Q: How many people are in the band?
A: 4 musicians. Vocals, Guitar, Bass & Drums
Q: How long have you been together?
A: We have been performing as Return To Grace with various band members since 2009.
Q: What is your musical style?
A: Our style is focused mostly on modern rock and pop, although we like to mix it up with different genres and eras too. We play songs from the 1950s up to present day. Please visit our Songs page to see the variety of styles and songs we perform.
Q: Can you learn a specific song for us?
A: Generally, yes – although this is dependant on the song, how well it fits with our repertoire and style and how much time we have to learn it. Although we have spent time considering the songs to include on our set list we are always eager to expand our selection, so ask us and we’ll see what can be done.
Q: How far are you able to travel?
A: We are based in the South-East of England but are happy to travel to other parts of the country. Travel expenses apply to events outside a 25 mile radius of Guildford, Surrey and accommodation may be required for event locations that have a journey of 3+ hours. Please contact us as we can discuss.
Q: Do you bring your own equipment/PA system?
A: Yes, but if the venue provides a PA then we can use it. Please let us know if this is the case. If your event is particularly large, the hire cost of extra PA equipment may be added to our price.
Q: How long will you play for?
A: Typically we play for 2 hours, we also offer a range of performance durations to suit your event such as 2 x 45 minute, 3 x 40 minute and 2 x 75 minute performance sets. The exact timings can be customised by you. We also offer an Acoustic Duo set & DJ Sets.
Q: How many songs will you play?
A: This varies. On average we play around 28-32 songs for a two hour set.
Q: Do you require a sound check?
A: It is not necessary for us to sound check as we are experienced with venue sound to perform straight away however ideally yes if your event will be held in a large venue, if there is time for us to do so a quick sound level check, also if the venue has a noise limiter.
Q: How long will it take you to set up?
A: Normally we require 60 – 75 minutes to set up.
Q: How much space does the band need?
A: We will work with whatever room is available, but a minimum of 14×12′ (4.5×3.5 metres) is generally needed. We also need to be within easy reach of plug sockets on both sides of the playing area.
Booking and Payment
Q: Will you be available for my event?
A: The earlier you contact us, the more likely we are to be available. Wedding season & Christmas time is always busy, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Q: What methods of payment do you accept?
A: Cash, BACS Transfer. Please ask us for details.
Q: How do I confirm a booking and pay?
A: We will send you a booking contract which will need to be signed and returned to us. A 20% deposit will be necessary beforehand to secure us for your date payable by BACS transfer. The remaining balance of the fee is due at the event prior to the performance by cash payment.
Q: Is it possible for me to choose which songs you play?
A: You can request songs from our setlist which you would like to hear and any that you would prefer we not play. We can also take requests of songs that are not on our song list though we need at least 4 weeks notice prior to the event and there will be an extra charge to cover the bands rehearsal costs. The running order of the songs is handled by us.
We can discuss this in detail with you prior to your event to ensure the best results.
Q: How loud will the band be?
A: Live music by its very nature is fairly loud and playing too quietly generally results in poor sound lacking in energy. We are an upbeat party band and please be aware that if you hire a live band then we will be fairly noisy! Every venue & event is different, we will always try to play appropriately to the size of the venue and the occasion. Please let us know if you have special requirements or if the venue has a sound limiter.
Q: What will the band wear on the night?
A: Normally we dress smart-casual, but in the past we have gone from fully suited to fancy dress! If you have a specific dress code for your event, please let us know so we can make the necessary arrangements.
Q: Can you play outside?
A: Yes but since we require power you may need to arrange for the hire of a generator and there may be a contribution required towards the hire of more powerful PA equipment. We would also need you to supply some form of shelter to protect our instruments and equipment from the elements. It’s recommended that you have a backup plan in case of bad weather!
Q: Do you expect to be fed?
A: Thanks for thinking about us! While food and drink are not expected it is always appreciated. Please let us know beforehand so we can make our own arrangements if necessary.