How much do iPop cost to hire?
Please contact us for a quote. We would love to give you an instant quote but there are many variables that affect the price. These include peak dates, travel times, set times and finish times. We are very competitively priced, so you may be surprised!
Should I be nervous about booking a band I have not seen before?
We totally understand concerns about booking a band you’ve not seen before. However, all of the photos, demos and videos we create for you are a great representation of what you get. Check out our Reviews page to read testimonials from other happy clients. In most circumstances, it is not possible to see the band live as we perform at private functions. Due to the fact they are private, we cannot obtain access and would hate to intrude on anyone’s special day or big event. Bands who regularly play publicly at pubs etc are probably not the type you would hire for an important private party, as pubs don’t pay the money required for top quality acts.
On the very rare occasion that we might be doing a public show, we cannot guarantee that we will still be available for your event by the time you get to see us. We do get booked very quickly so you are much safer basing your decision to hire us on the strength of videos, demos, playlists, biography and references from other customers. We are passionate about making our promo material as true to life as possible, so what you see is what you get.
Do you require a deposit?
We do require a deposit to secure the date. The deposit must be paid within 7 days of agreeing the booking. The deposit is non-refundable.
What happens if I cancel?
Cancellation by the client or the artist is not allowed once the booking is agreed verbally or electronically by both parties, except where Force Majeure applies. Where Force Majeure does not apply, a cancellation fee must be paid by the client. Details of these fees are in the terms and conditions that we send you before booking.
Do I select the set list or leave it to the band?
We are experts in events like yours. We have our tried and tested favourite songs that never fail to get the crowd going, and we have a great understanding of what works and what doesn’t. We do have a huge repertoire so can tailor the set to suit you, if required. If there are songs on the playlist you particularly love or hate, just let us know. Otherwise, you can leave it up to us.
How long do you play for?
Our fee is based on us playing up to 2 hours of live music. How you split that up is entirely up to you, but we generally do 2 x 60 minute sets for weddings, and 60/90 minutes straight through for corporate events. We can play for longer, if required, at extra cost.
What’s the line up?
iPop are a 4 to 12 piece band. The standard 4 piece line-up consists of a female lead vocalist, guitar/male vocal, bass and drums. Our most popular line-up additions are extra female vocalists, sax, percussion, and dancers. Check out our Packages page for more information.
We run professional, studio-produced tracks to complement our sound. Tracks are used by all major touring artists from Rhianna to Robbie, Beyoncé to Black Eyed Peas. They create a fuller and more modern feel, allowing us to bring the sound you are used to from all the best current chart hits.
How experienced is the band?
We have over 20 years of industry experience, and are full time, highly experienced, professional musicians. Our band members have performed all over the world with artists including Pixie Lott, Gary Barlow, James Arthur, Ellie Goulding, Kelly Rowland, Cee-Lo Green and Robbie Williams. Our vocalists have appeared in London’s West End where our main lead vocalist played the leading lady, Sandy, in Grease: The Musical. We have played at legendary festivals, been on numerous TV shows, played year after year at the Royal Variety Show aftershow party, and even performed for Prince Charles at Windsor Castle!
We are regulars at major corporate events, weddings and functions across the globe. We have appeared in the famous OK! magazine, where we played at top celebrity vocal coach and ‘Loose Woman’ Zoe Tyler’s wedding. We were also selected by Helen Flanagan and Hugo Taylor for CH5’s Celebrity Wedding Planner. Most recently England and Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard chose us to perform at his Testimonial Gala Dinner.
Will iPop play some older songs too as we’re worried the older crowd may not enjoy the modern set?
Rest assured people of all ages will love iPop. We have selected our set very carefully and we are constantly refining it. Your entertainment can be individually tailored to suit you and we are very versatile. We specialise in modern chart floor fillers but with our years of experience and vast repertoire of the best international chart hits of all time we can adapt our set list specifically for you. Get in touch and let us know what you require for your event, we will be happy to help.
Do iPop have Public Liability insurance and is all your equipment PAT tested?
Yes, iPop have public liability insurance and all our gear is PAT tested. Documentation to prove this is available on request.
How far do you travel?
We travel both nationally and internationally to play at events.
How much space do you need?
Ideally, we need a minimum space of 5m wide x 4m deep, but we have been known to squeeze into smaller areas when absolutely necessary.
Will I need to provide any equipment for the band?
The band is fully self contained with state-of-the-art PA system for up to 400 guests, sound desk and lights. The quality of our equipment is another element that allows us to bring you a top quality sound. We only use the best. We do require that the venue has at least two standard power points situated near the performance space.
I would like the band to play outside. What are the requirements for this?
Open air events can be fantastic, and we are happy to play outside. However, we would need a suitable area, such as a covered stage or marquee/gazebo. Potential rainfall and other weather conditions need to be taken into account. We will require access to at least two standard power points.
What happens if one of the band members cannot play due to illness?
iPop has a team of incredible ‘stand in’ musicians and vocalists who are all trusted, professional, rehearsed and ready to go. They are all very carefully selected to make sure they are one of us… we call them the iTeam! We would never compromise quality. The show must go on!
Can you arrive in the morning to set up for an evening event?
If we are available, yes. However an extra fee will be applicable.
How long do you take to set up?
We like to allow 1 hour for the ‘get in’, PA set up and sound check. We will always run through a few numbers to fully balance the sound to the venue prior to each performance. Therefore, it is important that you account for this in your schedule. We will need to make some noise, albeit it of the musical kind!
How far in advance shall I book the band?
Please book the band as soon as you can, we are already booking up into next year!
Can iPop play recorded / background music between sets?
Yes, we cover the whole evening’s entertainment for you. Included in all our quotes is our recorded ‘DJ’ playlists. This is party music played via DJ software, through our state of the art PA system. We put this on for you before we play, during the interval and when we finish up until midnight. We have music of all styles: swing, soul, rock, disco, etc. If you would prefer to provide your own party playlist, just put it on an ipod/ipad/phone and we can plug it into our system.
We can also offer a live DJ option. Check out our Packages page for more information.