You’ve Got Questions ~ We’ve Got Answers

We look forward to answering any questions you might have, The Replicas Music FAQs below should help to answer the basics. Be sure to get all your questions answered…contact us today!

What is the size of your variety band?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+ band members… depending upon what you want.

How do you determine what you charge for an event?

The size of the ensemble, the amount of sound equipment,  and duration of your event.

What music genre do your variety bands play?

We can do any style of music you want: 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Current, Pop, Rock, Country, Alternative, Hip Hop, R&B, Motown, Reggae, Funk, Jazz, Some Latin, Classic Rock, Disco, Top 40 and even Hair Metal.

Do you have DJs?

Yes, only the very best DJs!

Do you have an AV / Production Team?

Yes we do!  Staging, Lighting, Audiovisual… Contact us!  We can tell you all about it!

Do you have liability insurance?


What is your band’s usual attire?

Clean and Professional. Specific attire depends on the event.

Will you wear costumes/wigs?

Sure!  Why not!

Do you offer live sample performances?

Yes. You can see our videos at

Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?

Absolutely! We will learn up to 3 new songs that are not on our list… just for you.

Can one of my guests sing a song with your band for my wedding/event?

Yes, one guest can sing one song with The Replicas Music. The guest is to provide the band with the proper key and arrangement of the musical piece one month before the event. A chart would be greatly appreciated. A microphone will be provided. Additional equipment and instruments are the responsibility of the performer.

Will you play ‘Brown Eyed Girl’?

Sure, why not!

Will you play ‘Free Bird’?

Sure, why not! :)

How much time do you usually need for setup?

This depends on the location, the load in at the location & size of ensemble. We usually need about 2 hours for setup and sound check for smaller events of up to 300 guests.

How much space do you usually require?

A minimum of 16′ wide x 12′ deep.  We require larger stages beyond an 7 piece ensemble.

Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?

Generally we do not post any signage at private events. We have one if you need for us to put one up.

Which companies do you recommend for special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting?

John Hydo is our in-house design and production genius.  He will provide you with the very best special equipment needed for your event.

Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?

Yes … if you need us to, we will!

Do you play recorded music during your break?

Yes, we will play your pre-selected recorded music during breaks from your iPod, unless a DJ or live dinner music is contracted.

What is the required deposit to secure your services?

50% deposit is due to secure The Replicas Music and Event Production services. The final 50% is due one month before the event.

Do you have a rehearsal space?

Why yes we do!  We rehearse weekly in San Fernando.

The Rider … please read out blog post about the importance of The Rider.

* Power: a Minimum of four (4) 20 amp circuits

* Staging: prefer minimum size of 12’x16′ or larger (depending on the ensemble)

* Lighting: white wash minimum

* Break Room/Vendor Area: with mirror, garment rack, table/chairs, hot meals w/protein, water and soft drinks

* Parking validations for band and crew

* If Outdoors: Shade and Water  OR  Heaters and Hot Tea

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