- Can we pick and choose the songs from Jump the Q’s set lists for the band to play?
- When does Jump the Q arrive to set up the equipment?
- What does the band wear?
- What does the band require for marquee events?
- How is the balance paid?
- How do we book Jump the Q?
- What happens for the first dance?
- Does the band provide lights?
- What styles of music is played for the disco?
- What happens in the gaps when the band isn’t performing?
- How long does the band play for?
- Can we come and see the band play?
- What about the bass and drums?
- What is the difference between the band sizes?
- Can we book a mixture of different styles of music?
- How much professional experience has Jump the Q?
- What styles of music does the band play?
- How much does it cost to hire the band?
- What are the cancellation charges?
Can we pick and choose the songs from Jump the Q’s set lists for the band to play?
Jump the Q have years of experience in performing at weddings, parties, balls, corporate functions etc and only play songs which have been tried and tested to be popular at these events. To keep the flow of the performance, Jump the Q prefers to stay with our own pop set lists and order. However, you can pick and choose different styles of music for the band to play (eg swing, ceilidh or pop)
When does Jump the Q arrive to set up the equipment?
Jump the Q arrives approximately one hour before the start time to set up the equipment. It may be possible to set up earlier if this is not convenient but there will be a small charge for this.
What does the band wear?
When you book Jump the Q, we send you our questionnaire which covers issues such as dress code. Jump the Q can dress in anything from black tie to casual – it’s up to you.
What does the band require for marquee events?
How is the balance paid?
The balance can either be paid by cash on the evening before the performance or by cheque to arrive two weeks before the performance (or post-dated cheque sent with the deposit).
How do we book Jump the Q?
If your date is not listed as unavailable in the schedule, please contact us with the date, venue, size of band, type of function (eg wedding, party, corporate etc) timings required, your name, contact details and address. The date will be held for 48 hours and we will then ask you to confirm this in writing and send us a deposit for £100.00 (£50.00 for solo sax) which will secure your date. If we don’t receive this within 48 hours, the date will be released. We will then send you our contract and questionnaire which covers issues such as first dance options and dress code etc. These will need to be signed and returned (one copy of each may be kept for your records).
What happens for the first dance?
Jump the Q has a list of first dance songs that they can perform or if preferred, the first dance can be played by the disco. If you have a special song which you’d like the band to learn for your first dance, we can do this for a small fee.
Does the band provide lights?
Yes, the band carries a comprehensive lighting system (unless only jazz/background music is required).
What styles of music is played for the disco?
Music is played according to the function and also the age range of the guests. As the disco is a free service, we don’t carry everything but we do have a comprehensive selection of music covering the 50′s to present day. You are most welcome to bring some of your own CDs & iPods to play & we can discuss the style of the disco beforehand. Guests are also welcome to request songs from our DJ during the event, & our aim is to give your event the best band & disco experience.
What happens in the gaps when the band isn’t performing?
How long does the band play for?
Can we come and see the band play?
As we normally play at private functions such as weddings, parties & corporate events, it is difficult to find events where members of the public can come and see us. We have both audio & video demos you can download on our ‘music and video’ section of the website. If you feel you would like to talk to us face to face, we can arrange for you to come to our home, near Darlington, where we can have an informal chat (coffee & biscuits too!) and play a few songs for you.
What about the bass and drums?
We use a sequencer to produce the sounds of the bass and drums. There are several reasons why we do this; we can control the volume easily so that your guests can still enjoy the atmosphere of a live band but can still hear each other talk! We don’t need as much space as a band with a full drum kit – most functions rooms haven’t got the space. Using a sequencer means we can adapt to different band sizes according to your budget.
What is the difference between the band sizes?
Our four piece band is made up of female vocals, male vocals/saxes/guitar/flute/clarinet/harmonica, keyboards & guitar. With the trio, either the guitar or keyboards is replaced onto a sequencer. With the duo, both the keyboards and guitar is replaced onto the sequencer. The ceilidh set is made up of violin, flute, sax, guitar & keyboards.
Can we book a mixture of different styles of music?
Yes. An example of this would be jazz/background music through the meal or when your guests arrive for drinks, a ceilidh set and then a pop set.
How much professional experience has Jump the Q?
Jump the Q has been together in the same format for over 10 years. Prior to this, each band member has had much experience in many different projects (including live work, recording, radio & session work). We are extremely reliable so you can relax in the knowledge that Jump the Q will deliver a fantastic night of music for your event.
What styles of music does the band play?
Jump the Q is an extremely flexible band and can play many styles of music including pop (including 60s to present day, soul & blues), jazz, blues, background, swing and ceilidh.
How much does it cost to hire the band?
What are the cancellation charges?
Unfortunately, if you have made a confirmed booking with Jump the Q, even if you have not returned the contract, the full fee will be charged. This is regardless of the reason for cancellation. Confirmation of a booking, regardless if it is made verbally, by email or by letter, is legally binding. Please be sure that your event is going ahead before you book the band. Please note that we will always recover full fees by the Courts with the help of the Musicians’ Union if the fees are not forthcoming. Extra costs will also have to be made in these circumstances.