FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

General

In10City Band typically follows a 4-hour block of time that includes three music sets. Additional time can be contractually added in 30-minute increments if desired.

We only take two short breaks. 

Most bands follow the old standard of 3 (1-hour) sets in 4 hours, with 2 (30-minute) breaks. This was an old standard set up by some musician’s union before the invention of the wheel, but most bands around the country still follow it. We don’t.

Instead, we offer 200 minutes of live performance within a 4-hour timeline. This gives you 20 minutes more of live performance. We also shorten our 2 breaks to 20-minutes. Anything less than 20 minutes doesn’t really give your guests time to catch their breath, grab a cocktail and use the restroom. Anything more and you risk losing momentum.

Yes! We are happy to meet all your musical needs in addition to the entertainment of your wedding reception. If you would like to discuss additional music for your ceremony and/or cocktail hour, just give us a call at (972) 521-6771 or contact our Director of Sales, CK, at ck@intensitybands.com and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.

Yes. Please, feed your band and crew members a hot meal. Our shows are high intensity (no pun intended) and require fuel for the energy that will be exerted over the 4 hour (or longer if additional time was added) contracted time.

Deciding on the size of your band really depends on quite a few factors, but this is why you can customize In10City Band. We recognize that not every event is the same. We want to adapt to your needs. The number of guests in attendance at your event, the venue size, electrical specifications of the venue, budget and type of ambiance desired will all play a part in the decision of what size band you will want. If you are having trouble deciding, we can help! Just give our sales team a call at (972) 521-6771 and we can help you decide what is best for your event.

For most events, the band dresses in black suits with black or white ties. We do have other color options available and can accommodate attire requests in many cases at no additional charge. If you want themed costuming for an event, we are happy to do that as well. While it’s fun for the band and can create a unique look, there are sometimes expenses that need to be covered in those situations. Our sales staff is happy to give you more details if your event requires specific costuming.

We often have clients that fall in love with certain vocalists or other band members and request their presence on an event. In most cases, we can accommodate requests of this nature with no issue and we are more than happy to discuss member availability, if desired. (REVISE THIS ANSWER)

We customize In10City Band to your event, venue, budget and preferences. We can have five to 30 individuals on stage and each lineup also includes an Audio Engineer and Lighting Designer.

Absolutely! We make sure you are protected by carrying liability insurance as required by most high-end venues.

In10City specializes in weddings and plays for approximately 300+ weddings annually! Additionally, we perform for fundraisers, company parties, debutante balls, proms, or any event with appropriate space and attendees that want to party! In all, we currently perform at about 400+ events per year.

We are more than happy to answer any questions you have. To reach one of our Intensity Staff members, click the ” Our Team ” tab at the top of the website and select “Intensity Staff”, or call our corporate office at (972) 521-6771.

Booking

Call Us! If you want to check availability on a date, or have questions regarding the band or pricing, give us a shout at (972) 521-6771 and we’ll be happy to help.

We can often give you a ‘courtesy hold’ on a specific date for 24-48 hours, but to officially reserve the band, we’ll need a signed contract and ‘retainer’ check.

Currently, we can run up to 9 In10City Band shows simultaneously. Each group has identical sound and lighting production and each plays the full catalog of material represented here on our website. You can check out the musicians by visiting our ‘Band Members’ page.  Think of In10City as the show, and the band members as cast. Essentially, we can run up to nine of the same show all in one night with different cast members.

In addition to hiring In10City Band to perform for your event which includes the band members and their equipment and instruments, full sound and stage lighting equipment and setup, you may add additional packages such as uplighting, pin-spot lighting, monogram lighting, cocktail hour music, ceremony music, and more at a discounted rate in comparison to third party production companies. Since we will already be there setting up for your event, we will add these services for a much lower price than our competitors. Please, call us with any questions that you may have or to receive a quote at (972) 521-6771 or email our Director of Sales, CK, at ck@intensitybands.com for more details.

Here is a quick breakdown of the typical set break down for an In10City Band event:

Set #1: 55 minutes of music – typically for guests’ dinner – Jazz music and Instrumentals are played.

Break #1: 20 minutes

Set #2: 55 minutes of music – typically Motown and/or Dance music.

Break #2: 20 minutes

Set #3: 90 minutes of full on high intensity dance party till the end!!!

The sooner the better! We want to make sure we are available for your event and we are on a first come first serve basis. Also, there are a lot of details to plan out to make sure everything goes as desired for your event. However, if the band is available, we are willing to work with you on short notice.

We travel any and everywhere! Obviously, the cost of the band is partially calculated based on distance, any need for airfair, equipment, backline rental on longer distances, and etc. Our production gear is based in the DFW metroplex, and we travel up to 500 miles with our own lighting and sound. If your event is over 500 miles from Dallas, TX, we require flights, hotels and rented sound, lighting, and backline equipment. We are happy to provide you with our travel Rider for review.

We do partner with a very select few bands that we are happy to contract for you in some situations. We are not an ‘agency’, and it is not our business plan to represent a large number of bands. We are a band production company and our business revolves around creating the most entertaining and engaging show possible with our internal staff. However, when we are all booked up, we can often help you find a comparable band of similar style and quality.

The beauty of hiring In10City Band is partially the fact that we are a production company that manages multiple lineups of our band. For us to miss an event would require an extremely unusual situation that would most likely affect a lot more than just the band (i.e. major weather catastrophe). If, for any reason, we were unable to make it to an event, all monies would naturally be refunded as dictated clearly by our signed agreement.

Pricing

Our band is priced based primarily on size of band, distance travelled, event day and any seasonal discounts that might apply. Sometimes there are additional factors, but they’re less common (i.e. unusually lengthy performances). Due to the nature of our pricing, the cost of the band is not a simple answer that can be given in this format. However, if you’ll call us at (972) 521-6771, and provide one of our  of Sales Team members with the city and date of your event, we can give you pricing for different band sizes, provided we’re available on your date.

A 50% retainer fee will be due once you sign the agreement in order to book In10City Band.

The remaining 50% balance along with any additional services (i.e. decorative lighting, ceremony musicians, additional pre-planned overtime etc.) will be due 15 calendar days prior to your event date.

Preparation

The venue will want to prepare for a large box truck with all the equipment to set up for the night. Additionally, we will need to know where the box truck can park for the duration of the event.  The venue will need to either prepare a stage or provide a location for a stage to be set up on and enough power that will meet Production Rider needs.

 (This information will be provided in full detail within our Production Rider once the contracting process has begun.)

A loading dock is preferred, but we are willing to work with different situations. Our equipment is extremely heavy. If the band will be playing on a different floor than the load in entrance, an elevator will be required to have full access to the venue and to get set up.

For 9 – 12 Piece Band Recommended: Stage dimensions should be a minimum of 24’ wide x 16’ deep. Minimum: Stage dimensions must be a minimum of 20’ wide x 12’ deep.

For 6 – 8 Piece Band Recommended: Stage dimensions should be a minimum of 24’ wide x 16’ deep. Minimum: Stage dimensions must be a minimum of 16’ wide x 12’ deep.

The In10City Band recommends a stage with a height of 18″ – 30″. A stage (riser) however, is not a requirement for us. We are able to set up on floor level if that’s your preference.

(This information will be provided in full detail within our Production Rider once the contracting process has begun.)

Our sound and lighting gear electrical draw has been carefully calculated by an Electrical Engineer. It is imperative that we have (4) dedicated (20) amp circuits, or the equipment will shut breakers down, stopping the show and posing permanent potential damage to some of the more sensitive equipment. Power must be placed within 15 feet from the back of the stage.

(This information will be provided in full detail within our Production Rider once the contracting process has begun.)

We will need 3.5 – 4 hours to get fully set up and sound checked before the time to be clean and quiet.

Intensity Entertainment’s on-staff Entertainment Coordinators work closely with you, your event planner and venue staff.  We have extensive planning systems, including our client portal system, to facilitate customization of your event to your personal taste.  We are not event planners or wedding planners, and won’t likely ever go down that path, as it would be a conflict of interest.  We do, however, stay very involved in planning the entertainment portion of the event.  Additionally, our staff will coordinate all band related details in a very proactive manner, through your planner and venue staff.  We perform at over 250 events each year.  We’ve become very good at this, largely out of necessity, and we’ve utilized some amazing software developers to ensure our client and staff portal systems are robust, yet user friendly.

Song Selection

We can play just about anything! Take a look at our song list to see what we are currently playing. Anything from Jazz to Motown, Country to Pop, Rock and R&B – we play it all!

The master song list can be found on the website under ‘Our Music”.

 

Yes! You can request any song that is on our song list to be played for your event and we will do everything we can to fit those songs into our set lists. If you do not see a specific song, you may request the band to learn it for you! We will learn up to three songs for your event. Have more than three you want added to your night? Any additional songs can be added to our pre-recorded/mp3 playlist for the breaks. That way you can still hear the songs you love, even if the band can’t play it live.

Yes! This is your event and we understand that each event will have its own demographic and age range. We will clean up the lyrics for you by default unless otherwise requested that we use original lyrics.

During The Event

We play a set list of recorded music on each break. We can also play recorded music for UP TO one hour prior to performing. If you have special songs that you want played on a break, we ask that you put them on an mp3 player and give it to our Audio Engineer. Make sure that it’s unlocked, has plenty of battery and is on airplane mode.

There is a certain flow that needs to occur, for any event to be successful. If you choose, we will happily emcee your event and announce upcoming activities or other general announcements. For weddings, we will announce the entire wedding party, if you wish, or just the bride and groom for a Grand Entrance. We will also announce special activities/events such as Cake Cutting, Bouquet/Garter Toss, Toasts, etc. We also provide a wireless microphone for any speakers.

Yes. You are more than welcome to provide an iPod or MP3 player with a playlist to play during our breaks. There should be enough music to cover one or both full 20-minute breaks, full battery life and it should be in airplane mode so that the music is not interrupted by service, phone calls, or notifications.

Yes. You are welcome to use our microphones for your speeches, but we do request that the speeches take place during the sets so that our crew will have a proper break. If they are needed during breaks, additional compensation to those specific crew members will be required.

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