We commonly require about 5 x 3 meters.
These timings are only a suggestion-we’ll be happy to discuss alternatives with you so we can cater for your requirements.

Below are the best timings (through experience) for Wedding performances:

6.30pm-8.30pm – Light background music whilst guests eat.
8.30pm-9pm – Speeches, cut cake, photos, first dance
9pm – 11pm – Band set
11pm-12 DJ set

Please plan sets around the evening food. It’s best to avoid having the band begin at 8pm if the buffet is then ready to come out at this time as your guests will normally prefer light background music whilst eating.

We are more than happy for you to pick which songs from our repertoire are played, but we do prefer if we are left to decide the order in which they are played.
We are based in London and the south east, but we do travel UK wide and internationally.
Sure! Due to the fact that the events we perform at tend to be private events, we don’t play many public gigs but sometimes we do play at pubs-normally details of these events can be found on our Facebook page.
Yes, of course-we’d just need a couple of weeks’ notice.
You can book us through the enquiry form on this website, by calling 07818061585, or emailing jr@johnreaduk.com.
Absolutely! Music playlists between sets comes as standard with every booking. Do let us know if you have any requests.
Of course! You are welcome to use our PA system for your speeches.
Yes, we have a LED lighting system that provides both the stage and dance floor with the ultimate visual effects.
2 1/2 hour set as standard without a break to keep the floor full throughout without the disruption of a break
We, as a rule, begin at around 8.30/9pm, and play for 2 to 2/12 hours but this is flexible and will be agreed with you prior.
Assuming access to the venue is straight forward (i.e. ground floor room with no steps and vehicle access close to the venue), once all the equipment is installed, we will normally be set up in an hour.
Unfortunately, we can’t accept provisional bookings as it would mean turning clients away on popular dates. However, when you make an official enquiry with us, your enquiry will be logged in our system and you will be given first refusal on your date should anybody else enquire for the same date.
We love it when people get up to sing a song with us, but we do like to make sure that those singing or playing with us have some experience of being on stage. We’re happy to arrange this with you in advance. However, past experience has taught us that welcoming impromptu guests onto the stage on the night itself, can often end in disaster so we’d rather steer clear of that situation!
Normally dark suits. Sometimes we’ve been asked to join in with a theme.
We always carry an up to date PAT certification and have Public Liability Insurance cover for up to £1m.
The Covered play floor-filling classic pop, rock and soul music from the 1950s through to the present day. Our soul intention is to keep the dance floor full and it helps that we try and play all the songs as close to the originals as possible, rather than having our own “interpretation” on them. Having a 7 piece band greatly assists in this over smaller bands. You are guaranteed to be greatly impressed with our amazing musicianship, stage presence, and professional, slick appearance.

Our extensive set list means we can offer quantity as well was superb quality with over 3 hours of outstanding band repertoire.

Prices vary based on the time of year, the location of your event, timings, and any upgrade options, but our standard price starts at £995. There is no VAT.
We request a room in which to change, and something to eat and drink for the duration of our time at the venue.
We always make sure that our volume levels are such that people at your event can still converse, but really feel as though they are at a gig when they’re on the dance floor. Being a guitar based rock and pop function band, the nature of the music we play means that we can only turn down so far! If your chosen venue has a decibel limiter, please discuss this with us or your agent at the time of your enquiry to ensure the performance you will receive from us will not be compromised.
We usually request 2 double 13 amp supplies near to the stage area. We use LED lighting which keeps our power consumption down but we prefer to run lights from one power source and audio equipment from another to reduce the risk of noise interference.

As a rule, we draw approximately 16 amps with everything on and have only ever experienced any issues in events in marquees where the generator capacity has been too low.