We pride ourselves on making things as easy as possible for our clients as they plan their spectial event. We encourage you to contact us directly with any specific questions you may have. At the same time, there are many issues that regularly arise and we expect you may be able to find the answers from the following list more quickly and easily than from contacting us.
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Absent injury or illness, the musicians will be the full-time members of An Array of Strings. It is an all-too-common practice for agents to obtain playing engagements for weddings, receptions, or other events and then pass them on to musicians who will play them, after taking a substantial percentage of the fee for their efforts. Hopefully the actual performing musicians will be skilled and have experience playing together, but that is not always the case.
An Array of Strings is a group that plays together frequently, that performs under its name, and when you hire us, you can be certain who it is that will show up to perform.
At the same time, accidents and illnesses happen, and we certainly would not wish to have a sick performer show up and infect all your guests! We have relationships with other musicians in the community and will make sure that if necessary, we will be able to provide a professional quality substitute to perform with us for your event.
The short answer is no, we do not provide a PA system for our performances. That said, we do provide our own spot amplification if needed, typically for the classical guitar. In addition, if amplification is necessary, we will run each instrument through its own DPA 4099 CORE microphone and into a professional quality mixer board, so that a sound professional will have the highest possible quality input to work with.
It should be noted that providing sound for events is a task that requires skill and experience, and we would not presume to have that expertise any more that we would know how to bake the cake or design the wedding dress. If the size and nature of your event is such that it will likely require the services of an audio professional, feel free to let us know and we will be happy to suggest ones that we have enjoyed working with in the past, or to coordinate with them to make sure everything runs smoothly.