The Ruby Red's Band requires a non-refundable deposit of only $100.00 for each date we hold for you. The deposit can be paid via check, or credit card online (PayPal®) [This service coming soon-].
Reschedule a Date
Depending on our availability, The Ruby Reds Band can be rescheduled to another date without an additional fee.
Change the Start Time
The Ruby Reds Band will typically arrive 45 minutes prior to the agreed 'start' tme. If your event needs to begin more than 20 minutes earlier than scheduled you will need to notify us as soon as possible. Most often this kind of time shift will cause no problems but occasionally we will be coming from another event and the time shift may not be physically possible.
It's not unusual for us to get the party started and discover that the party wants to continue past the time we were scheduled to stop. We will make every attempt to accommodate playing longer. Our normal fee is to pro-rate the additional time based on an hourly fee [Here's where musician rocket science comes into play: take the fee for the event, divide by the originally scheduled hours, multiply by the additional hours needed. Whew! Think what we could do for NASA!]
The Sound System
The Ruby Reds Band is fully equipped with portable sound systems that will accomodate most small to medium events. We'll want to know things like how big an area the sound must cover and how many people will attend in order to bring the right sound system for the event. (If you want us to play a stadium or arena or amphitheatre, we'll add on a fee for that kind of sound requirement! But then, you knew that...). We are very aware of volume and you won't have to worry about us generating excessive or aggravating volume. After all, we're out to please you and make your event turn out great!
Feed the Band
Yes. By all means.
Tipping the Band
Often! (Always encouraged, never required...)
Flash Photography and Video
Only if you have the stomach for it...
If we get fired up enough even WE may start some shameless and embarrassing dancing. At that moment it will become painfully clear why we chose to PLAY music for a living... but the audience is welcome to dance on anything you deem safe. (Hey, it's YOUR coffee table...)
Special Requests, Uniforms, etc.
Many times our clients want to request a special tune for a special event or occasion. We know thousands of tunes but give us a little heads up in case you pick one we don't already know. We can also accomodate a special uniform (like a tuxedo, for instance). For most of our corporate engagements the band wears a 30s dressy casual look with dress slacks, vests, vintage hats and a bow tie now and then... but we can accomodate any request with a little notice.