frequently asked questions
some questions asked by clients booking for weddings and events
How much do you charge?
There are a number of factors that affect price, such as date, location, travel time and distance, and how long the band will be on-site. Please give us as much information as possible when getting in touch and we can provide a quote.
Can I request/guarantee specific band members?
Unfortunately we can’t always guarantee that certain members of the band will be available for your event. All members of The Party Manifesto are full-time professional musicians and as such, have various other commitments and projects. We have a wide range of quality deps and stand-ins who are available so you can rest assured that the quality of our live show will not be compromised.
Can we choose all of the songs?
We aim to make your personal mixtape just that. Personal to you and perfect for your occasion. However, despite how great some of those 90s tunes were, they don’t all work in a live setting. If you have any special requests then please let us know and we’ll do our best to make them work but we also ask that you trust our judgement - crafting a setlist and knowing which songs to play when is a skill! Our aim is to keep your guests dancing and singing from start to finish.
How much space do you need?
Ideally we’d have a performance area of 7m x 5m but we’ll squeeze up if we need to! Hiring a raised stage tends to have a greater impact and often your venue will be able to provide one but this isn’t essential. We do need a solid and flat floor though. Outdoor marquees on grass can sometimes be an issue if flooring isn’t installed.
Do I need to supply any equipment?
The band will bring all PA equipment, microphones, instruments and lighting. We just ask that you ensure that we have easy access to a safe power supply.
How long do you need to set up?
We ask for at least 90 minutes to set up all our equipment and to sound check to ensure the best possible performance.
Do I need to provide food and drink?
Yes please. We ask that you provide soft drinks as well as one hot meal per band member.
Do you need a changing room?
We ask that you provide a secure room where the band can get changed and also to store personal items while we’re performing. It’s also nice to have somewhere to chill out between finishing our setup and soundcheck and then going on stage.
How long do you play for?
We usually play 2x 1 hour sets (with a break in between) but this can be extended depending on your requirements. We can provide background music prior to the band starting, during the break and after our final set. This will usually be a Spotify playlist played through our PA system which we can put together for you.
Can we come and see you live?
Keep an eye on the website and follow us on social media for updates on live shows.