform their last set.  Self compiled playlists on your own device (ipod, ipad, tablet) are welcome.
·         4k Professional Active PA System, which includes 2 x Yamaha DSR 18" subs, 2 x Yamaha DSR 15" tops, with optional 12" DSR tops for larger venues.
·         Professional lighting system for the dance floor and the band.
·         All travel expenses.
·         Performance times between 8pm and 12.30am.
·         Full entertainment contract for your confidence and peace of mind.
·         Full public liability insurance up to ten million pounds sterling and all equipment is PAT tested.


How much deposit do you require?

When you are ready to book The Vertigo Band, we will send you a contract to be read, signed and returned either by post or email together with a confirmation letter and the date will be held for you for a period of 7 days. Once you have made a decision and wish to proceed with the booking, a deposit of £250 to secure the booking will be required, payable by bank transfer.  The remaining balance is payable 14 days prior to the event date, again by bank transfer, unless an alternative agreement has been made which is satisfactory with both parties.


Do I need to book a DJ as well?

Included in our quote is music from 8pm right up until 12.30am. We travel with lots of tracks on various devices, and we have some great party playlists suitable for all occasions, but you are welcome to create your own party playlist on your own device which we’ll be happy to play through our PA system. Most clients find that a DJ is not required when booking The Vertigo Band, but if you want one, we work with some great DJ’s across the Midlands who we can highly recommend, who can share our PA system if necessary.                              


How far will you travel?

We've played all over the UK and are happy to travel, but within the Midlands will help us price your event competitively.  We’re based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and regularly travel up and down the M6, M5, M54 and throughout Mid Wales.


How much space do you require?

If you want us to dance around then a stage/performance area of 12′ x 12′ is ideal, but we’ve squeezed into some impossibly tight spaces over the years and still every occasion has been a blast and a huge success. Get in touch if you’re unsure, One of us will be able to help you make a decision.


How long does it take you to set up?

A full band set up with PA and lighting rig will take around 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the proximity of parking, obstacles like stairs and having clear access to the room. Should you require the band to be set up before your guests arrive we are able to accommodate this for a small additional fee, to be negotiated. This covers for our time, as I'm sure you will appreciate.

Sound check will fall inside the set up time, and last around 5-10 minutes.  We want to make sure we sound the best possible for your event, and during the evening, our settings can be altered by band members from the stage whilst we perform.  


Do you require food and drink?

We do ask for 5 bottles of still water, but that’s all. You’re more than welcome to provide food for the band during the evening, it is very much appreciated but not a strict requirement.


Where can I see you perform?

Most of our events are private functions but we play a handful of public shows during the year which we would love you to attend!

Please consult the bookings page or drop us an email at thevertigobandlive@gmail.com


What happens if a band member cannot perform due to illness?

We’ve got it covered! Whilst The Vertigo Band is made up of a core of musicians, we have a number of rehearsed “Deps” who can stand in at short notice. We’ve been performing since 2009 as The Vertigo Band and have never been in a situation to let anyone or any occasion down.

 

OK, I’m ready to book! What now?

That’s great! If you haven’t already checked if we’re available, you might want to do that first. Please email thevertigobandlive@gmail.com or complete the get a quote form and we’ll get straight back to you.

When you are ready to book The Vertigo Band, we will send you a contract to be read and signed and returned either by post or email together with a confirmation letter and the date will be held for you for a period of 7 days. Once you have made a decision and wish to proceed with the booking, a deposit of £250 to secure the booking will be required, payable by bank transfer.  The remaining balance is payable 14 days prior to the event date, again by bank transfer, unless an alternative agreement has been made which is satisfactory with both parties.


Many Thanks,

The Vertigo Band



Please see copy of our Public liability insurance below.