Question and answers about booking the Grapevine:
What types of music do you play?
The Grapevine has a very diverse repertoire, with styles that include Motown, R&B, Beach, Pop,60s-70s-80s rock, and much more (see our Song List for details). Our musicians perform all material live and work to sell the show. We pride ourselves on creating opportunities for the guests to interact with the band.
How many musicians are in the band?
The Grapevine has 10 musicians! The front row consists of saxophone, trombone, trumpet, 2 percussionists, lead singer and lead guitar. The second row has keyboard, drums and bass guitar. All band members dance onstage and help with crowd participation.
How long will the band play?
Typically, we play 2 to 4 hours, depending on the type of event and what time of day or night the event takes place. Each set is approximately 45 minutes of performance with a 15 minute break.
We always try to play a lot of songs and get as much crowd response as possible in the time allotted. We provide appropriate music during our break time and can work our breaks around your specific schedule.
How much does it cost to book The Grapevine?
Cost depends on many factors such as the following:
- how long you want us to play and/or be present at your event
- travel time and distance from our location (Macon, GA)
- when your event takes place (i.e., during holidays, weekdays, daytime, nighttime, etc.
- we provide ample sound equipment and lighting for most shows, however, additional sound and lighting can be provided if needed as an additional cost.
Most events range between $3,000 and $5,000. However, depending on the exact circumstances, especially if there is a lot of travel involved, the price can run as high as $8,000. Please call us so we can discuss your specific needs and give you a more accurate price.
Can you learn a special song for my event?
Yes we can. Please let us know in advance so we can prepare properly. We are able to find information about most songs with no problem, however, there are some that are difficult to find and we may need your help by providing us with a CD, sheet music, etc. Remember to give us ample time to learn your song.
Will The Grapevine adjust their sound volume to fit my type of event?
Yes we will. We are concerned about volume as well. Most of our events come from referrals from past clients. We have found that our sound level is very appropriate for a dance/party setting. We suggest a consultation prior to the event so we can make sure the performance is exactly what you expect.
What electrical needs will the band have?
The Grapevine requests (3) 20-amp circuits dedicated solely for band use. This is the optimal situation. The outlets need to be within 20 feet of the stage area. In the vast majority of modern facilities this is not an issue, however, please check with the manager of your facility in advance. We can get by with less power, but it may limit us with our lighting.
What other needs does the band have for setup?
Our typical band setup is 12 ft deep and 24 ft across the front. For indoor events a stage at least this size is ideal. For outdoor events a level stage inside a tent or appropriate cover is required. If your space is limited, please let us know in advance during the consultation and we’ll work with you.
Can the band help us with special announcements, etc. during the event?
Yes, we will be glad to make any announcement. As an example we announce wedding parties and generally keep your guests informed about the events taking place during the show. In all cases, we like to discuss your requirements ahead of time.
Can I make announcements, presentations, toasts, etc.?
Yes, we always have a microphone available for you and your guests.