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Agency or Band: Band
Band size: Large (6+ musicians)
Genres: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock...
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What additional types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Proms, Sweet 16s
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Oct 28, 2014
Frequently Asked Questions for Band
Are you an agency or a band?
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
What is your band's usual attire?
Suits and ties for the guys, Jamie in a dress.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We have many samples of our performances on our website. You can listen to mp3s on our Audio page and you can watch videos recorded at actual performances on our Video page.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, particularly for your first dance song. Or, if you prefer, we can play the CD of the actual artist for you to dance to.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
One to two hours.
How much space do you usually require?
We can (and have!) fit into very small spaces, if necessary. A 10x20 area is preferable.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We bring lighting, which is comprised of two stands (one to go on either side of the band), with containing two colored lights. The lighting is meant to accentuate the band area, but is not overbearing or "tacky".
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Ron, the band leader, performs all emcee duties. This usually includes introducing the bridal party, announcing the first dance, introducing the toasts, etc. However, this is on a case-by-case basis, as some weddings require a lot of emceeing, whereas others request little or none.
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What if you don’t know our first dance song?
We will learn it! Or we can play the CD of the actual artist for you to dance to.

How many hours does Clockwork perform for?
As many as you like! Most wedding receptions are 5 hours long: 1 hour for cocktails, and 4 hours for the reception. Most often the band is hired as follows: Solo piano (or duo with sax) for the first hour, followed by 4 hours of the seven-piece band.

How many breaks do you take?
During a 4-hour reception, we take two breaks. The first is during dinner when the main course is being served. After dinner we play two dance sets (each is usually an hour or longer in length) with only one break in between the two.

Is music played during breaks?
Yes. In fact, you can put together your own custom playlist specifying exactly which songs are to be played during each break. Just give us a list, and we'll put it together! Or you can rely on us to put together a great mix to "DJ" the breaks.

Do you play more than one event per day?
Some bands perform “doubles”, rushing from an afternoon reception to an evening one on any given Saturday. By contrast, we perform only one event each day, thereby giving each event our undivided attention. Furthermore, you will never be charged a penalty or extra stipend if your reception happens to be during “crossover” times (from late afternoon into early evening).

How do you keep people dancing for four hours?
Getting your guests to the dance floor and keeping them there is our number one goal; isn’t that why you hire a band in the first place? Having performed at so many weddings in the past, we have a good sense as to which songs to pick to get people on the dance floor. Once the dancing has started, we string songs together into medleys (so there’s not that awkward “dead air” in between songs), gradually building the energy from one song to the next.

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