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Here are the answers to some common questions you may have. Choose from the following list of questions or scroll down to read them all.

How much do you charge and what does it include?
What kinds of music do you have?
Do you have a list of available songs at which we could look?
What is the best way to approach a wedding reception?
What do you wear?
What kind of equipment do you have?
Is there a deposit required?
Do you have lighting?
How long does it take for you to set-up?
Are there any extra charges for performing outside the Anchorage area?
Can you play at a function being held outside?
How far in advance should I book your services?
Will you have a microphone available?
When should the music start?
Are there any extra charges for more than four hours?
Do you talk a lot on the microphone during the event?
Can we request songs or provide some input as to the program?

Q: How much do you charge and what does it include?

A: Tunemasters Music Services charges $500.00. (Large venues and certain dates may vary.) That includes all the equipment, all the music, talent fee, set-up and takedown, travel time in the Anchorage area. It goes for a full four hours of playing time with no scheduled breaks. We coordinate all the events and make all of the announcements.

Q: What kinds of music do you have?

A: Virtually any style of music you could request. It includes rock and roll, oldies or 50's and 60's, including the Motown sound, pop and top-40 dance music. Swing and big band, R&B, country, classic rock, disco, retro 80's, hip-hop, techno-pop of the 90's, polkas, standards, jazz, show tunes and adult contemporary music is all available. We have reggae, Christmas music, Jewish, Irish, Cajun and Zydeco, Christian and international music from all over the world. And the list goes on.

Its obvious there is a great deal of possibilities when it comes to formatting and combining music so that people of all age groups and backgrounds can thoroughly enjoy their event. When it comes to music, TUNEMASTERS covers all the possibilities and puts them together into a cohesive unit that musically represents everyone attending the event.

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Q: Do you have a list of available songs at which we could look?

A: No. We can direct you to sample lists of common songs that tend to be played more often than others. In addition, our website, www.tunemastersmusic.com provides a number of appropriate selections in different genre's of music.

Q: What is the best way to approach a wedding reception?

A: There are many different ways to make a wedding reception successful and we would be happy to discuss them individually with you. But generally it is best to have music going as your guests arrive. After the bride and groom's grand entrance, the food is presented and if it is a buffet, the bride and groom lead the way. After the meal it is time for the best man's toast and the cake cutting. The toss of the bouquet and garter is next while the staff begins to make the cake available for your guests. The last thing we do is the first dance. During all of the festivities we announce the events and bring attention to the individual ceremonies. With the use of certain pieces of music, sound effects, humor and professional announcer the audience will be entertained and involved in each segment of the reception.

Again, this is a general framework that experience has shown works best under normal circumstances. Your event may be different and TUNEMASTERS is dedicated to finding the best method to suit your needs and the needs of your guests.

Q: What do you wear?

A: Professionalism is of the utmost importance and dressing the part is essential. For wedding reception, a tuxedo or a nice suit and tie would be worn. For conventions, picnics, theme parties, class reunions, company holiday parties or any other event you can expect to see an appropriate wardrobe selection.

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Q: What kind of equipment do you have?

A: TUNEMASTERS MUSIC SERVICES integrates top quality components into a complete system intended to provide the highest quality sound available. The system includes speakers from JBL and EV, power amplifiers from CROWN, QSC and PEAVEY, Professional CD players from DENON, and wireless microphone systems from SHURE.

Q: Is there a deposit required?

A: Yes. A non-refundable deposit of at least one-half total bill down secures your day with the balance payable on or before your event.

Q: Do you have lighting?

A: Yes. During certain events lighting is an excellent addition. Conversely, it may not be appropriate at other events like wedding receptions or retirement parties.

Q: How long does it take for you to set-up?

A: It takes about an hour. Lights take extra time. And remember that all set-up and teardown time is included in the price along with four hours of actual playing time.

Q: Are there any extra charges for performing outside the Anchorage area?

A: Yes. The Anchorage area includes Eagle River and the bases. In areas like Palmer, Wasilla and Girdwood the travel fee is $75.00. For events in areas like Seward or Willow, the travel fee is $125.00. For Kenai or Soldotna the travel fee is $200.00. Accommodations, airfare and freight charges may be required depending on the location and circumstances. Call for rate schedule for all other statewide locations.

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Q: Can you play at a function being held outside?

A: Yes. Even when rain and wind are present a tent or tarp can keep the music playing. Other concerns would be proximity to a power supply. For the ultimate in mobility a generator is great for that picnic at a lake or park. In the winter a public address system can easily be set up.

Q: How far in advance should I book your services?

A: The best rule of thumb is 'the sooner, the better.' Some dates in the summer, certain holidays and most dates in December are very popular. It is best to call and inquire as to the availability of your chosen day then book early.

Q: Will you have a microphone available?

A: Yes. TUNEMASTERS will have either a wireless microphone or a corded microphone available. It would be utilized for the best man's toast or a singer.

Q: When should the music start?

A: It is best that there be music playing as people arrive at the event. It warms the room and sets the mood. At a wedding reception the older members of the audience are immediately put at ease with selections that are universally accepted.

Q: Are there any extra charges for more than four hours?

A: Yes. Each additional hour is pro-rated at $100.00.

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Q: Do you talk a lot on the microphone during the event?

A: Normally no. There are times, however, when it is important to speak. For instance when the best man's toast, the cake cutting and other ceremonies take place. After those activities are announced and completed it is time to let the music do the talking.

Q: Can we request songs or provide some input as to the program?

A: Yes. After all it IS your party! If we don't have it, we'll get it for your event at no charge or you're welcome to bring the required CD's with you. Your satisfaction is very important and TUNEMASTERS wants to provide you and your guests with whatever you desire.


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