“I have no hesitation in recommending Hip Operation for those who really want to enjoy themselves and have a lively party.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Generally Hip Operation need a minimum of 1 hour to set up and sound check their stage show, however, if your event has a particularly complicated ‘get-in’ (i.e. flights of stairs etc) please let the band know at the time of booking. Pack downs after the show generally take around 1 hour, and you can rest assured that Hip Operation will leave the stage and dressing room as clean and tidy as we found it!
Hip Operation try to be as flexible as possible when it comes to all matters of your event. With regard to stage size the same applies, however it is advisable that a space approximately 8 x 3 metres is available for the band.
Usually, unfortunately not, as Hip Operation generally play at weddings, private and corporate events, and it just isn’t fair to the client to invite others along to watch us. However, the band do occasionally hold public showcases every three or four months which are designed for you to come along to. Please ask for more details! However, we would not recommend putting off booking the band until after seeing us, as the band gets booked up very quickly and we would not want you to miss out.
Wherever possible Hip Operation charge a standard fee. However please be aware that considerations such distance, performance time, and the time of the year can affect this price. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and receive an accurate quotation.
The band have a state of the art ‘KV2 Audio’ sound system, and also provide all of the lighting equipment required. All the band’s gear is PAT tested for electrical safety and the band also holds public liability insurance.
Hip Operation usually recommend 2 x 50 min sets between 8pm and midnight. This works best dynamically.
Unless previously arranged for larger events, Hip Operation will provide everything they need for their stage show (except for a stage), so you don’t need to worry about providing any sound or lighting equipment. It is however a pretty standard requirement when booking any band, to provide them with food, refreshments and a dressing room for the time that they are at the venue. This is because the average working day of a gigging musician is generally around 16 hours, so any food you can provide them will fuel an even greater performance! A dressing room is also a necessity so that the band can keep out of the way of your guests, and store any empty boxes and costumes away from the staging area. Parking for a minibus is also required.