The Firebeats are widely considered to be the north east's premiere festivals, weddings, functions and events band (or so their clients tell us).
The band have played at dozens of weddings, corporate events, parties, festivals and other celebrations. Clients include premiership football teams and players, television and radio personalities, movie stars and production teams, major recording artists and other private individuals.
There's been a lot going on in our world but watch this space while we revamp our web presence and update the pages with our refreshed line-up of amazingly talented (and extremely modest) musicians!!
FEES AND LINE-UP OPTIONS
As you might expect, a lot depends on the actual event and the needs of the client but, as a rough guide and subject to availability, the base price for local events is £800. This doesn't change just because it's a wedding or corporate event. We always commit to fair, up front pricing - something of a unique approach that respects both the band and client.
This will cover the 5 piece, male and female vocal fronted band for two 45+ minute sets, plus any encores with full PA and band lighting with incidental music provided.
An acoustic performance prior to the main event, perhaps over guest arrivals, drinks, after a wedding service or during a meal can help get people into the mood and will add around £400.
Other options can include brass and woodwind instruments (add about £200 for each), a full DJ set (about £200), sound and lighting engineer where needed or recommended (around £200), full dance-floor lighting (around £100), outdoor marquee/covered stage and PA system with full sound engineering (around £1000).
The band are very self-sufficient and work with venue staff to maximise a slick operation in the minimum amount of time. Their transport needs are fully supported by Roper's Leisure.
The band and management will always work to limit costs for charity events and smaller venues and even at a lower price, the band will still perform two approx 45 minute sets (plus any encores!).
For more details on corporate and private clients, please get in touch HERE>>.
As you would probably want for yourselves, we respect confidentiality and would never reveal private details without consent.
The comments on our website are a fraction of those we receive and we've never had any negative feedback. Our facebook sites and many return clients are a testament to that.
So, whilst we have an extensive catalogue of feedback, we only pass on comments that people have explicitly agreed to or publicly expressed.
But if you want to see for yourself how we perform, drop us a line. We often see prospective clients at our public events or in rehearsals where people can come along and see how we work, have a chat and maybe see how we put new music together from client suggestions.
SECURE AND SAFE
The band also take great pride in their professional approach to people and performances. All equipment is PAT tested, full public liability insurance indemnity is in place and members of the band have been DBS/CRB approved so you can be assured of a safe and smooth event. For weddings, we do recommend couples take out wedding insurance. CLICK HERE>>> for more.
ALTERNATIVE MUSIC STYLES
The Firebeats are a flexible bunch and, with the addition of various musician friends play in a variety of styles.
The Jailhouse Jets: A rockabilly outfit playing in a 50's rock n roll style but with a wide range of old and new tracks, in that traditional rockabilly way. Find out more at www.thejailhousejets.com.
The Contras: Another fantastic dance-off band playing a range of ska, mod and reggae classics and a wide range of crazy tracks from across the decades all done with that wonderful ska dance beat. Read more at www.thecontras.com.
Section 20: So you want things a bit spikier? Then try this combo of pop, indie and rock. For the best range of guitar-driven music from across the decades, look no further. For more visit www.section20.rocks.
A short video featuring a few of our faves:
Here's a few clips of our 3-piece alter-ego rock n roll band; The Jailhouse Jets...