Vintage Wedding Band London - What We Do - The Blue Jeans

The Blue Jeans have spent years travelling far and wide to bring the swing. Young, highly experienced and professional, the band know how to make your party or event go off with a bang!

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Standard Service

This package includes everything you'd expect a function band to provide for a private function or wedding - designed to keep costs to a minimum:

  • 2 x 45 minute sets or 2 x 1 hour sets of live music, audience / band interaction, dance contests, and even temporary tattoos bearing the name of The Blue Jeans. Business cards are so last year
  • Extensive repertoire focusing on bringing your favourite modern pop tunes into the swing / soul era, whilst playing all the classics from the 50’s and 60’s
  • Professional PA and live sound equipment, with full stage lighting rig. All of The Blue Jeans’ equipment is insured and PAT tested
  • Public Liability Insurance - All members of The Blue Jeans are members of the Musicians Union and have full Public Liability Insurance
  • Background music before the live music, during the interval, and whilst the band pack away

 

Additional Upgrade Options

These are our awesome additional upgrade options:

  • Extended sets and up to a 1am finish time. The band can play longer sets where necessary, or play into the small hours too
  • Wedding ceremony / drinks reception acoustic guitarist. The Blue Jeans’ guitarist Kris is also a popular solo wedding guitarist with Alive Network, highly experienced with playing brides down the aisle, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts. Search “Kris Solo” on Alive Network for more info
  • Larger / smaller band packages. Whether it be a vintage duo (vocals / acoustic guitar) for your drinks reception, or for the full big band experience, The Blue Jeans can add a trumpet player, trombone, and piano player to add that extra flair to your event
  • DJ service - manned by a band member, the DJ service can carry your guests to the end of the night playing all your party favourites through our PA system
  • First dance - The Blue Jeans can also learn and perform your first dance for help lend a personal touch to your wedding
Call 0845 226 3177
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Call 0845 226 3177
or click here to email
   

 

What We'll Do At Your Event


Arrival, set up and soundcheck

Normally, we arrive at your venue at 6pm, but we can arrive earlier (before 6pm) for a small extra fee. Once we've let the venue know we've arrived we'll find out where we'll be performing and begin to transport our gear from our vehicle to the stage.

If the access to the venue is straightforward, load-in can take 30mins but allow up to an hour for difficult access.

Setting our gear takes us around 30 minutes then we do a full volume soundcheck.

Soundcheck is important to get the right balance between instruments and to check that we don't hit the sound limiter, which your venue may or may not have. *Please check whether your venue has a sound limiter and warn us in advance so we can adapt our set up. This can take 10-30 minutes.


After set up

During the period before we get on stage to begin our first set, we shall: meet the organisers; eat (a hot meal would be ideal); drink (soft drinks) and get changed into our stage clothes in a secure room which you should provide (not the loos!).

During the time before we come on stage to perform, we will provide background music over our PA.

This period is usually from 7:30 - 8/8:30pm if you have chosen the 6pm arrival.


1st live set

From past experience, the typical time to go on stage for the first set is anytime from 9pm, but it is up to you whether you want us on earlier or later.

After the first live set, we shall put on our party music playlist to run from our laptop with a huge collection of songs from all eras of music, through our PA.

The interval between live sets in usually around 45 minutes - perfect for serving a buffet or reflecting on our first set with your fellow guests! 

Background music is also provided for the interval.


2nd live set & end of the night

It's time to get excited again as we come back on stage to rock the final hour of live music. We highly recommend that we are scheduled to come on for the final hour of your event. This creates a great natural end to the night and everyone goes home (or to bed) on a buzz.

Once the second and final set is complete we'll take a bow and put our instruments down and put the playlist back on.

Once we have finished our live sets we'll put the laptop playlist back on until the very end.

Packing up takes around 30 minutes to 1 hour.

 

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss things with us in greater detail, please feel free to get in touch with our Alive Network agent Nick on 0845 226 3177, who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.