Although we are based in the Home Counties, we do travel all over the UK and Europe. If the distance requires an overnight stay, this will be advised at the time of booking and included in our fee. For some European destinations, this may require the band to travel the day before the performance and home the day afterwards. Again this will be discussed at the time of booking.
Yes we do. We have full Public Liability cover to £1,000,000 and all our equipment is PAT tested and copies can be supplied to you and the venue prior to your event, meaning you can rest assured that even if you book the band before you have found the venue we will have no problem in playing there as we are fully covered.
Ideally speaking a 3m x 4m area is enough for us to put on a show. It is worth noting though that we are an energetic band and therefore like to jump around and put on a show for you and your guests to enjoy and remember! So the more room you give us, the better the show in a visual sense. If you're not sure then please contact us and we can discuss this or, if distance allows, we can visit the venue with you beforehand.
Providing the access is good (Not on the 5th floor of an office block) then generally speaking, the band can arrive, set up and sound check in 60-90 minutes. Parking will be required for 2 vehicles ideally with side access to the stage area making it less disruptive to you and your guests on the day of your event.
A normal show consists of 2 x 60 minute sets, plus a 30 minute interval. Music can be supplied through our PA before, during the interval and after the show. If you require a longer performance then please contact us where we will be happy to discuss this with you in more detail.
Yes, providing we are given enough notice and we feel that we can do the song justice then we are happy to take it on. Please do bear in mind though that Reptilia play Indie/Rock and consist of Drums/Bass/Guitars and Male Vocals so a piano based ballad could prove difficult to learn. If you're unsure of a songs' suitability, then just ask us and we can let you know if we feel it is something we can take on.
Whilst we will always consider any song, as a band we have always been keen to keep our identity and our experience has shown that by playing a particular genre of music, has proven very popular whatever the event. For certain types of event, such as a wedding then we may take on a song that is specific to that performance but generally speaking guys, if you want a band that plays a lot of Hendrix or Stones etc. then Reptilia isn't for you.
As you may have seen from our photos on the site, the band generally wear Shirt/Ties with jeans. If you want anything different (Suits/Jeans/T-Shirt) then this is no problem, just let us know and we will be happy to oblige.
We will always supply you with a list of the songs you can expect to hear on the night, and if anything is particularly requested from the list then we will always ensure it's included. Our experience shows though that it's best to let the band put the sets together as they know what songs work well together and will know how to make the night flow in terms of song order.
There is no standard event, with every wedding/party/corporate function being more about the individual's/companies needs and therefore we will always look to meet with you and discuss your specific requirements in order for a price to be agreed. Contributing factors that go towards determining a price are, arrival times, set lengths, additional songs to learn, distance to travel, overnight accommodation etc. By doing it this way we can ensure your event is tailored to suit you and your guests making the whole performance a more personal experience as opposed to trying to make you and your event fit in to a certain type of box that, might not be suitable to you.
Reptilia create an explosive upbeat and full sound and, although not solely the reason, this is achieved by the equipment we use. With Gibson/Fender Guitars, Marshall Valve Amps, Pearl Drums, Sure SM58 Mics, and Peavey PA system you will hear a band performing a string of hits that sound exactly like the original artists!
If you can't see the answer to your question or, if you have a specific request for your event then this is no problem. Just click on Contact Us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements. We are not unreasonable guys and will always look to work with you to ensure you and your guests have a night to remember.