Vintage London Band For Hire - Roxie's Retro Jukebox - FAQs

How much space do you need?

It’s best if we have about 4m by 3m to perform, although we’ve managed to squeeze into smaller spaces before!

How is it best to time things?

We’re very flexible, but usually we’d suggest starting set one between 8.30pm and 9pm, and set two at about 10pm.

Can I pick the bands playlist?

We’ve worked hard to select great music that will entertain people of all ages. We usually find that it’s best to let us worry about the music we’re going to perform, and leave you to have a great party!

Where will you travel to?

We will travel anywhere in the UK and internationally, although the transport fees do go up the further from London we are travelling. When we go about 150 miles from London, you’ll notice an increase in prices as we need to charge extra for accommodation.

Can I see you play live?

As we are a professional working band, the vast majority of our events are at private weddings and functions – but occasionally we do perform in public, just ask and we’ll let you know if there are any dates coming up. Bear in mind, the videos on this website are COMPLETELY live – they are EXACTLY what we sound and look like at events.

Will you learn our special song?

Of course – if you give us enough notice, and it’s a song that is possible with the instruments in the band, it’s no problem learning a first dance or special request.

Is the video on your website a true reflection of the band?

Absolutely – our videos are completely live. No overdubs, sneaky edits, special effects or anything like that!

How do I book you?

Roxie’s Retro Jukebox are exclusively available through Alive Network.

Are you able to DJ in between sets?

We provide a cable for you to plug a laptop, iPod or iPad into our mixing desk between sets – this gives you complete control over the music when we are not performing. Your device will need a headphone socket, so the latest iPhone models won’t work… but most other modern devices will!

Can we use your sound system for speeches?

Usually this is fine, but please note there is an extra charge if you need a wireless microphone as we don’t use one in our normal set-up. Also please note that if using our wired vocal microphone, your speeches will need to be delivered from the stage area.

What equipment do you use?

We use a top quality PA system from QSC, which is great for audiences up to 200. If you have more people, let us know and we’ll send you a quote for hiring in a larger system.

Do you have lights?

Yes, we bring some spotlights to illuminate the band whilst performing.

How long do you play for?

We usually perform two 45 minute sets, although longer performances are be available on request.

What time do you start and finish?

Generally speaking we would perform our two sets between 8pm and midnight. However if your timings are different just let us know and we’ll talk through the options.

How long do you take to set up?

Setting up takes about an hour, but it’s best to assume it’ll take 90 minutes in case access to the venue space is difficult etc.

Can I provisionally book you?

We are not in a position to take provisional bookings, however we are usually happy to hold a date for a couple of days while you make a decision.

What if the band split up before my event?

We are a full-time, professional band and performing at events is our livelihood - so we take our commitments very seriously. In the very unlikely event that the band had split up before your party, every effort would be made to find a suitable replacement band.

Can my sisters/bosses/daughters dog sing with your band?

As long as your dog sings in tune – why not?! Give us plenty of notice and this shouldn’t be a problem.

What will the band wear?

Take a look at our photos to see our style – we dress smartly, with Roxie in a party dress and the men in smart waistcoats and suit trousers. If you’d like a different look let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Does the band have PAT and PLI certificates?

Yes, please ask for copies of these if needed.

Why should I book Roxie’s Retro Jukebox?

Roxie’s Retro Jukebox are a band with a difference – a party band performing jazzy covers of modern pop and modern songs. We have a fantastic funky sound designed with one purpose in mind – to get you and your guests dancing!

How much does it cost to book the band?

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Can we see some previous client testimonials?

Yes – you can see our reviews here.

Do Roxie’s Retro Jukebox have any specific requirements?

We require a green room that we can use before we perform as a changing room, and also to retire to between sets so we can rest. We also require a hot meal for each band member, along with soft drinks throughout the evening.

What type/size venues are you able to play at?

We can play at any size of venue, from small intimate receptions to corporate events with 1000+ guests. However, if you have more than 200 people at your event it’s important to let us know in advance so that we can arrange for a larger PA system than we provide as standard.

How loud will the band be?

Roxie’s Retro Jukebox is not a loud band, and can comfortably perform in venues with noise limiters set at 85dB and above.

What is the band power requirement?

We require two domestic (13 amp) sockets close to the performance space. If you’re in a temporary marquee, we strongly encourage you to hire a generator and don’t rely on running extension cables from a house. Trust us, running long extension cables from a house to a marquee is a really bad idea and you really must spend the extra money on a generator if you want a stress-free, worry-free party!

Do Roxie’s Retro Jukebox offer any additional services?

Yes! We can provide classical or contemporary music for your wedding reception, and background jazz music throughout dinner and drinks receptions. We also have a sister band, Bella and the Bourbon Boys, who are similar to us but more jazzy and relaxed. As we share musicians you can book both bands side by side for a whole day of entertainment, with Bella doing your background afternoon music and Roxie taking care of your evening party music!

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