Do you bring your own sound and lights?
Yes! We own our own sound and light system. The sound is easily enough to fill any hotel ballroom our small festival. We typically bring at least 8 light fixtures to light up the entire band and some of the dance floor. If you want a more comprehensive system our agency, Contemporary Productions will have you covered!
Can we use your sound for toasts/anouncements?
Yes! Our system is yours to use as much or as little as needed. You will always have a technician onhand for any issues.
Do you have somebody who can emcee?
Yes! Our emcee has over 12 years of wedding experience and typically handles all of the details leading up to the event.
Will you learn a song for me?
We are very flexible on learning songs but we learn them on a case by case basis. If we don't think we can cover it for any reason, we will let you know outright.
Can you play with a smaller band?
We are asked this all the time! While we would love to be able to trim down and fit in your venue or budget, every member of FatPocket is a key player. Unlike many "pick up" bands, we rehearse weekly and it wouldn't be fair to leave somebody out. As a result, you will experience a tightly choreographed show with multiple singers and the funkiest horns in the Midwest!
How many breaks do you take? Is there still music playing?
FatPocket events are normally booked in three and four hour packages.
For a three hour booking, we play two 80 minute sets with one 20 minute break.
For a four hour booking, we play a 1.5 hour set, 15 minute break, 1 hour set, 15 minute break and end with another 1 hour set.
We have DJ'ed dance music playing during our breaks and you are welcome to provide your own Spotify playlist.
We are all kinds of flexible so if the timeline doesn't fit our standard model we will take care of you!
How do I book your band?
You can send us an inquiry through our contact form on this site or email our agent (and keyboardist!), Peter Schankman, directly at email@example.com or call 314.721.9090 ext 219.