The Boogie Band
The Boogie Band is one of the hardest working bands in the Munster area. Always playing a hard hitting and energetic performance they have built up a great reputation both in the wedding and pub scene in Ireland.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please find below a list of questions that wwe come across alot, if you have a question not on the list please check out our Services pages on the right or feel free to drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you asap.
- How long you play for?
Usually, we quote for a 2.5 - 3.0 hour set – this is the "industry standard" length. The length of the sets may vary depending on the length of meal/speechs. We usually have 2 x 75 minute sets, with a 20 minute tea/coffe break, followed by our/or your own DJ service.
- How long will it take to setup your equipment?
We can usually be setup and ready to go in about 30-40 min, this allows time for the hotel staff to get the room clean and ready after the meal and allows your guests to losen up before all the dancing or have a quite drink.
- Do you play waltz'?
Yes. We pride ourselves on being able to cater for all age groupes, we usually find that one set (3 or 4 waltz) is enough for most weddings, but if you would prefer a few more that is no problem either.
- Do I choose the music for the night or do you?
This can be tricky! You must find a balance between 2 things:
What you want to hear and What will keep your guest happy!
We pride ourselves on knowing what songs to play and when. We have years of hands-on experience and will adapt our set every minute to make the best of the night and keep the floor full. Sometimes this will include giving your guests a break from the high-energy stuff, and giving the couples or your older guests a chance to join them on the dance floor. And sometimes, the moment will be right just to rock it hard!
On the other hand, it is YOUR party!! We'd hate to find ourselves playing a song that you have a "pet hate" for, or playing music that is inappropriate for the atmosphere you are aiming to create. So, here is what we recommend – a compromise. Give the us plenty of room to decide what is right for that moment. But give us a good indication of the kind of music that you love and hate. A great way to do this is to look at our songlist on the website.
We'll try our best to accommodate specific song requests wherever possible but the best way is to let tailor the music on the night.
- What steps are involved in the band booking process?
Here are the usual steps involved in booking the band for a private function:
Give as much detail about your event as you can at this point. We pride ourselves on NEVER throwing in hidden extras, and DO NOT charge travel expences, the price we quote is the price you pay. Of course, if there are very large changes to your plan after your quote, it may involve an extra cost to you, so let us know of any changes as soon as you can an we will let you know if there is any extra cost straight away.
Once you are happy with the quote, we will send you on a booking form either by post or email you fill out the form and send it back with €300 deposit, this is usually payed via postal order, cheque, or cash.
Details & Schedule
Now that you have paid a deposit, we are all yours! If you have any questions or worries fell free to give us a call or drop us an email and we will get back to you asap, we like to keep your mind at ease as much as possible (we know it can be a stressful time).
Try to have your first song finalised by 4 weeks beforehand if it is a song you would like the band to perform incase we need to learn it.
Confirmation of all details
We will give you a call, usually 7-10 days before the date to confirm all of the details with you. If you have already locked in all of your details solidly before this date, feel free to call us to do this step earlier. We love it when people are really organised and get this stuff done earlier!
On the day
The band will usually arrive at your venue 60mins before the start time you give us.
On the night
During the function, the band will continuously liaise with your function coordinator (for weddings usually best man or bridesmaid) to ensure that the night runs smoothly.
Payment needs to be finalised on the night before we start or during the tea/coffee beark, in cash. This means that we don't have to interrupt your night after we finish looking for payment and having to find who has the envelope for us and also we can then pay the rest of the band right then and there – keeps the boys happy! We recommend giving the cash to the bestman or groomsman earlier in the day. We won't be offended if you don't talk to us on the night :-(
- Will the band play the music for the First Dance, or is a CD better?
Most people prefer to have CD, since this is the "exact version" of their special song. However, in some cases we can play the song for you. If you prefer, talk to us about how to select a good song for this part of the evening. It is important to get it right – it'll probably be the song that kicks off the dance floor, and your bridal party and parents may also join you after a minute or two, so it'll need to be appropriate. If you have a choreographed dance, then we HIGHLY recommend using a the ORIGINAL track, since this way you can be assured of the speed and form – it will be exactly the same as you have rehearsed. If you provide us with a recording, we prefer you email the song to us or send us a link to it online so that we can make sure that we have the correct song that you want (if it's online make sure to listen to the song all the way through so that it is correct and complete).
Call us direct on
087 799 0310
Deal with the band direct and get that personal touch!
Our Band & D.J. package
We can offer a very competitive rate for our Band and D.J. package, we work with some of the best and most experienced D.J.s in the business so that we can assure your night goes off without a hitch.
We WANT to dance floor full all night long so we go with D.J.s that will keep the party going the second we finish our set!
We can offer you any of the following...
- The Booige Band - 5 Piece Live Band
- Church Music - can be arranged
- Drink Reception - can be arranged