The Jackpots - FAQs

How much space do you need?

Ideally 5m by 3m. We can play in smaller spaces but ideally enough room to fit an acoustic drum kit a full size double bass. We will always work with you to make sure we can fit in and often you’d be surprised where we can squeeze into!

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 wedding performances, 7.30pm-12am with 2x 60 minutes sets.

7.30pm-8pm – Light background music
8pm-8.15pm – Cut cake, first dance
8.15pm-9.15pm – First band set
9.15pm – 10.15pm – DJ set
10.15pm – 11.15pm – Second band set
11.15pm-12am – DJ 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.

Can I pick the bands playlist?

Yes, but the band have finely crafted their repertoire based upon experience and crowd reaction to maximise enjoyment of the night. Also some songs require a change of instruments and so to avoid any delays in performance it’s probably best to leave the playlist to the band.

Where will you travel to?

We have played and will play all over the UK and Europe.

Can I see you play live?

The band do on occasion play public performances, the band's recordings are all done live to give an accurate representation of our live performance. It can often be difficult to tie up a live performance close to you.

Will you learn our special song?

Learning a first dance or special song comes as standard. It’s always worth talking to the agent to ascertain whether the song you chose will work well with the bands line up. The band where possible will work with you to learn a special song for your event.

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

Absolutely! What you see is what you get! The video was created to reflect this for clients. See it on our media page and homepage.

How do I book you?

Via our Agents at Alive Network.

Are you able to DJ in between sets?

Our system is available to play either your own chosen playlist or we can put a bespoke track list together for you.

Can we make DJ requests in advance to my event?

Yes, you are more than welcome to send us song requests to play at your event.

Can we use your sound system for speeches?

Yes, but if the system is required before 7pm an early set up fee would apply.

What equipment do you use?

We are a full live band with no backing tracks. We have extensive professional equipment raging from a full 4k PA and lighting system through to original vintage instruments for authenticity. Often guests compliment or have a chat with us about the kit we use, as a lot of it is very rare and beautiful (we think so!) and above all sounds fantastic. We take our live sound very seriously and invest heavily in equipment to ensure this.

Do you have lights?

Yes, we have a full stage lighting set up and additional room lighting to create a fantastic atmosphere.

How long do you play for?

Standard set lengths are 2 x 45mins, 2 x 60mins or 3 x 40mins.

What time do you start and finish?

Typical timings are as follows, but we can always accommodate clients timing needs:

- Arrive at 6pm
- Set up by 7pm
- Start at 7:30pm
- Finish at 12:00am

How long do you take to set up?

We can load in set up and sound check within 1 hour.

Can I provisionally book you?

Unfortunately, we don’t take provisional bookings as our demand is such that we would be turning clients away on popular dates. However, when you make an official enquiry with us, your enquiry will be logged in our system and you will be given first refusal on your date should anybody else enquire for the same date.

What if the band split up before my event?

The band are all professional musicians and therefore are unlikely to split before an event. The agency will work with you, should a replacement be required.

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

If they can keep a tune yes! We are happy for fellow performers to join us on stage if requested prior to the event. Anything else can result in a free for all and ruin the evening. Everyone can sing like Elvis after a few pints, but we however recommend that only special pre-arranged performances are cleared with the band beforehand.

What will the band wear?

Authentic 50’s outfits, we are vintage mad and take great care to make sure we look the part on stage.

Does the band have PAT and PLI certificates?

Yes. We can provide these on request - contact our agents.

Why should I book The Jackpots?

The Jackpots are one the UK’s finest vintage 50’s Rock and Roll party bands with a track history of delighting clients at their special events. The band go to great lengths to ensure that guests have a unique experience and the strength of the testimonials pays tribute to the effort and energy they put into every performance.

How much does it cost to book the band?

Standard fee is £940 + fuel costs.

Can we see some previous client testimonials?

Alive Network has a collection of testimonials available for clients to see.

Do The Jackpots have any specific requirements?

Clients, please provide:

- 3 x hot evening meals
- Changing room facilities
- Car parking for loading in and out
- Soft drink refreshments for the duration of the evening

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

Any venue up to a 1000 capacity. We have played on large stages, marques, castles, churches, cruise ships, client’s front rooms!

How loud will the band be?

The band play fully live with drum kit, so you are not booking a lounge act! However the sound levels are closely monitored to ensure guests have maximum enjoyment of the performance.

What is the band power requirement?

2 x standard 13amp plug sockets within 10m of the stage.

Do The Jackpots offer any additional services?

We can provide daytime Jazz/Swing instrumental act to entertain your guest during the day or during your wedding breakfast please enquire about this service.