BOOKING AND FAQ
Please contact us to receive a quote for:
1. STANDARD OPTION 2 x 50 minute sets with a break or 1 hour 40 minutes straight through.
Our standard option includes two fifty minute sets of classic covers right the way from the fifties to the present day!
2. PREMIUM OPTION 2 x 1 hour sets with a break or 2 hours straight through.
With our Premium Option, set times are extended to one hour each (or two hours without a break). We will tailor our performance to meet your requirements and you can choose any favourite songs you want to hear played from our extensive repertoire, including, for weddings, for a first dance.
iPod disco: Play your own choice of songs via your iPod, iPad or laptop playlist through our PA system before and in-between our sets for no extra charge. You can continue this service after our last set has finished for an additional fee.
The Beatles: If you're a huge fan of The Beatles like we are, we can play one (or two sets) of solely Beatles songs! Also, we have only listed a limited number of Beatles songs in the repertoire, but we can play almost anything from their catalogue. (Just don't ask for Revolution 9!)
Please tell us the date and type of event and the location. We look forward to hearing from you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you play anywhere in the country?
Yes - anywhere in the world, in fact! We calculate our travel charge as follows: First 50 miles free, then £1 per mile thereafter (round trip). Over 125 miles bed and breakfast accommodation must be provided or £200 contribution. The band is based in Melksham, Wiltshire.
How many hours of your time does your fee include?
Our fee includes a maximum of six hours of our time at the venue including one and half hours for setting up our gear and getting changed and one hour for breaking down our equipment. This time can be extended for an additional fee of £100 per hour.
What do I need to provide for the band?
We're very easily pleased and simply ask for a secure room where we can get changed and leave our valuables, and a hot meal and drinks for four people to be provided.
How much space do you guys need?
Generally speaking, an area 3 metres deep by 6 metres wide is ideal but we have been known to squeeze into smaller spaces!
Can I choose which songs you play?
We offer a unique service with our Premium Option where you can request particular songs that you'd love to hear played from our large repertoire. This is limited to a maximum of 32 songs. We require four weeks' notice for any requests, please. If a song you’d love to hear Modern Vintage play isn’t currently in our repertoire, we will learn it for you for a fee of £75 per song. Please note that we reserve the right to sequence the order of our sets because of instrumentation changes. Our repertoire is updated regularly and songs can only be chosen from the current published version at the time the booking is made.
Do you bring your own gear?
We provide a self-contained service including a PAT tested PA system (suitable for up to approximately 250 people) and disco lighting. For larger venues a bigger PA can be hired for an additional fee. Rest assured that we understand that the smooth running of your event is paramount and we will endeavour to set up and remove our equipment as efficiently and discretely as possible.
What about a DJ or iPod disco?
Your choice of music can be played via your iPod/iPad/laptop playlist through our PA system before and in-between our sets for free and after our last set finishes for a fee of £100 per hour.
Is there an acoustic option?
Yes! Modern Vintage can perform as an acoustic duo or trio for a more laid back vibe or where space, noise or financial restrictions limit the viability of the full band. We perform a wide range of material from the fifties to the present day and we can utilise backing tracks for a full band sound to get the party rocking! Please ask for further details.
How long have you guys been playing together?
The four of us have been performing together since 2009, although we all knew each other before that. We've spent a lot of time on the road (and sea!) together and, remarkably, still really enjoy each other's company on and offstage! We're a tight unit.
Anything else I need to know?
Modern Vintage possesses £10m Public Liability Insurance.
Please note that we play loud rock music and cannot perform at venues where a sound limiter is in use. This limitation does not apply to the acoustic options, of course.
If you wish to proceed, subject to availability, we will send you a booking agreement drawn up in conjunction with the Musician's Union. We ask for a 15% deposit paid at the time of booking with the balance paid in cash on the day of the event (prior to the performance) or by cleared cheque funds/bank transfer prior to the date of the event.
We love what we do and we will do our utmost to provide a service that exceeds your expectations. We are easy going and friendly guys, yet we remain extremely professional in our approach and we will endeavour to do all we can to make your event as hassle-free as possible. In return we simply ask to be treated with courtesy and respect.