Award-winning Band Available to Hire for Your Wedding

FAQs

Check out our FAQs below if you have any questions.

What Type of Music Do You Play?

Every style from the 60s to the latest releases, plus a set of Ceilidh dances with caller if required. Please see our repertoire page.  A disco is also provided as standard, allowing you to have ANY song you request.

Do You Have a Sample CD?

Yes. We will gladly send you a copy of our free promotional CD, which showcases a typical wedding dance with Wonderland. Please make a request via our contact form and be sure to send us your address for postage.

How Many People Are in the Band? What Instruments Do You Play?

Wonderland is a boy/girl duo. Both are exceptional lead vocalists, plus Steve plays a mean electric guitar during most of the night along with backing tracks of the highest quality. Acoustic guitar is played during ballads such as “Caledonia” and some of the Scottish instrumentals feature a mandolin. Steve works with a pool of outstanding professional female singers.

Can We See the Band Before We Book?

Yes. Please watch our live, online videos to see just some of what we can do. Plus, we play every weekend if you would like to see us perform live. Please get in touch to arrange a viewing at a suitable venue.

How Far Do You Travel?

Distance really is no object. Most of our work is in the North of Scotland, where we are based.

Can You Play in Venues that Use a Noise-Limiter System?

Yes. Our line-up and PA allows us complete control over our volume level.

How Loud Are You? Do You Have Lights?

Our volume is always suitable for your guests and the room. Being a duo without live drums, we can play intimate hotel foyers and our state-of-the-art Bose™ PA system can cater for up to 400 people inside a marquee. We also carry a moving-head LED light show.

How Much Room Do You Need?

Not very much! The PA is very compact and the 2 of us can set up in the smallest of country house foyers. We also carry backdrops and extra sub-bass speakers to cater for village halls and marquees.

How Many Weddings Have You Played?

Hundreds! We haven’t missed 1 booking and have pleased every bride and groom. Please read a few of our testimonials.

Do You Offer a Contracted Service?

Yes. We will happily send you a copy of our booking agreement to look over along with a no-obligation quote. Please send your details using our contact page.

Do You Play same sex Weddings and Civil Ceremonies?

Absolutely! We’ve played several and loved every one of them.

How Much Does the Band Cost?

Each event is priced individually depending on location and performance times, so please contact us with your type of event, date, venue, and times.

How Do We Book You?

We will send you 2 copies of our booking agreement. Please sign both and return 1 with a non-refundable deposit of 10%. The balance is payable 1 month before the event.

Do You Take Credit Cards?

Yes, via PayPal™. However, this is subject to 3% surcharge to cover their fees. We find the best payment methods are via bank transfer or cheque.

Can We Book You Provisionally?

By all means, if we’re available, we will pencil you in. However, due to our high number of enquiries, we don’t hold dates - we have to operate on a first-come-first-served basis. The signed contract and 10% deposit secures the booking.

Who Do We Make the Cheque Payable to?

“Wonderland”.

What Are Your Details for Bank Transfer Payments?

Sort Code: 09-01-27 

Account Number: 37700849 

Reference: “Your Name”

Follow this up with an email to us and we’ll send you a receipt once payment comes through.

Can We Choose the First Dance?

Yes. Wonderland are happy to learn any song for your first dance, provided you give us 2 months’ notice. Alternatively, we can play the original CD version for you if you’d prefer.

Do You Have Any Interest-Free Payment Terms?

Yes, as long as we receive the total amount due 1 month before your event, you can pay us whatever – whenever. We will issue receipts for all payments.

Do You Play Music during Your Break?

Yes. We will play background music at a suitable volume for your guests during any breaks. We typically play Braveheart soundtrack as your evening guests arrive and some easy listening Michael Bublé during the buffet, plus full-on dance-volume mixes from the disco later in the evening. Classic Rock, dance, cheesy disco, indie, house, soul, jazz – tell us your preferences and let us read the crowd.

What Time Do You Arrive at the Venue?

We arrive 1 hour before the agreed start time, unless circumstances allow us to set up in the afternoon.

How Long Do You Play for?

Our standard performance time is from 8:00 pm until 12:30 am, playing continuous music all night between the band and disco. Other times can be negotiated. The band would take a maximum of 2 30-minute breaks – 1 for the buffet and 1 for the disco – again, this is negotiable depending on your requirements.

How Long Does It Take to Set Up?

It can be done in 30 minutes but we give ourselves 1 hour. Please note that in certain venues where we are due to play in the same room as the meal has been served, we cannot start until the tables have been cleared. If the meal is running late, this would obviously have a knock-on effect. We will still finish at the agreed time.

How Reliable is Wonderland?

Wonderland is a professional function band and has been playing wedding dances and other private functions since 1993. We have never missed a date! As part of a fully contracted service, we have public liability insurance and all of our equipment is PAT-tested for safety.

In the highly unlikely event of the band being unable to make the booking, a replacement band will be found for you. We have a large database of other professional duos.

Can We Contact You Anytime? Will You Reply Promptly?

Absolutely, we will reply within 24 hours. We also keep in touch leading up to your event. Additionally, we contact you 1 month beforehand to finalise all details such as times, requests, and the first dance.

Will You Drink Pints and Eat All the Buffet?

YES - pints of WATER! As for the buffet, we will only partake if invited.

How Does the Band Dress?

Smart shirt and dress/top, as if we were one of your guests. You won’t find any jeans or t-shirts, or anything over the top!

Contact our wedding band for hire if you have any more questions.