What are your performance times?
Forté|Beat's standard performance times for weddings are 8pm-12am with a 25-30 minute break to coincide with your buffet or tea/coffee break. The band also offer a DJ service for after midnight if you have a later licence at your venue. For corporate or charity bookings please contact us to discuss your requirements.
How long does it take the band to set up?
It takes the band under an hour to set up and soundcheck the equipment and get changed into our stagewear. We will always aim to arrive at your venue 90mins prior to the agreed performance time. In the unlikely event that any problems do arise, we will alert you or your event coordinator.
What kind of music do you play?
Forté|Beat covers a wide variety of styles right through to current chart hits and a choice selection of Scottish Country Dances (with the steps called so everyone can join in). Having the benefit of both male and female lead vocals allow for a more varied selection of song on the evening. Have a listen to some of our live recordings on the Media page.
How much do you charge?
If you fill out our online enquiry form or contact Steve on T: 07799 545 651 he will be more than happy to provide a quote for the evening based on your requirements.
How do we make payment?
Bookings are secured by a £250 deposit with the remaining balance payable at least 14 working days in advance of the event date. We accept payment by Bank Transfer and all the necessary details can be provided on request just contact Steve on
T: 07799 545 651 and he will be more than happy to assist.
Will you provide a contract?
We will email your invoice and contract to you with our terms & conditions. You must read both documents. When you have done this and paid your deposit, the contract between you (The Client) and Fortebeat (Stephen McCluskey) is legally binding. Included with your contract is a list of important information points about your booking to keep for your records and refer to in the run-up to your event.
Do I need to provide anything for the band?
It is important to check with your venue in advance of making a booking to ensure there will be enough space for a live band to set up and perform, and also if the venue has a sound limiter on-site, these things can determine if it's possible for us to provide you with entertainment on the evening. The majority of venues will have this information on hand.
If you need clarification on any of these things
please don't hesitate to call Steve on: T: 07799 545 651