Frequently Asked Questions:
What is your starting price?
What services do you offer?
-Music as guests arrive. -Wedding music for the ceremony: entrance of the bride, signing of the register, exit of the bride and groom.-Background music during the drinks reception while your photographs are being taken. -Background music during the wedding breakfast.
What is included in the wedding package?
We can offer packages for any combination of the following: wedding ceremonydrinks receptionwedding breakfastPlease contact us for full details.
How far in advance should I contact you?
As soon as you know the date of your booking, contact us, as we do have bookings a year or two in advance. That said, we are also happy to take last minute bookings if we are free!
What style of music do you offer?
Pop, classical and jazz.
Type of musical group:
Saxophone and woodwind quartet.
Size of musical group:
Please see the list on our website for full details. We can play jazz, classical and pop.
Is it possible to request something that is not in the repertoire?
Yes, if something is not already in our repertoire, please ask! We usually charge £40 for bespoke arrangements of songs we don't normally play.
We have over 20 years experience of playing for weddings and functions and we take pride in providing a bespoke, professional service.
Do you have your own equipment?
Yes, we are self-sufficient. We only require 4 chairs and occasionally if lighting is poor, we need access to a power supply to plug our small stand lights in.
Are you able to travel?
Yes, we are happy to travel across the UK and abroad. Travel outside London and the Home Counties will incur additional charges.
Is there a charge for travelling?
Our fees include travel within London and Home Counties. Any bookings outside this area will incur travel fees.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
Very occasionally if time allows, we have more than one booking on the same day. We will make you aware of this before the day of your event.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
We are a team of 4 professionals and always perform as a quartet.
What is the length of time of the act?
As short or as long as you like. We usually perform in 30 - 45 minute sets. After 45 minutes we need to take a 15 minute break.
How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
We only need 20-30 minutes set up time but we often arrive about an hour before.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
As each booking is unique, we usually charge for the event, and if you wish for us to stay longer, we then charge by the hour.
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours
Yes, if we are not already booked for another event. If we are, we will let you know before the day so you are aware.
How do you charge for extra time?
We usually charge £100 per hour in addition to the time already booked. If we are not already booked for another event, we are happy to stay and continue playing for you.
What are the forms of payment?
We accept payments in cash or by bank transfer.
Reviews for A Good Reed
Recommended by 100% of couples
Kirstyn & Tony
Thank you very much for the performance at our wedding - it was super - and helped make it such a perfect day.Sent on 25/08/2017
Saturday just passed in such a whirl so wanted to say thank you properly to the four of you. You really added so much to our wedding celebrations and I am so glad we booked you. All our guests have said how much they loved your playing.'Sent on 30/06/2017
Thank you for providing us with such excellent musical accompaniment at our wedding yesterday. It really set the whole scene for the day, everyone there kept coming up to us and complimenting us on the music. It really went down a treat. Once again, many thanks to you all for making a perfect day even better.’Sent on 30/06/2017