Frequently Asked Questions

Below are all of the questions we could remember having been asked in the past.  If you have a question that's not on here, please feel free to email eddieculen@alivenetwork.com or call Alive Network on 0845 118 5500.

 

How much space do you need?

How is it best to time things?

Can I pick the live music playlist?

Where will you travel to?

Can I see you play live?

Will you learn our special song?

Is the video on your website a true reflection of a real live performance?

How do I book you?

Are you able to DJ in between sets?

Can we use your sound system for speeches?

What equipment do you use?

Do you have lights?

How long do you play for?

What time do you start and finish?

How long do you take to set up?

Can I provisionally book you?

What if the band split up before my event?

Can my sisters/bosses/daughters dog sing with you?

What will you wear?

Does the band have PAT and PLI certificates?

Why should I book Eddie Cullen?

How much does it cost to book the Eddie Cullen - The Voice Of The Legends?

Can we see some previous client testimonials?

Do Eddie Cullen - The Voice Of The Legends have any specific requirements?

What type/size venues are you able to play at?

How loud will the music be?

What is the PA power requirement?

 

How much space do you need?

An area approximately 8 feet square plus a solid table around 4ft x 2ft or similar

 

How is it best to time things?

I’m more than happy to accommodate timings to suit your special event.  In my experience, the best way to make my performance really memorable for you & your guests is two forty five minute sets, with a half hour break between.  Of course this is flexible & can be extended but bear in mind, the old adage remains true: Always leave them wanting more! Should you need me to be set up & ready some time before (for example 4 hours) before my actual performance, there will be an additional charge. Also, if you need a long gap between the first & second set this will also attract an additional charge. Clare, Gemma or Marc at Alive Network will be happy to assist you with exact costing’s for your particular event.

 

Can I pick the live music playlist?

My number one aim is for you to be delighted with my performance! A large part of this is of course, choice of material. I’m very happy to sing specific requests (including requests from guests on the day/night) however it’s probably not a great idea to pick out my entire playlist as this gives me little room for manoeuvre if, for example, the dance floor is full but the majority of songs left on the playlist are ballads! As a guide, I find what usually works best is classic crooners (The Rat Pack, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble’ etc.) in the first set and more up-tempo “party” material in the second set (Elvis, The Everly Bros, Tom Jones etc).

 

Where will you travel to?

I am able to travel both UK wide and internationally.

 

Can I see you play live?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the majority of my work (weddings, private functions, corporate events etc.) it’s unlikely you’ll be able to see me playing live before your event.

 

Will you learn our special song?

By definition, my act is pretty much “what it says on the tin” “The Voice Of The Legends” and as you will have already seen, my set list is pretty extensive.  However, if there is a particular song by any of the artists listed on my website, or something that fits into that genre, I would be very happy to look at it.

 

Is the video on your website a true reflection of a real live performance?

N/A (although the demos are certainly an accurate reflection of what you will hear on the day)

 

How do I book you?

You can book me via this website www.EddieCullen.co.uk or through my agency www.alivenetwork.com.  You can also email or call our booking agents on 0845 108 5500 / enquiries@alivenetwork.com

 

Are you able to DJ in between sets?

Whilst I don’t actually DJ in the traditional sense between sets, I do have DJ software to play “unbroken” mixes of a wide variety of genres, from the sixties, soul & Mowtown through to the present day. If you have a particular choice of music you would like to hear between sets, I’m happy to plug your iPod into my system.

 

Can we use your sound system for speeches?

Absolutely – just remember to hold the microphone close to your mouth when speaking and whatever you do, don’t drop it or wave it in front of the speakers – or you will almost certainly find yourself at the centre of some very unwelcome attention from your guests! Feedback is one of the most unpleasant sounds known to man!

 

What equipment do you use?

I have 2 x 550 watt powered speakers, compact mixer with on-board effects, wireless microphone (plus various high end “wired” mics) and laptop.

 

Do you have lights?

No, although fully digital lighting can be arranged for an extra charge.

 

How long do you play for?

Two hours is just about maximum playing time, though as already stated, I find two forty five minute sets usually works best.

 

What time do you start and finish?

I’m happy to accommodate start/finish times for your event.

 

How long do you take to set up?

Average set up time is around thirty minutes.

 

Can I provisionally book you?

 Unfortunately, I can only accept confirmed bookings.

 

What if the band split up before my event?

N/A However in the very unlikely event that I am unable to fulfil my commitment to you due to illness, road traffic accident etc., you have the total peace of mind of knowing the world’s largest online entertainment agency The Alive Network will do their very best to provide you with a first class replacement act.

 

Can my sisters/bosses/daughters dog sing with you?

 

Of course! Although it’s best to have only one or two “guest” singers or you run the risk of descending into karaoke land!  One word of caution! There are no lyrics to follow so unless you know the song inside out & back to front, three minutes can seem like a lifetime!!  (I will always do my best to help you out!!)

 

What will the you wear?

I always wear a really smart suit and tie/bow tie depending on the occasion.

 

Does the band have PAT and PLI certificates?

Yes

 

Why should I book Eddie Cullen?

Organizing an event such as wedding can be extremely stressful and booking the right entertainment package is certainly a large part of that. Simply because getting it wrong can have a really adverse effect on the whole day. 

As you will see from my previous client feedback, if you book “Eddie Cullen – The Voice Of The Legends” for your event, both you and your guests are guaranteed a night to remember!  Highly accurate vocal impressions of some of the greatest singers the world has ever seen, combined with great showmanship (some of your guests will almost certainly find themselves being personally serenaded at some point! But beware……the host is very often “victimized” first!) and a highly professional approach to every aspect of the booking - from the initial enquiry through to the final song of the evening, you’ll have total peace of mind that you have made the right choice! 

 

How much does it cost to book Eddie Cullen - The Voice Of The Legends?

Cost depends largely on the location of your event and what options you may want to add (lighting etc.) However as a guide, my average fee for bookings in the last 12 months was £530.

 

Can we see some previous client testimonials?

There are many customer reviews available to view on this website and also on my profile on The Alive Network website.

 

Does Eddie Cullen - The Voice Of The Legends have any specific requirements?

No specific requirements other than a secure changing room (preferably not a toilet!) with a mirror.

 

What type/size venues are you able to play at?

My own PA system can comfortably handle a 300 guest venue. However if the venue has a suitably powerful installed sound system, there is literally no limit to the size or type of venue I can play at.

 

How loud will the music be?

I will always do my best to ensure the volume is kept to a level which you and your guests are happy with (the last thing I want are guests screaming at each other!) One thing to bear in mind however is; live music is not the same as pre-recorded music! If you turn it down too far, not only does it have a very adverse effect on the sound, it also has no impact at all and pretty much defeats the object of having live entertainment in the first place!

 

What is the PA power requirement?

I only need one solid, reliable (dry!) power point – preferably one without a cut out switch (These can cut the power out for no discernable reason which can cause speaker damaging pops as well as being really embarrassing!!)