Frequently Asked Questions

What is your booking procedure? 

Once the client decides to move forward, we will send a detailed contract stating the scope of work /performance, deposit information, final payment information, and terms & conditions.

What are the band’s favorite songs to perform?

Our band members come from very different backgrounds and influences, but we all love to perform the classic party standards that create a fun and exciting atmosphere.

What’s your set list? Will you work with us on the song list?

Our setlist can be found at this link----> MASTER SETLIST.  We highly encourage our clients to create a “do not play” list by striking through songs on our master setlist.

Does the band take requests?

We allow two special song requests per event.  The requests need to be submitted and approved by the band leader 4 weeks prior to the event. We do not take requests during the event.  

 

How many singers and instruments are available?

We have 3 singers (2 Female & 1 male), drums, keys, bass, and guitar.  Horns are available by special request.

 

What type of wardrobe do you wear to perform?

For weddings we wear formal attire (black suits for the guys & formal dresses for the ladies).  For private events we match the dress code for the event.

 

Do you provide ceremony and cocktail hour music?

Yes, we can provide ceremony & cocktail hour music with live musicians or with our DJ/Sound engineer playing pre-recorded tracks through the PA system. Costs may vary depending on requirements.

 

How many breaks will the band take and what will play when they’re on a break?

We usually perform 3 sets of  55-60 minutes and take 2 x 20-minute breaks.

Are there overtime fees?

Yes, overtime is depicted in the contract.

What type of equipment do you bring?

All of our bands are 100% self-contained and provide all production elements needed to perform. This includes all instruments (backline), sound system, monitors, microphones and basic stage/dance floor lights.

How long does it take for the band to setup?

We request access to the venue for load-in and setup 3-hours prior to the start of event with soundcheck 1-hour prior to the event.  Sound check usually takes about 20-30 minutes.

Do you provide your own stage?

No, bands do not provide staging. It is the responsibility of the Purchaser to provide. However, the bands do not require a stage as long as the performance area is clean, level, dry, covered and protected from all-weather elements.

What is your stage or performance area requirements?

Our minimum performance area size is 16’ x12’,  20’ x 12 is ideal. Performance area must be on a clean, level, dry, covered and protected from all-weather elements.

Will someone in the band act as the emcee?

Yes, if requested we can make all of your announcements during the reception.

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571-248-1892 | contact@xenlive.net

Washington DC | Maryland | Northern Virginia