Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for UK wedding & party band ‘Punch The Air’.
Below you will find answers to most of our frequently asked questions. Some questions might not apply directly to your event, but this page is definitely a good place to start.
We’re sure you probably have many more questions you’d like answered. Lots of them may actually have been answered on specific pages though. So if you’re enquiring about a wedding our Wedding Band Package page will have more info. If you’re enquiring about a party, our Party Band Package page will help you out further…..And so on.
If your question isn’t listed below then why not get in touch with us here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on UK 07794 659405. You can ask us anything about live entertainment or even anything at all to do with your event. As we get to see, hear and taste so much that goes on at clients parties on a regular basis we are often asked to advise about photographers, caterers, printers and custom cake designers. No matter how trivial or none music related you may think your questions are we will always try to answer them to help put your mind as ease.
Punch The Air are based in The Midlands UK, but regularly perform all over the country. We can accommodate your needs no matter where your event is located be it in the UK or anywhere in the rest of world.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Punch The Air have regularly been playing live together for over six years. They are in no way new to the function band circuit having played in many bands prior to this.
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.
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.
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.
We require at least 4 independent 13 amp sockets near the stage.
Preferably somewhere for band members to get changed into their “Stage Wear”. (Not a public toilet)
Preferably parking spaces for 3 vehicles.
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.
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.
We require a minimum of 15 minutes break between live sets. This can be extended out to suit your requirements.
Yes, Punch The Air have Public Liability Insurance and all our our equipment is Portable Appliance (PAT) Tested. Documentation is available upon request.
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. We have a state of the art electronic drum kit especially for this purpose and have performed many times with limiters installed in venues.
If you have more questions, then please get in contact with us here.
If you would like a quote for your event then please get in contact with us here. All you need to do is fill in the simple questions on the contact form and we’ll get back to you ASAP with a price and further info.