Frequently Asked Questions

We want to thank you for taking the time to consider Saturday Night Superstars as your event entertainment! Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Please don’t hesitate to email us at info@saturdaynightsuperstars.com with your question or concern. We will happily answer any inquiry you may have.

 

BOOKING


WHEN SHOULD I BOOK YOU FOR MY EVENT?

The sooner the better! Our clients tend to book our services 10 – 18 months in advance when they begin planning for their special event.


DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?

Yes, we require a deposit along with your signed contract to secure your specified date. Until the deposit has been paid, we cannot guarantee your date.


WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP AFTER I PAY MY DEPOSIT?

Once the deposit is received, a follow-up meeting will be booked to discuss all details for the event and any specific requests that you may have.


DO YOU CHARGE TAX?

Yes. We operate as a legitimate business and are governed by the laws of Ontario. We charge HST like any other business would.


DO YOU TRAVEL?

Yes. Although we are based in the Greater Toronto Area, we typically perform up to 2 hours away. Additional fees for transportation, accommodation and hospitality will be included in your quotation.


DOES THE PRICE QUOTED INCLUDE TRAVEL COSTS AND EXPENSES?

Yes. All quotes include travel expenses unless otherwise noted.


DO YOU HAVE PACKAGES?

No. Every event is unique, so based on your specific parameters we create a custom quote for you.


DO YOU HAVE ADD-ONS?

Add-ons are available for all aspects of your event. Additional lighting, sound equipment, instrumentalists and DJ services are all available! Email us about a quote and we will be more than happy to provide more information to you!


 

 

THE BAND


ARE YOU FULLY INSURED? 

Of course! We have general liability coverage as well as insurance for all of our equipment, so you don’t have to worry.


WHAT DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE FOR THE BAND?

We will need a sufficient electrical supply and stage to set up. We also ask that a meal be provided as it is a can be a long day and we want to be well-fuelled so our performances exceed every expectation!


WHAT WILL THE BAND WEAR?

We dress formally and professionally to every event –  this is our typical attire:


HOW MUCH SPACE AND POWER DOES THE BAND REQUIRE?

The band can fit in a space anywhere between 12′ x 12′ to 20′ x 16′, but the 20’ x 16’ is what we recommend for the best visuals for your event. A smaller stage is manageable, but it limits the band’s range of motion. With regards to the power, a minimum of 4 separate, 15 amp circuits is required to ensure all audio/visual equipment operates properly at your event.


CAN YOU ADD MEMBERS?

We don’t do that. We don’t have part-time members of the band as they would never have the chance to get tight with the rhythm section. We also NEVER substitute band members as it diminishes the quality of our performance. Beware the bands out there that have an ‘A’ band and a ‘B’ band, and don’t believe any band that says it doesn’t affect how good they sound when they put in a sub player.


WHEN CAN I COME SEE YOU LIVE?

We play festivals and special events throughout the year that are open to the public. Contact us for more information on when and where you can see us live as most of our gigs are private.


 

DAY OF YOUR EVENT


HOW MANY SONGS WILL YOU PERFORM AT MY EVENT?

Depending on your event schedule and contracted performance time, the band can perform anywhere from 45-60 songs.


CAN WE SUBMIT A “DO NOT PLAY” LIST?

We play what you want to hear! If there is a song you don’t want us to play, let us know when we discuss the custom setlist for your special event.


HOW LONG ARE YOUR PERFORMING SETS AND BREAKS?

Our performance sets are approximately 45-50 minutes and our breaks are usually 15-30 minutes each.


HOW MANY BREAKS DO YOU TAKE?

The number of breaks the band takes depends on how many performance sets we play.  The band will take one 15-30 minute break after each 45-50 minute performance. Add-ons for music to be played during our breaks is available.


CAN WE USE YOUR MICROPHONES?

Absolutely! Our microphones are always available for you and your guests to use for speeches and announcements. Depending on the size of the venue, we may need to set-up additional speakers around the room to balance the sound.


WHO CONTROLS THE SOUND AND LIGHTING DURING YOUR PERFORMANCE?

We always travel with sound and lighting tech. The responsibility to set up our professional sound and lighting equipment is pretty complex, so we have a professionally trained tech on-hand to do JUST THAT. We don’t “set it and forget it”, and we constantly monitor sound and lighting throughout the performance. The only time we don’t travel with a sound and lighting tech is when they are provided by the venue or production company.