The Generals perform over 60 private events every year. We understand that entertainment is such an important part of your party. Our aim is to make the planning of your party as easy as possible, by using our vast experience gained at the many events we do. We accept and understand that as much as you plan, events will often not run to schedule - we will be as flexible as required to help make your event run as smoothly as possible.
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 corporate event or party.
Arrive from 6pm, setup by 7.30pm
Learn a special song free of charge
Perform two sixty minute sets of live party music, finishing by midnight
Pre-mixed Background/party music before, between and after our live sets up until midnight
Very high quality PA & lighting provided, suitable for audiences of up to 400 people
We also offer the following additional upgrade options:
After midnight finish
Pre-6.00pm early arrival fee
Upgraded PA & Lighting suitable for up to 5000 people
We will contact you 3 weeks before the date to confirm any last requirements. Upon arrival we'll liaise with the venue/event manager and load in, set up and sound check as quickly and as discretely as possible. This takes approximately 90 minutes, 30 minutes of which are for 'sound check' which involves us playing live, full volume, in order to balance the sound and get the best possible live sound in your specific venue.
We are happy to arrive and set up before your guests but we charge an early arrival fee per hour before 5pm if you've booked our standard service.
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 change into our stage clothes. You will need to arrange for the venue to provide us with a secure changing room (not the toilets), Depending on the event/booking, this may also be the time when we will eat, and therefore (depending on the arrangement made) you’ll need to arrange for your catering to provide us with a hot meal and soft drinks/tea/coffee - Generally Only Corporate event. 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
After our second live performance, if we have finished before midnight, we will provide party 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.