Prices are per musician per hour. A dance caller counts as another musician.
Two musicians are more likely to be at least audible amidst twenty to fifty people, but will still be mainly background ambience.
With three musicians, the sound is starting to become fuller, with one player usually providing chordal accompaniment on guitar or piano.
Four or more musicians sound more like what most people would call a band with more instrumental possibilities. The greater the number the greater the volume.
However we can also use amplification for an additional fee to cover rental of equipment and set-up time. The choice is yours. If you are comfortable with the music providing a definite mood while people engage in conversation, dinner or other activities, then a P.A. will not be necessary. If you want the music to be the primary focus of your event and to be heard perfectly clearly by everyone present, we will probably need amplification. We can help you with this decision during your consultation.
The number of musicians is entirely flexible and tailored specifically to your event. For example, one musician may play for a wedding ceremony with three more showing up for cocktails or the reception immediately following the ceremony.
All contracts require a deposit of 50% of the total amount as well as a cheque for the remainder post-dated for the day of the event.