Do we need to provide a PA System and a lighting rig?
No. The band will provide a PA and stage lights. If your event is for upwards of 300 people or in a particularly large venue than we advise that a larger PA system and sound engineer is arranged - which is something we can do for you.
Can we request songs for our event?
For weddings, we include the first dance song at no extra charge and we’ll work closely with you in the booking process so you can request specific songs too. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.
Will you provide music after your set?
Yes. In between sets and post the band's performance the sound system will be left up for an agreed amount of time. We have a playlist of songs that will keep the guests on the dance floor.
Can I add songs to the playlist?
Yes - In fact, we encourage it! If you would prefer to create your own playlist you will just need to send us a list of songs and we will do the rest.
How long does the band play for?
The band will play 2x 60 minute sets as standard with a 15-20 minute break in between. If you would like the band to play for more or less time or in a different arrangement (3 x 40 minutes) then this can be discussed during the booking process.
When will the band arrive at my event?
Exact times can be arranged to fit your event, however the band ideally need around 90 minutes to load-in, set up and soundcheck before the start of the first performance. Usually, we arrive between 5/6PM.
What is a sound check and how long will it take?
Soundcheck is an essential part to any band's performance. This is where we check the volume of the band and make adjustments so everything can be heard clearly. Every room is different and therefore it is important to check the variations in a room in order to avoid issues such as feedback and to ensure the band sounds great for your event.
The venue for my event has a sound limiter. Will this be an issue?
In a nutshell, no. However this can effect the bands performance especially if the limiter has the capability to cut the power. Please let us know if this is the case so we can compensate for it. For more on sound limiters, please get in touch.
Can we use the bands PA System for speeches?
Yes. However we do not use radio microphones therefore speeches will have to be made from where the band is set up. Please let us know prior to your event if you will need this is we will likely need to arrive and soundcheck much earlier.
Will I need to feed the band?
A typical event will have the band arriving at 5pm and leaving at 1am the next morning! that’s a long evening from set-up to soundcheck and then to the performances… and then loading all that equipment out - therefore it is advised that food is arranged for the band either upon arrival, after soundcheck or after the first set depending on your schedule.
Will I get this exact band at my event?
Yes. However in the event that one or more of the band members is not available we have a network of trusted 'deps' that can step in. If you want one of our musicians specifically at your event (i.e the singers) then just let us know and we can make sure this happens for you. This also helps us for any last minute emergencies or illness.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance (PLI)?
Yes. We are insured up to £10 Million PLI. If your venue requires certificates/confirmation we will happily provide proof of this or you can download at the link at the bottom of this page.
Is the band's equipment PAT tested and what is PAT?
Yes. All equipment belonging to the band is PAT tested. Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. If you have any questions about this then please get in touch.
How much is it to book Poppin' Candy for my event?
Each event is different and therefore there is no set price on booking the band. The costs involved depend on a number of variables such as, sets played, equipment needed and distance travelled to the event. An initial quote can be provided for you after making contact on our booking form. As a guide, the 4 piece band for 2 hours with all our equipment (sound and lighting) would be between £800 - £1,000.
Where can I see Poppin' Candy play?
Poppin' Candy is based in central Hertfordshire and rehearse in Stevenage. As the majority of the band's performances are at private functions it can be quite difficult to see us perform prior to your event. If you would like to see or meet the band before your event then please get in contact and we will try our best to make this happen for you.
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How do I book?
Please first make an enquiry via our contactpage or using the details below and Joe (manager) will get back to you promptly (usually within 48 hours) to discuss booking.