Frequent Questions

The Collective Band usually play publicly a few times per year, so please follow our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram for updates and events. You’ll find direct links to these pages in the 'Contact' section of our website. Do not hesitate to enquire about our acoustic duo and trio public performances too.

Yes, The Collective Band requires a 20% deposit on all bookings. Once you have decided to book The Collective Band, you will be forwarded deposit payment details via email. On the receipt of this payment we will issue a confirmation contract to you along with the band’s terms and conditions. Your deposit is only refundable in the event of cancellation by The Collective Band.

Yes, The Collective Band carries full public liability insurance to the sum of £xxx and all of our equipment is fully PAT tested. Please let us know if your venue management requires a copy of these certificates and we will send them over.

We generally do not take live band requests due to the complexity of our live show. However, we will discuss and plan with you any DJ requests ahead of your event so that we come prepared with your favourite songs and genres to play in between the live band sets. Also, during our DJ sets we will happily take requests from you and your guests.

The Collective Band has a repertoire of first dances made up of popular choices from previous clients. Any of these songs can be performed live for you for no extra charge. If your first dance choice is not on the list, there is an additional £100 charge for the band to arrange and rehearse the perfect version for you on prior to your big day. All first dance requests made to our DJ will be played via the DJ system for no extra charge.

In general the set lists are fixed, and you can see these songs in the repertoire section of the website. However songs can be omitted from the band’s set list upon request in advance. Please contact us directly to enquire about this.

Most of our evening events are quoted up until midnight. However, if you would like The Collective Band, or our DJ to perform past midnight we can accommodate this for an additional charge of £300 per hour. Please let us know upon enquiring and we can supply a quote to include your late finish requests.

Yes, The Collective Band has vast experience performing at events held outdoors. We will however need to plan a lot more detail in advance to ensure the safety of the band and guests during these types of events such as secure, level staging, suitable waterproof cover, and safe electricity supply.

Yes, for all packages, each band member will require suitable food and soft drinks. This is to be made available prior to the band performing or during the bands live show interval.

The Collective band will always endeavour to book the musicians featured in the promotional material. However, if in the event that musicians are unavailable for your date, we will call upon our professional substitutes who have experience playing with The Collective Band, know the set list and standards, and are professional musicians in their own right. You will always be in good hands.


The Collective Band have a full professional, state-of-the-art PA system manufactured by leading, industry-standard brands. Our system is ideal for a wide range of audiences and performances ranging from small intimate events with capacities of 50-100 guests, to larger events with capacities of 500 people plus.

The band themselves use a range of Fender, Ibanez and Yamaha guitars and basses, Laney guitar and bass amps, Sennheisser, Shure & AKG microphones, DW drums, Pearl drums and ACS in ear monitor systems.


The Collective Band use an array of professional, state-of-the-art industry-standard lights during their live performances to create fantastic visuals to accompany the live music, and set the perfect ambiance and atmosphere for your evening entertainment.

For larger events, we are more than happy to help plan a more extensive light show during the booking and planning process ahead of your event date. Please discuss with us all of your ideas and needs and we will call upon our professional lighting colleagues in the industry to bring you the ultimate lighting for your event.