Q. What are your rates?
A. Please contact Anders for rates. Because each event is different and there are so many variables, such as event location, number of hours of live music, how many musicians are required, et cetera, rates are quoted on a case-by-case basis.
Q. There is no piano at the venue where I am having my event. What can be done?
A. If a piano is not available onsite, Anders can bring a portable Roland FP-5 keyboard to play. The keyboard, although electric, sounds just like an acoustic grand piano. Anders also brings a Pevey amplifier to use with the keyboard for a warm, rich sound. All that is needed is an electrical outlet to plug into. Another option is for the client to rent a grand or baby grand piano for the event, at the client's expense.
Q. How many musicians do I need for my event?
A. Ultimately, it is up to you! It really depends on your personal preference, your budget, and what atmosphere you want to have at your event. Solo piano can be used for practically any event. A jazz duo is typically piano and upright bass, and when you add drums for a jazz trio, you have great musical energy going on. If guests dancing is a big part of your event, having at least a jazz trio would be recommended. Background music is typically instrumental, but a vocalist can be added to create another dimension to the music.
Q. What attire can I expect the musicians to wear?
A. By default, Anders wears a suit & tie for his attire. A tuxedo can be worn upon request. Let it be known if you have a preference for attire.
Q. How far in advance should I book Anders for my event?
A. You should book Anders for your event as soon as possible, since everything is done on a first come, first served basis. The busiest times of the year tend to be June and September for weddings, and December for holiday events.
Q. How early will musicians arrive at my event?
A. It depends how much setup is involved and where the music is being setup. When bringing the keyboard, to allow for setup time, Anders typically arrives 30 to 60 minutes before the music is set to begin. When a piano is onsite, practically no setup is involved, and Anders will arrive about 15 minutes before the scheduled performance start time, unless other arrangements are made with the client.