The Hot Shots At Your Wedding

The Hot Shots perform at over 150 weddings every year. We understand that entertainment is such an important on your big day which is why our aim is to make this part of your planning as easy and stress free as possible.

The Hots Shots Wedding Band Essex
 

Standard Wedding Service

Our standard service includes all the essentials you'll need for an amazing party. It's designed to minimise costs by including everything you'll need for a 'normal' size wedding or party.

  • Arrive from 6pm, set up by 7.30pm
  • Perform a first dance request from our repertoire
  • DJ a first dance request if not from our repertoire
  • Perform two sixty minute sets of live party music, finishing by midnight
  • Background music before, between and after our live sets up until midnight
  • Very high quality PA & lighting provided, suitable for audiences of up to 500 people
 
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Questions or concerns

Once you’ve decided we’re the right band for you, you can rest assured that your entertainment is in good hands. We’ll be in touch around 3 weeks before the big day to finalise the details, timings, song choices and any other queries you may have. In the run up to your event, you’ll have a dedicated event coordinator from our agency Alive Network who will be more than happy to liaise with you on any issues, questions or concerns.

 

At Your Wedding


A standard wedding begins with our prompt arrival at your venue, when required (usually 6pm). We load in our equipment, set up and sound check as quickly and discreetly as possible. This usually takes us around 60 minutes.

After the soundcheck

After we’ve set up and sound checked we will put background music on through our PA system and go to change into our smart stage clothes. It is standard practice and etiquette to arrange our changing room and meal with the venue in advance of the event. If we can't eat before the first set (EG: the event is behind schedule and we need to perform right away) - then we'll eat during our first break. Soft drinks must be provided to the band for the duration of our stay at the venue.

1st live set

After our first live set, we'll take a break (usually around 45 minutes) and for weddings, this is the ideal time to serve the buffet. During this time we'll leave a play list of carefully chosen music running in the background through our PA system. If you choose our DJ upgrade option, a member of the band will run the DJ rig and be on hand to take requests and make announcements.

First Dance

We want to make your first dance as special for you as possible, that is why we will always play your first dance live (if suitable and with enough notice). We will collaborate with the venue’s event manager and your photographer to ensure this part of your day runs smoothly. We can also play your first dance via our DJ service if you require this instead of a live performance.

2nd live set & end of the night

After our second live performance, if we have finished before midnight, we will provide background music until midnight (unless you've selected a later finish upgrade). Only after our official contracted finish time will we pack our equipment down. We will do this as quickly and discretely as possible - which usually takes around 1 hour.

 

We understand how important the evening entertainment is in capping off an already perfect day. We are proud of the level of service we have provided to countless satisfied clients but don’t just take our word for it, check out our recent testimonials below.

 

Wedding Client Testimonials