IS YOUR BAND THE RIGHT SIZE FOR MY EVENT?
Members of Plush have performed for audiences from 50 to 10,000. We are a 6-piece band with a state of the art sound system that allows us to truly control our volume. We use in-ear monitors, which eliminate the need for loud floor monitors.
The sound system outlined above not only allows us to be quiet, but also very compact and space efficient when necessary. We typically ask for a 16’x20′ performance space but we can fit on a smaller stage or unusual spaces if necessary. We can make just about anything work.
WHAT INSTRUMENTS MAKE UP YOUR 6 PIECE BAND?
We have one female lead singer, one male lead singer (who also plays rhythm guitar), one bass player, one lead guitar player, one drummer, and one band member who plays both keyboard and saxophone.
DO YOU HAVE AN OPTION TO INCLUDE A LIVE HORN SECTION?
Yes. We have a 2-piece horn section that is outstanding! They bring great energy to our 6-piece band and a genuine quality to all of our classic Motown and soul songs. The 2-piece horn section includes one trombone player and one trumpet player.
HOW LONG WILL THE PERFORMANCE BE?
Every performance is going to be tailored to fit your schedule. We perform a total of 3 hours, which can be broken up however best fits your event timeline. As an example, here is our most common performance timeline: We perform for 1 hour, take a 30 minute break, perform a 2nd hour, take another 30 minute break, and then perform a 3rd hour. We do have overtime rates available if you’d like Plush to play more than 3 hours of live music.
DO YOU OFFER BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR A DINNER OR COCKTAIL HOUR?
Yes. Plush is always prepared to play 1 hour of background music to add elegance to your event. Please see our SONG LIST to review the songs that are available.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS FOR CEREMONY MUSIC?
We work with an excellent string section that we can contract for your event. They have hundreds of songs on their song list in many genres. They are perfect for ceremonies or a cocktail hour. As well, a Plush band member could play acoustic guitar for your ceremony or cocktail hour.
WILL YOU PLAY SONGS THAT ARE NOT ON YOUR SONG LIST?
Yes, included in our Standard Wedding Package, we will gladly learn new songs just for you and your event at no extra charge. We will learn 2 songs for you if we have 4 months in advance to learn them and 1 song if 2 months in advance. We will learn more than what is listed above for $200 per song. Additionally, you can customize your playlists for the songs we play while we’re on breaks to include all of your favorites!
CAN I CUSTOMIZE YOUR SET LIST?
Our standard wedding packages give you the option to offer your input for our performance song choices. We recommend picking your top 10 favorites and 10 not-so-favorites from our song list. This gives us a good idea of your preferences while still giving us the freedom to do what we do best — packing the dance floor!
WILL SOMEONE IN THE BAND MAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS?
Yes, Plush’s lead singer will act as the Master of Ceremonies for your special day, and he will gladly make all of your announcements across the evening as long as we are provided with a clear itinerary in advance.
DO YOU PROVIDE RECORDED MUSIC DURING YOUR BAND BREAKS?
Yes, we do provide recorded music during our breaks. We have access to endless playlists with the ability to take requests on site, and we can adapt to the crowd’s energy and style. This keeps the party going even while the band is on break. Included with our wedding packages is the option to custom-select each song played during our breaks.
DO YOU TAKE REQUESTS REGARDING THE BAND’S PERFORMANCE ATTIRE?
Yes. Our standard private event apparel is black suits with red ties for the gentlemen and a red or black dress for Alyssa. If you’d prefer a different accent color than red, just let us know! We can also perform in formal attire for your black tie affairs. If you are wanting costuming or very specific apparel, let us know and we’ll work with you, though we would need plenty of notice to make wardrobe purchases if necessary.
WHAT IF YOUR CALENDAR HAS A SHOW LISTED ON THE DATE OF MY EVENT?
Please email us anyway. There are some shows that are flexible and can rather easily be rescheduled. This is not always the case, but it’s worth it to ask!
DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR OWN SOUND AND LIGHTING?
Yes. We provide all our own sound production, engineer, and stage lighting. We can also work with your event if you will have any of those production elements already in place.
DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR OWN STAGE?
No, we do not own or provide our own stage. However, we do not require a stage to perform. Having a stage is always preferred but optional.
DO YOU PROVIDE A SOUND SYSTEM FOR THE CEREMONY?
We do offer an upgrade option to provide a second sound system for you, as long as the ceremony site is within walking distance of the reception performance site. We also offer microphones – both handheld and lapel- as well as personnel to manage the equipment and run the system during your ceremony.
DO YOU CARRY EVENT LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Yes, as more and more venues are requiring liability insurance, we will supply liability insurance at no cost to you if required. Once your contract to book us has been executed, you will receive a copy of our insurance for your event.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes, we travel nationally on a regular basis.
WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING PROCESS?
Once you have notified us that you are ready to book Plush, we will place a firm hold on your date. You will be sent our questionnaire that will provide us with all the information we need to draft a contract. Once you have reviewed the contract and any necessary adjustments have been finalized, you will print, sign, and email us the contract. We ask for a 30% deposit which can be a mailed check or a credit card payment. There is a 3% service fee for credit card transactions. You will be sent a fully executed contract upon receipt of your deposit. The remaining balance is owed one week prior to the performance as a check or a credit card payment. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.
DO YOU HAVE A TECH RIDER SPECIFYING BAND NEEDS?
Yes, click here to see our band needs. This information will also be sent to you along with your contract. If you see anything in the rider that would not work for your venue, do let us know. We can offer exceptions in some circumstances.