Technicolour's Frequently Asked Questions

How much space do you need?

At the minimum, the band requires a 4m X 2m stage area to use our full setup, acoustic sets can be performed in smaller spaces. We’re quite experienced at squeezing ourselves in if necessary, so get in touch if there are special requirements.

How is it best to time things?

A standard schedule for your event might look like this –

6:00pm–7:30pm – Setup and Sound-check
7.30pm-8pm – Light background music
8pm-8.30pm – DJ set
8.30pm-9pm –first dance, cake cutting
9pm – 10pm – Band set 1
10pm – 10:30pm – DJ set
10:30pm-11:30pm – Band set 2
11:30pm – 12am – DJ set and close

We are very flexible so just ask if you have any requirements. We suggest not starting the band too early to give guests a chance to drink and get ready to dance!

Can I pick the bands playlist?

You can view our repertoire on our site to see all the songs we currently play, feel free to request as many of these as you like. We’re always adding new ones too so feel free to let us know if a particular favourite is missing.

We like to remain in control of the ordering of our set-list and also may deviate from some suggestions for the sake of the overall atmosphere and other guests, but are happy to work with you to tailor the perfect set-list for the evening.

Where will you travel to?

Wherever you are! We love play new venues and seeing new parts of our country, we’ll play anywhere, even abroad!

Can I see you play live?

Due to the kind of events we play, it isn’t often that we play publically. Follow or like us on Facebook for updates for when this might happen though.

Will you learn our special song?

Of course! We know the value of a special song and how it can make the moment. Within reason, we’ll try any track. Be aware that not all songs may be suitable for an adaptation by our line-up.

Is the video on your website a true reflection of the band?

We recorded those videos live in a studio. Our live performances may sound different in different rooms and with our live sound system, but the videos are a great representation of our ability and arrangements. Some might even say a live sound is even more energetic and awesome!

How do I book you?

You can use the booking enquiry form on this website, or through our agency at www.alivenetwork.com - alternatively, call 0845 108 5500 to reach our booking agents or email us at technicolour@alivenetwork.com

We also handle informal enquiries through Facebook at www.facebook.com/TechnicolourBandUK

Are you able to DJ in between sets?

Yes. We can offer a DJ playlist from the moment the band is sound-checked, and this can go on until the end of your night. We even take requests :)

Can we make DJ requests in advance to my event?

Yes!

Can we use your sound system for speeches?

No problem. Keep in mind that the band may have to arrive early if you need this service early.

What equipment do you use?

Technicolour uses state of the art equipment for our live shows. We use a 4000W BOSE F1 PA, an unrivalled piece of gear that ensures perfect sound in any room. We use Fender and Gibson guitars, Fender and Mark Bass Amps, and Mapex and Pearl drums with Sabian cymbals.

Do you have lights?

Yes. The lights we have illuminate the band, and stage.

How long do you play for?

Our standard service is 2 X 1 Hour sets, 3 X 40 minute sets, or 1 X 90 minute set but we offer options for more sets and longer ones too.

What time do you start and finish?

Typically we arrive at 5pm and finish at midnight. We can be booked outside of these hours and for longer.  Just ask!

How long do you take to set up?

To ensure the best sound for the event, we prefer 90 minutes for set-up + sound-check. Get in contact ahead of time if this is not possible, we are flexible.

Can I provisionally book you?

Unfortunately, we can’t take provisional bookings to avoid turning away other potential clients on popular days. However, your enquiry will be logged in the system when you make one, and should anybody else enquire for the same date, we give you first refusal.

What if the band split up before my event?

The band has a duty to honour our promise to perform anywhere, so do not worry about this, we’ll be there!

Can my sisters/bosses/daughters dog sing with your band?

Totally! Nothing gets a crowd going like audience participation.

What will the band wear?

The band dress stylish but smart for your event, but if you need us to wear black tie, just let us know. If you have a particular aesthetic in mind, please specify ahead of time.

Does the band have PAT and PLI certificates?

Yes we do, and we can produce these on request if needed.

Why should I book Technicolour?

Technicolour have an eclectic mix of tunes to suit all tastes, bags of experience, slick musicianship and unbeatable live sound. The members are fiercely enthusiastic and you will no doubt be amazed at the atmosphere the band can deliver. We’re also very competitive with our rates to ensure the best value, and equally as flexible with the services we offer.

How much does it cost to book the band?

This depends on the location of your event, as travel costs are factored into your quote, but we are very competitive with our pricing. You can get a quote by filling in the enquiry form on the website or on www.alivenetwork.com

Can we see some previous client testimonials?

You sure can! View all previous client testimonials on our Testimonials page or here: https://www.alivenetwork.com/bandpage.asp?bandname=Technicolour#recent-reviews

Do Technicolour have any specific requirements?

We don’t have any dietary or medical requirements. Water as a basic requirement at shows but food/soft drinks are very much appreciated.

What type/size venues are you able to play at?

We can and have played in all types of venue, Music halls, Venues, Barns, pubs, private residencies and marquees.

How loud will the band be?

We are able to play under noise restrictions, just let us know ahead of time if your venue has a decibel limiter. If you like we can perform our sets with an electric drum-kit too, which is great for low volume venues. Conversely, we are also able to be very loud if such a venue or client requires it.

What is the band power requirement?

We require 2 double 13 amp plug sockets near the stage area to run our gear from. We don’t like to run our equipment from just one power source so 4 sockets are more reliable.

Do Technicolour offer any additional services?

The band offers extra services you can choose from, from extra acoustic sets, ceremony performances, and early and late arrivals. Just get in touch to ask.

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