IS YOUR BAND THE RIGHT SIZE FOR MY EVENT?
Members of Plush have performed for audiences from 50 to 10,000. We are anywhere from a 7-14 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 7 PIECE BAND?
We have one female lead singer, two male lead singers (one who also plays rhythm guitar), one bass player, one lead guitar player, one drummer, and one keyboard player.
DO YOU HAVE AN OPTION TO INCLUDE A LIVE HORN SECTION?
Yes. More often than not, we perform as a 10-piece band, adding our outstanding 3-piece horn section. They bring great energy to our 7-piece band and a genuine quality to all of our classic Motown and soul songs. The 3-piece horn section includes saxophone, trumpet and trombone.
HOW LONG WILL THE PERFORMANCE BE?
Every performance is going to be tailored to fit your schedule. We perform a combined total of 180 minutes, 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 20 minute break, perform a 2nd hour, take another 20 minute break, and then perform a 3rd hour. We do have overtime rates available if you’d like Plush to play more than 180 minutes 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 AND COCKTAIL 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 and cocktail hour. As well, a Plush band member could play acoustic guitar or keyboard for your ceremony or cocktail hour. Specifically for cocktail hour, we can offer a 3-piece jazz trio consisting of keyboard, upright bass, and drums.
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 your Special Dances 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 $400 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 20 favorites and 5 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 playlists during our breaks. Included with our wedding packages is the option to custom-select each of those songs. Additionally, we have an upgrade option to add a live DJ to perform during our breaks. He has access to endless playlists with the ability to take requests on site, dynamically adapting to the crowd’s energy and style. This keeps the party going even when the band is not performing.
DO YOU TAKE REQUESTS REGARDING THE BAND’S PERFORMANCE ATTIRE?
Yes. Our standard private event apparel is white tuxedo jackets with black slacks for the gentlemen and a black/gold/silver dress for Alyssa. If you’d prefer a specific accent color, just let us know! 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?
For most venues within 100 miles of Austin, we can add a stage rental to your order. Prices vary depending on stage size, aesthetic finishes, and travel. 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. The entire process is done electronically via our online booking portal. Here, you can approve the quote, complete our brief questionnaire, review the contract and rider to ensure you and your venue can accommodate the terms, then electronically sign. Upon signing the contract, a payment page will give details on how you can submit your 30% deposit. This deposit can be made via mailed check, electronic payment (Venmo, Google Wallet, etc.), or credit card. There is a 3% service fee for credit card transactions. You will be sent a fully executed contract upon receipt of your deposit. Another 30% payment is due one month before your event. The 3rd/final payment for the remaining balance is owed one week prior to your event. 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.