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“Fantastic communication ! They answered all my questions right up to the day of the event! A Very Professional Acoustic Loop Duo”
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questions

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here to help

“Nothing was too much trouble ! They answered all my questions right up to the day of the event! Very Professional”
5/5

faqs

When booking an act such as an acoustic loop duo, DJ or even a function band for events like private parties, weddings or bar events questions will inevitably come up. This is why Between The Loops have put together a comprehensive list of questions and answers below to help you understand what’s involved when booking a professional act. If you still have any questions that  need answering then please get in touch with us via our contact page

With 12 years of playing experience as an acoustic loop duo we have performed across the UK and Europe in all types of venues and to a variety of audiences. We understand what it takes to make every type of event a success and we always work closely with a client to achieve this.

We have performed at weddings, birthday parties, fundraisers, award ceremonies, Christmas parties, charity events, civil partnerships and house parties. We are happy to play at any special or unusual event so please do not hesitate to contact us.

As we are an acoustic loop duo we can perform at any type and size of venue you require, whether this is a hotel, Manor House, bar or at a private residence.

We perform music from all decades (50s – 00s) and across all genres. Our repertoire has in excess of 60 songs and growing and we are constantly updating this with new material.

Whether it’s in the UK, Europe or International will be happy to perform at your event

Our start and finish times are flexible as they depend on the client’s itinerary for the afternoon / evening. If you require an earlier start / later finish time than the contractual timings this is not a problem but an additional fee may be charged

There are a number of options when booking Between The Loops, 2 x 60 minute sets, 2 x 45 minute sets, 2 x 30 min sets or 1 x 60 min sets. If you have other timings in mind please discuss this at the time of your enquiry.

Our ideal set up time is 60 mins but we can set up quicker as long as we have easy access to the venue (i.e. ground floor room and vehicle access close to performance area). On average we would require a minimum of 45 mins to complete a set up and sound check.

As we are an acoustic loop duo as standard we require a performance area of 2×4 metres but we are accustomed to playing a variety of different venues with varying performance spaces.

As we have invested in the latest sound and lighting systems our power consumption is low but we prefer to run both systems from different power sources to reduce the risk of noise interference. We ideally require 2 double 13 amp sockets, one either side of the performance area as we draw approximately 16 amps during a performance.  Please note events held in marquees with power supplied by a generator can effect sound and light systems if the power output is inadequate.

As standard we carry an iPad with in excess of over 5000 songs to all our performances that we use specifically for this. We have a number of playlists with music ranging from the 50s to 00s making sure we can cater for guests of all ages.

Our performance times are important in making your event flow properly. We are flexible and happy to discuss this in detail.

For most events we will dress in our smart casual attire (please see our gallery) unless otherwise stated by the client.

We are happy to learn a special song but this does depend on whether it will suit an acoustic format. Certain genres of music do not lend themselves to the acoustic format. Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss this with you.
As we can perform as standard acoustic duo we can play at very low volume to provide background music. If playing at larger venues we can perform as an acoustic loop duo for that bigger sound. Please note we always insure that our volume levels are such that people can still converse easily.

We have many reviews from our previous clients and these can be found on this website on the reviews page.

We will require a room to change in, preferably lockable so we can store our clothes / valuables safely.  We also ask that food and light refreshments are provided at any event. Please note this is standard for all professional working bands.

We have up to date PAT certification and Public Liability Insurance cover up to £10M. This comes as standard for all events.

You are welcome to use our sound system but please be aware of the following points:

We do not use radio mic’s so the speech would need to be near where we have set up.

The PA is not mobile so once it is set up this cannot be moved to another location.

Think about timings as it will add additional costs to our fee if we arrive early.

If you do use our equipment please note you will not be covered on our Public Liability insurance.

Having a guest join us for our performance can be a real high point of the evening ……. or a low point. To avoid this we would like to discuss this prior to your event with yourself and the person you have in mind. As we have so much expensive equipment on and around the stage area an impromptu guest jumping up to join us can result in disaster and cost to them/you. Also, please note they would not be covered by our Public Liability Insurance.

You can pick up to 15 songs and we will build a set around the majority of your selection. It also helps to inform us of any songs you do not wish to be played. Please note we cannot guarantee to play all of your choices as we DJ the set according to age group and crowd reaction.

We have never cancelled an event but it in the unlikely circumstance that this did happen we would make every effort to find a suitable replacement act. As our work is our livelihood we take our commitments seriously and we also understand how much events mean to each individual client.

As the majority of our work is for private clients for weddings, corporate or function events we try and keep our marketing i.e. recordings and videos as up to date as possible. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page as we do occasionally play public venues in our local area:.

This can depend on a number of factors such as the time of year, which day of the week, location of your event and timings on the day. Our standard price starts at £500.

Unfortunately we do not take provisional bookings due the fact that we are dealing with so many enquiries on a weekly basis, this would mean turning clients away on peak dates. If you do make an enquiry with us it will be logged on our calendar and you will be given first refusal on your date.

You can book us direct on the following email address aaron@betweentheloops.com or use tthe contact form on our contact page

5/5

Sarah Jennings

Wedding Event, Bolton

“Hi guys, we just wanted to say thank you for your performance at our wedding celebrations. As soon as you started we knew we had picked the right entertainment and that an acoustic loop duo would bring something fresh and unique to our big day. Thanks for performing our first dance on such short notice and for everything. Tim being a musician himself was most impressed and we will certainly be recommending you guys in the future”

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