FAQ

How do I know you're right for my event?

We play a groovin' blend of instrumental swing, Latin and blues that we feel compliments conversation and socialising perfectly. We're a band that is happy enhancing the atmosphere of an event where the music shouldn't detract from your guests mingling. So think roof-top parties, evening soirées, networking events and product/venue launches. We consciously play at a volume that won't overpower chat, which makes us ideal for wedding breakfasts and receptions also. 

How long do you play for?

We usually play 90 minutes of live music, and we work with each client as to how they want that spread throughout the evening or event. For example, as two 45 minute sets, three 30 minutes, or one large set.

Can we use your PA system for speeches and announcements?

As we're a semi-acoustic quartet, we don't need a PA system to perform. However we can provide a PAT tested compact PA system with professional microphone and stand for an addition fee to use for speeches and announcements. 

What's your dress code?

We dress smart with our own twist! Think slouchy lounge suits, cuban collars and a Hawaiian Lei thrown in for good measure. If your event requires it, we can also perform in black tie. 

How much does it cost to hire the band?

A quote depends on a few factors; location, length of sets, time on site and any other expenses such as Congestion Charge/car parking. Get in touch with as many details about your event for a bespoke quote. 

Where can we see you play?

The majority of our performances are private functions. Our showreel gives you an opportunity to see how we perform and interact and we like to say that our list of previous clients speak for itself. We do occasionally work with hotels and members' clubs in London so please get in touch as we may be performing publicly this month. 

Where are you based and how far will you travel?

We are based in London, but distance is not a problem and we factor traveling time and cost into a quote. We regularly perform overseas and so we are used the organising the logistical arrangements that come with it. We're happy to advise on how best to do this if you are planning an event abroad.  

How much space/power do you need?

We pride ourselves on fitting into tiny spaces; as working London musicians we're used to it! We need an area of four by two metres and access to two power sockets. For loading in, we require access and preferably parking for three vehicles. We're always happy to do a site visit beforehand, if you wanted to ask any questions about where best to set up. 

How long does it take you to setup?

We're an equipment-light band; we don't need a PA system or carry lots of bulky gear. We can setup within 30 minutes and are able to do so discretely (and without the need for a soundcheck) if the event is underway. 

For any other questions please get in touch

contact@bluesdeminuit.co.uk

(+44) 7704 529 545

London, UK

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