Bookings

HOW TO BOOK WITH STRINGSPACE:

It is important to read all information carefully before making a booking.

Step 1: Enquiry

Fill in our online enquiry form: 

  • Please click here for our enquiry form.

Stringspace will email you prices (usually within 24 hours).

Step 2: Booking Confirmation Form

Fill in your booking confirmation form [ pdf | doc ]

Step 3: Music List Form

Stringspace will email you a Music List Form. Please return your completed Music List Form by 30 days prior to your event


INFORMATION

Live Performance Requirements:

  1.  One chair per musician without armrests.
  2. Adequate reading light and performance space.

Breaks – for events longer than 1.5 hours:

  • Our string players will require one 10 – 15-minute break within each hour. Breaks can be organised to coincide with speeches. The first break occurs after the 1st hour. Please note 2-hour wedding ceremony bookings only require one 5-10 minute break.

Refreshments:

  • Please provide refreshments for events longer than 1.5 hours, and a meal for events longer than 3 hours.
  • 1 bottle of water per musician for outdoor events is appreciated.

Outdoor Events

Shade & shelter:

  • Shelter from direct sunlight or rain is required. This may mean finding a location that has shade, eg.: shade from trees, a veranda close to the ceremony or a gazebo. A large secure umbrella is also a popular solution.
  • If raining, an alternate location for the event is required. Please note the alternate back up inclement weather location must be organised to be within the same booking time and general area.

Booking Time:

  • We always recommend booking for the maximum amount of time that you think you may require.

Overtime:

  • Overtime is $2 + GST per musician per minute. There is also a $50 + GST admin fee.
  • There is no guarantee our musicians will be able to stay for unexpected overtime.

Amplification:

  • We don’t provide amplification for string bookings.
  • Please note amplification for strings is not usually required unless you have over 130 guests.

Special Requests:

  • All special requests from our repertoire lists must be finalised at least 30 days prior to your event.
  • Songs that are not currently listed can potentially be arranged at an additional fee (time permitting).
  • We do not sell our Stringspace pop sheet music arrangements

String Duos:

  • Our String Duo prices are for Violin & Cello.

Space:

  • The String Quartet will require 2 x 3 metres
  • Our String Duo requires 1.5 x 2 metres

Complimentary set-up time:

  • Our string musicians are expected to arrive approx. 15 minutes prior to the start of a scheduled event.

Locations:

  • It’s possible for our string players to be seated in one space for the start of a booking (E.g. ceremony), and then another area later (E.g. canapes).
  • It usually takes approx. 10 minutes to reset a location
  • We recommend having chairs set up in both places for a quick more seamless, smooth change.

Live Performance Requirements:

  1. Adequate reading light and performance space.
  2. Access to an electrical outlet.
  3. Arranged parking (where possible) is appreciated for drummers and bass players.
  4. Amplification: Stringspace requires a professional AV operator & PA system for events with over 250 guests. Singers may require professional AV.

Breaks – for events longer than 1.5 hours:

  • Our band requires one 10 – 15-minute break per hour. Breaks can be organised to coincide with speeches.

Refreshments:

  • Please provide refreshments for events longer than 1.5 hours and lunch/dinner for events which are 3+ hours
  • 1 bottle of water per musician for outdoor events is appreciated.

Outdoor Events:

Shade & shelter:

  • Shelter from direct sunlight or rain is required. This may mean finding a location that has shade, eg. shade from trees, a veranda close to the ceremony or a gazebo. A large secure umbrella is also a popular solution.
  • If raining, an alternate location for the event is required. Please note the alternate back up inclement weather location must be organised to be within the same booking time and general area.

Locations:

  • It can take time to reset a band if they move from one location to another. Please consider this when planning your event.

Booking Time:

  • We always recommend booking for the maximum amount of time that you think you may require.

Overtime:

  • Overtime is $2 + GST per musician per minute. There is also a $50 + GST admin fee.
  • There is no guarantee our musicians will be able to stay for unexpected overtime.

Jazz & Pop Band Amplification:

  • Amplification is usually recommended for events that have over 130 guests. Double bass and guitar will almost always need some amplification.
  • Band musicians can provide their own jazz/pop band amplification for events with up to 250 guests.
  • Please note all venues must have access to electrical outlets.
  • Singers may require professional AV.

PA System:

  • Most venues will have a PA system for dealing with sound requirements. They’ll also usually have an AV person who is on-site to operate the desk/sound etc.

Instrumentation:

  • Our band consists of a combination of piano/keyboard, bass, drums, guitar & saxophone. E.g a 3-piece could be guitar, bass & sax OR keyboard, drums & bass.

Style:

  • Our jazz musicians can also usually include some soul & pop. Please mention which style or styles of music you are after at the time of booking.

Dancing:

  • We recommend booking a 3-5 piece band for dancing (so that you include both drums and bass).
  • We also recommend a PA system for extra volume.

Set up:

  • Stringspace jazz/pop band musicians aim to be set up & ready to perform by 30 minutes prior to the start of your event.

Singer Prices:

  • Extra fees will apply for including a singer.
  • Prices may vary depending on which singer you are interested in booking and whether they are required to bring a PA.
  • Extra prices may also occur if a singer is required to learn a new song.

Direct Deposit:

Stringspace

Westpac – Neutral Bay

BSB: 032 197 ACC: 283 767

Reference: Your Name

(If paying by direct deposit please nominate your name as payment reference in the comment field and notify Stringspace by email).

The confirmation deposit is $330. Final payment is due 30 days prior to your event.


Credit Card: Visa, Mastercard & AMEX

      • A 1.5% surcharge applies to all VISA, Mastercard & AMEX credit card payments.
      • If you prefer to make your payment via credit card over the phone please call Stringspace on 0412 582 437.

Cheque or Money Orders:

Cheques and money orders are to be made out to “Stringspace.” Please contact Stringspace for postal address details.


Stringspace business details:

ABN: 174 75 3425 05
ABR: BN98051430.

In the event that social distancing or industry shutdown policies mandated by State or Federal Governments mean that your event can no longer go ahead, we will happily postpone your booking for up to 18 months.

In all other circumstances, our usual cancellation policy applies (see below).

Please get in contact ASAP if there are any other unforeseen coronavirus concerns regarding your booking.

Cancellation Policy:

Full payment – minus a $330 cancellation fee – is refundable up to 30 days prior to any event.
In the case of a cancellation occurring after this time, 50% of the total hire charge will be payable.

Cancellations within 48 hours of your event are non-refundable.

Limitation on Liability:

The liability of Stringspace for any damages arising out of any booking, and/or any performance, is limited to the total amount of any fee which would otherwise be payable for such a booking or performance.

Stringspace is covered for Public Liability by Marsh Australia for up to $20,000,000.


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