What is an
An independent band is one which handles all of its own bookings, as
opposed to being booked through an agency or contractor. We never
book through any agencies.
Why do you emphasize
the point that your music is performed "live?" Don't all
bands perform "live?"
No. A dwindling number of bands actually play their music live on
stage. Remember Milli Vanilli? They caused an uproar because they were
lip-syncing their concerts, and nothing was being performed live.
(And more recently, Ashley Simpson was caught doing the same.) Well, the
same technology has spawned the "digital band,"
where many or all of the instrument sounds are performed by a computer,
while actors (or musicians who don't mind the ridicule of their peers)
hold instruments and pretend to play them. The singers are
sometimes the only live element. Advocates call it
state-of-the-art. Sadly, maybe it is. We call it glorified karaoke.
Some other bands
sent me a video. How can I hear you play?
For those who have not heard us, we have
sound samples here on our web site. We can send you a CD if you'd
like one. But we prefer that you hear us live
when possible, at a public venue, because we know we have the very best live performance in town.
Most of those sales
videos you get from other bands are so fake... the result of many
of over-dubbed recording and lip-synching in a video studio, with somebody else's studio sound
equipment, and somebody else's studio lighting system.
"live on-stage" videos may use overdubbed sound from a
computer sequencer and/or a studio recording session. How can you
tell? If it's a recording made at real party, you'll hear lots
of audience sounds. If you don't hear the audience having fun, the band
was boring, or the band was WAY too loud, or the soundtrack was
producing great live music, we know our live performance outshines
all the others by a
country mile, and we just have no interest in trying to compete with
slick videos of other
If you're shopping for a live performance, you need to audition a live
performance, not a studio-produced video.
How much break time
do you take?
We guarantee you'll get at least 50 minutes of music for each
hour contracted. Our break times are carefully coordinated with
your event manager, so as not ever to disrupt the flow of events.
not take a break each and every
clock hour. Because we're so careful about the timing, your guests
probably will not even notice when the band takes its breaks.
Do you offer continuous music?
Yes, we can do continuous music, but we'd have to charge you a lot more for
that, and it's really really unnecessary. But if you
on it, we'll provide a quote for continuous music.
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