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How much does it cost to hire the Tux Guy?
How long does the Tux Guy normally play for?
What locations will the Tux Guy perform at? Does he travel interstate?
What sort of musical styles/genres does the Tux Guy perform?
What gear and equipment does the Tux Guy provide?
Does he provide all the sound equipment he uses free of charge?
What kind of electrical supply/current does the Tux Guy need?
Does the Tux Guy charge for time he sets up or packs up?
How does the Tux Guy normally dress for performances?
Is he happy to come dressed according to a particular theme for themed events?
What happens if I want extra time on the night?
Do I need to provide food/meals for the Tux Guy at my function?
Do I need to provide drinks for the Tux Guy at my function?
I have quite a small venue. How much space does the Tux Guy require?
When do you usually Set Up and Pack Up?
Can I choose which songs the Tux Guy will perform?
Does the Tux Guy perform outdoors at all?
Can the Tux Guy still perform without power suply?
What are your parking requirements for the Tux Guy's vehicle?
How many breaks does the Tux Guy need?
Can the Tux Guy provide some background music during brakes?
Will the Tux Guy perform my favourite song?
Will the musician performing at my event be the same as those featured on this website?
What volume does the Tux Guy perform at?
Can we use the vocal microphone from the Tux Guy for speeches?
Does the Tux Guy offer any incentive for repeat business or if I refer a colleague?
Do you also supply Disc Jockeys (DJs)?
Is it possible to hear the Tux Guy live or does he only perform for private functions?

 

Q: I love live music but am on a budget. How much does it cost to hire the Tux Guy?
A: Being a one-man-band Julien's performances are absolutely affordable for any budget. The cost of each performance depends on a few different variables including: distance travelled, date, number of hours required on site. Please provide this information when you contact us and we will endeavour to send you a quote for your function within 48 hours.


Q: How long does the Tux Guy normally play for?
A: Julien can be booked for any desired period of time from 1 hour up to a maximum of 4 hours.


Q: What locations will the Tux Guy perform at? Does he travel interstate?
A: Most of Julien's performances occur in Sydney + All Suburbs and Hunter Valley. For special events he will be very happy to travel to any destination however this obviously increases his fee to cover petrol costs, accommodation, or flights if necessary etc.


Q: What sort of musical styles/genres does the Tux Guy perform?
A: Julien performs a broad selection of well known Jazz, Pop, Funk, & Soul classics. Please advise us on your particular preferences and we will tailor the program to match your musical tastes as closely as possible.


Q: What gear and equipment does the Tux Guy provide? Does he provide all the sound equipment he uses free of charge?
A: Necessary sound equipment will be provided by Julien for functions up to 150 guests at no additional cost. Using a battery powered Roland BA-330 he can play gigs in any situation where no further power can be provided such as on the beach or in the park. For events larger than 150 guests, we would recommend the client to hire a larger PA for Julien's sound to be heard clearly in very large rooms. This can sometimes be sourced through the venue where your event is taking place.


Q: What kind of electrical supply/current does the Tux Guy need?
A: None! Julien uses a battery powered Roland BA-330. That will make him totally independent from power sockets.


Q: Does the Tux Guy charge for time spent setting up (bumping in), or packing up (bumping out)?
A: No. Julien does not charge for Set Up or Pack Up time. Having just one amplifier, one mikrophon and his background music connected setting up takes a maximum of 15 minutes.


Q: My wedding is a black tie/very formal event and I want the Tux Guy to look smart. How does he normally dress for performances?
A: As the name implies Julien will wear a Tuxedo, a white shirt, and a black tie/black bowtie during all his performances.


Q: Is he happy to come dressed according to a particular theme for themed events?
A: Yes. Having his origin in one of the most vibrant suburbs and city he would be very happy to hear your planned theme and try wherever possible to integrate his music and appearance into the theme of your event.

 

Q: What happens if I want extra time on the night? I.e. more time than originally detailed in our quote?
A: It is usually no problem to arrange some extra time on the night of a performance. Sometimes though Julien might have another booking a few hours ahead on the same day. Extra time is generally charged at $100/hour. We strongly encourage clients to formally book all the time they think they would like in the initial quote, as we cannot absolutely guarantee that Julien will be available for extra time if this has not been arranged formally prior to the performance date.


Q: Do I need to provide food/meals for the Tux Guy at my function?
A: Julien usually brings two apples to his performances but would be more than happy to receive a vegetarian meal after his show.


Q: Do I need to provide drinks for the Tux Guy at my function?
A: Julien brings enough water for his performance. He does not drink alcohol but he would happy to receive any kinds of fruit juice.


Q: I have quite a small venue. How much space does the Tux Guy require?
A: Julien is the perfect choice for limited space. Just having himself, the amplifier and a microphone stand he does not require more space than 1m x 1m.


Q: When do you usually Set Up and Pack Up?
A: Standard Set Up would occur in the 20min immediately before performing. Standard Pack Up would occur in the 15min immediately after last song. Please email us prior to the event if you would like to request alternative arrangements.


Q: Can I choose which songs the Tux Guy will perform?
A: In regard to repertoire selection; after performing on the streets of Sydney and at numerous functions Julien developed a good feel for the mood of the crowd. People tend to enjoy themselves more when the shaping of a night's emotional atmosphere feels natural and matches the evolving mood of the crowd, and one of the best ways to shape this atmosphere is through music. So you probably don't want to be too locked in to the exact order/selection of songs beforehand as every crowd will respond in slightly different ways. Please however feel free to suggest a few favourites Julien can feature to personalise your night of entertainment, and also to give us an indication of the type of music you like best.


Q: Does the Tux Guy perform outdoors at all?
A: Yes. Having his battery powered PA Julien can play on any terrain and under any condition (except pouring rain and hurricanes). Please let us know before an event if the performance takes place outdoors. In case of rain a shelter should be provided - or at least an umbrella.


Q: There is no electricity available at my event (eg. on a small boat). Can the Tux Guy still perform without power?
A: Yes. With his battery powered PA Julien can play anywhere for hours (also on boats).


Q: What are your parking requirements for the Tux Guy's vehicle on the night of the performance?
A: Julien always takes public transport or a taxi to get to the location of his performance. Therefore no additional parking space is needed.


Q: How many breaks does the Tux Guy need?
A: Julien prefers to take a 10 Minute break for every hour he sings. If the circumstances require non-stop music Julien can perform up to 2 hours at once. If you like to emded a speech or anything else feel free to split his show as you wish. In this case please let us know how long you would like Julien's sets to be.


Q: When the Tux Guy is taking a break between sets, will there still be some background music provided?
A: Yes. For any gig music will be played from an iPod through the PA when Julien is taking a break between sets.


Q: I have some favourite songs I would like to hear. Will the Tux Guy perform requests?
A: Yes. Julien will endeavour to perform any specially requested song at your wedding that may be a particular favourite tune. He will then try to find a professional recorded backing track. If he can't find any he will perform the songs as an acoustic version on his guitar. Any specific song requests that are not already on his current repertoire list would need to be made at least 2 weeks prior to the performance date.


Q: Will the musician performing at my event be the same as those featured on the Tux Guy website?
A: Yes. Julien is the Tux Guy and the Tux Guy is Julien. He will be the only one performing when you book a Tux Guy show.


Q: What volume does the Tux Guy perform at? I'm worried about the music being too loud/soft for my event?
A: Julien is the only one performing so it is very easy for him to adjust the volume to the event and during his performance. Please let us know beforehand if you like the volume to have a specific level to specific times during an event.


Q: Can we use the vocal microphone from the Tux Guy for speeches?
A: Yes. No extra charges will apply for using the PA for speeches. Please let us know beforehand if you like to use it so that Julien can bring a Shure SM58 microphone (excellent for speech) on the day of the event.


Q: Does the Tux Guy offer any incentive for repeat business or if I refer a colleague?
A: Yes. He offers a 5% refund if you refer a friend (or book multiples dates yourself) and the 2 bookings are confirmed within 28 days of paying your deposit.


Q: Do you also supply Disc Jockeys (DJs)?
A: No. We strongly believe in the power of Live Music to provide an atmospheric and emotional richness that can't be matched by recorded music. For this reason we don't offer DJ services.


Q: Is it possible to hear the Tux Guy live or does he only perform for private functions?
A: You can watch Julien perform as street musician on a weekly basis in the streets of Newtown and Manly. He also occasionally performs at festivals and large public events. To see a list of Julien's upcoming performances click here.

 

Any questions not answered here, please just ask and we'd be very happy to help. We look forward to providing some wonderful music for you!

 

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