Faqs

Nightcats - Melbournes top music entertainment experience. Wedding - Party - Function Band - Corporate Event Entertainment.

Live music for Weddings, Corporate Events, Engagements, Birthdays, Presentation Dinners, Graduation Balls, Fundraising Events, Fancy Dress Parties

 

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much do you charge?

Our  rates are very competitive. Please email, call or submit our enquiry form to discuss our rates and services which may vary according to the event.

Q. Can I come and see you play live?

The vast majority of our bookings are for private and corporate clients, therefore, it is not possible for us to allow our potential clients to attend these events. We would love to be able to invite our clients to come and see our live performances but as you can appreciate, our clients prefer not to have uninvited guests at their private functions, even for a short time to watch the band. However, we do occasionally perform at public venues. Please contact us for details.

Q. Do you have a free Demo CD?

Yes, contact us if you require one. Alternatively you can check us out on the youtube clips from our web page.

Q. How can I check if you're available?

Please call or email us to enquire about availability.

Q. How many of you are in the band and what instruments do you play?

We are a duo band - primarily guitar and vocals.

Q. Do you use backing tapes or mini disks?

Yes we use the latest Midi and MP3 backing Trax.

Q. How long have Nightcats been together and how experienced are you?

We have been together for approximately six years. We are very versatile with lots of experience gathered from many years of performing.

Q. Do you provide your own PA and lighting?

Yes we do. In addition we provide a smoke machine if required.

Q. How long does it take you to set up your equipment?

Between 45 minutes and 90 minutes, depending on ease of access and the amount of equipment and lighting required.

Q. How far do you travel?

To most areas subject to availability and costs involved.

Q How do I make a booking?

Please contact us by telephone 0412 567 974 (Andrew) or 0401 989 175 (Ian) or complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Q. How far in advance should I book you?

As early as possible! Popular dates are often booked 6 - 12 months in advance, but we can be available at very short notice if the date is free.

Q. Can you provisionally reserve a date for me?

Yes, for 24 hours. We often have multiple enquiries for the same date especially if it is a Friday or Saturday, so our policy is to always take the first confirmed booking.

Q. What are your payment terms?

Bookings are secured via a booking fee of a $100 deposit (non refundable). Balance of payment on completion of event.

Q. How long do you play for?

The band usually perform a maximum 4 hours of live music - typically 4 x 45 min sets. We are of course able to play CD music for dancing during breaks.

Q. How long are your breaks?

Our breaks are usually around 20 minutes but we are flexible and would adjust our breaks and performance times to ensure your event runs smoothly.

Q. Can you play CD music during breaks?

Yes, we have a wide selection of pre-recorded CDs which can be played at any time throughout  your event; for example during dinner, and in between live music performances from the band.

Q. Can I choose music from your playlist?

Yes, you can choose your favourites; we do update our playlist regularly so it's better to do this a few weeks prior to your event as we may not be able to oblige with too short notice.

Q. Can you play our 'first dance'?

Yes, you can choose a song from our current playlist or many couples have a specific song which most prefer in its original format which we will play for you on CD prior to our first live set.

Q. Can you play background music during dinner?

Yes, we have pre-recorded CDs perfect for background music

Q. What do you wear on stage?

We wear smart stage clothes which suit the occasion and venue, and we are able to follow any dress code etiquette; for example Black Tie or themed events.

Q. How much space do you require?

Typically the performance area (or stage) should be 5 metres wide x 2.5 metres deep (minimum) if possible.  We can set up in smaller spaces if required, but please let us know in advance or contact us for advice.

Q. Do I need to arrange a changing room for you?

Yes please if possible. We would request the room is clean, lockable and private, and preferably has a mirror and washing facilities. Please note that toilets are not suitable changing facilities.

Q. Do I need to arrange meals for you?

Not necessarily, but we would appreciate a meal being arranged for us as our working 'day' is often 12 hours long.

Q. Can you perform in a marquee?

Yes, provided that adequate mains power, adequate stage, change room, easy access to marquee to unload equipment is provided. 

Q. Can you perform outside?

Yes, provided arrangements are made for inclement weather. Please also note adequate mains power should be made available in close proximity to the performance area.

Q. What happens if one of the band members is ill?

Being a professional band, we ensure that we always have access to other professional musicians who can act as replacements should any one of our members fall ill at late notice.  Each 'fill in' has worked with Nightcats before and are highly experienced professional musicians and performers in their own right. Although it is incredibly rare that any of our members would be unable to perform, unlike most other bands Nightcats will always honour contracted agreements in these circumstances to a very high standard, therefore providing complete peace of mind to our customers.

Q. What if my question is not here?

Please contact us by telephone 0412 567 974 (Andrew) or 0401 989 175 (Ian) or send an email to andrew@nightcats.com.au or ian@nightcats.com.au or complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

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