Velvet Sessions Collective

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Service Area
Sydney and Surroundings
Business Hours
By Appointment
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HOW DO WE BOOK A BAND WITH YOU?

Velvet Sessions Collective

1. Send us the details of your event via our online Booking Enquiry Form where you can choose one of our Band Packages (e.g. Duo, Trio, 4-Piece Band, 5-Piece Band, More than 5).
2. Select a Singer from the selection of Singer options we offer. 
3. Once we send you a quote, we require a non-refundable 20% deposit to secure your date/booking.
4. We will request a run-sheet of your day/event. Once we have received this, we will organise the following procedures with you:
– Your song requests
– Set playing times
– Band instructions (set-up/pack-up logistics, parking and meal breaks if applicable)
5. 14 days prior to your event, we will invoice the remaining 80% which needs to be received in full 5 days prior to the event.

WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW WHAT BAND PACKAGE I WANT?

Velvet Sessions Collective

Just contact us directly and we can have a chat with you to discuss what would be most suitable for your event.

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF BAND PLAYING TIMES.

Velvet Sessions Collective

We can organise a custom band package to fit to an event of any length of time, but since many venues are hired on a 5 hour basis our standard band package prices are based 5-hours. This includes a total of 180 minutes playing time that can either be sectioned into 4 x 45 minute sets or adjusted to suit your run sheet. If you require the band to play for longer than a 5-hour period, that can be requested but additional fee’s will apply.

Here is an example of how our band would play during an event running from 6-11:

    • 5pm: Band arrives to set up and sound check
    • 6:00-6:45pm: 1st Set: Band plays background music for guests arrival and drinks/canapes
    • 6:45-7pm: Band Break
    • 7-7:45pm: 2nd Set: Band plays background music during dinner.
    • 7:45-9:15pm: Band break to have dinner, during speeches.
    • 9:15-10pm: 3rd Set: Band plays a song request for bridal waltz then continue with party music.
    • 10-10:15pm: Band Break
    • 10:15-11pm: 4th Set: Band plays party music.
    • 11pm: Band pack-up

ARE THERE ANY TRAVEL FEES?

Velvet Sessions Collective

We are based in Sydney and will play within the greater Sydney area without a travel fee. This includes:

Sydney CBD, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Sutherland Shire, Canterbury, Bankstown, Parramatta, North Shore, Northern Beaches, Hills District, Blacktown and Western Sydney.

We are happy to travel to other areas but a travel fee will be included in your invoice. Some Regular areas we travel to include:

Central Coast, Newcastle, Hawkesbury, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, Gloucester Valley, Mid North Coast, Southern Highlands/Bowral, Woollongong, Berry and the South Coast.

WHAT IF I WANT A BAND FOR BOTH MY CEREMONY AND RECEPTION?

Velvet Sessions Collective

We offer reception & ceremony packages at a discounted rate. Have a look at our Packages & Pricing.

CAN WE CHOOSE THE SINGER? AND CUSTOMISE THE BAND?

Velvet Sessions Collective

Absolutely! You can let us know who your preferred singers are and we will make sure they are on the gig if they are not already booked. You can also customise a band (for example with Saxophone, Trumpet, Percussion, Extra singer, Keyboard and/or guitar), as long as you already have the minimum of a 4 piece band.

Note: We offer a preference system when selecting and securing a Singer for your event. It’s important to us that you receive one of the preferences for your event. We will confirm the availability of your preferred singer 5 months before the date of the event and on the slight chance your preferences are not available we will arrange for another singer with a similar style.

DO WE GET TO CHOOSE THE SET-LIST/SONGS THE BAND PLAYS?

Velvet Sessions Collective

The songs played will be chosen by the singer/band performing  at your event. On request, we can send you the song list of the singer chosen for your event.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH MY DEPOSIT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY BOOKING?

Velvet Sessions Collective

Should you need to cancel the event, we will provide a refund on any additional payments made other than the deposit.
Note: Please read our Terms & Conditions for more details about cancelling or rescheduling a booking.


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