Frequently Asked Questions
How long do The Emerald Thieves take to set up all band equipment?
The band require one hour from the time they are allowed access to the room or performance area. If access is complicated by stairs, or guests mingling in the same area, extra time may be needed. Meals or speeches running late are also likely to delay the bands scheduled starting time. We are absolutely fine with that but please be understanding that one full hour will still be required to prepare for the show.
How much space do the band need?
There are five band members so a performance area of 6m x 3m is preferable but the performance space can be more compact when required.
How much does it cost to hire The Emerald Thieves?
The band work on a standard performance fee nationwide but the type of event, duration of performance(s), time of year, return travel, and overnight accommodation may also need to be considered. These factors make every booking unique and have a bearing on the total cost. An admin fee of £100 is required to secure any date in the band calendar. Balance payments are settled in two instalments (at 90-days and 30-days) before the event.
How long does the band play for?
Emerald Thieves will perform for 100-minutes, plus an encore, between 8pm - midnight.
Most venues request 2 x 50-minute sets with an interval for buffet.
Alternatively, a 100-minute party set can be supplied later in the evening should our client prefer extra time for guests to mingle before live music and dancing commences.
Do Emerald Thieves offer DJ or wedding disco services?
Yes, we have a number of options.
In addition to our 'band-only' service we offer 'band + pre-recorded playlist music' package.
We also have a selection of professional DJ's available to work alongside the band, compere the event and keep the party going. Please enquire for prices.
Do the band supply sound system and lights?
The Emerald Thieves carry an excellent RCF TT sound system which offers professional tour-grade sound in compact form. The system is suitable for indoor & outdoor events for up to 500 people. Subtle LED lighting is used to tastefully illuminate the band.
Do I need to provide anything for the band?
Weddings, corporate events and festivals are a long day for everyone, including the band, so light refreshments are very much appreciated. Somewhere to congregate between performances, change clothes and store cases out of sight is always useful too, if available.
Can we just pay for our wedding on the night?
As with all suppliers, we appreciate payment in advance. Thank you.
Payment is in three instalments; the initial £100 admin fee is followed by 50% of the balance at 90-days prior to the event. The remaining 50% is due at 30-days.