The Elastic Band
Four Piece Wedding Band & DJ Service
Tel: 0863068871
Email: theelasticband@hotmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I see the band play prior to making a booking?
Yes, you can contact us at any time via e-mail and we will be happy to send you out a list of up coming events.

Where in Ireland will you play?
We are based in Galway but will travel anywhere in Ireland.

Are you able to entertain all age groups?
Yes, we have an extensive selection of songs chosen specifically to cater for all age groups. Please see a list (Click Here) of all the different artists and bands we cover which allows us to do this.

Can you provide a DJ?
Yes, we can provide a DJ service if required. We are able to offer either a band only service or a band and DJ service. Should you choose the later then we will be able to ensure a seamless transition between both.

Can I make special requests regarding a booking?
Yes, we will be pleased to try to accommodate any particular requests from a client to the best of our ability.

Have you played my wedding venue before?
Please see our list (Click Here) of venues to see if we have.

Can I request that a particular song be played for the first dance?
For your first dance we can offer a selection of songs to choose from which we can play live or alternatively you can choose any song which we will locate ourselves and play via iPod over our PA system.

Does the band have a dress code?
Yes, we dress on a smart basis.

What time does the band start?
The start time is ultimately always dependant on when the meal and speeches conclude. Ideally we aim to be ready to start between 9pm and 9.30pm but this means we need access to the room and area we are to set up in by 8.30pm. If the speeches run significantly over then we have no choice but to condense our set so as to allow at least some time for the DJ.

How long does it take for you to set up your equipment?
This can sometimes be affected by the layout of the venue but it takes approximately 45 minutes to set up our equipment.

How long does the band play for?
We aim to play for 3hrs including 15mins break for tea half way through.

What time does the music stop if DJ option is booked?
Our standard finish time is about 2.30am but it can vary dependant on the venue. Best to check ahead of time with the venue to find out what time they close the function room as this will be dictated to the band and DJ on the night.

Do you require a deposit for a booking?
We have no requirement for a deposit in advance of a booking.