Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions page. Fingers crossed we will answer all the questions you may have below, but if not, please give us a shout via email, phone or instant live chat and one of our agents will be on hand to help.
Entertainment Nation is an online Entertainment Agency, supplying the UK’s top entertainment for all event types throughout the UK and Worldwide. We act as agent, securing act bookings for Wedding, Corporate and Party events.
Entertainment Nation has wonderfully friendly and informative staff (give us a shout for proof) that can help and guide you through the entire booking process. It couldn’t be simpler to book entertainment for your event. With the nation’s top acts, and the security of booking that Entertainment Nation Ltd (a limited company) provides, choosing to book with Entertainment Nation should be a no brainer.
Our agents are always on hand to help and advise. They will request a few details (asking questions about the event, age range, taste, budget etc) in order to get a good idea of what you are looking for. From here, they will find you the best and most suitable available acts for your event. Alternatively, you may wish to browse through the acts yourself. If so, please feel free to use our search tools to narrow down your ideal acts. Once you have a shortlist, give us a shout or send enquiries through and we can confirm availability and gain accurate quotes for you. Our agents are available via phone (0800 53 000 35), online enquiry form (the ‘make an enquiry’ buttons you will see throughout our website) and online live chat (down at the bottom right hand corner of the page). We are open 7 days a week from 10am-10pm (including evenings and weekends), so give us a shout now!
Give us a call, email or live chat message and we can get the process rolling. We’d need to take a small deposit of around 20% of the total fee to secure the act for your date (payable via Debit or Credit card online when sent an invoice) and will issue a legally binding contract between yourselves and the act.
The contract we use is legally binding between both parties (yourselves and the act). Cancellation is not possible by either party without good reason (please see Terms and Conditions for further information). It is highly detailed and covers all eventualities. What if we or the act need to cancel? This isn’t possible, unless for one of the reasons outlined within our contract. Cancellation of a contract will incur termination fees, so please read carefully prior to signing.
As our acts are all specialists in wedding, corporate and party functions they generally don’t hold many (if any) public performances. The acts we represent have been through our vigorous vetting process to ensure they are top professional performers. They are far above the level of your standard ‘pub band’ and therefore do not generally perform at pubs and clubs. Wherever possible, the act will try to keep us informed of any public performances they have scheduled.
During the booking process, Entertainment Nation will act as a liaison between yourselves and the act to secure all details. Your chosen act will however, make a ‘4 week call’ to you before your event to finalise any finer details about the event. You will get the opportunity to speak to them prior to the event.
Every act is different; if you are looking to book a band with live instruments, such as a drum kit, you must understand that for the quality of sound to be good, the levels have to at least match a live drum kit whilst maintaining a practical volume. Our acts will always remain sensible and will not set out to overpower the night. If you have concerns about this, please mention it to our agent upon enquiring and they can discuss with the band prior to booking. It is also your responsibility to see if the venue has a sound limiter as this can be very influential to the equipment a band may bring to your event. Some acts have measures (eg electronic drum kit) to make life easier when working with a limiter. If unsure, please get in touch for advice.
As a general rule, a band will ask you select the songs you love / dislike from within their Repertoire / Song List. From here they will create a setlist that they know will work on the night.
Many bands will offer to learn your First Dance of choice included within their price. If you wish them to learn other requests not contained within their repertoire however, the band will add on a fee (usually per track). This would be to cover their time and any rehearsal costs involved.
Unless written permission is given by the act prior to the event, clients / guests are not permitted to touch or use any equipment at any time, due to the fragility and value of the equipment. The use of microphones for speeches is usually not a problem, however this must be agreed with the act prior to the event.
Every act is different. Generally, a band will take roughly 60-90minutes to set up, dependent upon easy access to the stage or performance area. The space required also varies between acts. Larger bands will need a larger performance space etc. This information should be available within the pricing section of each act’s profile.
Our T&C’s ask that all acts are supplied with a free supply of soft drinks for the duration of their stay with you. For bookings of over three hours the T&C’s also ask for the act to join in with a buffet or hot meal for the duration of the contract. Many acts will be more than happy with joining in with the evening food (Hogroast, BBQ etc) and a bar tab for soft drinks at the bar.
Payment of the booking deposit is due within 5 days, and is payable securely online using Debit or Credit Card (CC payment incurs a further 1.9% fee). We will send you an invoice which gives you full instructions on how to pay the deposit when you decide to go ahead.
The remaining balance will be due on or before the day of the event, prior to the performance of the act. This is payable directly to the act via Cash (payable directly to a member of the act and NOT Entertainment Nation Ltd) or BACS transfer before the day. If paying via BACS the funds must be cleared before the day of the event. The act will be happy to discuss balance payment on the 4 week call.
Yes, if the act requires equipment to perform, they will supply it, unless quoted without. All bands on our books are all self-contained, supplying full PA (loud speaker system), musical instruments and lighting rigs. Other acts may not require PA and lighting.
Yes, all of our acts hold Public Liability Insurance and have all electrical equipment PAT tested annually as standard. Certificates are available upon request.
Complaints can be made via post or email. We shall try and resolve your issue as quickly as possible.
Yes, please click (HERE) to view the full Terms and Conditions of booking.