We play a wide variety of venues from huge Marquee's, Ballrooms, Stately homes to Intimate boutique hotels and private residencies both here in the UK and abroad.
How much space does the band need?
The more space the better! 4m by 2m is usually sufficient, but we can squeeze into smaller spaces if required to do so. What we do ask is that when the event is in a marquee ( usually on grass ), the playing area is level and does not slope.
How far do you travel?
We are happy to travel to any part of the UK (and Venues abroad, providing it is financially viable for us to do so.) We currently have 28 international dates booked in for 2015 & 32 for 2016/17, so we are definately not travel shy!
What are your set times?
Set times are 2 - 60 minute, 3 - 40 minute or to client specification. Sometimes we are asked to play one long set, which we are also happy to do. We will always try and fit in with the program for your event.
What do the band wear on stage?
Smart casual or a suit if the event is formal.
Can you play music between your sets?
Yes, we can play music from our device or from your device through our superb Martin - Blackline PA system. Should the event be a Wedding we can play your chosen "first dance" tune prior to our first set.
What time do you arrive at the venue & how long will you need to set up?
We will arrive at your venue 5:30 - 6pm unless otherwise arranged and it takes about one and a half hours to set up. It will take a little longer if the playing area is a distance from our transport. We do try to contact the venue prior to the performance date and adjust travel time accordingly to allow for any extra load-in time if required.
Can you learn a specific song for my event?
Yes, we are happy to learn a specific song for your occasion at no extra cost. ie a first dance, or a song that means something very special to you. This is subject to confirmation of your booking and enough notice, so we can make sure the song is nailed.
Can I provisionally book the band for my event?
We can hold any date you enquire about for seven days and give you first refusal should someone make an enquiry for the same date.
Can we use your PA for Speeches and anouncements
Yes, providing we are able to set up and be ready before the speeches commence. This is sometimes not possible due to event schedules, event meal times etc. We would suggest using your Venues PA system just to be on the safe side. When we are set up and ready to roll, clients are welcome to use our PA for any remaining speeches, auctions, thank you's etc.
How loud are the band?
We can be as loud or as quiet as you want us to be! OKTC are one of very few live covers bands in the UK that are now using an electronic drum kit (Roland TD30-KV) as part of their setup, which makes absolutely no acoustic sound until amplified by our PA,we also plug guitar amps and keyboards straight into the Mixer and use In-Ear monitoring. The result is no sound coming off stage at all - just fantastic quality audio from the Front of house PA at set time. This also allows us to set up and soundcheck discreetly even when guests are in the room! We were recently called a wedding planners dream band for this reason.
Does the band have any specific requirements?
Like all other Pro bands we have to set off to events early, we therefore would request a meal and soft drinks at some point during the event either before the first set or in the break. We would also request a suitable room in which to change - Please, not the Toilet!