Before you hire any
live band for your Indiana event, you'll want to know you're getting a top
quality, professional entertainment. Mercy Sakes! musicians have
been performing professionally in the Indianapolis area for years. Call
Don Smith at 317-748-1725 to answer any questions you have.
Will I have a chance to hear a demo before hiring a group?
Please visit our Listen page to hear a small sample of our sound. You
can also request a CD of sound samples by calling or emailing us (contact
information can be found at the bottom of any page in our website), or by using
our contact page.
Can I see Mercy Sakes! perform in person before hiring them?
Any scheduled public performances will be open to you of course,
with any ticket prices or door fees your responsibility (we'll try to get you in
for free whenever we can!) Private events such as weddings, receptions, or
private parties will not usually be accessible. Rare exceptions to this
policy will be at the sole discretion of our client, and any visiting guests
will need to dress appropriately for the occasion, and be a discreet presence.
I need music for my entire wedding, not just the reception - can Mercy
Sakes! provide ceremony music too?
- we can help with any music you need for the entire occasion. We can
provide piano, classical guitar, trumpet soloist, brass ensembles, string
quartet, jazz trio, vocalists, flute and harp duet, or just about anything else
you envision for your wedding ceremony! We can also offer soft dinner
music (piano, trio, jazz combo) at the beginning of the evening, and build it
into a full high energy show as the night goes on!
How much will it cost to hire the group?
depends! Please fill out our Contact page or simply call Don
at (317)748-1725. Rest assured that you will be given concrete
prices once we know what your needs are, and the prices will be clearly spelled
out on your contract. Performances fees depend on length of service and
not you would like the jazz combo to perform prior to the party
Are there any other extra charges?
Everything will always be completely documented in a contract for our
mutual understanding and protection. If you request anything that would
require additional costs due to additional personnel, rental fees, travel,
lodging, purchased music for special requests, etc., this must be contracted and
arranged in advance. WE WILL NEVER POP ANY "OH-BY-THE-WAY"
CHARGES ON YOU EVER!
Will the musicians dress appropriately?
Always. All musicians will dress in formal attire for
weddings (ceremonies and receptions) unless specifically requested not to by the
wedding party. For other events, the dress will always be appropriate for
Can I request a specific song not on a group's songlist?
We can make almost any request work! In some cases, additional costs
for purchase or arranging of a requested song will be charged, and these costs
will be discussed with you and clearly indicated in the contract. Please
feel free to ask for a special song!
Does Mercy Sakes! provide entertainment outside of the
We will be happy to perform for your event. Any performances
contracted outside a certain distance from Indy will incur a modest travel fee,
which will be clearly identified in your contract. Travel to suburbs of
Indianapolis are not charged an extra fee.
Can we use your microphone for toasts and announcements?
We can definitely provide use of the mic for toasts and announcements.
We can also make announcements for you at no additional charge.
How far in advance should we book entertainment?
in order to ensure availability, contact us as far in advance as possible.
But if you have a last minute need for entertainment, don't
hesitate to call! If we are not already booked, we can easily perform for
your occasion on short notice!