What We'll Do At Your Event

Young, energetic, super-professional and one of the most exciting and experienced function bands in the UK! The Dukes are an all male 4-piece band, available to hire for weddings, corporate events and private parties in London, Bucks and across the UK!

The Dukes party band Buckinghamshire The Dukes function band Buckinghamshire

Standard Service

Our standard service includes all the essentials you'll need for an amazing party. It's designed to minimise costs by including everything you'll need for a 'normal' size wedding or party.

  • Arrive from 6pm, set up by 7.30pm
  • Perform a first dance from our repertoire
  • Or we can DJ a first dance request 
  • Perform two sixty minute sets of live party music, finishing by midnight
  • Interval music before, between and after our live sets up until midnight (DJ service is free if we are booked within 7 days of quote being issued)
  • Very high quality PA & lighting provided, suitable for audiences of up to 500 people

 

 

Additional Upgrade options

We also offer the following additional upgrade options:

  • Pre-5.00pm early arrival
  • DJ Service
  • After midnight finish (Charged hourly)
  • Learn a song request
  • Rockaokeset- Sing along with the band for 20 mins

 

Call 0845 226 3166
or click here to email
Call 0845 226 3166
or click here to email
   

 

What We'll Do At Your Event


Arrival, set up and soundcheck

When we arrive at the venue/event, we'll meet the organisers, have a chat, load in, set our gear up and sound check as quickly and as discretely as possible. It takes approximately 90 minutes to sound check, which involves the band playing live, full volume, in order to balance the sound and get the best possible live sound in your specific venue.

We can arrive early and set up before your guests arrive but we charge an early arrival fee per hour before 5 in the afternoon.


1st live set

After our first live set, we'll take a break (usually around 45 minutes) and for weddings, this is the ideal time to serve the buffet. During this time we'll leave a play list of carefully chosen music running in the background through our PA system. If you choose our DJ upgrade option, a member of the band will run the DJ rig and be on hand to take requests and make announcements.


After set up

After we've set up and sound checked we will put background music on through our PA system and go to get changed into our stage clothes. We'll probably use this time to eat something too. Please arrange for the venue to provide us with a secure (lockable) changing room (not the toilets), and for your catering team to provide us with a hot meal and soft drinks/tea/coffee. This is standard for all wedding/corporate/party bookings for any band. If we can't eat before the first set (EG: the event is behind schedule and we need to perform right away) - then we'll eat during our first break.


2nd live set & end of the night

After our second live performance, if we have finished before midnight, we will provide background music until midnight (unless you've selected a later finish upgrade). Only after our official contracted finish time will we pack our equipment down. We will do this as quickly and discretely as possible - which usually takes around 1 hour.

 

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss things with us in greater detail, please feel free to get in touch with our agents at Alive on 0845 108 5500, who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.