Q & A
Frequently Asked Questions of the Original Recipe Big Band

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 modest events.

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 the Contact Us page. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. Remember we may be working if you try to contact us on a weekend.

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 event.

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.