SOUL'D The Spirit of Soul
What does it cost?
The costs vary, partly due to the location and setup times of your event. Live music provides exceptional entertainment value and can be more affordable then you might think. The fee will be different during special times of the year including Christmas and New Year. There are various factors which change the cost of the band, including travel, setup times and playing times, each event is different, so please call for a quote.
Is entertainment important?
Try to remember the last wedding reception or evening party you attended. Was it six months ago? A year? Now try to remember what food was served? Do you remember the venue? Here’s an easy one. Did you have a good time? Did you dance all night? Was the live entertainment great? Was the band or DJ brilliant?
In general, most people remember the live entertainment more than anything at a wedding. Live entertainment leaves an indelible memory, so it only stands to reason that the guests you invite to your function will have the same impression. Long after the memory of how the flowers looked has faded, long after they've forgotten about those invitations you sent out, they will remember what a fantastic time they had, dancing and celebrating to a great soul band.
Can I see the band?
Yes we are constantly doing public performances throughout the year at local and interstate venues, anyone wishing to book us are welcome to come and see, we much prefer this to sending out CD's or DVD’s, because we think there is nothing like seeing a live band! If you can’t make a live gig we are happy to send a DVD.
How is the band presented?
The band will always dress smartly for any occasion, normally with suits for the guys and similar attire for the girls. In summer we wear short sleeved shirts, black pants and black shoes.
Is a Stage required?
Whilst it is not essential to supply a stage, it does allow the band to be seen when the dance floor is full. If you are able to supply a stage, it must be safe and soundly constructed. A minimum ceiling height above the stage of 6ft 6ins should be allowed. The band consists of a minimum of twelve musicians plus a sound engineer.
Our requirements are a minimum floor/stage area of 3 x 8 m or greater, plus an approximate 2 x 2 m area at the rear of the room for the mixing engineer.
What sort of power supply is required?
It is essential that a safe, properly earthed and constant power supply is provided. Venues that regularly stage entertainment should already have the correct supply, but please check with them.
Please refer to the Production Specification Sheet pdf for more detail.
This supply should be for the sole use of the band and should never be shared with anything else.
An incorrect or unsafe supply will jeopardise your event. (Please ask us or seek the advice of a professional electrician if you are unsure).
How long does the band need to set-up?
Setting-up usually takes, from arrival at the venue and unloading through to final sound check, 90 minutes. Packing up and loading takes 60 minutes.
Are there any specific requirements?
We take our on-stage appearance very seriously and we¹ll always 'look the business' for your function, we would therefore like a safe and warm dressing room where we can leave a change of clothes and store our instrument cases, but this is not essential.
Do you have any promotional material?
Soul’d can provide photographs and artwork for such things as posters, post cards, flyers & tickets. They can provide hard copy or computer generated artwork.