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Wedding Band Questions _Wedding Bands IrelandWHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR WEDDING BAND BEFORE YOU BOOK!

Below is a List of Questions that we think are important Questions to ask of Your Potential Wedding Band. They may seem quite obvious but nevertheless never assume that because one Wedding Band ticks the boxes that all Wedding Bands will. For example some Wedding Bands charge an additional fee for travel, while some have a flat fee. Some Wedding Bands operate a business model that allows The Band to play in several different venues with differing personell under the same Business name. While others such as Members of The Wedding Band Association have a policy whereby of One Band Per Wedding.

  • Are You Available
  • How Long  Do You Perform For
  • Will You Travel to My Venue
  • What Styles of Music do you Cover
  • Where Can we View The Band
  • What Attire Does The Band Perform In
  • What Happens If Accident/Illness effects any of The Band
  • How Long Does it Take to Set up
  • How Much Do you Charge
  • How Can I Secure The Date
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So your wedding plans are well under way and you have even chosen what type of entertainment you want for your wedding evening reception with the help of our website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com of course!  Although we have previously covered an article “Hiring a Wedding Band – Tips, Hints and How to Book”, we thought it would be very useful for us to provide a list of questions you really should be asking a wedding band before you finally go ahead and put down that deposit!  So if you are about to get in touch with one of the wedding bands on our entertainment directory, make sure you ask them the following questions…

Keep the following questions as a handy guide…

ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO PERFORM ON THE DATE OF MY WEDDING?

Now this question, although self-explanatory is probably the most important question to ask a wedding band, because even if you absolutely love their performances, if they are busy on the date of your wedding, you’re going to need to look elsewhere.  Wedding bands get booked up years in advance, so we highly recommend planning your wedding entertainment way in advance!

HOW LONG ARE YOUR PERFORMANCES / SET LISTS?

Once you have established that the wedding band of your dreams is available to perform at your wedding, it is important to establish how long they are prepared to perform for.  Some bands will happily play to your guests for a number of hours, but unless you ask a band this question, you won’t know when they are happy to set-up, how long they will play for and when they will start packing away.  The last thing you want is for your guests to be up on the dancefloor and your wedding band closing shop half way through the evening!

DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT INSURANCES, INCLUDING PUBLIC LIMITED LIABILITY?

This may seem like a very boring question to ask, but it is of utmost importance!  Always make sure that any wedding band you are booking has the right insurances to perform at venues, including public limited liability in case of any accidents.  This generally doesn’t cost much for a band to set up, but really shows how professional they are if they have the right policies in place.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING, AND DO YOU COVER MANY WEDDINGS?
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Wedding Band The Jukebox Kings have been performing together since 2008

Experience is key in the world of entertainment, so when you are looking for a wedding band you want to make sure they have experience in performing at weddings and talking with guests.  Most wedding bands will be happy to show you previous customer testimonials from happy clients to show how talented they are and to secure your booking.  Be wary of any wedding bands who won’t show you their feedback.

WHAT SONGS ARE IN YOUR REPERTOIRE?

You’ve got the perfect first-dance song in your mind for your big day, but there is no point in booking a wedding band if they cannot perform it!  Many wedding bands have a long list of tracks they can perform which is also known as their repertoire.  If there is a song that you really want performed but isn’t on their list, simply ask them if they can learn it before your big day.  This may incur additional fees, but you need to make sure that you have the perfect music to dance the night away.

CAN WE COME AND WATCH A PERFORMANCE?

Some wedding bands will allow you to watch them perform at gigs or even other weddings so if you really want to make sure they are the perfect fit for your wedding, ask if you can watch them perform.  This is one of the best ways to gauge their experience and if you like their musical style.  Most wedding bands will play small gigs locally to showcase their work so if you get the chance, attend and listen to their performance.  Some wedding bands will only offer you audio samples of their work, so don’t worry if a live performance isn’t an option.

WHAT WILL YOU BE WEARING WHEN YOU PERFORM?

This may seem like a really strange question to ask a wedding band, but you want to make sure that if your wedding is a sophisticated affair, that your band dress accordingly too.  If you wish for a certain dress code, most wedding bands will comply with this.  Generally, wedding bands will offer simple options, such as black shirts and trousers, or dresses for the ladies.

 

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Ryan Tubridy and Jukebox King Lead singer Derec
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE SICK ON THE DAY OF MY WEDDING?

Every wedding band needs a backup plan in case any of the members are poorly on the date of your wedding.  Most musicians have a big network of friends who are also in the music business, so the likelihood is that the musician who is ill will be replaced, short-notice.  It is best to check what a wedding band’s policy is on sickness and if they have a contingency plan so that you still get your wedding entertainment!

HOW LONG WILL YOU NEED TO SET-UP YOUR EQUIPMENT AND HOW MUCH SPACE?

It is important to find out how much space a wedding band will need to set-up ready for their performance, since the last thing you want during your wedding breakfast is for musicians to be lugging their equipment through the room.  Always plan a backdoor entrance and get them to set up a little in advance of your evening reception.  Even if they charge more for this, it’s worth it to have a hassle-free transition from wedding breakfast, to evening reception.

DO YOU HAVE BACKUP INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT?

Always find out if your wedding band has backup instruments, such as guitars or other equipment in case of malfunction.  It is always good to have a back-up plan so that your wedding entertainment isn’t ruined!

WILL YOU HELP TO GET GUESTS UP ON THE DANCE FLOOR?

Sometimes, guests attending a wedding can act rather shy as many are unfamiliar with some of the other guests also attending.  Why not ask if your wedding band will talk to the crowd and get them up dancing?  A good wedding band will be very proficient in this skill but it’s always worth checking – again this may be dependent on their experience.

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

Again, this is a very obvious question, but there are many factors that will alter the cost of hiring a wedding band.  If you need to book a band to perform for an extended period of time, this may bump up the costs, as will additional travelling to and from your wedding venue.  Although it might seem awkward, you really need to know how much a wedding band will quote you to see if it is within your wedding budget, and to see if you are getting a fair price.

WHAT DEPOSIT IS NEEDED TO SECURE MY WEDDING DATE?

After the money talk has been completed and you are happy with the quotation that they have supplied, always ask for it in writing.  Another important money-related question is how much of a deposit they require for your wedding.  For example, some performers will charge 50% deposit to secure your date, others will charge more.  Check if this is refundable the unfortunate event that your wedding has to be postponed or canceled too as this is generally not the case.  Always get a receipt for any payments or deposits made to a wedding band.

 

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Introducing-The Jukebox Kings

Wedding Bands Ireland – The Jukebox Kings the all  Ireland fun Party event Band.  If you want a band to keep your guests dancing all night long at your Wedding then you have come to the right place. We are proud to announce it and Happy to provide the evidence. Read our Wedding Band Reviews from Happy couples who have Booked The Jukebox Kings for their Wedding Day. From the four Provinces of Ireland, The Jukebox Kings Wedding Band Ireland travel to every venue of the 32 counties. Hear what guests  have to say about how our band helped to make their Wedding a success. Choosing the right Wedding band can make all the difference to the success of your big day. Having performed at literally thousands of celebrations we believe our Wedding Band has the winning formula and experience to guarantee the right mix for every Wedding.

Your Wedding Day is the most important Day of your life, so why not book one of the Best Live Wedding Bands Ireland has to offer?  Music and entertainment for Weddings should be fun the party music should never stop. Choose on of the Best Wedding Bands Ireland has ever seen to ensure everyone joins in on the dance floor. The Jukebox Kings are a High-Class Wedding and Corporate Entertainment Band. We are experts at providing the right mix for you and your guests.
We are 5 professional musicians that offer Excellent Wedding entertainment. We value your custom and understand the importance that a band will play (pardon the pun) in ensuring that your Wedding Day is the success you dream of. Don’t leave your Wedding entertainment to amateurs choose the right Wedding Band with the knowledge and expertise to safely handle your Wedding entertainment.

The Jukebox Kings Wedding Band Ireland Guarantee

We Guarantee that the Band you book is the Band that appears on your Wedding Day. Other Wedding Bands may offer you a choice of lead singer with no guarantee that the band you saw perform at the showcase will be the band that performs at your Wedding.  The Jukebox Kings believe that the line up of a band should be consistent and confirmed at the time of booking.  A band is the sum of all parts, not just one individual. The most successful bands of all time have survived and triumphed when all members have had an equal part to play in their success. Stability in any band is vital no less so with a Wedding Band. However if the Band you are booking performs under the same name, in various venues, on the same night, at the same time and you have been advised that this will not compromise the quality of the band then who are we to say that you are being misled.

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The Jukebox Kings Band Photo Blessington Lakes.

Always Live


Not all bands are equal and no two Weddings or Wedding couples are the same. We recognise and appreciate that every Wedding couple’s musical tastes differ and vary, The Jukebox Kings, however, believe that there is nothing better than a Live Wedding Band. You will find no lip syncing or backing tracks with us. While other bands may choose to take this path, The Jukebox Kings Wedding Band believe that a live band is the ultimate in entertainment. We recommend that one of the questions that you ask your Wedding Band is, “Can you back singers and play Live? If they can not answer yes to both questions then it is unlikely that they are capable of playing live without the aid of backing tracks. However, this may not be a concern of yours when booking a Wedding Band. It is important that you are aware of this so that you can make an informed choice.

The Jukebox Kings Wedding Band Ireland are a  Dublin based band with a National appeal. We promote the Wedding Band Ireland reference to let you know that we are willing to travel throughout Ireland. Best of all there is one flat rate applicable across the country. We charge no additional travel rates or expenses fees. We are one of the most Entertaining  Bands Ireland has to offer.  We are a lively and interactive Act.  What does that mean?  Well, it means we like to interact with our audience (you and your guests) and we keep the music lively so you keep dancing.  We just love the opportunity to perform and “play” live.

Our Male vocalists will cover styles from Sinatra and Dean Martin to the Kings of Leon and The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Killers, Kodaline to name but a few. We cover bands from every era and style

We have excellent professional full-time Musicians who can adapt to any style of music! Our band works hard behind the scene rehearsing regularly to keep our sound and set list fresh but we have a back catalogue to SUIT ALL YOUR GUESTS. Why not take a look at our band Setlist to see how our music meets your needs.

  • 100% fully Live Band.
  • We provide Male Lead and backing Vocalists for your Special Day covering all the hits from your favourite Male and Female artists.
  • Our Band has performed, at hundreds of Weddings in Ireland, and each musician has many years of Professional experience.
  • The Jukebox Kings Wedding Band work closely with the Top Hotels, Castles and Venues in Ireland.
  • We feature on the recommended list of many Premier  Hotels and Venues such as Ballymagarvey VillageKilronan CastleDunloe CastleCastle DarganThe Galway Bay Hotel, Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone

 

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Book a Band with Professional Musicians.

If you need to service your car you don’t bring it to an accountant who’s studying motor mechanics in his part time? So why hire a part time Wedding Band to provide your entertainment for your Wedding? Book with one of the Top Bands Ireland has to offer for Entertainment by full-time Professional Musicians.

The Jukebox Wedding Band Guarantee

  • A  Professional Wedding Band who perform exclusively at Quality events.
  • Punctual Arrival Guaranteed.
  • 100% Commitment to your Wedding Day. There is only one Jukebox Kings Band(we have never cancelled or double booked an event).
  • Neat Suit Dress Always.
  • 2.5 Hours of Quality Music to suit everybody with Lively Entertainment, and top Class Sound and Lighting.
  • Guaranteed and secured Paypal Payment options.
  • Professional management of your special Occasion from start to finish.

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    The Jukebox Kings Wedding Band Ireland Travel nationwide throughout Ireland.

Derek manages our band bookings and provides exceptional attention to detail for our Bride and Groom’s requirements.  We work right alongside you every step of the way to ensure that we get your special mix just right.

We customise our set for each individually styled occasion, we treat every Bride and Groom with the same special care and attention to detail ensuring a smoothly-run operation is delivered in a timely, professional and friendly manner.