Here are some of the common questions our clients ask us when making a booking or enquiring about our Artists:
How much does it cost to hire your Artists?
The cost depends on the type of ensemble you hire, the duration of the performance and the location of the event. As every event is unique we need the important event details so we can give you an accurate quote.
How do I make an enquiry or booking?
To book any of our Artists, please contact us by phone, email, in writing, or use our online enquiry/booking form.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, we require a booking deposit. This allows us to book the Artist(s) for your event.
When is the balance due?
The balance must be settled a month in advance of the event date.
What details do I need to provide?
As many as possible, which include date, performance start and finishing times, Artist name, venue and contact details. Please see our online enquiry form for more details.
How long do the Artists perform for?
Our Artists perform standard set lengths of 2 x 1 hour or 3 shorter (40 minute) sets, both options with breaks in between. If you require additional sets or more unusual performance timings, then please notify us when making an enquiry.
How is a booking confirmed?
Bookings are confirmed in writing, by email or through the Silk Street Music website.
What equipment do the Artists have and how much space will they need?
Again this depends on the size of the band and whether it uses a PA or performs acoustically. It is a good idea to check with the venue on the space available.
Will the Artists provide music in between their sets/during breaks?
This depends on whether a PA is provided. If so, then yes they can provide you with music during their breaks, though there may be an extra charge for this. Having music in between sets is advised. We can also arrange for music of a similar style to be played. If you have playlist on an iPod or CD then please advise us when making a booking and we will be happy to make sure it is played for you.
I cannot decide on the right Artist, can you help?
Yes, we can help you to make a decision on the most appropriate Artist for your special event and make it a complete success.
I am having problems listening to the sound clips or watching the videos
Make sure you have flash installed on your computer to view and listen to our sound clips. Remember to click the play button to start/stop listening before previewing another sound clip or video as you may end up listening to two at once!
Will the Artists play requests?
Some Artists will play requests but ideally theses should be made at least 4 weeks before the event or at the time of booking [whichever is the longest]. Some of our Artists prefer to perform repertoire within their usual musical style.
The song I would like performed is not on the Artist’s sample song list?
Simply let us know the title of the song you would like performed and our Artists will endeavour to perform it for you. If the song is obscure then sending Silk Street Music some sheet music or an MP3 in advance is extremely useful.
Will the Artists perfoming be those shown in the pictures?
Yes, though depending on the Artist’s availability this is not always possible. Our Artists always dress smartly. They are personally known to us and come highly recommended.
If your question has not been answered here, then please contact us.