How much does it cost to hire the Del Sharrons?
Our fee will depend on a variety of things, timings, location, number of guests. Get in touch with us, letting us know as much as you can about the day, we’ll factor all of this in and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can with a detailed quote,every event is different.
How do we book you?
Either by email or by mobile, if you can read first through the FAQs we may of answered your enquiry, we do have a standard starting price, then with travel and other expenses we offer a quote as we understand not every gig is the same. So please get in touch with your enquiry and we will be happy to advise you with your event.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
The Del Sharron's are very versatile and can usually adapt to most events and venues. We have performed in many places anything from a small pub to cafes peoples back gardens rallies and festivals, both indoors and outdoors to football stadiums. We can also perform privately
What are the highlights of your career?
We played at Wembley Stadium as part of the pre-match showcase entertainment for Club Wembley for the build up for the Fa Cup Semi Finals and Finals, The League cup Final and the Charity Shield, we get to mix with the football supporters of both teams entertaining them while they enjoy the special atmosphere of the world famous national football stadium
How can event planners pay for your services?
Normally through cash at the end of the night but we also offer alternate ways to pay I.e bacs, we also offer a booking confirmation deposit to guarantee your booking if you prefer.
How far will you travel?
We can travel as far as you need us too as long as our expenses are covered, just ask for quote, we are happy to even travel abroad
If it’s over 4 hours away from Leicestershire we would need to factor in some accommodation costs, but send us an email or give us a call and we can talk.
Can we come and see you perform live before we book you?
Yes we travel all over the Uk just check our shows listing and see what gig suits you, we are happy to meet in person and discuss your event.
What are the performance times available?
We typically play a standard for a standard gig 2 x 45 minutes or you can change it to 3 x 30 minutes to suit your event, we do offer longer sets but they come with an extra price 2 x 60 minutes is the longest we play for, also for festival slots we offer 1 x 20 1 x 30 1 x 45 and 1 x 60 minute sets all at different rates depending on travel and equipment needed, please get in touch.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We recommend 15 mins minimum between our sets but would prefer 30 minutes.
Would the band be able to play requests? I would like to book you for my wedding, can you learn our 1st Dance?
Yes as long as we are given sufficient time to learn the song if it's not already known by the band. we can learn the odd song free of charge but for anything else will be a small charge.
Do the band have Sound and Lighting?
Yes, The Del Sharrons are completely self contained with a full sound set up suitable for most venues and outside events up to 500 capacity with a 3kw high quality Pa system, anything larger we can hire extra speakers at an extra charge. We also have lighting that is fitting and sets the tone for the vibe we create on stage.
Are the band fully insured?
Yes, We can supply certification of Public Liability and Equipment Safety testing on booking confirmation, the band also has a Risk assessment and method statement which the band strictly follows to ensure all safety and welfare to everyone.
What do I need to provide?
It would be really be great if we could get a bite to eat and a cup of tea when we arrive, ideally at least 1 hour before we perform. a few sandwiches or a hot meal for each band member would be brilliant, we do have a vegetarian and a vegan so please bare this in mind, We’ve often travelled a long way in the van, and it’s not always possible to go off site to get something to eat. Food & drink is by no means a deal breaker, if its not possible, please do let us know as we’d only be too happy to bring something with us.
We do always get changed into our outfits after we’ve set up so, as you can imagine were not going to maneuver heavy PA equipment amps and speakers around in our performance clothes it would be terrific if there is a heated room with electricity we could utilise for the evening to get changed and store our clothes and personal items, preferably with a door and chairs and a mirror. This really does make a huge difference to our evening,
The band need a minimum of 4 x 13 amp sockets and because we are a 5 piece band we need a little more room than your average band 4m x 5m (13ft x 16ft) minimum (if this isn’t do-able that totally fine we’re pretty flexible and can squeeze into most spaces!) We recommend plenty of time before the band is due to play to unload, setup and sound check preferable before your attended guests arrive, we usually recommend 2 hours before your opening of your event, Where the event is being held in a marquee or similar, the band must have a level hard floor, as grass or matting are not safe surfaces.
Can you cater for outdoor events?
We can certainly play outside but we don't provide any stage facilities or marquees, we do need suitable protection from the elements as we have very sensitive electrical equipment and instruments, and to avoid the band from electrocution a large gazebo with sides is a minimum requirement.
Do the band provide music in-between sets?
We can supply music that's to a 50's theme that is played through the sound system through an Ipod before, in-between and after all of our sets.