Your Questions Answered
How can I contact the
You can reach us through email, the website or mobile phone.
Website: Use our online querys form
Phone: Call Gerry at 086-835-5542 or Liam at 087-125-3924
How do I book the band?
There are several options for
booking Crossroads depending on your event and time
constraints. It can be as simple as a phone call and we can send you
a written confirmation via post or email. You can even book the band
online by filling in our online booking form.
How far will the band
We are based in Sligo and
regularly play around the Northwest (Sligo, Mayo and Donegal)
however, we are available to play dates all across Ireland.
Both Liam and Gerry have played in every county of Ireland in the
past twenty years.
We also need a DJ, can
you help me?
We pride ourselves on being able to
offer a full range of services to our clients. This includes
pre-event receptions to a DJ to help finish off the perfect wedding
reception. One of the advantages of using these services is that
there is only one set of equipment to set up and absolutely no break
between the band and the DJ. You are assured of consistently high
quality entertainment from the beginning to end of your event, and
more importantly, it will cost you less.
How much time does the band need to
Although it takes only
takes 40 - 50 minutes to set up the equipment, we generally arrive
much earlier to ensure we have time to run through a sound and
equipment check before your guests arrive. We do this to ensure your
event will not be interrupted by our set up crew, or the evening
spoiled by faulty equipment, poor sound, or any other possible
musical mishap. We request that the stage is available to the band
at least one hour prior to the start of your event. For a
typical wedding, we are ready to start approximately one hour after
the stage is available to the band to setup, but we would prefer to
set up in the afternoon, before the reception starts, if the hotel
How Long Will The Band Play?
For weddings, we generally play between two
and two and a half hours. However, the simple answer to the
question is, "as long as it takes!" We can tailor our program to be as long
or short as your event requires. For corporate events and parties we can
play up to three hours if it is arranged in advance.
Does the band use stage
We have invested in a full professional 3,000 watt DMX/MIDI stage lighting
system. Because of our unique MIDI system, the lighting is actually
built into the show on a song by song basis. We also provide a
sound-to-light system to light the dance floor for the disco if we are
providing that service. Our goal is
to provide the most exciting visual presentation possible for your
What is the band's line up?
Most of the time, we are a two piece with full backing tracks.
However, Crossroads can
provide any line up between two and five musicians. Because of our
unique IMSS (Integrated MIDI Sound System), the sound the band
produces remains consistent. Our main instruments are: guitars
(electric and acoustic), keyboards, bass and drums. We request that
if possible you hear us before booking us and everyone that has done
so has been more than happy with our two piece sound, which
obviously is less expensive.
What is the band's
musicians, we understand the importance of dressing suitably for
every event. When you book us for your event, we ask you to specify
Do you cater for all age
As you can see from our
extensive set lists, Crossroads can
provide music for all ages in all genres. With over 40 years of
playing experience between us, we have played
everything from folk to pop to country to blues and rock 'n roll. Our sets can
be custom tailored for your audience and include hits from the 50's
and 60's right up to the present day charts, as well as country,
ballads, and folk.
How can we be sure you
will do what you say?
We understand that when
you are organizing an event (whether a wedding, corporate
function, or party) you have plenty to worry about without thinking
about the band. To ensure your event will be musically trouble free,
we give you a full description of what we will do in our
confirmation and we guarantee we will do everything we say, when we
In the past I have been at
events where the band was very loud, how loud are Crossroads?
As mentioned above, we
have a unique sound system which allows us to control every facet of
our performance. We have played in every type and size of venue and
can be as quiet as background music, or loud enough (without being
too loud) to "rock the house." Our 2000 watt sound system is capable of providing
the best musical experience "from a whisper to a scream."
My uncle does a mean Frank Sinatra, do you allow singers from the crowd?
We leave this choice to
you, however we would suggest that keeping guest singers to a
minimum will help keep the evening's entertainment moving. If
desired, we can provide full Karaoke backing tracks if you will
tell us in advance what songs will be performed. We have a full
range of Karaoke tracks available as part of our DJ service.