I am interested
what Shimmer has to offer, what is my next step?
The first thing to do is to contact Shimmer
via email, and
just tell us briefly what sort of function/event, and the date if
which you are inquiring about our services. Shimmer will then get back
with any answers to any questions, and from there, if you are
hiring us; we will enter some more in-depth discussions on your needs.
Shimmer, and want to hire you, how do I lock a booking in?
The only way we can lock in a booking, is
that once both
parties are happy with all arrangements, is to receive a deposit. If
interested, but not sure yet, we can make a note of your interest in
but that date cannot be guaranteed until we have the deposit, otherwise
diary would be full of just enquiries that may clash with someone else
definitely wants to go ahead.
we use Shimmer's sound equipment for speeches and announcements?
Absolutely! We can provide you with a
wireless microphone to use for the night to cover any speeches, and
announcements, so you need not be tethered to the stage/performance
Do you travel to
We do prefer to stay within the Perth
metropolitan area, as depending on how
far out of the city, travelling expenses can become large. However, we
strictly rule out non-metropolitan venues, so you are still welcome to
Do you require
and if so, how much?
Even for background acoustic music, we do
normally use a
small compact PA system. Even though we are amplified, we can have the
volume as low as we need. For this PA system, just a single 10amp power
is sufficient. If the venue is located where there is no power, we will
need to add the cost of the hire of a small portable generator to
If, however, you feel that a
room would not require any sort of
amplification, then we can discuss that as well. For much larger rooms,
particularly if we are playing sequenced dance music, then we typically
larger PA complete with subwoofers, and so require a lot more power.
Ideally for this, we will need 2x 10 amp power points.
Is there any other extra
equipment I will need for my wedding/event?
You may wish to check
that your venue
provides a stage, (or raised area), for the band, and, for events where
expect people may want to dance, (e.g. a wedding reception) a
We do not require a stage, or raised area, but it will make the band
visible. This, or course, entirely depends on the nature of the event.
example, you may not consider this as very important for a wedding
a pre-dinner drinks function.
Likewise, the dance floor depends on the event, though is highly
people are expected to dance.
You talk about
performing as a “sequenced trio”. What is a sequenced trio?
A sequenced trio is a band where there are
singing and/or playing instruments, that is augmented by “backing
backing tracks will cover those instruments that are not covered by the
performing trio, for example drums and bass.
Shimmer uses custom
quality midi files as their backing, that provide a dynamic full band
unlike some other “sequenced” bands that come off sounding fake and
being sequenced, Shimmer can get a full band sound and cover a lot
range of music that a band consisting of three people could otherwise
configuration is highly desirable when covering the dance orientated
as Shimmer provides, especially when supplied though our larger PA
configuration that includes sub-woofers for a full bottom end bass
Shimmer, the backing tracks augment what we already do, NOT the other
I need to hire a
DJ to look after the music when Shimmer is having a break?
No, you do not need a DJ. This is included
as part of our
service and this is also part of what we will discuss with you when we
organizing your event’s entertainment. We do not just put on some
compilation CD, we will discuss this with you in as much detail as you
that you have full input to what type of music, any specific songs you
like us to include.
This includes any music you may like as an
some event such as the cutting of a wedding cake, or presenting of an
Shimmer will have a custom playlist set for your event, which of course
leaves the music open for change, for example requests on the night.
if you have a favorite DJ that you really want to use, then we are one
percent happy with this. We will with work with them all of the way to
sure the nights entertainment as a whole is seamless.
Do the band
This totally depends on the event, what time
it is, and how
long the band is hired for. If, for example, the band is doing a
reception or formal dinner, we would ask if we could be provided with
a “service meal”, and some refreshments, so that we can keep our energy
provide the best service for you.
Can I hear what
band sound like?
Yes, we provide two demo tracks on this web
site, one an
acoustic track, and the other is sequenced. Each track contains
typical songs we do to give you an idea of what to expect.
We want to have
wedding ceremony on the beach. Can Shimmer provide entertainment for
Unfortunately, we have to avoid harsh
environments such as
beaches, as sand can devastate expensive music equipment.