Where is the band based and how far will you travel?
The band are based in Bristol, UK and are happy to travel all over the UK and abroad!
What are Funkty Dumpty's line up options?
- The 5 piece band is made up of drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and female singer
- The 6 piece band (our standard line up) includes a second female singer
- The 7 piece band includes a single brass instrument
- The 8 piece band includes a 2x brass section
- The 9 piece band includes 3x brass and/or percussionist or male singer
- The 10 piece band includes 2x brass, percussionist and a third male or female singer
These are the standard line-up options. If you have anything else in mind we are always happy to discuss options.
How long does the band play?
A standard evening would go something like this:
19:30 Set up by
19:30 - 21:00 Playlist music or DJ
21:00 - 22:00 First dance/Set 1
22:00 - 22:30 Playlist music or DJ
22:30 - 23:30 Set 2
23:30 - 00:00 Playlist music or DJ
However this is just a guide and is flexible between 7.30pm & midnight.
What do the band require at the venue?
We require an area of 5m (w) x 3m (d) in order for the band to perform and approx. 1 to 1hr 30mins to set up (depending on the band size, load-in and equipment hired).
Adequate electrical supply, i.e. a minimum of 2 standard 3 pin, 13 amp power sockets near the performance area that are independent, i.e. NOT shared with catering, disco, etc. This should save overloading any circuits!
If we are running off of a generator, we run no more than 3000 watts from a 230 volt supply = 13 amps.
Refreshments. It is customary to provide HOT food and water/soft drinks.
A lockable room to wait and change in.
How do the band set up on stage?
We require a minimum area of 5m (w) x 3m (d) in order for the band to perform. You can download our stage plan here.
How long do the band need to set up?
he band need a minimum of 1hr to set up, increasing to 1.5hrs if access is difficult or if using the larger line-up bands.
What happens with the music between the bands sets?
We can provide a variety of options for you. If you have anything different in mind, please just ask!
Option 1: You provide an mp3 player/laptop/DJ to play through our system
Option 2: We provide a pre-mixed playlist
Option 3: We arrange a playlist from you and your guests suggestions
Option 4: We can provide a full DJ package including extra dance floor lights and at present over 100 days worth of songs, and for a much smaller fee than it would normally cost for a separate DJ we can provide the entire night's entertainment. Playing before, in-between and after the band, the DJ set is co-ordinated with the bands set list so that the music for your event is fully in sync. We encourage you to email over a playlist and/or songs/artists/genres that you would like to hear (or not!) in advance and of course you and your guests are more than welcome to make requests on the night. Please note, although happy to make any necessary announcements, we try and let the tunes do the talking, not the DJ!
Option 5: Professional DJ - We have a great network of top DJ's who can help cater for all tastes.
What do the band usually wear?
The guys are always aware of the appropriate dress code for events and, unless a specific request is made, we would usually wear smart clothing with the backing band in shirts & ties and the lead singers in semi-formal dresses.
How do I make a booking?
If you decide you would like to proceed with a booking, we will email you a copy of our contract for you to sign digitally online (no printing required!). We also require 20% of the total to be paid as a booking fee, with the remainder due 14 days prior to the event.