What We'll Do At Your Event

Young, energetic Essex wedding band: The Hot Shots guarantee to get your party rocking with their eclectic selection of rock & pop covers. From Kings Of Leon, Queen, The Beatles, The Killers, Daft Punk & Bruno Mars! There's something to get everyone on the dance floor.

Standard 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

 

Additional Upgrade options

We also offer the following additional upgrade options:

  • DJ service (run by a band member)
  • After midnight finish
  • Pre-5.00pm early arrival
  • Sixty minute acoustic set during your drinks reception/meal
  • Learn a song request
  • Upgraded PA & Lighting for up to 1000 people
  • Additional hour of live band music (3rd set)
Call 0845 108 5500
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Call 0845 108 5500
or click here to email
   

 

What We'll Do At Your Event

Arrival, set up and soundcheck

Upon arrival we'll liaise with the venue/event manager and load in, set up and sound check as quickly and as discretely as possible. This takes approximately 90 minutes, 30 minutes of which are for 'sound check' which involves us playing live, full volume, in order to balance the sound and get the best possible live sound in your specific venue.

We are happy to arrive and set up before your guests but we charge an early arrival fee per hour before 5pm if you've booked our standard service.

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.

After set up

After we’ve set up and sound checked we will put background music on through our PA system and go to change into our 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.

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.

 

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss things with us in greater detail, please feel free to get in touch with our agents at Alive Network, on 0845 108 5500, who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.