We are hiring a Marquee, will that be ok for a Ceilidh?
We are more than happy to perform in a marquee however there are certain requirements that need to be met to ensure the stability and safety of our equipment and consequently the well being of the audience and band. These are:
The marquee should provide complete storm cover
The area where we are performing must have a hard surface area measuring at least 7.0m wide by 2.4m deep (20' x 8'). Ideally this surface should also be level and raised e.g. portable staging
The electricity supply voltage should be 230 to 250 Volts AC stabilised and supplied via a minimum of two 13 Amp sockets, ideally surge protected. Please consider that long cable runs (over 30m) from nearby buildings can suffer from voltage drops, especially if other electrical goods such as beer coolers and cooling fans are on the same supply!
There should be adequate lighting in the area where we are to perform to allow for the safe breakdown of our equipment at the end of the event - marquees can be very dark once our lighting is turned off at the end of the night!
Are Jellied Reels insured?
Yes. The band has full public liability insurance and all electrical equipment is fully P.A.T. tested. In addition, for wedding/corporate events held in venues that require risk assessment/method statements, all necessary paperwork can be supplied,
Not really, but if you're sat near the stage then yes it will be quite loud as we do have to project to the back of the venue.
We always sound check before the first number and we will always turn down if requested (or up for that matter!). We're not as loud as most cover bands or discos, and people can chat without shouting.
We are planning a special "first dance" at our wedding, can you help?
Your first dance is a very important part of your evening reception and something you'll remember forever.
If you want to use a CD track that means a lot to you both we will be happy to play this for you through our sound system before we start the event for you.
If you have more elaborate plans, just get in contact and we'd be happy to talk them through.
Will you laugh if we go wrong?
Possibly, I mean sometimes you just can't help it! Seriously though, we're not too serious about you getting the dances right, as long as everyone is having a good time that's all that matters to us.
Do you have your own lighting and PA system?
Yes, we use professional standard PA equipment and have a small lighting system we use for lighting the stage area only.
Our standard PA equipment will cope with most venues we play, but if required we are able to source other equipment if needed to accommodate the event, however this will incur additional cost.
Yes, but we do have some rules! As you can imagine, our PA system is like a dear friend to us and we would be lost without it!
If you have other musicians or bands you would like to play during or before the event we are happy to work with them and will plug them into our PA as long as their equipment is all in good working order (and they know how to use it!). If multiple channels are needed, these will need to be brought together via a mixer so that we can soundcheck individually.
It would be best to talk this through with us in good time so we know what to expect, and can ensure that the overall plan will work (we have a pretty good feel for what works and what doesn't).
If you'd like to plug in an iPod/mp3 player so we can play your personal playlist, before and after the gig, that is fine (we would need to know how long you would want to play tunes after the gig as this can impact our breakdown time)
Can I hear the band live?
We publish a schedule of our public gigs on the homepage of the website here and also at our ReverbNation site. If there is not a public gig coming up soon, we may be able to squeeze you into a private function if appropriate.
Just contact us (better still join our mailing list) and we will do our best to get you to see us before you book us. If we are not what you are looking for (hard to believe, but it does happen!) then we have contacts with alternate bands we can recommend that may be more suitable.
The band is based around Bristol and we generally set a 60 mile radius limit from Bristol and down the M4 corridor for gigs although we can be flexible and have played ceilidhs as far as Cardigan in West Wales, the Isle of Wight and Lougborough. When you make a booking we will provide a quote that will include all travel expenses.
Simple...Just use the contact form (powered by 123 contact forms) with as much information as you can manage, we will email you back with our availability and a quote based on the location and event type.
We'll hold that date for you for one month during which time we will be in contact to answer any fine details (timings, special requirements etc).
Enquiries come in thick and fast so if you have not confirmed after one month we'll need to release the date for other enquiries.
What if I need to cancel?
We don't ask for an upfront deposit, but should the unforeseen happen and you need to cancel your gig within 4 weeks of the agreed event date we reserve the right to request a 10% cancellation fee.
We work very hard to keep our costs down because we want Ceilidhs and Barn Dances to be accessible to a wide audience. Please use the contact form to discuss costs.