My name Is Liz Valles and I am the lead singer and manager for the band. In 13 years of working with brides, event planners and venue coordinators, I have seen it all! I know that hiring the perfect dance band can seem like a daunting task, let me help you to coordinate the live music portion of the night. I work with other vendors to ensure we are all on the same page and that when you arrive- you can sit back and enjoy your party! I am extremely flexible, easy to work with and great at returning emails, calls and texts.
Some of the questions that are most often asked:
Q: Where are you based?
A: We are based in Denver, Colorado.
Q: Who will I be working with?
A: You will not be handed off to an agent! You will work directly with me, I am the manager and lead singer. Previous to starting the band, I spent years in the corporate world as an financial analyst and controller. My background is in marketing and accounting. I am extremely organized, great at communication and easy to work with.
“Liz went out of her way to make the process easy; she met with us to discuss our needs, was responsive to calls and emails, wrote out a timeline for the entire wedding & helped keep the reception flowing”
Q: How many members are in the band?
Our core group consists of 5 members- 2 lead singers (male & female), keyboards, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums. All sing lead and backup vocals. We can offer the band as a 6 piece as well with the addition of Dave Camp on sax , flute and clarinet. Dave really adds the sizzle and spice if you are looking for a bigger sound with horns. If you are looking for an even bigger sound, just ask. We can easily add additional horns or acoustic guitar for more of an Colorado Country/Rock acoustic rock sound.
Unlike some bands, we only book one event per night. I do not offer a “B” band with different players. If we are booked, I will gladly recommend you to some of my personal favorite bands in town.
Q: Can you emcee my wedding?
I will emcee your entire wedding and work with you and your planner to create a timeline for the night. Then, using a wireless mic, I will announce the first dances, cake cutting, garter and bouquet tosses. Feel free to use my wireless mic for your toasts!
Q: Do you have liability insurance?
We have a $2 Million dollar policy with Marsh Insurance.
Q: What does the client have to provide?
We ask for two separate power outlets of 20 AMPS each. We need solid ground and coverage from the elements (if outdoors) and for our 6 piece band – a 16 x 20 stage area or performance area. A raised stage is ideal so that your guest can see the band.
Q: How many breaks do you normally take?
We build our breaks around the timeline for your event. Normally, we will need a short break after 60-90 minutes.
Q: Can you perform music for my ceremony?
Yes! Using members from the band, we can provide custom options for your ceremony with solo, duo or trio. We can provide flute, piano or acoustic guitar. Since you are using members of the Deja Blu band to perform the ceremony, we can discount our prices and save you hundreds of dollars vs. the expense of hiring separate musicians. If you prefer strings for your ceremony, we can recommend talented and experienced classical string musicians.
Q: I want live music for the cocktail/dinner hour- can you do that?
Absolutely! We can provide our jazz trio or if the logistics allow, we can set up the entire band and provide light vocals, instrumentals. This allows us a larger range of genres and styles. All live music will be kept to an acceptable volume so as to not interfere with your guests.
Q: How far do you travel?
Have Band ~ Will Travel! If over 90 miles from Denver, we may require overnight lodging.
Q: Will the band learn special requests? Can I pick the music you play?
Yes! Don’t see your favorite song on our play list? Just ask! We gladly take requests. We have over 240 songs on our play list and it continues to grow. We want to play the songs YOU want to hear, so we ask that you please pick your favorites songs and don’t forget to include song you DON’T want us to play? Please keep in mind – 10-13 songs/hour. So an entire night is usually around 30-35 songs. The best complements we get at the end of the night is the variety of music we play. We have something for all ages and tastes in music. From Ray Charles to PINK and Bruno Mars ~ guaranteed to please all of your guests.
Q: Do you provide a sound system or do I?
We are 100% self-contained and own our top of the line QSC PA System, two trees of professional LED lights. We also have a smaller, powered Mackie PA that can be used for a variety of things such as solo, duo performers or used for IPod music in a different location than the main PA . We can also use it for your ceremony, if needed. We work with a full time sound man who will be there the entire night.
Q: What do you play during breaks?
Our sound man will play our iPod with your preselected break music.
Q: What is your price?
Since we are independently managed and we are not an agency, our prices are extremely reasonable. The size of the band can vary from 5 to 7+ musicians. We offer various packages that can be customized with options to fit your ideas and your budget. Pricing is based on factors such as the number of hours requested for live music, the venue location, load in & set up logistics, number of guests, fuel & travel time, We offer discounted rates for Winter Season (November–April). It’s always a challenge to quote a price without speaking directly with you. Please contact us today for a free 20 minute consultation!
Q: Do you hold dates?
It’s officially Engagement Season now. We often receive multiple inquiries for the same date and we cannot hold dates. I will let you know if someone else contacts us about your date . In order to secure and lock in your date, we would require a signed contract AND a 50% retainer. Once this is done, we will notify all other interested couples that their date is no longer available. We will put this date on our calendar as “booked” and will not entertain any other inquiries for your date.
Q: How do we book our date with you?
A signed contract from us with a 50% retainer will secure your date with us. The balance will be due two weeks before your event.
Q: Is it possible to meet you in person to discuss my event?
Of course! If you live in the Denver Metro area, I will be more than happy to meet you for coffee or lunch. I can arrange a SKYPE or FaceTime session if you are out of state and it is not convenient for you. I offer a ½ free consultation and can provide lots of valuable advice and suggestions that can make your night unforgettable!
Q: Is it possible to see you perform live?
The majority of our events are private or invitation only. Just as I am sure you would not want me inviting complete strangers to your wedding, it would not be appropriate for me to invite you into somebody else’s wedding. I am proud to have so many previous clients send in 5-star reviews. Check us out our reviews on Wedding Wire.
We do however, play a live show-case every January at Nissi’s in Lafayette and we play plenty of outdoor summer concerts. I am very proud of our live audio and video demos! No post editing here, pro-tools or using backing tracks. 100% talent and loads of fun!
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