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If you have any questions for our James Bond Tribute Band please get in touch.  We are always available to answer any queries you may have.  Call Sarah on 0796 7709018.  Some frequent questions we are asked are outlined below:

DO THE BOND TRIBUTE BAND – THE NAME IS BAND ALWAYS PLAY AS A 10-PIECE?

Yes we do!  The Name Is Band – Bond Tribute Band work as a team of 11 people- 10 Musicians and 1 DJ/Sound Engineer.  Our arrangements for all the Bond Themes have been written especially for our size band so that we can sound as authentic to the original track as possible.  We are competitively priced and we’ve always managed to fit in the smallest and biggest spaces at venues so contact us for a quote!

DO WE HAVE TO BOOK THE DANCING GIRLS?

No you don’t! Our Dancing Girls are completely optional depending on the event, stage, performance area and budget available. However, visually they add enormous impact, interaction and a little pizazz to the Bond Themed Music set that the James Bond Tribute Band perform.

James Bond Tribute Band 21aWHY SHOULD WE BOOK YOU OVER ANOTHER BOND TRIBUTE BAND?

Good question! Booking a live band is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime decision and it can be a minefield to know what to do!  You should consider the following:

ExperienceThe Name Is Band – Bond Tribute Band have been going since 2007 and have performed at themed events all over the UK and abroad.  We LOVE playing the Bond music and this shows in our performance!

Reputation The Name Is Band – Bond Tribute Band have an excellent reputation as a reliable and fun and awesome Tribute and Party band in the Bristol, South West area, and have performed all over the UK and abroad.  We’ve never let a client down and pride ourselves on our dedication, performance and enthusiasm for all events.

ReliabilityThe James Bond Tribute Band – The Name Is Band have an excellent reputation for being reliable – turning up at the venue on time, setting up and sound checking within the time limits set, being adaptable during the evening to the client’s requirements.

James Bond Tribute Band 24aFlexibility – We keep our sets fresh and vibrant and always up to date.  We are also easy to work with.  It’s your event and we are totally flexible to work around what YOU want.

EquipmentThe Bond Tribute Band – The Name Is Band have invested in the best quality PA system and equipment suitable for venues with crowds up to 500.  Our sound is clear, crisp and always sounds great!  We always bring our sound engineer who can work within most sound limiters at any venue and ensure the band sound great!  All our equipment is pat tested yearly and have Public Liability insurance.

Contact – The James Bond Tribute Band – The Name Is Band are friendly, approachable and easy to work with.  There are no egos, no prima donnas or obstacles. From the first point of enquiry through to the moment we leave the venue after performing at an event – you can be assured of a fully confident, professional performance and that we are always available to deal with any enquiries or questions by phone or email.James Bond Tribute Band 38a

CAN WE HAVE PYROTECHNICS?

Yes of course! Explosions! Fire! Bangs! Whizzes! If you want added drama and effect then we can provide this for you.  However, you’ll need to check with the venue before hiring any pyrotechnics and ensure that they are permitted.

DO YOU NEED A STAGE?

Ideally, yes we do but if the venue hasn’t got one then we can, and have, managed without one!  If a stage can be provided then the size needs to be a minimum of 15′ depth and 15′ width to fit our size Bond Tribute Band.  If you have requested our Girl Dancers as well then a larger stage will be required or a small dance area in front of the stage so they have room to move and interact with your guests.

CAN WE COME AND SEE YOU BEFORE WE BOOK YOU?

Yes!  Entertainment is a big investment for your event and you have to be sure to get it right!  This may well be the first and only event that you ever have to organise and we’ll help you every step of the way! If we are involved in a ticketed/open event then we wilJames Bond Tribute Band 50al send you details and you can come along.

However, most of our events are private and we don’t allow anyone outside the band members to come along – in the same way you can be assured that we won’t invite anyone along to your event either!   Contact us for details on open events.


HOW LONG DO YOU PLAY FOR?James Bond Tribute Band 61a

The Bond Tribute Band – The Name Is Band play the Bond Themes from the Bond films for up to 80 minutes.   After a short break we are back for our party set with hits from 1960s to present day chart numbers with lots of fun and audience interaction. Don’t want the party set?  We can also provide a more sophisticated swing set instead if you prefer?  We provide recorded music via ipod when the band are not playing or we can bring along our DJ if you want to add this? We can extend the party music if required and do a longer set – just ask when you make your enquiry!

CAN YOU PLAY FOR A DRINKS RECEPTION EARLIER IN THE EVENING?

Of course we can! The musicians in the Bond Tribute Band – The Name Is Band are very versatile.  As such, we can play an easy/listening/cocktail/drinks reception set earlier on in the evening with some laid back standards to entertain and chill your guests for a small additional cost.  

DO WE NEED A DJ?James Bond Tribute Band 50a

We can provide a DJ as well if required.  We provide recorded music via ipod to ensure you have music for the entire evening and have over 30,000 songs on our playlist.  However, you may want to add a DJ and we can provide a DJ as part of the The Name Is Band – Bond Tribute Band package if required!

CAN YOU SET UP EARLIER IN THE DAYTIME?

Yes of course – we can be set up at any time you specify at the time of booking. We understand that things change and, if you decide nearer the date that you require an earlier set up time than that specified please just contact us – we can advise of any additional costs involved.

WILL YOU DO A SOUND CHECK WHEN GUESTS ARE IN THE ROOM?

For standard events we arrive at the venue for 5:30pm and are set up and sound checked by 7:00pm.  If you need this to be earlier – just ask at the time of booking and we can be out of the room by anytime you specify.

ARE PLAYING TIMES FLEXIBLE?

Yes they are.  We can suggest timings for your event or we can work to timings that you require.  We are totally flexible.  Our aim is to make sure you have a fantastic event and that it is a success and we’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that it is!

DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE FOOD AND DRINK FOR THE BAND?

Yes please!   For ten members of the band and a sound engineer even the most easiest and local of events can involve anything from 7-16 hours each.  We don’t expect you to provide each band member with a 3-course meal so don’t panic!  If there is an evening buffet/bbq then we are happy to be involved in this or, if a plate of sandwiches or similar can be provided in the band room once we’ve finished setting up, along with soft drinks throughout the evening this would be much appreciated.

WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS HAVE YOU PLAYED FOR?

James Bond Tribute Band 11aBond Themed Weddings, Bond Themed Charity Fundraisers, Corporate Bond Themed Events, Bond Themed Birthdays, Bond Themed Proms and College Parties, Armed Forces Bond Themed Balls and everything in-between! You name it – we’ve probably done it.  You can be assured that whatever the occasion – you will receive a fully professional, lively, interactive and fun band for your event!

CAN WE CHOOSE THE MUSIC THE BAND PERFORMS IN THE SETS?

In our party sets we have something for everyone and guarantee a packed dance floor all night long!   We  know EXACTLY what songs will work and where – that’s what your paying for after all – our experience, knowledge, expertise and ability to get a crowd going! James Bond Tribute Band 25a

DO YOU HAVE PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE AND ARE YOU PAT TESTED?

Yes to both!  Our PA system is top of the range, clear and crisp to ensure that we sound great and suitable for venues up to 500 guests.   We are fully compliant with all our equipment being pat tested every year and have £10m public liability insurance.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A BAND MEMBER IS SICK OR THE BAND SPLIT UP BEFORE OUR EVENT?

The Name Is Band – Bond Tribute Band have been going since 2007.  We are an established, reliable, fun band with an excellent reputation for reliability and performance.   We have worked with some amazing musicians over the years and each member of the band has 2-3 three rehearsed “deps” in case needed in emergencies. What is a “dep”?   It’s an understudy – someone who knows our sets really well, has worked regularly with the band and will be available if needed due to a regular member of the band being unavailable. So although The Name Is Band – Bond Tribute Band perform as a 10-piece and have 10 regular band members – we also have a team of people we can call if needed.  We have an excellent reputation we wouldn’t risk that by putting someone in the band line-up that wasn’t up to the role!

WHAT TYPES OF VENUES DO YOU PERFORM IN AND HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL?

We’ve performed in hotels, country houses, schools, colleges, private family homes, marquees, football clubs, rugby clubs, cricket clubs, the length and breadth of the country.  So we will travel anywhere we are needed, for any event, in any venue for any sized crowd!

CAN WE USE YOUR MICROPHONE AND PA SYSTEM FOR SPEECHES?

Yes of course – as soon as we have set up all our equipment and completed the sound check then you are welcome to use our PA for speeches. We even have our sound engineer there to make sure you sound great too!

James Bond Tribute Band 31aHOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

We don’t have a “one size fits all” fee for the band as each event is totally unique and is quoted on an individual basis according to your requirements.  Contact us for a quote

 

 

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