Fraudio's FAQs

How much space do you need?

We ideally need a performance area of 5x3 metres but we are able to work with a minimum area of 4x2 metres, if space is more limited. We’ve performed in venues of all types, from manor houses and hotels, to barns, marquees and small clubs so we’re well versed in making the most of whatever space is available to us and still putting on a top level performance.

How is it best to time things?

It’s your night, so we’re happy to fit in with your timings but from experience, we find the following timings for wedding performances work really well:

7.30pm-8pm – background music
8pm-8.45pm – DJ set
8.45pm-9pm – Cut cake, photos, first dance
9pm – 10pm – First band set
10pm – 11pm – DJ set
11pm-12am – 2nd band set

It’s best to plan food around the band’s sets (usually after the 1st set). If the buffet is on at the same time as the band are playing, people are less likely to be enjoying themselves on the dance floor.

Can I pick the bands playlist?

You are welcome to make suggestions of songs from our repertoire that you consider “must haves” or if there are any songs you’d rather we didn’t play, please let us know but we ask the final play list be left to us. This is because there are many factors involved in determining the order and composition of a good live set, such as key, tempo, style and genre, which we will take into consideration. Not only are you booking the band for our musical ability, you are also booking our experience in reading the room and selecting the songs to keep the audience happy and the dance floor full.

Where will you travel to?

We’re based in Warwickshire but we’ll travel all over the UK and internationally.

Can I see you play live?

As the majority of our work comes from private functions, we don’t do many public shows. However, we do from time to time put on gigs that are open to the public and details of these events can be found on our facebook page what we do and love to see everyone having fun, dancing and singing along to the songs we play. Choosing a wide range of music, we play classics from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Kings Of Leon etc, take a step back in time to visit Elvis, The Beatles and Stevie Wonder and throw in a few pop hits that you wouldn’t normally expect from a guitar band. We pride ourselves on being a highly professional and entertaining band that’s friendly, fun and easy to work with.

How much does it cost to book the band?

Our prices are tailored for each specific event, there are many factors that we take into account when supplying a price. For example: Location, set lengths, venue, set-up and finish times. Please contact our agents at Alive Network for a quotation.

Can we see some previous client testimonials?

You can. Please visit the Testimonials page on our website, to see what previous clients have said about us.

Do Fraudio have any specific requirements?

A secure place to get changed and something to eat and drink (either before we play or during the interval). So no need for bowls of M&Ms, separated by colour or bottles of champagne and Jack Daniel’s.

What type/size venues are you able to play at?

We’ve played and all sorts of venues, over the years, from outdoor festivals to pubs. So we’re used to venues of all shapes and sizes.

How loud will the band be?

Being a guitar based rock and pop function band, with acoustic drums, means that we can only turn down so far and still sound like a band! If your chosen venue has a dB limiter, please discuss this with your agent at the time of your enquiry. If it’s set at a reasonable level, then there shouldn’t be a problem and we can put on a normal, high energy performance.

What is the band power requirement?

We usually request at least 2 double 13 amp supplies near to the stage area. We use LED lighting which keeps our power consumption down but we prefer to run lights from one power source and audio equipment from another to reduce the risk of noise interference.

Do Fraudio offer any additional services?

We offer a DJ service, which is free of charge if you book us within 7 days of receiving your official quote.