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4-piece + caller: from £525*
Our 4-piece line-up (melodeon, saxophone, guitar, and bass) and caller is an ideal option for smaller venues and at just £525 for a local* booking it represents a good choice for budget-sensitive events such as school fundraisers and village parties.
5-piece + caller: from £595*
Ever popular, our 5-piece line-up (with flute) is undoubtedly our richest sound and is Sheer Hopody at its best. Including our caller, this costs £595 for a local* booking and is very much our recommended choice.
6-piece + caller: from £725*
...or for that extra special occasion in a larger venue, we can add in our drummer as well. Sounds great at £725 for a local* booking.
If the proposed venue is not near Exeter or Crediton, we will need to make a charge for the cost of travel which we hope you'll agree is only fair. This is calculated at 60p per mile travelled (two vehicles @ 30p per mile).
Time of Travel
Occassionally, we may need to include travel time in the cost as well. There is no extra charge for bookings within a 45-minute drive of Exeter or Crediton, and we take into account the overall timings, so for instance, a short dance of two hours is unlikely to incur any extra travel time unless it's a long way away.
We can play for one set (up to 2-hours) or two sets (up to 1½-hours each). The prices above assume a maximum of 3½-hours between start and finish, and a finish by midnight.
Ideally, we would like a good hour before the start to set up the sound system etc. but we know that things often don't go to plan, so if you're running late we'll set up just as quickly as we can. At the end, we'll be all packed away in about 20 minutes.