10 people! That sounds huge! Is your band the right size for my event?
We typically ask for a 16'x24' performance space but we can fit on a smaller stage or in unusual spaces if necessary. We can make just about anything work.
Our state of the art sound system also allows us to control our volume. We use in-ear monitors which eliminate the need for loud floor monitors and that helps us maintain the right volume and take up less space. Matchmaker Band has performed for audiences from 50 to 5,000 so we can work together to find the right sound and space for your special event.
I'm down with Motown... but do you do other genres?
Yes, although our main style is Motown, soul and funk from the 60's & 70's, we also play popular songs from the 80's, 90's and now. Our live DJ can play anything else you would like if there's something specific.
I'd like to help build the playlist - is that doable?
The short answer is yes. You can be as involved in the song selections as you like. We recommend picking your top 10 favorites (and least favorites) from our song list. This gives us a good idea of your preferences while still giving us the freedom to do what we do best --- packing the dance floor!
Do you provide your own sound and lighting?
Yes. We provide all our own sound production, engineer, and stage lighting. Gotta look good!
Do you provide your own stage?
No but we do not require a stage to perform. Having a stage is always preferred but optional.
What happens when you take a break?
For private events, we provide recorded music but we also offer a live DJ option. Our DJ has access to endless playlists with the ability to take requests on site and adapt to the crowd's energy and style. The party won't stop!
Do you carry event liability insurance?
Yes, as more and more venues are requiring liability insurance, we carry our own liability insurance at no cost to you.
Can someone emcee or make announcements?
Naturally! We can emcee all of your announcements, special moments, etc. across the evening. We'll need to work with you on a clear itinerary.
Do you travel for gigs?
Yes, we travel nationally on a regular basis.
Do you take song requests?
Yes, the band takes song requests. We provide a free song request with our 4hr package. This allows you to choose a song for the band to learn and perform at your event. Additional song requests can be purchased if needed.
Enough with the questions! How do I book?
Once you have notified us that you are ready to book Matchmaker Band, we will place a firm hold on your date. We'll send you a questionnaire that will provide us with all the information we need to draft a contract. Once you have reviewed the contract and any necessary adjustments have been finalized, you will print, sign, and mail in the contract with the 50% deposit. You will be sent a fully executed contract upon receipt. The remaining balance is owed on the day of the event prior to the performance. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.
Do you have any tech specs (a rider) specifying band needs?
Yes, click here to see our band needs. This information will also be on the second page of the contract.
Do you offer ceremony sound and/or musicians?
Yes and yes. We offer a variety of music configurations from a solo pianist to string sections to small bands and all points in between. We also offer a wide range of ceremony sound system options ranging from simply providing audio support for the officiant to providing a comprehensive PA for bands, vocalists, vows, etc. Pricing and options are available by request.
What is a "Second Line" send-off?
If you are interested in adding some spice to your send off, Matchmaker Band offers the "Second Line". Made popular in Louisiana, the band and horn section lead the bride and groom away from the reception to their getaway vehicle with a traditional New Orleans blues march.
Is there a smaller version of the band?
Matchmaker Band usually performs as a 10-piece band. However, we do have other band options in the event that Matchmaker is already booked or the space is truly limited. Please contact us and we will provide you with our best options.