Celestial Entertainment Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’s
Have a read through our most Frequently Asked Questions.
What time will you arrive on the day of the wedding?
Our bump in time is 1 to 1.5 hours before the music starts. Eg: If the the music starts at 6pm, the bump in is planned for 4.30-5pm. If your venue requests an earlier bump in, an additional fee would be required for the extra time.
What do you need from us?
At the wedding, all we need is a power point to set up the DJ booth and band. If your Ceremony has no power, let us know prior to the wedding, and we’ll bring battery operated equipment on the day.
One week before the wedding we should have: your Song Request form already submitted, the balance payment and final run sheet.
Do you travel?
Yes, we do! We routinely travel the whole of Victoria as a band. We service both Albury and Moama.
How much are travel fees?
Here’s the breakdown when it comes to travel fees:
0 – 1hour drive = No travel fee
1 – 2.5h drive = A small travel fee ($200 – $300) may apply to your booking
2.5h drive or further = The band will have to book a couple hotel rooms for the night.
*Once the drive gets to 2.5 hours or longer our four-person band would need at least 2 hotel rooms between us. Just like you wouldn’t want your guests driving home in the middle of the night, we also need to look after the welfare of our band members.
What songs will the band play at the event or at my wedding?
We have an extensive live music Song List currently on our website. We’re always adding new songs to our repertoire!
We make sure to keep a nice balance of different styles of music. Featuring songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. Some of the main styles of music that we play are Rock and Pop! But you’ll also hear lots of soul, jazz, R&B and country tunes!
Do you take song requests?
We can learn 2-3 new songs per wedding when we do live music. Beyond that, we will choose cool tunes from our current set lists. When we DJ your wedding Reception, we take up to 20 song requests from you. This includes your First Dance, Entrances and of course some of your favourites for the dance-floor. Beyond the top 20, you can leave it to us to work our DJ magic. On the night we’ll be reading the crowd, beat matching and professional mixing.
We have a new package called the ‘Picky Mickey’… (for the discerning newlywed). This package is $300 and allows DJ clients up to 60 specific song requests prior to your wedding. We will source all of your requests and professionally mix them on the night. These 60 songs will be treated like ‘must plays’. This option is for couples who are wanting to be quite specific about their music. Go to our Wedding Packages page to read more about the ‘Picky Mickey’.
How long will the musicians play for at the event?
Depends on how long your event is! For a Wedding Reception, we would typically come out for 5 – 6 hours, and play 4 x 45 – minute sets throughout that time. Many clients book us for 3 X 45 band sets during the Reception with 1.5 hours DJ service.
How big can we make our band?
The largest band we usually offer clients is our 6-person live band, but we can go bigger upon your request. In our 6-person band you’ll get:
- Lexi Ross as your female Lead Singer
- Male Singer / Lead Guitarist
- Bass Guitarist
- Saxophone player
- Keyboard player
What musicians make up a band?
Our most common live band sizes are a 4,5 or 6 person band. Here is our usual band arrangements:
- 4 – person live band (female singer, male lead guitarist/ singer, drums and bass guitar OR keyboardist)
- 5 – person live band (female singer, male lead guitarist/ singer, drums, keyboardist and saxophone)
- 6 – person live band (female singer, male lead guitarist/ singer, drums, keyboardist, sax player AND bass guitar)
All of our bands come with 2 singers (male & female).
Where can I see you play live?
Our most recent Showcase was held at Witchmount Estate on 4th of Jan 2022. When we’re planning a Showcase we’ll let you know on social media. You can also head to our YouTube page to see videos from the last Showcase.
Do you provide equipment? What about microphones for our speeches?
When we’re booked for a live event, we bring all the sound equipment required to make the live music amazing! This applies whether you hire our DJ service, Acoustic Duo or full band. When you book one of our band packages, we’ll also bring professional dancefloor lighting to the event.
It’s standard procedure for us to bring at least one extra microphone for speeches to your event. If you book us for your wedding, rest assured we’ll always have at least one spare microphone on us!
What happens if one of the musicians is sick and can’t play at my wedding or event?
If one of our musicians or singers unexpectedly falls sick before your event, don’t worry, we’ll find a great replacement! Lexi Ross will usually be the main female singer at your event, unless otherwise discussed during the booking process.
There are currently 10 regular musicians in the Celestial Band team, we have our go-to replacement team members. Failing that, we have the benefit of a wider Melbourne network of musicians that we can use for our gigs.
What about COVID restrictions?
If a COVID lockdown prevents your wedding or event from going ahead, we’ll postpone free of charge. To postpone for any other reason, we require a new booking fee to lock in the new date. This is because we pay musician cancellation fees AND as soon as we book your event, we start saying ‘No sorry, Im booked’ to all of our enquiries.
Do you provide background music when you’re not playing live?
For sure, if you book one of our traditional band packages, we’ll play background music from an iPad, when the band is not playing live.
How does the booking process work?
Pop your enquiry into the form below and Lexi will get back to you shortly. Our booking process is super easy. We take a small booking fee to reserve your date, with the balance due a week before your wedding/ event. We have heaps of videos on Youtube that show you what our live music services look like.
When do we need to send in song requests by?
Your Song Request Form is due 6 weeks before your wedding. We are unable to take on board any live music song requests on the week of the wedding.
If you’re a DJ client that wants to be very specific about your wedding music, ask for a “Picky Mickey” package.
When do I need to have my Runsheet complete?
For your peace of mind and ours, we kindly request we have your final runsheet by the Monday before the wedding. From our experience, when runsheets keep getting edited all week long on the ‘week of’, every vendor ends up with a different version of what is supposed to happen.
Can we cancel our event and get a refund?
Unfortunately not. We require a new booking fee to move all events to a new date, unless there is a government ordered COVID lockdown.
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