FREQENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What type of events does Silver Streaks play?
A. The bulk of performances on Silver Streaks' annual calendar are weddings along with corporate functions/picnics, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthday and anniversary parties and concerts.
Q. Can we hear you play or do you have an audio or video tape?
A. Of course! You can view the bandís video clips from the Home page. Silver Streaks also has an audio CD that you can listen to on this website as well. Click on Music Download to listen to samples or Songlist to see their entire repertoire of songs.
Q. How many musicians comprise the band?
A. The most popular configuration of the band is the same six talented and professional musicians and vocalists.
Q. What instruments are played?
A. Keyboards (pianos, synthesizers, keyboard modules), electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, saxophones (tenor, alto and soprano), flute, clarinet, drums and percussion.
Q. How many vocalists?
A. We have four vocalists: one female lead and three male vocalists.
Q. Can the band be increased or decreased in size?
A. Yes. Depending on your specific needs with respect to your budget and/or size of your party, the band will, on occasion, perform with a smaller or larger group.
Q. What is your style of music?
A. Silver Streaks prides itself with its vast array of music. From classic standards to the latest Top 40 hits and everything in between, the band will perform a variety sure to please each one of your guest's musical tastes. Silver Streaks always encourages every client to make as many request selections (or deletions) from the band's song list to be performed during their event. Rudy always meets with each client several weeks prior to the performance date to coordinate your musical requests and any other needs.
Q. Can you take special requests?
A. Most certainly! Silver Streaks will be happy to perform any special request you might have. With Silver Streaks' extensive and versatile repertoire of music, they're bound to know or easily learn the song you want played.
Q. What is the procedure for hiring Silver Streaks for an event?
A. After your initial consultation with Rudy, should you desire to hire Silver Streaks for your event, Rudy will send you contracts. One copy of the contract is to be returned to Rudy with the agreed-upon deposit. Should you have to cancel for any reason, any deposits paid will be fully refundable providing that Rudy can rebook the selected date with a comparable event.
Q. What does the band wear?
A. Silver Streaks are always professional in their appearance. Formal wear (tuxedos and evening attire) are the norm. (Casual wear as requested by the client.)
Q. How many hours do you play?
A. For most occasions, the full band plays for four hours. The band will be happy to extend their performance time upon request.
Q. What type of music is played during the dinner hour?
A. Rudy, the band leader, is always aware and sensitive to all aspects of the band's performance with respect to the volume, style of music played and sound quality during the meal.
Q. Do you have overtime rates?
A. Depending upon availability, Silver Streaks will gladly extend their performance for an additional hour or half hour charge. During your initial consultation, Rudy will give you an estimate of the overtime rates.
Q. Do you provide music for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours?
A. Of course. Rudy can offer many musical combinations. Some examples are: harp, flute, violin, piano/organ, guitar, trumpets and string quartets, jazz trios and many other combinations as well. Rudy will be happy to provide you with the right combination for your ceremony and/or cocktail hour. Rudy can also assist you with any special musical selections (first dance, wedding march, etc.) to suit your needs.
Q. Can you provide a list of songs?
A. Yes. Upon your initial meeting with Rudy, he will give you a promo package about the band including a full list of songs that Silver Streaks performs or you can see their complete list on this web site. The list of songs can be found on the Songlist page.
Q. How far will the band travel to an event?
A. Silver Streaks is based in Norwalk, Connecticut, however the band will and has traveled throughout the Northeast. Most of the band's performances are in the tri-state area of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey but have performed in Boston, Cape Cod, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Martha's Vineyard and Block Island. The band will be happy to accomodate your event's location.