The Jazz Spivs’ FAQs

Here are some of the common questions our clients ask us when making a booking or enquiring about the band:

How much does the band cost?

The fee depends on the type of ensemble you hire, the length of the performance and the location of the event. Please use our quick enquiry form for an accurate quote.

How do I make an enquiry or booking?

To book the band please contact us by phone, email, in writing, or use our quick enquiry form.

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, we ask for a booking deposit upfront. This allows us to confirm with our musicians for your event. We can accept full payment upfront, most clients prefer this (weddings especially) as it helps them and us manage event finances in the best way possible. It also helps us pay our band members on time, so we can ultimately provide the best service to you.

What details do I need to provide?

As many as possible, which include date, performance start and finishing times, type of ensemble, venue and contact details. [Please see our online form for more details].

How long do you play for?

We will perform either 2 or 3 sets depending on the length of your event. There is a maximum amount of performance – please contact us for more details.

Will you play requests?

We will play requests if they are made 4 weeks before the event or at the time of booking (whichever is the longest). Any requests made on the day cannot be guaranteed and must be in scope. If we know it, we will definitely play if for you!

How is a booking confirmed?

Bookings are confirmed through The Jazz Spivs website or via email, or verbal confirmation.

Will you perform outside?

Yes, provided the weather is satisfactory (as long as it is dry and not too cold)

What equipment does the band have?

We travel light and can perform acoustically or with power. This does not affect the volume and is merely for certain acoustic situations.

How much space does the band need?

The full band needs a clear space of around 2m by 3m approximately.

Can the band march or walk?

No. We perform stationary / sitting down.

Will the band provide music in between their sets / during breaks?

We can provide you with music during their breaks, though there is an extra charge for this. We can also arrange for music of a similar style to be played and are happy to bring along CD’s for you to use on your own CD player. Please let us know in advance!

Are any other ensembles available?

Yes, these range from vocal jazz ensembles to string quartets. Please contact our affiliated site Silk Street and we can help you make a decision on the most appropriate ensemble for your special event.

Will the musicians performing be those in the pictures?

This very much depends on the musician’s availability at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee that the musicians shown on our website will be identical to those performing at any confirmed booking. However, the band always dresses smartly and we only use the best musicians in the business.

What are your cancellation terms?

If you cancel the booking within 6 months of the event then you are liable for 50% of the fee, Within 2 months of the event 75% of the fee and within 1 month of the event, you are liable for 100% of the fee. The booking deposit is non-refundable.

If you have any other questions or enquiries then please do not hesitate to contact us.