The Hot Keys - What We Do

This page is for us to let you know what it is exactly we do on the night of your event, including a typical event run through from our perspective.

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Standard Service

Here is a list of our standard services for corporate events, private parties and weddings for up to 500 people:

  • 2 one-hour band sets between 7pm and 12am (standard arrival at 6pm).
  • Music from an iPod before, between and after sets.
  • High-quality, insured and tested sound and lighting gear.
  • 5 piece band of superb young musicians.


Additional Upgrade Options

 And here are our besoke or upgraded service options:

  • DJ service (up to 2 hours)
  • Additional jazz set (1 hour)
  • Add. Female singer
  • Add. Trumpet player
  • Add. Sax player
  • Add. Trombone player
  • Add. Percussion
Call 0845 108 5500
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Call 0845 108 5500
or click here to email


What We'll Do At Your Event

Arrival, Set Up and Sound Check

Our standard arrival time is 6pm (though earlier times can be booked though our agent). Our set up and soundcheck takes roughly an hour – we will contact you or the venue before the gig to discuss the best access routes for loading/unloading gear. Ideally, as part of our set up we need to play at full volume for 5-10 minutes while we get levels. This is not essential if you need silence but it is strongly advised for the best possible sound.

After Set Up

Between setting up and playing we will require a room to get changed and wait in. We would also appreciate any food/refreshments during this time.

1st Live Set

Generally we start our first set between 8 and 9pm (though this is by no means set in stone). If you require a later start we can play light background music (from an iPod) through the PA from 8pm. The first set lasts an hour, after which time we will retire to our room and leave a party playlist playing through the PA. If you have booked our DJ he will take over between sets.

2nd live set & end of the night

We normally start our second set around 10:30pm (again though, timings are at your discretion). After the set we will leave the background music on for the remainder of the contract (or the DJ will come back on if booked). We aim to have all the gear packed down in 30-40 minutes; we can begin doing this while the background music/DJ is still playing. This reduces the time the venue staff need to wait for us to pack down afterwards.

If you have any specific questions that are not in our FAQs or would like to discuss arrangements with regards to booking me in greater detail, please feel free to get in touch with my agents at Alive Network on 0845 108 5500 they'll be more than happy to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have. Thanks!