Frequently Asked Questions
How far out should I book music?
The sooner the better, but we specialize in last-minute bookings and will be more than happy to accommodate you as long as scheduling/travel permit. Booking at least several months in advance will be your best bet to secure availability.
How far will you travel?
The short answer: however far you’d like me to! I have performed at weddings from Maryland to Maine and am willing to traverse the globe if need be--have guitar, will travel! : )
The services described on this website include reasonable travel distance within the DC/Baltimore Mid-Atlantic region (an hour or two, give or take). If your wedding is going to be quite a bit further outside of the region, we will just have to figure out things like extra driving mileage and/or flight and overnight accommodations if applicable. Bottom line--anything is doable, so just give me a shout if you have questions about location and travel!
Do you require a deposit and/or contract?
In a few words: yes, and yes : ) A signed contract and 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date. Here are the reasons behind both:
A contract is important for both the vendor and client in order to make sure there is no confusion on the big day. Everything is spelled out and everyone knows and agrees to what is expected of them. Most times they are simply a formality that gets filed away in the ‘just in case’ folder and never seen again. But they offer both the happy couple and the happy musician peace of mind knowing that everyone is on the same page and everything will run smoothly.
A deposit locks in the date and is another guarantee that I will be there to provide you with the perfect music for your wedding. In addition, it allows me to still eat, shelter and clothe myself and my 17 children should anything weird happen and the client has to cancel between reserving the date and the big day : )
What forms of payment do you accept?
Whatever is most convenient for you! Cash, Check, or Credit Cards are all accepted.
What are your power/staging requirements?
I’m all about keeping it simple, so all I really need is a nice flat, dry space to set up and one power outlet for each place I will be performing (ceremony, cocktail hour area, etc.). If the wedding is outdoors, some kind of cover will also be needed in case of inclement weather. Of course I won’t complain if you want to go all out and have a big fancy stage platform with fireworks, dancing girls, etc., but none of those things are necessary : )
What will your attire look like?
Most likely it will consist of what I’m wearing in the picture on the homepage (dark suit/tie). If there are certain colors/designs that you’d like me to wear (or that you’d like me to avoid), don’t hesitate to let me know.
When will you arrive to set up?
I usually like to arrive at least 2 hours before the scheduled performance time to get acclimated to the venue, set-up equipment, go over any last minute details, and get everything in place. If you have any special requests in this department, please let me know.