FAQs

Helpful Information

Music

What style of music will you play? Can we request the music?

Birds of a Feather play a varied repertoire to appeal to all guests - old and young. We typically play a mix of jazz/soul/folk, and at the beginning of your event so that your guests have a chance to mingle without being dominated by sound.


Then, we are eager to energise the set by playing a range of funk, pop and rock. It's at the end of the night where we place the most importance, this is where you would want everyone up dancing and having a boogie to up tempo, well known tunes.

 

We are happy for you to leave the song decisions up to us as we are highly confident in creating the right atmosphere to ensure your event is memorable. However, if you have particular song requests then send them our way, bearing in mind the time frame between your requests and the event.

                                                         
 Please see our song list:

 

Travel

Are you willing to travel? If so, how far and are there extra costs involved?

Birds of a Feather are based in the CBD of Newcastle, NSW. We have had wedding gigs in Byron Bay, the Mid North coast and the Hunter Region. Any event within 45 minutes of Newcastle CBD does not have an associated travel fee. However, beyond that, costs are added to cover travel time and fuel costs. Please get in contact to discuss specifics of travel quotes.

Setup

How does set up and sound check work?

On average we need 45 minutes to set up and do a sound check before we begin live music. You are not charged for this process. For instance, if you booked us for 5 hours (I.e.6pm to 11pm) we would arrive 5-5.15pm to set up.

Booking Process

How does the booking process work?

If you’d like Birds of a Feather to perform at your next event whether that be wedding or corporate, you can get in touch with us using the contact form at the bottom of the homepage or packages page. On the form we ask you to include your contact details as well as an idea of what your vision is for the entertainment wanted at your event I.e. timeframe, style of music, and/or the package you’re interested in (check packages page for reference).

 

After initial contact, we are happy to work with you to make the right decisions to benefit your celebration.

Special Songs

Can you help me choose a song to walk down the aisle to?

It really depends on your style! As part of our package, we will learn a song of your request, however, if you’re not sure what to request, see below for some ideas of songs to walk down the aisle to (categorised in musical style):

Popular music:

  • Better Together - Jack Johnston

  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele (composed by Bob Dylan)

  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perry

  • Somewhere Only We Know - Lily Allen

  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars


Folk music:

  • Follow the Sun - Xavier Rudd

  • Mango Tree - Angus and Julia Stone

  • Skinny Love - Bon Iver

  • Lay Down - Son Little


Jazz music:

  • Misty

  • Dream a Little Dream

  • La Vie En Rose


R&B

  • If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys


Old Time Classics:

  • Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

  • I Won’t Last A Day Without You - The Carpenters

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow


Classical Music:

  • Canon in D - Pachelbel

 
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