Q & A
Frequently Asked Questions of the Original Recipe Big
What is the instrumentation of the band?
The Original Recipe Band is a self-contained group
consisting of a 4-piece horn section, a 4-piece
rhythm section, and a female vocalist. The horns are
trumpet, trombone, alto/tenor saxophone, and baritone
saxophone. The rhythm section is guitar, keyboards,
bass, and drums.
Do you work in other configurations?
We certainly do. Our sibling band, the Original Recipe Big Band, works
as an eleven-piece ensemble. When available,
we will send out a smaller band for more
When should the music start for my event?
At any event, the music should begin upon the arrival
of the first guest.
What does the Original Recipe Band wear?
Depending on the occasion, we wear formal
wear--tuxedos for the men, understated gowns for the
women. If our event has a special theme, we'll be
happy to accommodate you. Please be sure to discuss
your needs well in advance with us.
What sound equipment will you require?
We bring all our sound and lights. Nothing is
required of the client or the venue.
What are the electrical requirements for the band?
The band requires at
least four 20-amp dedicated outlets for our sound
system and backline. Cooking and house lighting
should not share any of these circuits.
How can we contact you about booking the band?
Use the form on
theContact Uspage. We'll get
back to you as soon as we can. Remember we may
be working if you try to contact us on a
When will the band arrive to set up?
We need a couple hours
to set the stage and adjust the PA settings. The band
will arrive an hour prior to the start of your
How far will the band travel?
Don't let distance limit
you. We're used to travel—we live in Texas! There are
additional expenses, of course.
How do I pay for the band's services?
When you sign a contract
with us, a 50% deposit is due. The balance is to be
paid before the beginning of the event.