|FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)|
Q: How many years of experience do you have performing?
A: The band has existed since 1992. Though personnel changes have occurred over the years, the founding members have remained intact and even the most recent additions to the line-up bring with them many years of stage experience.
Q: Is there a back-up player in case of illness or accident?
A: Yes. Some of the members host Open Mic nights throughout the Chicagoland area from which we have developed a pool of worthy substitutions who know the material and/or read music and are able to fill in with the greatest of ease.
Q: Have you performed at my chosen location?
A: Quite likely, yes. And if we haven't, the location is surveyed well in advance so that we know the logistics of the building and understand the proper load-in and load-out procedures, contacts within the venue, and any technical requirements that may have been overlooked, insuring you of a trouble-free event.
Q: How do you select the music to be performed?
A: We will ask you about your guests, age ranges, preferences and favorites, and build our show around your answers.
Q: Can we select some of the music to be played?
A: Yes. Our play list is quite extensive and as long as your requests are made well enough in advance, we will be happy to accommodate most any request. Additionally, due to many years of playing together and hosting Open Mic nights, the band is so versatile and knowledgeable that we are even able to handle audience requests right there during your event. This tactic always leaves people amazed and astounded!
Q: Can you play CD's or Cassettes in your system?
A: Yes. CD's are the way to go though, and if you elect to utilize cassettes for whatever purpose, we will need to know this in advance so that we arrive with the required equipment to accommodate your needs.
Q: What equipment is provided in your fee?
A: All sound and lighting is included. Staging is an additional fee and is recommended for all events but may be a requirement based on the nature of certain outdoor events.
Q: What do the performers wear?
A: A standard ensemble would consist of black slacks and a solid color jacket. Suits or tuxedos are not a problem -- we are happy to meet your specifications. Dancers are an optional addition to the band and are outfitted differently than the musicians.
Q: Can you act as the Emcee as well?
A: We can, and would be happy to do so if you wish.
Q: What does your fee include?
A: We provide a full sound system & stage lighting for the event, trucking within 100 miles of Chicagoland*, the full 4 hour party, and dance floor giveaways valued at $500. There are no set-up fees or travel fees charged for parties within the above stated boundaries. Parking fees, if applicable, have not been added to our pricing and are billed at actual cost.
Q: What is your deposit, cancellation and refund policy?
A: 1/3 of the fee is required upon execution of the contract. In the event of cancellation, a full refund will be issued up to 120 days prior to the event and 50% of the deposit will be refunded up to 30 days prior to the event. No refund of the deposit is made if a cancellation is made within 30 days of the event.
Q: How do you handle overtime?
A: We are happy to keep the party going, so long as we are not double-booked on the day of the event and your overtime would prevent us from honoring another commitment. The charge will be stated on the contract and depends on which options have been selected, i.e., the charge is higher for the 12-piece band with dancers and party blast light show than it is for the basic 9-piece band.
Q: How many breaks will you take during the event?
A: In the standard four hour booking, three 20 minute breaks will be taken to allow us to change outfits, change instruments or strings, grab a drink, etc. You can expect a full three hours of live Hit List music during your event. When the band does take the short break, we will spin tunes for the party on our sound system at no additional charge.