Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SET UP?
Setting up the full band with lights and PA will take around 45 minutes from the time that we have access to the room. We know that sometimes things don’t always run to schedule and understand a sound check is not always feasible. Should you require the band to be set up before your guests arrive we are also able to accommodate this.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU REQUIRE?
4m x 4m is a perfect amount of space for us and anything bigger is a bonus. However We’ve squeezed into much smaller spaces including gazebos and sash windows – no matter what the size you will always get the same high energy performance.
WHAT DO YOU WEAR?
We always try to be in keeping with the theme of the event, whether it be a wedding or a Hawaiian luau, you can be sure we will look the part!
DO YOU PROVIDE LIGHTING?
Absolutely! Go Commando come fully equipped with the very best DMX controlled lighting, including moving heads, chasers and smoke machines all controlled by tablet throughout the performance!
DO YOU HAVE PAT TESTING AND PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Yes, we are both fully tested and covered for up to £2 million. Documents available upon request.
HOW LONG DO YOU PLAY FOR?
We try to be flexible but strongly recommend 2 x one hour sets.
CAN I EXTEND THE TIMES/ADD ANOTHER SET?
Go Commando are happy to provide additional live music, please be aware this will effect the price. We also provide a solo acoustic set – ideal for wedding breakfasts.
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE ANY REFRESHMENTS?
We politely request simple food and soft drink to be provided for the 3 of us. If you are not arranging caterers at your event, please just let us know in advance.
WHAT IF OUR VENUE HAS A SOUND LIMITER?
Go Commando play many functions of different shapes, sizes and audiences and expertly tailor the volume to suit the venue and number of people. We regularly work with sound limiters, so if your chosen venue happens to have one, it’s no problem at all! Also check out our sound limiter blog.
DOES OUR QUOTE INCLUDE TRAVEL AND EXPENSES?
Yes! When creating a quote we take into account all expenses and travel so the figure you receive will be inclusive of everything we need with no hidden fees!
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE TIMINGS CHANGE?
We know things don’t always run to plan and we pride ourselves on our flexibility. No matter the circumstances of the night we will do absolutely everything to make sure you get the full performance you have paid for.
WHAT IF A MEMBER OF THE BAND CANT MAKE THE EVENT?
If in the rare circumstance a member of the band cannot attend your event one of our stand-in musicians will step in to fill the position. We assure you, this will not affect the performance in any way.
DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE A PA/ SOUND SYSTEM?
No, Go Commando are fully equipped with various equipment configurations to play any sized venue – big or small.
DO YOU PLAY INTERNATIONALLY?
We certainly do! Go Commando have played all over Europe from Weddings in Italy to parties in the south of France. Have a look at our LAKE COMO WEDDING.
DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?
To make life simple we ask for a small deposit at the time of booking, which will also secure your date. The remaining balance can be paid in full or in instalments anytime before we take to the stage.
DO YOU ISSUE A CONTRACT?
Yes, once a deposit has been paid we will issue you a tailored contract.
WHERE CAN I SEE YOU PLAY BEFORE MY EVENT?
The majority or our calendar is made up of weddings and private functions – sorry… you can’t come! Check out our social media pages for more videos of us in action!
WHAT POWER DO YOU REQUIRE?
A regular house supply will normally suffice but if you’re not sure, we’re happy to liaise with your venue.
HOW DOES THE DJ OPTION WORK?
Save space in your venue whilst we create seamless transitions between live and recorded music. You can request as many songs as you like with a custom playlist or leave it in our capable hands.
CAN WE REQUEST SONGS?
We try to be flexible, if we are confident in the performance and feel your song will elevate your party to the next level we will do our best to learn it for you. We pride ourselves on creating a set list that will keep your dance floor full all night.
CAN YOU PLAY OUR FIRST DANCE?
Generally first dance songs are slow ballads, from our experience we have found that using the original recording of the song works best, giving us the maximum impact of the bands first chord!