HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK YOU?
We have to account for a few variant circumstances (travel, dates, size of venue, PA requirements etc…). Therefore we do not have a fixed price. That said, our prices do start from £650.00 Please use the contact form to request a quotation via email.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
You can pay your balance by Card or Bank Transfer. Our standard payment terms are a £100.00 deposit with the balance due on the last working day before the event. We do also offer a payment plan which allowS you to spread the cost of the booking into 4 equal payments between the date of confirmation and up to 24 hours prior to the event. These are completely interest free and because it’s a payment plan rather than credit, doesn’t require a credit search or affect your Experian rating.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SET UP AND DE-RIG?
At a push we can do it in under 1 hour, depending on different circumstances (size of venue, ease of access, lighting required etc.
CAN YOU PLAY IN VENUES WITH NOISE LIMITERS?
Yes. In all truth they are not ideal but we are finding out that more and more venues are installing them so we learn to deal with them. As long as we know in advance so we can make sure the equipment that we bring is geared for a venue with a limiter.
HOW MANY MEMBERS ARE IN THE BAND?
We are a 4-piece band. drums, bass, piano, guitar. 2 singers.
CAN WE SEE YOU PLAY LIVE BEFORE WE BOOK?
Due to the nature of our work we only play a handful of public gigs each season. Please follow our facebook page to be informed of any upcoming public gigs. www.facebook.com/johncooperband
WILL YOU LEARN A SONG FOR US?
Anything's possible. We are happy to consider learning a song for you. At the time of booking us, please let your agent know if there’s a particular song you’d like us to consider learning so we have enough time to learn it well.
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?
UK wide and internationally if required. Reasonable travel costs need to be covered if travel time is over 1.5 hours.
CAN I PICK THE BANDS PLAYLIST?
We are more than happy for you to pick which songs from our repertoire are played, but we do prefer to be left to decide the order in which they are played. It is usually best if you let us know any songs you definitely DO or DON’T want rather than a hard and fast list that we feel obliged to not deviate from should the mood require it.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED?
We typically need a performance area of 5m(w) x 4m(d), but we are able to squeeze into a minimum area of 4m(w) x 3m(d) if space is limited. We have performed in a variety of venues from manor houses and hotels, to barns, marquees, arenas, ball rooms and intimate clubs so we’re well versed in making the most of whatever space is available to us.
WILL YOU DJ FOR US TOO?
In a word, yes! Please give us a list of songs you want and also songs you do not and let us do the rest. Most clients are happy to put their own Spotify playlists through our PA from a device.
WHAT ARE THE BANDS POWER REQUIREMENTS?
We are usually fine running on one 13a ring-main in smaller venues as we do not need as much volume or lighting. Ideal if we can split between multiple ring-mains to reduce the load on single sockets. A member of the band is a qualified spark (electrician) and always carries out a recce on arrival. Larger venues we would prefer 16a outlets if possible but we can run again from multiple 13a ring-mains.
CAN WE READ ANY PREVIOUS CLIENT TESTIMONIALS?
Yes, they are all on our website under the testimonial section. Also plenty of reviews on our facebook page - www.facebook.com/johncooperband
DO YOU HAVE PLI AND PAT TESTING CERTIFICATION?
Yes. this documentation can be provided at any time. PAT testing is always up to day and PLI runs at £5m.
HOW LONG DO YOU PLAY FOR?
We usually play up to 120 minutes of live music, so this can be split however you need to fit into your event. 2x 60 minutes, or 3x 40 minutes. You choose.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
A member of the band is a registered first aider, and has also complete a Covid-Safe-Practice Course. Documentation on request.