Hiring a wedding and corporate event party band is an important step in creating a memorable and entertaining experience for your guests. These FAQs should help you make an informed decision and ensure your celebration is a huge success.
1. What services do you offer as a party band?
We offer live music entertainment for weddings and corporate events, including a variety of music genres, custom song selection, MC services, and the option to include additional musicians like a horn section or vocalists. We bring the beat, the fun, and the WOW factor!
2. Can you accommodate special song requests?
Yes, we can customize our setlist to include your favorite songs, especially for first dances, special dedications, or corporate event themes. Just let us know your preferences in advance.
3. What music genres do you perform?
We have a diverse repertoire that includes pop, rock, Motown, country, and decades genres (70s, 80s, 90s, 00s) and more. We cater to a wide range of musical tastes.
4. How long is your typical performance set?
Our party bands perform for up to 3 hours of music with short breaks between sets. However, we can customize the performance schedule to fit your event's needs.
5. Do you provide sound and lighting equipment?
Yes. If your venue does not provide all the necessary sound and lighting equipment, then we can bring full production, lighting, and one of our professional sound engineers.
6. Can you perform at both the ceremony and reception for a wedding?
Absolutely! We can perform during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We can also provide background music during dinner if needed. The reception is part of the standard booking. Ceremony and cocktail hour performances are available for an additional fee.
7. What is your booking and payment process?
Booking a Stargazer band for your epic event is a breeze! All you need to do is reach out through our contact page, call, or text to get a quote and secure our availability. You'll receive a contract that will outline the terms and conditions of the booking. As soon as we receive the deposit, we'll lock in the date, and the countdown begins!
For payments, we accept checks, ACH, Venmo, Zelle, and credit cards.
8. How far in advance should we book your band?
It's advisable to book as early as possible, ideally 4-12 months in advance, especially for peak wedding and event seasons. But if you're a last-minute planner, give us a shout – we might just have an opening! If you see a date booked on the calendar, still reach out since we have a variety of bands or may be able to re-arrange the schedule.
9. Are there additional costs or hidden fees?
We are transparent about our pricing. Additional costs may apply for travel, accommodations, or special equipment requests, but we'll discuss these with you upfront.
10. Can you provide references or testimonials from past clients?
Yes, we can provide references and share testimonials from satisfied clients who have hired us for their weddings and corporate events. You can check out some of our past clients who turned their events into unforgettable parties with us here.
11. What's the scoop on cancellations or rescheduling?
Our contract will outline our cancellation and rescheduling policies, so you'll have all the necessary information. We are flexible and understanding when it comes to unforeseen circumstances.
12. Can you accommodate specific dress codes or themes for corporate events?
We are happy to dress in accordance with the event's dress code or theme, ensuring that our appearance complements the overall atmosphere. We want our style to match your event's vibe!
13. How do we discuss and plan the details of our event?
We'll have as many calls as you need to discuss your preferences, song choices, event timeline, and any other details that will make your event special. Your Stargazer event coordinator will work closely with you during the planning stages and throughout the event.
14. Are the band members actually in the band or is it a random bunch of fill-ins?
Stargazer Productions creates and books actual bands that have been performing together for years. We pride ourselves, in that we don't randomly assign non-Stargazer musicians to our shows. That means when you book us for your wedding or corporate event, you're getting an actual band. Rest assured, if there is an unforeseen emergency preventing one of the band members from performing your event, we ONLY substitute with one of our amazing company musicians who perform in our other bands and know the show.
Ready to Rock and Roll, Anywhere!
You betcha! We're like musical road warriors, covering every corner of our beloved Texas with the wind in our hair and our trusty touring van. We've got the Lone Star State locked down!
But wait, there's more adventure in our playbook! We'll even catch a flight to make your destination wedding or special event extra memorable. We're up for a musical journey, no matter how far.
Curious about the costs? Well, don't worry, we're not charging you for rocket fuel. When you reach out for a quote, we'll spill the beans on all the travel expenses. Let's make your event the coolest tour stop ever!
Let's Jam Your Way! Your Party, Your Picks!
Alright, it's time to talk tunes, and guess what? You're the DJ of your event! We're all ears when it comes to your musical preferences. Want to rock out to some specific styles? Just give us the nod.
We've got this cool worksheet (it's not a pop quiz, we promise) where you can tell us what you'd love to hear and what you'd rather avoid. It's your chance to shine, and it's a breeze to fill out. We'll send it over a few weeks before the big day, so you can get your groove on and customize your playlist.
Your event, your music, your way – let's make it a sonic sensation
How long are your live sets and breaks?
They vary considerably for each event. Typically we’ll play 60min sets with 15-30min breaks but that all depends on the overall event flow. We take great pride working with our clients to button up a full event timelines and emcee scripts to cover all the bases and push any potential downtime down to ZERO!
Staging, the Red Carpet for the Groove!
Picture this: a cosmic stage, lights, and the ultimate party vibes. It's the recipe for an unforgettable shindig!
While we always suggest having a stage – it adds a dash of pizzazz and professionalism – it's not a must-have. We're flexible! We don't carry a stage with us; we'd need a starship for that! But fear not, it's not the norm for bands to bring their own.
Now, if you're thinking about laying down the groovy carpet, our dream stage dimensions are 16'x20'. For all the cosmic details, dive into our event rider – it's the backstage pass to the ultimate party experience!
Mic Check, One, Two – Let's Make Speeches Shine!
You've got a story to tell, and we're here to make sure it's heard loud and clear! Want to use our mics for those epic speeches? Absolutely!
But that's not all – we're turning up the fun dial. We'll go that extra mile and give each speaker a mini mic tutorial if they need it. And just when you thought it couldn't get better, our audio engineer will be right up front, tuning in to adjust those volume levels. Your guests won't miss a single word of the storytelling magic!
Lighting: Let's Paint the Night with Magic!
When it comes to lighting, we're the wizards of ambiance. Our standard lighting package is like the cherry on top of your event decor sundae. It adds some serious pizzazz without stealing the spotlight from the vibe you've carefully crafted.
Now, here's the deal – our lighting setup won't turn your dance floor into a disco ball extravaganza, and it won't flood your event space with rays. But hey, if you're in the mood for some extra sparkle and dazzle, just give us the word. We've got the lighting magic tricks up our sleeves to make your event space shine in all the right places!
Let's Light Up the Party - Your Event, Your Glow!
Now, who doesn't love a bit of razzle-dazzle, right? Our standard lighting package is here to sprinkle that extra dash of magic on your event, accentuating the atmosphere without stealing the show from the stunning decor you've lovingly put together.
But hold on to your disco balls – our lighting setup won't turn your dance floor into a blinding supernova, and it won't make your event space look like it's auditioning for a sci-fi movie. So, if you're dreaming of an even more radiant space, just holler! We've got the illuminating ideas to turn your event into a shimmering masterpiece.
Ready to Catch Us Live in Action? Let's Party!
We totally get it - you want a sneak peek of the magic before you commit to the full show, and we're all for it! We're like a musical kaleidoscope, and you've got a backstage pass.
Here's the scoop: about a month ahead, we sprinkle our upcoming events calendar with a mix of public showcases and private soirées. So, you've got options! Just give us the word on when you're free to boogie, and we'll make it happen. It's a date!
From "Let's Do This" to "Let's Rock and Roll!"
You're taking the plunge into party nirvana, and we're here to guide you through the cosmic journey! So, what's the stellar path from booking to boogie?
Sealing the Deal: We're all in as soon as we have that contract signed and the deposit in our cosmic vault. Your date is locked in, and we're officially on board to make your event out-of-this-world!
Customization Station: Now, let's get creative! We've got this fun online checklist form that's your ticket to making your event truly YOURS. Share the deets like your event timeline, your song wishes, the lowdown on announcements, and more. It's like building your very own musical spaceship!
Countdown to Showtime: Once we've got the inside scoop, we're ready to blast off. Your event is in our cosmic hands, and we're on a mission to make it a legendary celebration.
From "Let's Do This" to "Let's Rock and Roll," we're all about making your event as epic as it can be!
New Songs, New Adventures – Let's Do This!
Got a few favorite jams that would make your event the ultimate party? Guess what – we're all ears and ready to groove!
You can challenge us to learn not one, not two, but up to three brand-new songs just for your special day. That's right, we're your musical superheroes, and we're up for the challenge!
So, tell us which tunes make your heart sing, and we'll make sure they're part of the stellar soundtrack of your event. It's all about making your celebration a musical journey to remember!
Let's Time-Travel Together – Important Info Ahead!
Your event's timeline is like the secret map to the best party ever, and we want to make sure we're right on track. So, when do we need this magical timeline, you ask?
30 days before your shindig is the sweet spot! And guess what – you've got options. You can either jazz it up on our online form or shoot it over in a separate email – whichever groove suits you best.
By sharing this crucial roadmap with us, you're not just helping us create an epic event, you're inviting us to time-travel with you into the party of a lifetime!
Let's Keep the Beat Going - Plug Us In!
When it comes to keeping the music pumping and the party jumping, we've got a simple request. To electrify the dance floor and amplify the good times, we just need the venue to provide us with 3 x 20 amp outlets.
It's like plugging in your favorite gaming console – but in this case, we're leveling up the party! So, let's keep the beats rolling, and we'll make sure the energy in the room stays electric all night long.
Time to Rock 'n' Roll... and Pay!
The big moment is here, and we're all set to light up the stage and make your event the talk of the town. So, when's the time to settle the bill?
It's all happening the night of the event, right before we kick off the show. Picture this: the crowd is buzzing with anticipation, the stage is set, and we're all geared up to deliver a stellar performance. That's when you get to be the hero by making the full payment.
So, let's get ready to party and take care of the financial side while the excitement builds. It's all part of the epic event experience!
Ready to Unwrap the Party Presents?
We're not just a one-size-fits-all kind of band – we're here to offer you a whole treasure chest of party possibilities! From setting the stage on fire at your wedding to turning your corporate event into a groovy gala, we've got packages that are as unique as your event.
So, let's start this musical journey by talking about your dream event. We'll create a package that's tailor-made to fit your style, your vibe, and your wildest party fantasies. It's like picking out the most fabulous outfit for the night, and we're your personal stylist!
Get ready to unwrap the party presents, and let's plan an event that's out-of-this-world!
Now that you've got the scoop on our party bands, get ready to rock the dance floor with us at your event! Let's make it a night to remember!