We have tried to keep text to a minimum across the site, in the hope it makes it as easy as possible for you to quickly watch/listen to as many great acts as you wish, before deciding the wedding ceremony musician, function band or DJ that you feel is the best fit for you.
Having said that, we know that you may well have a few questions that you would like to ask before choosing your Tall Dog Music act of choice. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive, which we hope is a helpful starting point. If you have any additional questions other than below, please do feel free to get in touch via our contact page!
How Long Will My Act Perform On The Evening?
You are welcome to have your act perform for as long as you wish! However all of our quotations are based on our standard performance times which is
What Is Included In The Price When I Receive My Quotation?
For all of our acts, our pricing includes all lighting, travel and equipment costs, unless otherwise stated.
Will My Act Have Public Liability Insurance and PAT Tested Equipment?
Yes! - all Tall Dog Music acts have full public liability insurance cover and PAT tested equipment should your chosen venue require this documentation.
What Area Do Tall Dog Artists and DJs Cover?
We are based in Hertfordshire and are approved suppliers for many venues locally. However, should you fall in love with a certain act and your venue is further afield, please still get in touch as many of our acts are happy to travel to your chosen destination should they now be the only option for you having seen them!
If We Would Like To Book A Tall Dog Music Artist, What Happens Next?
First of all we check availability of your chosen artist or DJ.
If agreeable, we ask you to sign a copy and email this back to us along with the requested deposit, and upon receipt you will receive written confirmation of your booking.
My Chosen Venue Has A Sound Limiter - Can We Still Have Live Music?
What is your COVID-19 Policy?
Should your wedding or corporate event be cancelled due to the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Tall Dog Music will refund your deposit payment back in full.
Party Band FAQs
Will Our Live Act Learn Our First Dance Should We Wish Them To?
All of our acts are more than happy to learn any first dance of your choice included within their pricing. Some of our more stylised bands will even create a special arrangement of your tune to suit their style too!
If I Have Booked A Live Act, What Happens In-Between Performances?
A lot of couples save on the cost of hiring an additional DJ if they have booked one of our bands by having an iPod/Mp3 player playing through the band's PA system in-between performances.
It allows you both to create your own playlist shoud you wish and choose exactly the music that you and your guests get to listen to all night.
Can We Choose Songs From Our Chosen Artists Set List?
All of our party bands want you to hear the music you love on the night.
When Would The Band Play On The Evening?
As standard, our party bands will perform for two hours, divided up over the evening as you wish.
If you have evening guests arriving, it allows them the opportunity to catch-up with guests and have a couple of drinks before being expected to leap on the dancefloor.
It allows the night to continually build; with the excitement of live music happening at the peak times of the evening.
Often weddings occur in summer and it may not be getting dark until late evening. From experience we have found guests feel less inhibited and self-conscious once it is dark!
It is often helpful to view your wedding night similar to any 'normal' night out with friends; it would be rare for most people to normally be up and dancing much before 9pm. Guests want to chat and enjoy each others company. The dancing will naturally follow!
A slightly later performance start time allows all of your guests to have that essential extra drink or two that ensures as soon as the live music starts, they are firmly ready to hit the dancefloor.
You will still have upbeat music playing through the band's PA system from 7pm so any guests that want to be up and dancing before the band's first set, still have the option to.
I Want To Make My Evening Extra Special - Can I Add More Musicians To My Band?
In most cases - yes. If you feel that you would like extra musicians such as trumpet players, saxaphone players etc. (should your chosen band's orginal line-up not include them), let us know. Many of our acts have the option to add both additional musicians, and vocalists.
How Do I Know My DJ Will Play The Music We Love?
Once you have booked one of our DJs, around a month or so before your event date, they will ask you both for a list of 20 or so tunes/artists that you both love and will create a tailor made set-list for your evening based from there.
Will My DJ Take Requests On The Evening?
All of our DJs are more than happy to take requests from both you and your guests on the evening
Will My DJ Talk Over The Tunes?
Could My DJ Make A Couple Of Announcements On Our Behalf If Desired?
Our DJs are more than happy to make any necessary announcements on the evening on your behalf if desired; such as announcing the cutting of the cake; your first dance; or your evening buffet should you be having one.
What Lighting Options Do I Have?
What Makes Tall Dog Music DJs Special?
We believe we can offer DJs that are a cut above the rest for your wedding or special event. Our DJs go far beyond turning up, and just pressing 'play'. They will properly mix the music you love, resulting in music that excites and giving your evening an energy that will get your guests up and dancing.
Ceremony/Background Artist FAQs
What Time Would My Ceremony Act Arrive?
Your ceremony artist would arrive with sufficient time to ensure they are entirely set up, and sound checked, ready to play for 20 minutes as your guests enter to take their seats for the ceremony.
When Would My Ceremony Artist(s) Perform During The Ceremony?
Your ceremony artist will happily perform any music of your choosing for your entrance music, music as you both bsign the register and your exit music.
Would My Ceremony Choices Have To Be Classical?
If you would like classical music for your ceremony, our solo pianists, guitarists, harpists and string quartets can all provide this for you.
How Long Would My Ceremony Artist Play After The Ceremony?
You are welcome to have your chosen ceremony artist play for after the ceremony for as long as you wish.
Our standard pricing when quoting for ceremony packages, includes music for an hour after the ceremony, as you and your guests enjoy a celebratory drink, pose for photographs etc.
Could My Ceremony Artist Play Outside?
All of our ceremony artists are able to play outside. If they require amplification, all that is asked is that your chosen venue can provide them with a power source within 15 metres of where you would like them to perform.
How Many Pieces Of Music Would I Need To Choose For My Ceremony?
We would ask you to chose a piece for your entrance music, two pieces for when you are signing the register and also one final choice for your exit music - so four in total!