Who are Audio Test Pilots?

 

Audio Test Pilots (A.T.P.) are a UK based wedding, party and function band consisting of vocalist Anneka, guitarist Tom, Bassist Richard and Sound & Lighting Engineer, Ken.

Audio Test Pilots also offer acoustic packages for weddings, gala dinners and other events that may require a more relaxed and ambient setting. This is provided by vocalist Anneka and guitarist Tom.

What songs do you play?

 

The band and acoustic song repertoires are extremely varied. To view our band song repertoire please click here.

The acoustic repertoire can be found here.

How much do A.T.P charge?

 

Audio Test Pilots are committed to providing their clients with the best music at affordable prices. Prices differ according to the type of event and packages chosen.

For more information please contact us via e-mail at: audiotestpilots@gmail.com.

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How much deposit do I need to pay to secure my booking?

 

A.T.P require a non refundable deposit of 10% of the agreed fee to reserve the date.

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Where in the UK do A.T.P play?

 

Audio Test Pilots travel the length and bredth of the UK, however they are based in West Yorkshire and therefore offer more competitive prices in this area.  Please e-mail the band with your venue details for a quote.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

We hope that we can answer any questions that you may have below:

 

 

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Where can I see A.T.P perform before booking?

 

Audio Test Pilots occasionally play showcases in order to allow people to see them in view of bookings. However, the majority of bookings are private.

Please view the Live Dates page for upcoming dates.

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Will the band provide their own P.A and lighting?

Yes! Audio Test Pilots provide their own professional sound and lighting equipment for events of up to approximately 500 capacity.  They also provide a haze machine and moving lights, however please ensure to check that this is acceptable with the venue before making the request for their use.

 

All acoustic packages use a top of the range Bose sound system which provides excellent sound and allows for a quick and discreet assembly and pack up.

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How much space do the band need?

Audio Test Pilots are a three piece band and therefore can fit in to small areas that most other bands cannot.  Ideally the band would like an area no smaller than 3m x 2m.  We provide our own sound engineer who will require a separate space to mix the sound and operate the lights. This will need to be close to the band's performance area. 

 

However, the larger the stage area - the more space we have to move around and entertain your guests.

 

The acoustic duo require an area of approximately 2m x 2m and can fit in to small areas to provide a discreet setup.

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Do A.T.P take song requests?

Yes! A.T.P aim to provide the best service possible for their clients and will endeavour to accommodate as many requests as possible.  If you would like A.T.P. to play a song live that is not currently in their set list then please ensure that you request this as early as possible, to allow the band adequate time to prepare.

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How much time do A.T.P need to set up?

Audio Test Pilots require approximately 1.5 hours to set up the PA and lighting rig and to have an adequate sound check in advance of the performance.  The band prefer to set up and sound check before the arrival of guests where possible.
 

Acoustic packages can be set up quickly and discreetly.

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How long do the band play for?

Audio Test Pilots usually play 2 sets of  approximately 1 hour each with a break in between and a possible 10 minute encore to finish. However, they are happy to tailor their set to suit your needs.  If you require longer sets, then this is not a problem and if you would prefer 3 shorter sets or 1 long set then this is no problem either.  Please express your requirements when booking the band.

 

Acoustic packages will be tailored to your requirements.  The most popular booking for this act is drink receptions and the duo will ensure that music is played throughout or as required.

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What venues will the band play?

The band will play a wide variety of venues ranging from pubs and village halls to theatres, halls and hotel function rooms.  The band are happy to perform in marquees and outdoor areas providing that adequate shelter and power is provided.

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Will I also need to hire a DJ?

This decision is entirely in your hands.  In our experience, the majority of clients who book the band find no need for an additional DJ, as we can also provide the option of a pre-made playlist disco. We are happy to provide use of our PA system and lights before and between our performances if you decide to put together an iPod playlist of your own. This will incur additional charges past midnight.

If you would like to be able to make DJ song requests on the night, please mention this to the band upon enquiry as they work closely with a number of DJ's and will be able to assist with this request at a discounted price.

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Is the band insured and PAT tested?

Yes! The members of A.T.P and the sound engineer hold Public Liability Insurance for up to £2 million in the UK and can provide a copy of the certificate to any venue that wishes to see it.

We hope that we have answered any questions that you may have had, however if you are still uncertain of anything please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Email: audiotestpilots@gmail.com

Phone: 07921 956080 or 07515 898507

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