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Hyde Park FAQ
What is Hyde Park made up of?
Hyde Park is a 9 to 10-piece band that, upon request, can grow to 11 or 12 pieces. The core members include drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, saxophone, trombone, and 3 lead singers (male and two females).
What music can Hyde Park play?
Hyde Park plays all genres and eras. From jazz, Motown, and classic rock to pop, dance, country and Top 40, they play those and everything in between. They especially love throwing it back to the early 2000s R&B!
What else does Hyde Park include?
Hyde Park travels with a full-time sound engineer to supervise and perfect the sound levels so that the tone, quality and volume are always perfect. The band also includes professional stage lighting.
Can members of Hyde Park play our ceremony and/or cocktail?
Absolutely! Members of Hyde Park are formally trained in classical, jazz, and pop music on multiple instruments. By adding members of the band to play your ceremony and/or cocktail hour, we can give you a customizable package that will lead to big discounts.
Does Hyde Park come with an event host?
Yes. Bandleader Caleb Mason will work closely with your planner and/or venue manager to make sure your timeline is fluid. Caleb has over 10 years of event experience.
What are the benefits of having Hyde Park as opposed to another band or DJ?
Hyde Park’s size and musical caliber provide unparalleled energy and personality to the song list that you desire and offer a breathtaking “wow” factor unmatched by many bands in the industry.
We aren’t sure if we want Hyde Park or a DJ. What should we do?
Why not have both? The Band/DJ combo is an EMG specialty. Hyde Park and our DJs work together to create special arrangements to flow into each other sets so the music literally never stops. That fluidity keeps the dance floor pumping!
Can Hyde Park play to an older crowd despite being younger?
We get this question a lot, understandably. Every member of the band has an in-depth familiarity with all genres of music because they grew up listening to and playing everything. Furthermore, most of the band members obtained a formal education in music strengthening their ability and diverse range. They thoroughly enjoy playing all music, both older and newer.
Can Hyde Park learn special requests?
Yes! While having an enormous catalog already, Hyde Park will learn your specialty dances (bridal party/couple introduction song, first dance, and parent dances, etc.).
Will Hyde Park interact with our guests?
Yes! In fact, their singers are completely wireless, which allows them to not just play your playlist, but perform it. They absolutely love getting involved and creating an interactive experience for all.
Who do I speak with during our preparation process?
You will speak with the Band Leader, Caleb, who will walk you through every single step and detail to make sure your wedding day is the best it can be. About 3 months before the wedding, you will meet with him to review all of the details you’ve loaded into your EMG Planning App.