The Compilation Most Frequently Asked Questions

Below are all of the questions we could remember having been asked in the past. If you have a question that's not on here, please feel free to email thecompilation@alivenetwork.com or call our agent, Nick on 0845 226 3177.

How much space do you need?

Ideally we need a performance area of 4x3 metres, but we are able to work with a minimum area of 4x2 metres if space is more limited. We have experience performing in all types of venues, from clubs and hotels, to barns, marquees, theatres and intimate clubs so we’re able to make the most of whatever space is available to us.

Can I pick the bands playlist?

We recommend that you let us know if there are any songs you definitely DO and DON’T want. From this, we can curate the setlist to meet your needs.  We would prefer if the setlist order is left to us, this is so we can ensure the set flows from beginning to end.

Where will you travel to?

We’re Based in Sussex however we perform UK wide.

Can I see you play live?

We advertise any public events on our Facebook page however these events are not that frequent as we mainly pay private events

Will you learn our special song?

We are happy to consider learning your requested track. It does however depend on whether the song fits our playing style and sound. It can be difficult for us to pull off certain songs that have large variety of instruments in the arrangement, due to us being a 4 piece band, but we will be sure to give it our best effort. At the time of booking us, please let your agent know if there’s a particular song you’d like us to consider learning so we have enough time to learn it to the standard of the rest of our set.

Is the video on your website a true reflection of the band?

Our video promo is all performed live in the studio so you can get a feel for what we’d sound like if you were book to book us.

How do I book you?

You can book us through the enquiry form on this website … or through our agency www.alivenetwork.com. You can also email or call our booking agents on 0845 108 5500

Are you able to DJ in between sets?

Clients will often provide us with an iPod/MP3 player, or laptop with a playlist on to incorporate the music into our usual DJ sets. We can always discuss this with you in advance to put a playlist together on our systems if the above is not possible.

Can we use your sound system for speeches?

You are welcome to use our PA system for your speeches. However, we don’t use radio mics in our live setup so, should you need them, and you will have to hire them in advance.

What equipment do you use?

The Compilation have a PA system is made up of some of the best audio equipment available on the market. We use a 16 channel, fully digital, Yamaha mixing desk with a 2000w ElectroVoice active speaker system, Yamaha monitors and Shure in-ear monitors.

Do you have lights?

We have 4 x LED floor lights and 4 x LED T-Bar Lights.

How long do you play for?

We usually play two one hour sets. This can also be divided into three 40 minute sets if you prefer.

What time do you start and finish?

We usually start our first set between 9:00pm-9:30pm. and play our second set in the final hour of the evening, but we are flexible with this. Arrival and finish times are 6pm and midnight as standard with early arrival and late finish fees applicable outside of these timings.

How long do you take to set up?

1 Hour to set up and sound check should suffice as long as the entrance to the venue is easy and parking is not too far away from the venue.

Can I provisionally book you?

Unfortunately provisional bookings are not possible due to our demand, we would have to turn prospective clients away on popular dates.

Can my sisters/bosses/daughters dog sing with your band?

We have had both positive and negative experiences with guest performing with us. We ask if this is to happen that it is arranged in advance and that the guest featuring has had prior experience performing live. We have had in the past, impromptu performances from guests on the night which have ended in disaster, so we would want to avoid that situation reoccurring!

What will the band wear?

We usually dress formally for most parties, unless informal attire is requested. The guys typically wear trousers, smart shirts and smart shoes and Peggy, normally a dress and high heels. If your event is themed, we are more than happy join in if you so wish. Please check out our photo gallery for an idea of our typical wedding attire.

Does the band have PAT and PLI certificates?

We have PLI and all our gear is fully PAT Tested

Why should I book The Compilation?

The Compilation is made up with 4 experienced and talented musicians, the band met whilst studying at The British and Irish Institute of Modern Music. It was there that they honed their skills in delivering a performance to remember! Having entertained Birmingham City FC, supported Lamar & Soul 2 Soul & travelled the UK to perform at a range of events, this group of musicians are guaranteed to wow! Fun, friendly and completely professional, your entertainment is in completely safe and professional hands.

How much does it cost to book the band?

Prices vary slightly based on the time of year, the location of your event, timings, and any upgrade options. Please use the booking widget in the sidebar to get an instant quote. It only takes a minute!

Can we see some previous client testimonials?

Yeah sure - they're on our testimonials page. 

Do The Compilation have any specific requirements?

We request a room in which to change, something to eat and drinks for the duration of our time at the venue.

What type/size venues are you able to play at?

We have experience performing in all types of venues, from clubs and hotels, to barns, marquees, theatres and intimate clubs so we’re able to make the most of whatever space is available to us.

How loud will the band be?

We always make sure that our volume levels are such that people at your event can still converse, but really feel as though they are at a gig when they're on the dance floor. Being a guitar based function band, the nature of the music we play means that we can only turn down so far! If your chosen venue has a DB limiter, please discuss this with your agent at the time of your enquiry.

What is the band power requirement?

We usually request 2 double 13 amp supplies near to the stage area. We use LED lighting which keeps our power consumption down but we prefer to run lights from one power source and audio equipment from another to reduce the risk of noise interference.

Do The Compilation offer any additional services?

You can add on an extended performance, please speak with our agent in regards to additional costs if you’re requesting this at your event.

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