Private Events FAQ
Is your band the right size for my event?
The Nightowls have performed for audiences from 50 to 10,000. Even though we are a 10- piece band, we have a state of the art sound system that allows us to truly control our volume. We also use in-ear monitors which eliminate the need for loud monitors.
Although we are a large band, the sound system outlined above not only allows the band to play at a quiet volume, but is is also very compact and space efficient when necessary. We typically ask for a 16'x 24' performance space but we can fit on a smaller stage and/or unusual spaces if necessary. We can make just about about anything work.
Do you provide your own sound and lighting?
Yes. We provide all of our own sound production, sound engineer and stage lighting.
Do you provide your own stage?
No, we do not provide our own stage. However, we do not require a stage to perform. Having a stage is always preferred but it is optional.
Do you provide music during your breaks?
Yes, we have access to endless playlists that we can DJ during the band's breaks. This keeps the party going even when the band is on a break. You can also make your own playlist, put it on a music device (phone, ipod, etc.) and give it to our sound engineer to play through the PA.
Will someone in the band make announcements?
Yes, we can emcee all of your announcements, special moments, bouquet tosses, etc. across the evening as long as we are provided with a clear itinerary.
Do you travel?
Yes, from LA to NYC, Chicago to New Orleans, we travel nationally on a regular basis.
What is your booking process?
Once you have notified us that you are ready to book THE NIGHTOWLS, we will place a firm hold on your date. You will be sent our questionnaire that will provide us with all of the information we need to draft a contract. Once you have reviewed the contract and any necessary adjustments have been finalized, you will print, sign and mail in the contract with the 50% deposit. You will be sent a fully executed contract upon receipt. The remaining balance is owed on the day of the event prior to our performance .
Do you offer ceremony musicians?
Yes, we offer a variety of configurations from a solo pianist to string section to small bands and all points in between. Options and pricing are available upon request.
Do you offer sound systems for the ceremony?
Yes, we offer a wide range of ceremony sound system options ranging from simply providing audio support for the officiant to providing a comprehensive PA for bands, vocalists, vows, etc. Options and pricing are available upon request.
what is the "second line send off"?
If you want to add some SPICE! to your send off at the end of the night, get ready for.....THE NIGHTOWLS "2nd Line Send Off!" Made popular in Louisiana, the band and horn section lead the bride and groom away from the reception to their getaway vehicle with a traditional New Orleans blues march.