Are travel Expenses included in the cost?
Yes – However if the venue is > 2.0 hours outside of Sydney CBD – Accomodation may need to be provided. This can be discussed with the band. Please complete a booking quotation or Call Michael on 0413-263419 to ascertain.
How do we know the band is as good as the marketing suggests?
Let us have you speak to some of our testimonials or booking agents. Listen to some of the Audio or Live Video. The band has been together since 2002 and played over 1000 shows – all over Australia at the largest hotels/function centres and for some of the largest events ( Melbourne Cup, Audi Race Week, Fortune 100 ASX listed Companies Sales conferences and Christmas Parties etc). Alternatively we can try to get you into one of our private functions ( please contact us – or call Michael 0413-263419) – note many of these are weddings and private functions whereby brides usually don’t take kindly to people they have never met “coming to watch the band” – though we will try and always ask – at worst you can “loiter” around the fringes and watch/listen to the band!
How can I ensure we get Planet Groove for our function?
Call immediately 0413-263419 to see if we are available. If we are then – complete the booking form and fax or scan email it back into our office and this LOCKS the date away from other parties.
Will it be the same musicians I have seen and heard who perform at the wedding?
It may sound an odd question, but it’s very common for couples to hire a band based on a performance or video they have seen, and then for completely different people to turn up at the wedding. However Planet Groove are a band of 6 performers who have been together in its current 2018 incarnation for 4 years and each musician is contracted to the band on a full-time basis. What you have seen or heard on our website are the 6 musicians you will have at your function.
How many musicians will be in the band that performs at the wedding?
Imagine your disappointment if the demo you heard or the performance you saw featured six musicians, but on the day you only have three. Alternatively, if you are only expecting a band of four, eight musicians will come as a shock both financially and spatially. Planet Groove will only reduce the size of the band if strictly requested by our clients – as our reputation is based on quality performances. We recommend the full complement of 6 musicians to showcase the spectacular show – hence unless trictly requested all engagements will provide 6 Musicians and 1 Production manager to ensure the highest quality of professionalism and performance.
Will you learn a song for our first dance?
If you have your heart set on ‘your song’, make sure you provide the MP3 or CD of the exact song 6 weeks prior to your event for Planet Groove to learn it.
What happens during breaks?
Planet Groove will provide music during the whole ceremony and band breaks so no DJ is required!
What will the band members wear?
Our usual attire is black tie/Cocktail and we find works at almost any venue/event however we are happy to dress to suit each theme or attire as required.
The Planet Groove management team are cognicent of the fact that couples put a lot of effort into your wedding themes and decorations, and we are always happy to ensure we are alligned with what attire is required – formal, semiformal, cocktail, smart casual or even a themed night!
Does the Band Have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes – This is something you should ASK all prospective bands – With a public event like a weddings or private parties, anything can happen, but you can rest assured knowing that Planet Groove is covered by a 3rd Party comprehensive public liability insurance – for $AUD10M. If requested we would be happy to send a copy of the certificate of currency or you can download from the contact page.