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#11 tiffandmarv

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    Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:57 PM

    I believe a steel drum band and a full reggae band are very different, hence the difference in pricing. A steel drum band is a lot more affordable.
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    #12 Marne

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      Posted 28 October 2009 - 04:58 PM

      So I just checked and the band we think we're going to use is $4000/3 hours and then an additional 1500/hour. Does this sound absolutely outrageous or is that about what other people are being quoted for reggae bands (Female Lead Vocalist, Drummer "Lead Male Singer", Bassist, Keyboardist)

      #13 msmoodyr

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        Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:12 PM

        I was quoted that much too for a band .. It was ridiculous

        the one through the hotel was $500/600 an hour

        #14 *Karla*

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          Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:29 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Marne
          I thought something like 4 or 5 hours. . . I have no idea. I have no clue how much things are supposed to cost and it didn't sound that expensive to me. I'll investigate. In the meantime, does anyone have other bands I should look into? I know the resort charges an extra $500 or so to bring in an outside vendor but it might be worth it.
          I guess expensive is relative...If it is not to much for you, go for it!

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Marne
          So I just checked and the band we think we're going to use is $4000/3 hours and then an additional 1500/hour. Does this sound absolutely outrageous or is that about what other people are being quoted for reggae bands (Female Lead Vocalist, Drummer "Lead Male Singer", Bassist, Keyboardist)
          I looked into a band and this is no where close to what I was quoted.

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          Originally Posted by msmoodyr
          I was quoted that much too for a band .. It was ridiculous

          the one through the hotel was $500/600 an hour
          $500-600 an hour is closer to what I was quoted.

          #15 Marne

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            Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:36 PM

            Even though we can afford it, I don't want to pay too much if I don't have to. Do you know the names of the bands for $500/600? Has anyone used them and has feedback? We're looking for a reggae band that plays popular music - we want to make sure that everyone knows the songs and can dance. Our WC sent us a few cd's the other day but this is my fiance's job and he has yet to listen to them. They were all around a similar price range.

            #16 *Karla*

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              Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:39 PM

              I will have to talk to my WC and see if I can get some names.

              #17 brownting

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                Posted 05 November 2009 - 03:09 PM

                Marne, if price is not an issue, Fab 5 is one of the best bands there is. They will play popular music as well. I wish I could use them but they are out of my price range.

                #18 Marne

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                  Posted 05 November 2009 - 03:53 PM

                  Does Fab 5 do weddings? Do you know about how much they charge?

                  #19 brandypa

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                    Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:51 AM

                    I booked the Chokey Taylor band. They have 8 band members and you can listen to some songs on itunes. They can play almost anything you want. Their manager is awesome. She replies to same day emails. I booked the live band for 3 hours and they have a DJ that will play for an hour afterwards. It costs $3200 for a total of 4 hours.

                    #20 kerrij

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                      Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:56 PM

                      wow really pays to shop around i guess! thx!




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