What happens after I email The Insiders?
Let’s get the ball rolling! Best to start by including any and all pertinent details regarding your event. Your requested date, the location and the nature of the event are enough to get the conversation started. Typically we can confirm The Insiders for a specific date within 24-48 hours after receiving an email. After that, it’s up to you to provide a 50% deposit to lock the date down.
Please be aware that The Insiders cannot be booked outside of one calendar year.
How are you different from other bands?
As a group, our goal is to convey the highest level of musicality, fun and professionalism, setting us apart from casual party and bar bands.
Our band members come from diverse professional backgrounds, putting us in a unique position to work well with industries like promotion and entertainment, hospitality, corporate entities and the upper echelons of the music industry.
And at the risk of sounding arrogant, we’re really really good at the music we play, with most of our members having performed at high levels for decades.
In a nutshell, we’re pros who love to rock and have fun, but we always bring our “A game”!
What kind of music do you play?
We play a wide range of popular music from the 60s to modern times, with a focus on danceability and recognition.
Even though we play many of the standard hits, we take pride in finding popular songs that might be a bit off the beaten path, keeping our setlist engaging and setting us apart from other cover bands.
How long do you play for?
The booking includes 3 hours of music, plus an hour call time. Each set lasts about 45 minutes, with a short break in between.
The breaks are no reason for the party to stop though, since we provide music via iPod while we’re taking a breather.
Of course this schedule is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Can I pick the songs you play?
Being the pros we are, our setlist has been crafted to cater to a diverse audience, however we’ll definitely work with you to learn any special requests you might have.
Depending on the nature of the song requests, we may require a specific lead time to work them into our set.
Can you perform with a DJ?
Sometime bands and DJs can compliment each other, especially if the party continues late into the night after the band wraps up. While we’re capable of playing all the dance hits, we’re definitely open to working with a DJ when needed.
How much space do you need?
Generally speaking, we fill a space that’s about 20′ wide by 10′ deep. This provides ample room for our 5 piece setup.
However, we’ve been known to fit into smaller places, so let us know what you have and we can discuss!
Do you need a PA (sound system)?
It depends on the venue. For small and medium sized venues, we provide our own sound and light gear: main speakers, mixer, monitors and mics. We also bring our own sound-support personnel.
However, for larger or permanent venues, we typically work with existing sound/lighting equipment, or the AV company that’s hired for the event.
Do you need a stage?
Stages can definitely help create a great rock show vibe and we’re more than happy to use one, if you have one.
However, stages definitely aren’t mandatory and we certainly don’t mind getting closer to the dance floor!
How does setup and teardown work?
We generally need about 2 hours for load in, setup and sound check. Ideally we do this a few hours before showtime, or as early in the day as possible. However, we can work with you to develop a schedule that fits your needs.
Please keep in mind that once we’ve set up and finished sound check, we cannot move equipment until after the show.
What happens between sets?
Between sets, we like to keep the party going with a play list via iPod, connected to our sound system.
We provide the iPod and playlist, so no need to worry about it!
What are your power requirements?
Most of our equipment is digital, so at minimum, we just need 2 wall outlets that are on different circuits.
For outdoor events, we can work with provided generators, but we don’t bring one ourselves.
Do I need to feed the band?
This depends on the booking, but for shows taking place after or before dinner, you don’t need to feed us.
If you’ve booked us during cocktail hour or dinner, then we’re always grateful for snacks and drinks that you provide.