Frequently Asked Questions

Set Times

The Atlantics play 2 x 60 minute sets as standard. Standard finish time is 12.00am. Post midnight hours are available but attract additional fees.

Set Up

For a standard evening booking the band would arrive from 6.00pm to be set by 7.00pm. It is preferable (but not essential) that the room is unoccupied during this set up period. We understand that this is not always possible in certain circumstances (marquee events etc), but we are able to work round this and set up in an unobtrusive manner. Sound-checks are necessary but are kept to a minimum. Earlier set up times can be arranged for an additional fee.

Space Required

Ideally, we require a low-level stage measuring 5m wide by 3m deep. A stage is not essential but it looks more professional and will enable the audience to have a good view of the show at all times. If you don't have a stage then we must have a secure, level surface. A technical rider and stage plan can be downloaded here.

Equipment

All necessary sound and lighting equipment is supplied. The band carries a professional PA System. We can also supply bigger PAs for large-scale events. We carry lighting to light both the stage AND the dance floor.

Disco/Playback Music

Once the PA is set up then music playlists can be played through the PA system free of charge until the scheduled band finish time. You can supply your own on MP3 player/laptop etc or we can put music on for you.

Song Requests

The Atlantics are happy to learn one specific song for a first dance or similar special song, provided that this is more or less in keeping with the style of the band and the singers can sing it. We couldn't (and wouldn't) for example play or anything by Abba or The Nolans!

Band Rider (food and beverage)

We need to eat! Sourcing food at gigs can be problematic for lots of reasons. We therefore politely request that you provide us with a hot meal (knife and fork food NOT sandwiches!) for 4 people prior to the performance. We also require soft drinks, tea and coffee throughout the duration of our visit.

Parking/Loading

We need to be able to unload the equipment as near to the stage as possible. The equipment is very heavy and cannot be carried long distances. Once we have unloaded we require parking for 2 vehicles within walking distance of the venue. Any associated parking costs must be covered by the client. We require use of a lift for events that are not on the ground floor.

Accommodation

The Atlantics are based in Leicester and may require accommodation for events which are more than 3 hours drive from postal code LE1. If needed, we require bed and breakfast for 4 people in 4 separate rooms.

Price

Price is dependent on when and where your event is taking place. Travel is also included within 30 miles of postcode LE1 but there will be additional charges for long distance travel, earlier set ups or playing after midnight, larger PA and lighting systems, additional sets. Please contact us for a quote.

Payment

To secure a booking you are required to pay a deposit (typically about 20%). The balance is due 14 days prior to your event. We accept all major debit and credit cards. Please note that there is a 2% surcharge for credit cards.

Contracts

We (or your agent) will prepare a contract listing all of the booking details. This is mutually signed between the band and the client.

Health and Safety

We carry public liability up to the value of £1million and all of the equipment is PAT tested. Copies available on request. We are mindful that the music is played at a comfortable and safe volume. Please note that we are not able to play at venues where we are required to plug into sound limiting devices as these can damage our equipment.

"The band are a great bunch of guys

very courteous and professional, we would

certainly recommend them without hesitation."

Julia and Ian Kerr - 1 Feb 2011

To book the atlantics:

Call: 0845 838 7884 // Book the Band

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