Requesting singers or specific band members can make things very complicated for us, especially when some bookings are far in advance, so we do not offer an option to pick and choose certain individuals.
The Distractions perform at over 100 weddings per year and with everyone needing time off for holiday or other projects it’s all down to availability on the date which we often don’t know until much nearer the time.
The Distractions are a collective, and with each member having been carefully selected for their talent, each one is as important to the workings of the group as the other. If you have a certain request, you can by all means raise this with us during the booking process but as with any show, we cannot guarantee individual band members availability 100%. As a general rule, guaranteeing individuals far in advance would be a poor reflection of their quality as an artist. Unless circumstances beyond our control occur, our singers showcased on our videos are the artists that are currently working with the band the most and generally will perform at 90% of our events. Should they need to be replaced, we have a roster of top quality stand-ins who work regularly as featured vocalists with the band.
You may find that not many other bands will be as up-front with you about this issue in fear of losing your booking, but it is important for us to make this clear to all our prospective clients because we believe in building a business with integrity. All function bands of our standard are on the same playing field with this, so if somebody else is saying they can guarantee you otherwise, we would warn you to be cautious about their quality.
We can, however, guarantee that The Distractions – a collective of exciting and incredibly talented musicians and singers from across the UK – will perform at your event, and you will not be disappointed!