How long do you play for?
Good company Band typically perform 2 x 45 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets. Providing DJ music on an iPod between performances. Acoustic sets vary from 20 minutes up to an hour long. With more information of your event, we are happy to discuss desired set lengths.
Do you need a stage?
A stage, how ever lovely, is not essential. We have many years gigging experience under our belts, and have played everything from large festival stages to small pubs. In our experience however, the quality of the specially allocated performance space for the band contributes largly to the overal vibe of entertainment for both the audience and performers.
How much space do you need?
Around 5m x 4m for a 5-piece band is fine. We are practiced at squeezing into small spaces so it is worth enquiring with us if you have any concerns regarding space.
Does Good Company require a deposit?
Yes. We require 25% of the final booking to confirm a date. This charge will be included as part of the overall hire of the band and not as an extra cost. A contract will be send out to confirm all payment details.
When do we pay?
Good Company require full payment before or on the day of the event. This is generally dealt with via an online transaction. A cheque or cash can be accepted if arranged. We will send you a contract for you to sign and return to us confirming all payent and performance details before the event.
How far will you travel?
Though we are a Brighton based band, we are happy to travel all over to perform at your event! Though, it should be noted that bookings that are over 3 and a half hours away from our base in Brighton, a charge of £100 will be added to the total cost for us to book overnight accomodation. For events outside of the UK, please contact us for more information.
How long does the band take for breaks?
Between 15 and 30 minutes depending on how long our performance sets are. This can also be longer if you require time for speeches, raffles or any other activity.
Can we use the PA/Microphones for speeches?
Yes. After we have performed a full sound check, made sure the equipment is safe and at a reasonable volume, you may use the equipment for speeches. This must be arranged before the event incase any chance in arrival time needs to be agreed.
Does Good Company use backing tracks?
No. Good Company are a fully Live band. Unless otherwise requested.
Is the Good Company Band insured?
Yes. Good Company holds full public liability insurance up to £10,000,000. And our equipment is ‘PAT’ safety tested.
What technical requirements do the band have?
- A safely earthed supply of electricity from the venue in the from of two separate 13amp plug sockets at a 240 volt supply from the mains (This is a standard double plug socket).
- We will require decent coverage for outside gigs in the event of rain.
- It would also be useful to know if the venue has a sound limiter? Some venues have these set unreasonably low and like to tell clients that "professional bands won't exceed the volume limit". Truth is, some sound limiters prevent live instruements such as drums making much sound at all, let alone a full band. If the alarm is raised at the event, all power will be cut from the venue. This can damage our electrical equipment. We have always been able to work around sound limiters by knowing what limit decibal they are set too.
Does the band have any personal requirements?
Nothing crazy like green M&Ms! But we do require a mimimum of:
1. Drink refreshments (preferably water).
2. A hot or cold meal for the evening.
3. Private space off stage is preferred for storage of our belongings and equipment in addition to costume changes, relaxing between breaks and generally for keeping the band 'out of the way'.
What should I do in the event of a cancelation?
If a cancellation is made to the event, we ask that we are informed at a minimum of 48 hours prior to the event. Deposits cannot be refunded if there is a cancellation.
Have Good Company ever cancelled?
No. Good Company perform regularly in a large circuit of highly talented musicians, who are always on hand to fill in, in the unlikely event one or more of our original members are unable to perform. Aside from this, Good Company pride themselves on performing as those who you see pictured on this website. Who you hear is who you get.
Do you take requests or play encores?
Good Company are always prepared to play a few extra songs at request. However, for unexpected, extended set performances an extra fee may be incurred.
How long do you need to set up?
This is very important - Typically, one full hour and a half is needed, as this includes setting up a PA, lighting, full drum kit and amplifiers. We will also use this time to complete a full soundcheck.
How much do you charge?
Pricing is according to size of the band you require, venue size, distance of travel, set-up and finish times and so on, which is why we price each unique event separately. We do this so that you can get the best deal for your money, which you won't find with music agency websites who charge admin/commision. Please contact us for an exact quote.