MELISSA MILLS

Band Manager / Vocalist

“I look forward to receiving your query or if you would prefer to contact me directly I’d be happy to take your call or schedule a meeting time.

Have a great day.
Melissa”

 

Heatwave’s FAQ

These are just some of the queries Heatwave are asked about. We are happy to answer any further queries, contact Melissa for more information.
General Queries
Are you a single band, or a collective of musicians?
Heatwave’s core musicians are band members who perform together at every performance we book. We do not sub out our performances to other bands nor do we act like a franchise. We pride ourselves on having a clear and transparent line-up – What you see is what you get with Heatwave entertainment. Unless there is an illness, the players are always the same ensuring quality and our great reputation is always maintained.

How long do you need to set up?
Through the functions request, we have set up in as little as a half hour however we prefer to be at the venue at least 2 hours before your guests arrive. We find this time frame allows us ample time to setup and carry out a comprehensive sound check ensuring the bands sound and amplification is well balanced to the room and type of function.

What are your food and drink requirements?
It is industry standard that all performers are provided a main meal and drinks. Heatwave are usually at the function from bump in at around 3pm until the function closure at 12pm which is why the band is always eagerly welcoming their meals arrival.

What are your space requirements?
Through clever use of the space we have been able to adjust to various sized stages. Whether it be small intimate venues like the Ripponlea Estate through to a grand stadium stage, we can make every stage suit the line-up chosen. For information regarding our band P.A rider, please contact Melissa.

Will you set up and play outside?
Yes, we have performed at various functions indoors or outdoors. Whether it be for a wine festival or a wedding on the beach, we can work with your functions vision and liase with you on how to achieve the optimum sound reinforcement and have planning in place if the weather turns.

How do we pay you?
Heatwave accepts various forms of payment including EFT, Cheque and COD.

How do we book you?
Once Heatwave sends out a detailed quote and confirms our availability, we can accept your booking.

To book Heatwave the quote will need to be completed with your preferred line-up and any extras noted. This form is to be returned to Melissa via Email or Post along with a small deposit. Once received your date has been confirmed!

You’re going to be in for a fantastic night with Heatwave on-board!

Travelling to venues outside of Melbourne
When will accomodation need to be provided?
Heatwave requires accommodation to be provided for all members if the function is more than 1 1/2 hours away from the CBD. This is purely a safety requirement. We don’t need a fabulous five star holiday house, although we have been delighted this has happened before. Clean & safe minimum 3star rooms with in-house bathroom facilities and ample parking.

Are their additional fees for travelling outside of Melbourne?
Depending on where the function is, there are additional travel fees which are applicable, please contact Melissa for more information about our pricing policy.

Are their any air travel requirements?
When air travel is booked, Heatwave is flexible with their requirements however there are a few details which may need to be considered.

Where possible direct flights are preferred. Baggage is the other important factor. Making sure their is ample additional baggage for musicians equipment and costuming.

We are flexible with the carrier and will work with the function corodintor to set appropriate the fly in and fly out dates.

Do you travel outside Melbourne?
Yes we can! Heatwave has traveled throughout Victoria, interstate and also overseas for corporate and private events. Please contact Melissa for further information on Heatwave’s travel rider.

Corporate Queries
Can we request specific songs?

Yes you may request songs. Heatwave aim to accommodate requests where possible. If we don’t know the song we can learn it for you for a small charting fee. Whether the request is for a birthday, wedding celebration or a particular themed song for your corporate event, Heatwave caters to all functions needs.

Do you provide background music?
Yes, Heatwave always have appropriate background music filtered through the P.A System. Our playlists showcases music from slow jazz ballads to your medium paced ‘easy to listen’ popular tunes through to dance favorites. If you do prefer to bring your own playlist, we can assist you by connecting it through the P.A system.

Can someone in the band MC?
Yes Heatwave can offer Master of Ceremonies at your event. Please contact Melissa for more information and pricing.

How can you accomodate our theme?
Yes Heatwave have been a popular choice for themed events. Whether it be a theme which requires the entertainers to costume or whether the function requires Heatwave to extends their performance repertoire to incorporate a particular era, Heatwave have the professionalism and the skills to be adaptable.

Can you play music excerpts in between awards?
Yes Heatwave have performed at various awards nights. This includes LIVE band music excerpts as the awarded nomanee is walking up to the stage. These are timed perfectly so that the energy and buzz of the night is created without lengthening the awards portion of the evening.

What is a most popular line-up option?
For larger corporate events the 2 most popular options are

9 piece Band –
Featuring Male and 2 Female lead vocalists,
4 piece rhythm section as well as the
horns – sax and trumpet

12 piece Band –
Featuring Male and 2 Female lead vocalists,
4 piece rhythm section as well as the
horns – sax, trumpet and trombone.
2 Sassy dancers

Is you’re P.A included in the performance prices?
For small to medium sized events, Heatwave’s P.A can be included in the price. For larger corporate events will however we will require a professional P.A as well as sound and lighting engineers to be provided by the client.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes Heatwave have public liability insurance. This is a requirement when working with many venues around Melbourne and interstate.

How do we book you?
Once Heatwave sends out a detailed quote and confirms our availability, we can accept your booking.

To book Heatwave the quote will need to be completed with your preferred line-up and any extras noted. This form is to be returned to Melissa via Email or Post along with a small deposit. Once received your date has been confirmed!

You’re going to be in for a fantastic night with Heatwave on-board!

Weddings Queries
Do you provide background music?
Yes, Heatwave always have appropriate background music filtered through the P.A System. Our playlists showcases music from slow jazz ballads to your medium paced ‘easy to listen’ popular tunes through to dance favorites. If you do prefer to bring your own playlist, we can assist you by connecting it through the P.A system.

Can we request specific songs?
Yes you may request songs. Heatwave aim to accommodate requests where possible. If we don’t know the song we can learn it for you for a small charting fee. Whether the request is for a birthday, wedding celebration or a particular themed song for your corporate event, Heatwave caters to all functions needs.

Will you learn a song for our Bridal Waltz?
Yes we can learn your First Dance song. The quality of our musicians and attention to detail makes this a popular choice for our wedding clients. We know how essential it is to perform the song exactly like the original especially when their are rehearsed dance moves involved. Contact Melissa to enquire about your chosen song today.

Can someone in the band MC?
Yes Heatwave can offer Master of Ceremonies at your event. Please contact Melissa for more information and pricing.

Can you perform at our wedding ceremony?
Yes we can perform at your ceremony. We offer line-ups beginning with a live guitarist and female vocalist through to however members you would like. We perform 20-30 min of chilled classy background music as your guests awaits the brides arrival. The performance during the ceremony includes: Music for walking down the aisle, two songs for the signing of the register and one for walking down the isle. We have an extensive repertoire for ceremonies however we are happy to learn specific songs of your choice.

Is you’re P.A included in the performance prices?
For small to medium sized events, Heatwave’s P.A can be included in the price. For larger corporate events will however we will require a professional P.A as well as sound and lighting engineers to be provided by the client.

How do we pay you?
Heatwave accepts various forms of payment including EFT, Cheque and COD.

How do we book you?
Once Heatwave sends out a detailed quote and confirms our availability, we can accept your booking.

To book Heatwave the quote will need to be completed with your preferred line-up and any extras noted. This form is to be returned to Melissa via Email or Post along with a small deposit. Once received your date has been confirmed!

You’re going to be in for a fantastic night with Heatwave on-board!

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Contact Info

melissa@heatwaveband.com
P.O BOX 111 Coburg, VIC 3058
M: 0409 275 879

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