Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find the answers to all our frequently asked questions. If you still don’t have your answers, please head to our contact us page, and speak with us directly, we will always be happy to assist.

How do I book E2 for my event?

The easiest way to get a quote for E2 at your event is using our quote form found on our pricing page. Alternatively, visit our contact us page to get in touch! 

Where are you based & how far can you travel?

We are based mainly in Kent and London, but E2 can travel anywhere within the United Kingdom and be booked for international events. 

How much time do you need to set up, and get out?

A comfortable set-up and sound check time is 1-2 hours, depending on the venue, its access and the event. Some events require more equipment, and as a result, the set-up time is extended. De-rig time is usually 1 hour, again depending on the venue.

What are your power requirements?

Please see the technical specifications page.

What happens if there's a problem with the volume?

We have performed at hundreds of events, all of which have very different volume requirements. While we emphasise that E2 is a party band, which by its nature is lively and requires a certain volume level to achieve a good dynamic performance. We will always endeavour to set and adjust our volume to a reasonable level in line with the clients and venues requirements.

Why is E2 more expensive than other bands?

Quite simply, E2 is not like other bands. All the musicians are top professionals, we use only the best, our management and customer care are second to none, and our expertise, experience and attention to detail, in every department, is priceless.

Do you require overnight accommodation?

This is dependant on the distance from central London, and the finish time of the event. As a general rule though, we do not usually require overnight accommodation.

How much room do you need?

For the standard six-piece band 5 meters x 2.5 meters is the minimum requirement. Add to this 2 meters x 1 meter if you are having an E2 DJ. It is also preferable, but not obligatory, to have a 2-meter x 1-meter space at the back of the room for the sound engineer and sound desk.

Please see our tech spec page for further information, stage plans are available upon request. 

This is the first time I've organised an event like this. Can you help?

When you employ E2, you are not only hiring a band but a fantastic management team that can help and advise you through every stage of the planning and organisation of the entertainment for your event. Whether you are a seasoned party planner or a first time organizer, E2 will be happy to help as much, or as little, as you require.

Why do we have to feed the band?

More often than not, you will see the band for the first time when they get on stage, but usually, they will have already been at the venue for a minimum of three hours. Add to that the remainder of the evening, travelling time and de-rig time and the average day for one team is between 12 and 15 hours.

Soft drinks and a hot meal are a standard part of all professional event band contracts.

Please see Hospitality Rider for specific requirements.

How long do you play for?

We usually perform two 1 hour sets, but this is flexible. Other bands offer more extended sets, but these bands don’t perform with the energy, enthusiasm and vibe that characterise E2. However, we advise against, were possible, fragmenting sets, for example, 3x40min sets, or having buffet or food served while the band is performing, which generally has the effect of interrupting the flow and continuity of the event.

How do we pay?

Once you have accepted your quote, A deposit is required to secure your date. The remaining payment is due before or on the night of your event via bank transfer. 

Can you incorporate a themed event in your show?

Yes, we can alter the E2 show to reflect the theme of the event. We advise altering only a small number of tracks as a whole evening of themed music can become repetitive. A typical example would be a James Bond theme night (one of which we had the pleasure of doing for UNICEF) where we opened the night with the JB theme tune and included 3 other classic bond themes in the show. If specific tracks have to be learnt and rehearsed there may be an additional fee and additional musicians required.

Can you supply background music?

Yes, we can supply background music for your event at no extra charge. Alternatively, we can play music from your iPod or device. If, however, you want something a little more unique, you could always request the E2 dinner Jazz.

Can I hire my own sound/lighting company?

We welcome you to hire your own sound and lighting company! In this scenario, we provide the instruments and backline for our performance. This may be preferable in large venues where our system is insufficient, international gigs, or if you are putting on a larger event or festival with multiple bands. Please see our minimum requirements on the technical page. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about this!