How much do you charge?
Our fees depend on the scope of your party/event/wedding. She Said Sunday offers three event packages that should adequately cover your needs for your event or function, and each package varies depending on time and scope. http://bandzoogle.com/controlpanel/images/ui/tick.pngWe are flexible with options and can make your event as grand or as understated as you want or as your budget dictates. Also, please note that events booked outside of a 70 mile radius of Bethlehem, PA, will be subject to a mileage charge of $.50/mile.
Why do you use a contract?
Using a contract protects you from any misunderstandings about what you expect for your event. All of the details, including special songs, schedules and costs will be spelled out in writing, so both you and we know what to expect.
How do we reserve a date?
Reserve a date by returning a signed contract and 50% deposit to She Said Sunday. The deposit will be applied to your entire contract's price. We do not book two events in one day, so once your deposit and signed contract are received, your date is reserved.
Do you perform at ceremonies or during cocktail hour?
Sure! Our specialty for ceremonies or cocktail hour is acoustic, contemporary pop/rock songs - think "Marry You" by Train, or "Marry Me" by Bruno Mars (or any other song about getting married) - love songs are great, and we'll even throw in a few classics. Our classical music repetoire is limited, however (although we have been known to play Canon in D quite nicely), so if you'd like classical songs at your ceremony, we may not be the best fit for you.
Will you travel?
Absolutely! We've played weddings in Philadelphia, Lancaster, PA and other locations in Central PA, Cooperstown, NY, New Jersey...we've played all over the tri-state area, and are willing to go wherever you are getting married. Just keep in mind we will need to factor in reasonable travel costs to our quote, and if it's more than a two hour drive from our area, we'll need to stay over afterwards. We base our travel costs on listed hotel prices the date of your event (only if hotel is involved) and distance in mileage and we always delineate our estimate on your quote. We always like to be honest and fair when we price out an event for you.
Why shouldn't I book through an agency?
Agency bands are undoubtedly talented; however, with many agency bands, you are not always guaranteed the same roster of musicians, i.e. if a drummer isn't available, they'll fill in with someone else. Professional musicians are versatile, yes. However, we feel it important to note that chemistry onstage is something that cannot be manufactured. She Said Sunday love performing together on stage, and when you book us for a show, you are getting the original (and only) lineup. We're accustomed to playing together and prefer NOT to sub musicians for gigs. Also, note that for agency bands, you are likely paying an extra percentage to the agency for their services. There's nothing wrong with that, but dealing direct with us, you avoid us jacking up prices to cover that agency fee.
Can I see you perform before we book?
Absolutely. Check our list of shows and come to any of our events to see a typical performance. In addition, we will occasionally do bridal showcases, which will also be listed on our "shows" page. We also have videos available of our live performances on our videos page. Note that the audio is recorded live at the event, not in a studio, which is an important distinction. What you hear on the video is what you'd hear at a show.
Are you reliable?
Yes. It is important to note that in our history as a band, we've never had an issue attending any event or gig, including events where weather has cancelled the event (we always show up!). We pride ourseves on our professionalism and have numerous references attesting to our reliability and professional conduct. Since we only book one gig in a day, we can always allow ample time to get to an event, set up, and be ready to perform. We have the latest in live audio equipment and maintain it, as well as our vehicle, religiously. In the event that one of our members has an emergency (serious illness or accident), we do have substitute musicians we can contact, but we will never, ever leave you without entertainment at your event. These details will be included in your contract as well.
A DJ costs less. Why should I choose a band?
If your only deciding factor is your budget, a band may not be for you. Are you willing to pay a little more for truly great pictures, or amazing flowers? We feel that your entertainment should be given the same consideration.Keep in mind that if you priced out top of the line DJ packages with lights, souped up sound equipment, props, emcee duties and more, they are likely pretty close to what a band charges, if not more. When you hire She Said Sunday for your event, you receive the light show, emcee duties by a professional, and the excitement that a band will bring. If you've ever been to a wedding with a band, you know how much fun they are! There is just something about a live band at a wedding that gets everyone excited.
If you've never played my venue before, how do you know if you will fit?
Our bassist, Don, is our Operations Manager. If you would like to book us for your event, he will contact your reception venue for details and discuss our power requirements and space needs. We've worked in a variety of venues: residences, fire halls, restaurants, indoor events, outdoor events - and some of the smallest spaces you've ever seen! Again, we're happy to work with you to make your event the best it can be.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have, and we look forward to hearing from you!
To inquire about a date for your event, please visit our Contact Us page.