HOW IT WORKS
Who are we?
We are simply a tight-knit collective of highly experienced professional musicians, who provide top quality entertainment. We’re not part of a huge company – by way of our manager Nigel, we’re booking direct with customers to provide the best possible value and maximise our opportunities for work.
Does One Fun Band play at private residences as well as city venues?
We’re well-versed with just about every musical situation there is. We’ve toured with national artists & stage shows, we’ve played black-tie corporate events, hundreds of weddings, played for luxury hotel groups overseas, and we’re session musicians who have played on records. We’re comfortable anywhere – your private property, function venue, outdoor stage or garden ceremony.
We’re only expecting 20 guests, is it worth having live music?
We’ve played some intimate gatherings (think living room concert!) all the way up to 300+ at corporate team building events. It’s never too big or small for a party. We’re known for putting in the extra to make a fantastic party atmosphere happen and would love to also do the same for your event.
What time should the music start?
Our booking includes 3 x 45 minute sets over 5 hours and begins after your formalities. We also have a ceremony and cocktails option if you’re after live music prior to this. If you require any extra time beyond our standard 3 hours, (e.g. an extension until 12am), this is easily available for £125 per hour (inclusive of VAT) – you can add extra time later if you decide you need it.
What styles of music do One Fun Band play?
To set a relaxing and fun tone for your reception, your soloist will usually begin by playing live acoustic guitar and singing background music – classic favourites and easy listening style. During the wedding breakfast tasteful background music will be played via the sound system, and once formalities conclude, the music shifts to dance floor anthems and party tunes. Have a read through our song list and feel free to make some requests!
Who plays background music during the breaks?
That’s us! During breaks from live performance, we offer a pre-recorded playlist service via the PA, which sounds awesome. You can opt for anything from softer music over dessert & coffee, to banging club tunes – whatever works for you.
Can you play live music at our Ceremony and/or Cocktails?
Our ceremony & cocktails add-on is a very popular and affordable option. For £240 (inclusive of VAT) this package includes a ceremony solo set, with nice relaxing music while guests arrive, then special songs for your aisle walk, signing, and exit. A great personal touch for your ceremony! This is followed by another fantastic set of musical favourites for all ages while guests enjoy a drink and a chat at cocktail hour.
Our special song is not on your song list – are you able to learn a song?
Personalising your special day is all part of the service, so if your must-have song is not on our playlist, we’re happy to learn it for you if we feel we can do a great version for you.
What time do we arrive at the venue?
We’ll aim to arrive approximately an hour before your guests arrive to make sure we’re set up with plenty of time to spare.
Where can we see you guys play live? And which one of you will our soloist be?
As a unique collective of soloists, all full-time musicians, entertainment is what we do! No beginners or youtube bedroom artists here – we know you’ll be delighted with the quality of the performance on the night! To keep our price down, and our quality high, we don’t hold a showcase event. And as session musicians in high demand, we can’t know exactly which one of us would be available. Rest assured though you can expect exactly the level of professional quality you hear on the website demos, and whichever one of us plays for you will do an absolutely outstanding job!
Are we able to supply our favourite music on an iPod for playback through the PA?
If you’ve got your own playlists or songs that have special significance, or traditional music that you’d like to make a centerpiece, you’re welcome to supply a device with with your favourites pre-loaded, and we’ll be happy to play it back through our PA system for you.
My bridesmaid/groomsman would like to sing a song, can this be arranged?
Yes! It’s always a great touch to have some personal involvement in the musical side of things! Let us know your plans in advance so we can organise it properly with the right song, key, etc. Being professionals, we would obviously never let your wedding become a karaoke night though (unless you specifically asked for this!)
We’re not really sure what music we want, can we just leave it to you to handle?
We understand that you’ve likely got enough to organise already! We’re happy to take the reins – we know what works, we know what gets people feeling great and what makes the dance floor pump. Leave it to us, have a cocktail or two, and rest assured that your event’s entertainment will be a resounding success.