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To make things a little easier for you we have listed below some questions we are often asked....
 
"If you have a question that is not answered to your satisfaction below, please contact me by email at kenneth@streetwiseweddingband.com or by phone anytime on 087 9573989"
Kenneth Doyle - Band Leader
Do you travel nationwide?
Yes, we have no problem travelling nationwide to perform at weddings and functions.

Are you able to entertain all age groups?
Yes, we have an extensive range of music to cater for all age groups. Please check our set list HERE to see some a sample selection of our programme.

Do you cover all types of music?
No. This would be impossible for any band to do. We have a comprehensive repertoire covering many decades & genres of music to suit most party situations. If you require a jazz, swing or specific tribute style band, then we can recommend other bands that solely provide that style of music.

Can I see the band play before making a booking?
Yes, you can contact us at any time via phone or e-mail and we will be happy to send you a list of future dates.

Where can we see Streetwise?
Most couples booking bands have to "gatecrash" another wedding; don't worry the couple whose wedding you go along to have probably done the same thing. It is best to see a band perform at a wedding where possible and try to see the band for as long as period of time as possible. Also ask the band was it their general playlist you heard or was it altered specifically to the bride & grooms requests. 
 
Can I provisionally hold a date?
Due to the increase in demand for certain dates we have had to become very specific on details regarding holding dates provisionally and will give couples every chance to see us perform or sort out other details of their wedding before finalising booking. The length of time that the date is provisionally held for can be extended, if for example you did not get to hear us, however on certain dates where demand is high it may not be possible to further hold the date.

If I make a wedding booking, can I request that a particular song be played as a first dance?
Yes, we will be happy to accommodate any particular song request, although we would ask for details of this at least eight weeks prior to a wedding date. Alternatively you may choose a song for your first dance from our list of first dance songs HERE which we have found to be the most popular choice. If you prefer we can play your first song from CD.

Does the band have a dress code?
Yes, we have a smart dress code to compliment the occasion.

When will you need to set up your equipment, and how long do you need for this?
This will depend on the layout of the venue but it takes approximately 25 minutes to set up our equipment. Usually we liaise with you in this regard so that there is no undue delay on the night.

How long do you play for?
Normally 3 hours including 20/25 minute break while tea/coffee is been served.

Do you have a set playlist?
We do have a playlist for weddings and from time to time this will vary depending on any requests from the bride & groom or depending on the crowd.  While it would not be possible to include all of our playlist in a wedding set, sometimes we may lean towards a certain direction; some weddings may require a lot of country, waltzes etc while another could be mostly 70s & 80s.

Do you use backing tracks?
No, backing tracks are not used, everything is live.

Do you allow guests to sing at weddings?
Yes, we do allow guests to sing at weddings and will provide backing for them although the final say on who is to be called to sing rests with the bride & groom but through experience we have found it is advisable to limit the number of guests called to sing.

Do the bride & groom have any input into the music?
Yes of course. Because Streetwise cover many styles of music with an extensive playlist, we will try to include or exclude certain songs or musical styles. If there are specific songs to play or avoid, this is not a problem. However we would hope that couples would also allow us to use our expertise to determine what will suit the crowd, so it is really a combination of our expertise and the bride & groom's input that determines the final playlist.  Couples should remember that whilst there may be songs or music styles you may not like, many of your guests will enjoy them.

Do you play any Irish Dances?
Yes, we can include the Siege Of Ennis, Stack Of Barley and Shoe The Donkey in our playlist and although we are not a dedicated ceili band we always perform these dances to a high standard.

How long do you break for Tea/Coffee?
20 - 25 minutes would be the average break time.

How long is the band together? 
The band was formed in 1999.

Do I need to meet up with the band leader/manager? 
No not necessarily, all correspondence can be done by phone/e-mail/fax/text, but if you require a personal meeting there is no problem. We will have all your requirements discussed before the wedding day.

Do you provide a DJ service?
Yes we can organise the disco for your wedding.  There are a number of DJs around the country whom we work with depending on what you require. On our links page you will also find details of DJs that we work with and who provide an efficient and professional DJ service.

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Streetwise Wedding & Corporate Events Band, Tuam, Co Galway    •     Contact Kenneth Doyle at kenneth@streetwisetheband.com or on 087 957 3989
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