How much do you cost?
Tell us about the event. Give us location and rough times, and particularly the date of your event and we’ll provide you with the best quote possible. Prices include two live band sets, DJ service plus great stage and dancefloor lighting. MonkeySelfie are fantastic value for money.
How are you different to all the other covers bands?
Hopefully you’ve checked out the MonkeySelfie Party band videos and other content and already like what you see. It’s an energetic, modern breed of party band that leaves the stereotypical covers/function band behind and bridges the gap between covers and headline artist acts. Performances are more than a list of songs that the band can play – they’re real shows with appropriate lighting, all the sounds, samples and and textures you’d expect from the songs you know and it’s delivered in a polished, engaging and massively FUN way! Also, we know what not to do. Poor, or too loud sound, bored, tired musicians going through the motions, poor song choices, devastatingly loud drummers… let’s leave it there!
With MonkeySelfie you get great sound and lighting, five professional, international standard musicians (four of whom sing), a high energy and guaranteed-entertaining show that covers some the best of the best and most requested songs of all time and cutting edge modern pop and rock – all delivered in a unique and refreshed live band style. Find out more about how a party band really works
Do you take requests?
Given enough notice – yes. On the night – maybe! We’re generally delighted to learn first dances (see the Weddings page). Early in the evening if someone makes a request and the guys can play it and it fits the event, of course we will. In general we weigh up what’s going to make for the best show, and go with that. So if it’s the end of the night and someone’s demanding Boyzone, we may refuse in the interests of both the band and the guests! However if there’s a special song, it’s feasible and you give us enough notice, yes!
For more information about the songs we might play at your event, check out our Songs.
Is it SAFE to book you?
Ha! Yes! MonkeySelfie are extremely reliable and experienced. Although the shows are a lot of crazy fun it and it all seems quite carefree and slightly mad, the guys are very organised with structured band management and very sensible stuff like premium breakdown cover and backup musicians. During a recent chat we realised that of the 1000+ professional performances that the members of MonkeySelfie have done, no one has EVER missed a gig!
You’ll find all members of MonkeySelfie are really friendly, professional and presentable. We love what we do and take a lot of pride in delivering not only incredible performances, but peace of mind for our clients from the moment the booking is confirmed, through the run up to it and on the night itself.
MonkeySelfie are insured with Public Liability cover, and all of our electrical equipment is well-maintained and PAT tested.
How loud will you be? The venue has a sound limiter.
We will work within your, or the venue’s restrictions as far as we possibly can. We have a top of the range, powerful PA system which just means we can provide full, undistorted and good-sounding music at whatever level is appropriate. Often we could use a less powerful system but a quality system like ours on tickover will always sound better than an under-powered system at full throttle.
It is a full live band, and although amps and PA systems can be run quite quietly, an acoustic drum kit does need to be hit for it to work and this is the minimum level to which the rest of the sound sources can be balanced. Our drummer Adam is not an animal, and we can actually play pretty quietly if necessary. Sound limiters can occasionally be tricky, and to cover ourselves we have to say that we can take no responsibility for their impact on any booking. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that the performance area is suitable for a live band. That said, it is rare for a sound limiter to seriously curtail a performance and we’ll do our very best to work around whatever the venue’s requirements are.
What do we/the venue need to provide?
For the band to really party they’ll definitely need power – a few regular, 13 amp domestic-style plug sockets is fine. It’s a lively show and the minimum space required is about 3m deep and 6m wide – more is better – but get in touch if this is an issue. We also like food… Most events are a full working day for us so a hot meal and soft drinks are requested. If this can’t be accommodated please advise as we’ll have to make other arrangements. This is a small thing but quite important.
Do you need a stage?
We LIKE a stage, but it’s not absolutely necessary. We do need enough space to perform (a minimum of 3x6m) and any danceflooring mustn’t encroach into the performance area. There’s expensive electrical equipment and cabling in most parts of the playing area so we do prefer it to be an area where guests (and caterers) won’t be spilling drinks etc.
Will you play overseas?
Yes. There are a few extra things to work out when sending a band abroad such as equipment, travel costs and insurance. Please see the Overseas page.