The Upstarts - Weddings

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Standard Wedding Service

Here is a list of our standard services for corporate events, private parties and weddings for up to 500 people:

  • 4-piece line up
  • 2 hours of live music (2x60mins or 3x40mins)
  • 6pm arrival, set up by 7pm
  • Midnight finish
  • Free DJ service if you book within 7 days of your initial enquiry
  • First dance song request from our repertoire
  • High quality PA and lighting

Additional Upgrade Options

 And here are our besoke or upgraded service options:

  • 1am finish
  • DJ service (if not booked within 7 days of initial enquiry)
  • Additional female vocalist
  • Additional keys player
  • Additional saxophone player
  • Additional horn section
  • Learn a song requests
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What We'll Do At Your Wedding


Arrival, set up and sound check

Upon our arrival we will liaise with the venue/event manager and begin to load in, set up and sound check as quickly, quietly and discretely as possible. This takes about 90 minutes, 30 minutes of which are for saved for the 'sound check' which involves us playing our instruments live at full volume, in order to balance the sound and get the best possible live sound in your specific venue. 

We are happy to arrive and set up before your guests but we do charge an early arrival fee per hour before 5pm if you've booked our standard service.


After set up

After we’ve set up and sound checked we will put some background music on through our PA system and the stage room to change into our performance clothes. It is standard practice and etiquette to arrange our changing room and meal with the venue in advance of the event. If we don’t get a chance to eat before the first set (for example the event is running behind and we need to perform right away) - then we'll eat during our first set break. Soft drinks and water must be provided to the band for the duration of our stay at the venue.


1st dance / 1st live set

Our first live set would usually begin between 7 and 9pm, with the first dance of course!

After our first live set, we'll take a break (around 45 minutes) for weddings, this is the perfect time to serve the buffet if you are providing one. During this break we'll put on a playlist of carefully chosen music to play in the background. If you chose our DJ upgrade option, a member of the band will man the DJ rig and be on hand to take requests and make announcements.


2nd live set & end of the night

After the second set if we finish before midnight, we will provide background music until midnight (unless you've selected the later finish upgrade). Only after our official contracted finish time will we pack our equipment down. Which we will do as quickly, quietly and discretely as we can - this usually takes around 1 hour or less.

If you have any specific questions that are not in our FAQs or would like to discuss arrangements with regards to booking me in greater detail, please feel free to get in touch with our agent, Clare at Alive Network on 0845 226 3166 who'll be more than happy to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have. Thanks!

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