FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At Next Level Music we're often asked questions about how things work. Here are some of the most common questions that come up when planning entertainment & party bands for weddings, corporate events & more.
HOW DOES THE BOOKING PROCESS WORK?
Get in touch with us via email or by phone to let us know the exact feel & energy you're going for at your event. We'll reply within 24 hours with a full quotation, including several options that for your perfect party atmosphere.
HOW DO I CONFIRM A DATE?
When you've decided which lineups you'd like to go for, we'll draft a contract & send an invoice over to you. We take a 50% deposit to confirm the date, along with the signed contract from you. Once we have those back we're all set, the date is secured for you!
HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?
Our preferred payment method is BACS bank transfer, but you can also pay using any major credit card. We'll send over the details when we get to that stage of the booking.
CAN I PICK THE SET LIST?
We're very happy to discuss the feel & energy you're going for, and any genres you love. We're also happy to take some requests from clients & we'll play as many of them as possible. Also, please let us know if there are any songs you definitely DON'T want to hear - we'll take them out of the set. We're the party experts with +10 years' experience - trust us to make this the best it can be for you.
WHY CAN I SEE DIFFERENT SINGERS IN SOME VIDEOS?
At Next Level Music we work with the very best musicians & singers who play with all your favourite artists. This means that sometimes they go on tour with these artists, so we have built a huge roster of ultra talented singers & musicians to take their place when the stars call them out for a tour. If you'd like to guarantee a certain singer, please ask. Also, please understand that there may be extra costs involved to guarantee that specific singer, as if they have to cancel a tour with a pop star they may have to cover the loss of other earnings.
HOW LONG IS THE PERFORMANCE?
All of our bands play 2 x 1 hour sets as standard, or 3 x 40 minute sets. If you'd like to add to this it's no problem at all! It's very common to add a party set, a dinner set or some entertainment during a drinks reception. Just ask us, we're happy to be flexible.
WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN SETS?
Included with every band is a playlist between our sets, to seamlessly keep the party atmosphere going. You're very welcome to provide your own personalised playlist if you wish. You can either bring it on an iPod (or similar device) or send a link to us beforehand to a Spotify playlist - we'll have it downloaded and ready to play for you.
You can also upgrade to a real DJ between sets if you really want to keep the dance floor moving! Talk to us about options.
CAN I PLAY/SING WITH THE BAND?
We're happy to pre-arrange a performance by a guest, bride or groom. If the person is really good, it can be a fantastic moment for the event!
WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE FOR THE PERFORMERS ON THE DAY?
A room to change in & store cases, hot meals & drinks, UK power plugs, a dry performance area.
ARE THE PERFORMERS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL BOOKINGS?
Absolutely! We perform all over the world and would be very happy to travel to your event!
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES WHEN BOOKING A PERFORMANCE ABROAD?
There are a few - we'll list them here:
- As we can't bring a sound system, drum kit (etc) on the plane, several items will need to be hired in - we'll provide a list.
- Our flights, meals, drinks, transfers & accommodation need to be organised and provided by the client or event planner.
- Our fee may be higher than a domestic performance as we'll need to be away from our families overnight.