Frequently Asked Questions​

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THE HOT SHOT’S FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are all of the questions we could remember having been asked in the past.  If you have a question that’s not on here, please feel  to email kubisiak@bigband.com.pl or call +48 604 511 416

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How is it best to time things?

Please consider the following points when arranging the timings for the band performances. We will always be happy to play lighter background music/DJ sets for when guests arrive. Please note that the below timings are only a suggestion, and we can cater for your event/venues needs fully, even within a tight schedule. • Below are the best timings (through experience) for Weddings performances, 7.30pm-12am with 2x 60 minutes sets. 7.30pm-8pm – Light background music 8pm-8.45pm – DJ set 8.45pm-9pm – Cut cake, photos, first dance 9pm – 10pm – First band set 10pm – 11pm – DJ set 11pm-12am – 2nd band set • Please plan sets around the evening food. Do not have the band start at 8pm if the buffet is then ready to come out at this time also as your guests will want to eat in peace. • We suggest 2x60 minutes sets over 3x40 minutes where possible.

How much space do you need?

We typically need a performance area of 8x4 metres, but we are able to work with a minimum area of 6x4 metres if space is more limited. We’ve performed in all types of venue, from manor houses and hotels, to barns, marquees, ball rooms and intimate clubs so we’re well versed in making the most of whatever space is available to us.

Can I see you play live?

Due to the nature of our work, it is very rare that we get an opportunity to play public gigs, especially as one of the most in-demand wedding bands in the POLAND! However, on the rare occasion we get to play publicly, we’ll post the details of these events on our facebook page.

Are you able to DJ in between sets?

We carry a laptop with over 5000 songs to all our gigs that we use specifically for DJ'ing, making sure that we keep the dance floor swinging in between our live sets. We are happy to take requests for DJ songs. Music playlists between sets comes as standard with every booking, and if you want a more bespoke DJ service, we offer a DJ package upgrade option where one of the band members will man the laptop all night to take requests and make basic announcements.

Can we use your sound system for speeches?

You are welcome to use our PA system for your speeches.

Do you have lights?

We are equipped with a state of the art LED lighting system that provides both the stage and dance floor with the ultimate visual effects. We also own strobes and smoke machine, which can be included into our performance upon request.

What if the band split up before my event?

Like many professional party bands, our work is our livelihood and so we take our commitments very seriously. In the very unlikely event that the band had split up before your party, every effort would be made to find a suitable replacement band.

What will the band wear?

We usually dress formally for most parties (trousers, shirt and tie) unless informal attire is requested. In the past, we’ve also been asked to join in with an events theme, which we’re more than happy to do if you wish. Please check out our photo gallery for an idea of our typical wedding attire.er steer clear of that situation!

Do Big Band have any specific requirements?

We request a room in which to change, something to eat and drinks for the duration of our time at the venue.

What type/size venues are you able to play at?

We have played in every type of venue, from festivals , from huge marquees and ballrooms to intimate clubs and private residencies.

Can I pick the bands playlist?

We are more than happy for you to pick which songs from our repertoire are played, but we do prefer if we are left to decide the order in which they are played. It is usually best if you let us know any songs you definitely DO or DON’T want rather than a ordered play list. We need to have the freedom to cater for all your guests and may need deviate to involve all of your guests.

Will you learn our special song?

We are happy to consider learning your special song. It largely depends on whether the particular song fits our playing style and sound. It would be difficult for us to pull off certain songs with orchestral backing, for example, due to our instrumentation, but we will sure give it a go. At the time of booking us, please let your agent know if there’s a particular song you’d like us to consider learning so we have enough time to learn it well.

Is the video on your website a true reflection of the band?

We believe in giving you a true insight into our live performance energy and sound. Please check out our Big Band video on our website.

What equipment do you use?

The Big Band live sound system is a collection of some of the most desirable audio equipment available on the market.

How long do you play for?

We usually play two one hour sets. This can also be divided into three 40 minute sets if you prefer. We have enough repertoire to cater for 3 hours of live music, with enough variety to keep your party going! We also offer an acoustic upgrade option which consists of 2 x 30 minutes of carefully selected acoustic music, perfect for during your meal or drinks reception. We can provide this service as an acoustic duo or 4 piece (live lounge style) group.

Can my sisters/bosses/daughters dog sing with your band?

We love it when people get up to sing a song with us, but we do like to make sure that those singing or playing with us have some experience of being on stage. We’re happy to arrange this with you in advance. However, past experience has taught us that welcoming impromptu guests onto the stage on the night itself, can often end in disaster so we’d rather steer clear of that situation!

How much does it cost to book the band?

Prices vary slightly based on the time of year, the location of your event, timings, and any upgrade options.

How loud will the band be?

We always make sure that our volume levels are such that people at your event can still converse, but really feel as though they are at a gig when they're on the dance floor. Being a guitar based rock and pop function band, the nature of the music we play means that we can only turn down so far! If your chosen venue has a DB limiter, please discuss this with your agent at the time of your enquiry - There’s every chance that we (or one of our fellow agency bands) have performed at the venue before, but if not, it’s worth discussing to make sure that the performance you will receive from us will not be compromised.However, if your venues decibel limit is restrictively low, we are more than happy to provide an acoustic version of our performance which, while obviously being quiter, will still provide you with music that’s great to dance to.