Midlands wedding & party band ‘Punch The Air’s most frequently asked questions.

Below you will find the answer to most of the questions we are frequently asked…….like…….Are you available to hire outside The Midlands?……….(we play all over the country and Europe by the way). If your question isn’t listed below then please feel free to contact us here or drop us a quick phone call on UK 07794 659405 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

What area are Punch The Air based in and where do you play?

Punch The Air are based in The Midlands UK, but regularly play all over the country and have also played many gigs outside of the UK. We can accommodate your needs no matter where your event is located.

How much does it cost to hire Punch The Air?

Due to the many variables that can affect pricing such as peak dates, travel times, set times and finish times we are unable to give exact prices online. So please contact us here for a confirmed quote.

How long can I expect Punch The Air to play for?

Most clients book Punch The Air to perform live for the following set lengths:
2 x 45 Minutes

But we can accommodate any duration you require.
Different prices apply to the different set lengths.

What extras are included when I book Punch The Air (PA Hire, Lighting, DJ etc)?

When booking Punch The Air everything is included in the cost you are quoted. This includes 2 x sets of live songs, PA equipment and onstage and dance floor lighting. You even get a free DJ service too . So there really is nothing else to worry about booking yourself as far as music goes for your event.

What amount of deposit do Punch The Air require?

We require a deposit of 50% to secure your booking paid by bank transfer. The remaining 50% fee is payable 30 days prior to the event by bank transfer. We do not accept cash or cheque payments on the day .

Do Punch The Air also offer a free DJ service?

Yes. Punch The Air also offer a laptop/iPad DJ service inbetween their live performances and after the band have finished performing until midnight, so your guests can continue to dance the night away. We have a huge library of music and have been performing this service for many years so we really know how to keep the party going. This DJ service can also continue after midnight at an extra cost.

How long have Punch The Air been performing together?

Punch The Air have regularly been playing live together for over four years. They are in no way new to the function band circuit having played in many bands prior to this.

What time will Punch The Air arrive at my event?

We usually arrive and set up from approx 6pm onwards for an 8.00pm start. Other arrangements can be made but this may incur additional fees.

How long does it take Punch The Air to get set up before they perform?

Please allow at least an hour and thirty minutes for the band to set up the PA system, lighting, drum kits, instruments and run through a quick sound check and then get changed into their stage wear.

How much stage space do Punch The Air need to enable them to perform?

Ideally we require at least 6 meters width by 3 meters depth, but we can also accommodate smaller sizes if necessary. We do not require a raised stage to perform on, but its always a welcome addition as it gives more of a real “Venue” feel. The more space you are able to provide us with the better we can perform.

What amenities will the venue need to enable Punch The Air to perform?

We require at least 4 independent 13 amp sockets near the stage.
Somewhere for band members to get changed into their “Stage Wear”. (Not a public toilet)
Parking spaces for 3 vehicles.

What style of clothing will Punch The Air wear while performing?

We perform in smart/casual attire as per the images on this website. We wear slim fit shirts, skinny ties, slim fit suit jackets, skinny jeans and Converse All Star trainers. We look like a proper Rock & Roll band crossed with a smart wedding band. Please check out the band image here.

Will Punch The Air require refreshments during the event?

We often leave home mid afternoon and do not get back until the very early hours the next day, we therefore request that the band is provided with food and unlimited soft drinks while at your event. This can be as simple as bottled water and buffet type food, but a warm meal is always very welcome.

How long a break will Punch The Air require between performing sets?

We require a minimum of 15 minutes break between live sets. This can be extended out to suit your requirements.

Can you play our special song for the first dance for our wedding reception?

Punch The Air have always found that “Your” special song is your special song performed by the original artist in the way you know and love it and as such do not provide this service. But all you need to do is email us the MP3 and we’re easily able to play this over our PA system for you (With us waiting on stage) ready to kick into our live set when it ends to get everyone up and dancing. This is how we’ve always done it over the many years we’ve been together and it works perfectly.

Do Punch The Air have Public Liability Insurance and is all the electronic equipment PAT tested?

Yes, Punch The Air have Public Liability Insurance and all our our equipment is Portable Appliance (PAT) Tested. Documentation is available upon request.

Our venue has a noise limiter installed, are you still able to perform for us?

As long as we are made aware of noise limiters at venues prior to booking we are still able to accommodate you with live music for your event.

I have some questions not answered here. How can I get in contact with you?

If you have more questions, then please get in contact with us here.

 

If you have further questions you can also get in contact with us here or via our Facebook page here. If you would like us to quote you for your event then please get in contact with us here.

 

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