Can live wedding bands perform in a venue with a sound limiter?
All acts at Seventh Second are very used to performing in wedding venues with sound limiters although we would warn anyone that sound limiters are no fun for anyone who enjoys live music or performs live music so if you can book a venue without one, we would strongly recommend it. If your venue does have a sound limiter ask what the decibel limit it is set to and notify any wedding band you are thinking of booking as some sound limiters volume restrictions are set too low for even the smallest and quietest bands to perform within. If a sound limiter is set to 95db or above most bands should be able to perform within this restriction but anything below this, especially anything in the 80's is almost impossible for a live band to work within.
Do you offer any support or security if we book a live wedding band with you?
We supply you and any live wedding band you book with a fully comprehensive contract which fully supports you and the artist. You can always view the specifics on our T&C's page. We also have special contact numbers where we are available 24/7 to assist you in any way in case of an emergency or serious issue with one of our live bands. Alternatively, we are always available 10 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week via phone, text, online chat or email.
Can wedding bands perform first dances?
Most wedding bands are happy to perform first dances at weddings provided the bride and groom discuss their song ideas with them beforehand. Not all songs can be replicated by live wedding bands so it's always best to check with your band or their representatives first.
How far in advance should I book a wedding band?
For you to get the wedding band you really want we suggest you look at booking them at least a year in advance. Booking a live wedding band any later than 6 months before your wedding could mean they are already booked up. Popular wedding bands get booked years in advance so when you see the band you want we suggest you book them quickly!
How long does it take a live band to set up, sound check and pack down at a wedding?
If a performance space is easily accessible and near to their vehicles, a live band can unload, set up and sound check within 60 - 90 minutes. Sometimes even 30 - 40 minutes in an emergency. Pack down usually takes around 40 - 60 minutes. Busy city venues, lack of nearby parking and general delays at weddings can increase these times significantly.
Thanks for all your help Jon and Seventh Second. You’ve been great. The wedding band was fab. Lovely guys. Fantastic tight three-piece. Very good performance and read the crowd brilliantly. Absolutely fantastic. They made the evening. Plus they were a delight to deal with. Just tops. Pass on my thanks.
Seventh Second handled our request for a band and subsequent booking efficiently and answered all of our questions speedily. The wedding band were fabulous, they are superb musicians, they played great music and were very accommodating. They were perfect for our wedding and I am sure they would be just as brilliant at parties and other functions. Thanks, guys for a great evening’s music.
Thank you !! The wedding band were truly AMAZING!! Everyone has been raving about them since Saturday. Please pass on our thanks, and thanks again to you for all your help. They really made the night.
Cannot recommend these guys and girls enough. They played at our wedding and the dance floor was packed from start to finish in the evening! They get everyone going, we had so many compliments from our guests. Even my grandad was on the dance floor with his tie round his head, can’t think of a better compliment than that. Thank you so much for being amazing guys. Everyone loved you.
In terms of the service, we couldn’t be happier. The website is brilliant in terms of filters as well as having recordings of the bands which is obviously so important when making a shortlist. Your customer service has been impeccable. Very prompt replies and brilliant at answering questions etc. The contracts signing process was very straightforward and the whole thing has been a dream! Thank you so much for making this part of our wedding planning totally stress-free!
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