Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
Should you have other questions that are not below or want to ask questions about what entertainment you need, suggestions or ideas, please contact us by email or call on 0800 1 303635 / 07976 978612 as we have a very experienced team waiting to help.
Here are some FAQs and answers for you.
WHY USE AN AGENCY – ARIES ENTERTAINMENT LTD?
An entertainment agency/Aries Entertainment Ltd should relieve the worry and stress that can be associated with hiring entertainment. We will have pre-vetted all of their bands, musicians and entertainers to ensure that they are the best quality, reliable and professional in their approach, hold the correct and current Public Liability Insurance and all the equipment used holds the current PAT certificate. Aries Entertainment Ltd will also take care of any legal requirements associated with the booking or hiring of a band or entertainer. And, they will ensure that both parties have a clear contract in place that outlines what is required from them.
HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT ENTERTAINMENT I NEED AS I DON’T KNOW WHAT ENTERTAINMENT I WANT OR SUIT MY EVENT?
You need to think what your event is, if there is a theme to it, age of the guests or audience, timings you would like the entertainment to perform, what area do I have for the performers as this will give you an idea what entertainment you can have eg - size of the band, area for dancers, size of equipment required. If you would like help with this for ideas and suggests - just give Aries Entertainment a call or email. 0800 1 303635 / email@example.com
ARE THE ARTIST INSURED?
All artists performing for Aries Entertainment Ltd hold current Public liability Insurance and any equipment used hold the relevant PAT certificates. Aries Entertainment Ltd will provide health & safety documents and Risk Assessments when required.
WHAT IS A RIDER & TECHNICAL RIDER?
The Acts Rider is a list of things that should be provided or arranged by you to ensure that the band or entertainer will be able to perform at their absolute best. In general acts booked through Aries Entertainment will request parking, soft drinks for the duration of their stay, food refreshments if staying for a longer period eg the whole evening and a secure changing area. There may be occasions where more items will need to be included on the rider due to the nature of the act’s performance. This will always be outlined prior to your booking being confirmed.
The Technical Rider is where the client needs to provide PA equipment and AV equipment for the artist, normally on larger events or for Celebrity Acts but this will be discussed prior to booking – ask a team member for more information.
HOW CAN I BE SURE THE ENTERTAINMENT I BOOK WILL TURN UP?
When booking acts through Aries Entertainment Ltd you have the confidence that the artist has been used regularly, very reliable and professional in what they do and perform. On booking the artist, a contact number will be given before the event so the artist can be contacted.
CAN I CONTACT THE ARIES ENTERTAINMENT OUT OF HOURS?
On every booking the team member will give you a mobile number that can be used to contact a member of Aries team should you have any questions out of hours of the office. This number cannot take cancellations on the voice mail.