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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