Should we hire musicians on the rehearsal day?
Some couples may have the preference of hiring musicians for the rehearsal day, in most instances there would be no need of it.
Can we choose a song that is not on your list?
It depends! Schedule permitting I would be happy to accommodate a reasonable request.
Even dough it takes a lot of time, I do actually enjoy adapting a piece for instrumental guitar.
As soloist I would have more flexibility in overall, however learning, transcribing or arranging a musical piece for an ensemble it would require much more work.
It would take any musician several hours of constant repetition to bring any musical piece up to a good performing level.
Even for songs already learned, there is the need of constant reviewing and repetition!
In any case, I would try my best to make things reasonable costwise! :)
What do you require from us?
Are there any extra costs that we have to consider?
Unless already agreed in your contract, some costs to consider are:
1. Travel, parking costs, loading/unloading permit or valet parking
2. Some venues may require to be added on the certificate of insurance, this will create us additional costs and time. In such case we ask a $100 fee.
3. Audio/Lighting tech $45 hourly, minimum 5 hours per event
5. Any add-ons that you may like to choose closer to the event date, for example additional musicians (subject to availability), other services or equipment.