SOME USEFUL ANSWERS
What kind of music do you propose?
The Britpops set has been carefully chosen over years of performing. The set includes the best hits from the 50/60s onwards, and represents a perfect balance between contemporary and classic. The band spends hours in the studio in between performances ensuring the latest hits are as exceptional as the classics! Please see the Playlist page for a full up to date list.
GOT our own song. Could you play it?
We know that above all, music is nothing but personal. If you have a song that absolutely must be included on your wedding day, and it suits the type of sound the band plays, just ask. Due to the band’s busy diary, this must be done at least 1 month in advance. We will do our best to do that, and in case that particular tune doesn’t work with our stuff, no worries, we’ll find a way for you to listen to it!
I don’t like a couple of songs in your list, can we cut ‘em?
Yes, absolutely. Weddings are special occasions, and we are happy to work with clients throughout contact until the big day to really tailor the set towards you. The playlist is varied enough to cater towards a crowd of any age, so if you feel like some songs absolutely must be played, or just ain’t right for your event, feel free to tell us. Again, don’t forget to let us know at least 30 days before.
We’d love to have a deejay for the party: can you provide it? Does it affect your performance?
The band offers a DJ service, and this means we will have only one set of PA equipment and lighting for the party set and DJ, and lots more room for dancing! The band is happy to share the stage with any other performer booked for the event, by the way. Up to you!
Your on-stage look?
Actually, we can dress up with classic suits, with party dresses, jeans & t-shirts. You decide the dress-code, the band won’t let you down. We will provide a minimun of two clothes changing during the day, if more than one service is selected.
DOES the band deal directly with venues?
The band would be more than happy to speak with any venue regarding arrangements or technicalities.
GONNA get married in Greece. Can you travel?
Of course. One of the perks of being in a band is the opportunity to travel high and low throughout the world, as long as all expenses are covered. For events where flying is necessary, the band have a technical specification rider – a local company must be sourced to provide the equipment.
the DAY HAS COME: WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
BPs require at least 2 hours before guests arrive (if possible) to ensure a full soundcheck. The band will agree a suitable time with the client, and arrive at least 1 hour before soundcheck to load in and acclimatise with the venue. After soundcheck, unless otherwise instructed, the band will return to the hotel to change clothes and refresh (unless asked to provide entertainment during that time). If the event is in close proximity to Cortona and the band is not staying at a hotel, a private space is required to act as a base, ideally with changing and shower facilities. Prior to any performance, the band will be on site and ready one hour before the established time.
if WE want you to play longer?
Well, there’s a whole book to write about it. We have been on the road for years and years and we know you wish the party never stop, but we have our own iron rule: Any additional entertainment outside of the agreed times will result in an additional charge for each hour of 20% on the total amount agreed, with a minimum payment of one additional hour. We really needed to state this: we handled too many bad situations.
PRICES? TRAVEL EXPENSES? ANY accommodation NEEDED?
All prices proposed are Taxes inclusive - there are no hidden fees 🙂
Travel expenses will be €0,3 per km, calculated from Cortona - AR, our HQ.
As for accomodation, it can take up to 2 hours to pack down the full band setup after a show, which often means a very late finish. If the event is based further than 3 hours away from Cortona, Italy (our hometown), we will be needing a triple room – we have no particular demands, just a room with three beds. If you want us for more than one day, then , we 'll stay in a hotel at our own cost.
REGARDING food and drink?
Yes please. Britpops are very self sufficient and easy going, but basic meal for three is required, along with cold refreshments.
THERE'LL BE animals with us: is it a problem?
Oh, we do love animals very much, don’t worry. Britpops are animal friendly.
TECHs & ECONOMICs
Can you move your sets? DO YOU NEED A STAGE?
A stage always looks better, but it’s not necessary for the band to perform. A minimum floor space of around 4 metres wide by 3 metres deep is advised. Usually we propose more than one set, so, of course we can move. We can provide 3 separate setups (i.e. one for the ceremony, one for the aperitif and the other one for the party).
need stage lights?
Lighting is recommended to create a focal point for the event, but not a necessity. Britpops offer lighting of any size to suit any venue, but if you prefer to arrange this either directly with the venue, or with a 3rd party supplier, that’ll be okay.
power requirements: ANYTHING WE SHOULD KNOW?
Our set up is based on the latest technology to reduce the power output as much as possible. A minimum of three main’s power sources is advised within 5 metres (Britpops come equipped with all necessary extension cables under 5m) – Exact requirements change event to event, so please get in touch should you be unsure or require exact specifications.
HOW MANY EQUIPMENT SETUPs CAN YOU PROVIDE?
We provide up to three full equipment & stage lighting setups. If your event is distributed on more than three different areas of the venue, our crew will take care of moving one or two sets from area "x" to area "y" and all your requests will be fulfilled. If you need four or more stationary setups, well, let us know asap and we'll arrange to share a rent or something like that.
who takes care of traveling fees or any other taxes?
VAT is always inclusive, but the price proposed doesn’t include traveling fees, though you don’t have to worry. We just need a 0,30 cents per km reimbursement. It’ll be calculated from Cortona (AR), Italy.
And what about SIAE?
The crew can’t take care of SIAE. It’s something between you and the venue. We don’t own any permission to deal with it as we are not the organizers nor the owners of the location.
It all looks great, but we’d like to learn more.
Picking up the right band for your special day can be a tough choice. The entertainment is one of the most important things, and getting it right sets the tone for a truly exceptional wedding. Britpops provide the professionalism, organisation and above all excellence as a band to ensure your day is as memorable as you’d always hoped for, and will gladly be as flexible as possible to provide a truly personal and unforgettable performance. Many clients have also willingly put themselves forward to act as a reference. Their contact details have naturally being kept private, but should you require a second opinion, please feel free to ask to be put in touch.