Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions we have been asked by clients. If there are any questions that you have that cannot be answered from this page, or on the rest of this website, please do not hesitate to contact us using the Email Form in the "Contact" page.
Q: Where are you based and how far will you travel?
A: We are based in Glasgow and will travel wherever the event is being held. Please note that our fee will increase the further away it is to cover our expenses.
Q: How long do you play for?
A: We play for 4 hours (usually from 8pm -12am) with a 30-minute break during the evening buffet. While the band do not offer an option to extend our hours past midnight, we do provide a DJ Service usually until 1am.
Q: Do you provide your own equipment?
A: Yes, we provide everything ourselves - from the PA/Sound System right down to lighting
Q: How long does it take you to set up?
A: We can be set up and ready to play between 45 minutes to 1 hour maximum. We will contact the venue prior to the event date to check arrangements regarding access and set-up times, but we will usually arrive on plenty of time (1 to 2 hours before) in order to keep things running smoothly.
Q: Do you play music during your break?
A: We do provide music during the break. Alternatively you can provide us with an iPod or MP3 player with your own chosen playlist.
Q: Can we choose any song we want for our first dance?
A: Yes. We want your day to be as special as possible. As part of our service we will learn any song you wish for your first dance. We will need at least 3 weeks notice to give us time to learn it for you.
Q: Can you perform a Ceilidh set?
A: While Ceilidh music is not our forte, if requested we can play 3 or 4 called dances on backing track.
Q: How do I book the band?
A: Please contact us to check we have your date available – either use the mail form on the CONTACT US page, or give us a call. We will then give you all the details regarding securing your booking.
Q: Can I choose the set I want at my wedding?
A: As musicians with years of experience in providing entertainment, we feel we are best equipped to choose tried and tested songs which are always a winner and the order in which we play them. This is partly what you are paying us for. However, we do strive to make your wedding as personal as possible, so feel free to choose any songs you prefer from our set list and we will ensure they are played. Anything else you would like, we can learn for you if you give us enough notice.
Q: My cousin/brother/uncle is a great singer/guitarist - can he come up and sing a song/play a tune?
A: If you give us enough advanced notice, we can work something out. If you know someone who can sing well, let us know in advance and we’ll make sure we’re prepared! If the bride, or indeed groom, wants to sing a song as a surprise for his/her other half, please also let us know and we can make the arrangments with you!
N.B. Due to past experience, we cannot allow anyone to use our instruments at all. All of the equipment we bring to your wedding is worth almost £20,000 in total. If anything is broken by a guest coming to play with us, the guest would hold full responsibility for damage and cost of the replacement/repair, so to save this from happeninng, we would prefer if the guest(s) bring their own instruments if needed.
““Alex oh my god! What can I say?! You guys were outstanding last night. Thank you so much! You guys made my day!!! I don't think I left the dancefloor all night!””
— Lauren & Ricky
““Hi Alex, Having returned from honeymoon and settled back into everyday life as a married couple it is only right that we thank you and the band for your performance at our wedding. You guys were exceptional from start to finish and have been the talking point of many guests who were complimentary of your set list and vocal ability. The Lockhearts delivered exactly what we wanted and more from the word go, you had the place rocking and the dance floor packed from start to finish. We just didn't want you guys to go! Honestly, a heart felt thanks to the three of you from us both, you made our evening reception one of the best and memorable parts of our day!””
— Greg & Faye
““My husband and I would like to send our heartfelt thanks to The Lockhearts for playing at our wedding. You guys played hit after hit and our dance floor was rocking all night. All of our guests were impressed also and still 3 days later are commenting on how amazing you were! Special thanks for learning our first dance song, It was played perfectly and really made our night. We wish you all the best in the future, you really are a truly amazing band!””
— Mr & Mrs Neil