Planning an event can be tricky business, and after hundreds of gigs under our belt, we’ve grown accustomed to some regular questions. Before you contact us, have a read below… It’s highly likely we’ve come across your scenario before.

To book us, get in touch through our Book Now page or directly via email  to check our availability for your date. We’ll provide all of our music package information and would be happy to tailor a special package to suit your musical needs. 

Let us know what you’re interested in booking and a final quote will be provided for you to accept. A booking confirmation email will be sent with access to a personal online portal where you will be asked to pay a 20% deposit to secure your booking with us. Two further instalments will be due 2 months and 2 weeks out from your event. Invoicing is split 50/50 for Corporate Events.

Of course you can see us live first! Despite the extremely busy workload of our musicians, we understand the importance of seeing live music performed in person. As this is the only true way of knowing the quality of what you’re paying for.

We aim to provide FREE live performance nights monthly for your benefit. It’s a great night out and you get to see some of our amazing acoustic & live band musicians do what we do best! CLICK HERE to see our upcoming dates.

OMG. This is the age old question, and one that may not be answered in our lifetime. At Lark Music we’ve gone with the idea that both is better than neither (ask about our ‘Little bit of Everything’ Package). Having said that… the party vibes, energy and interaction of a live band musicians is incredible and unmatched, whereas the right DJ (one of ours) can select from thousands of tunes and set a party on fire!

With years of experience working together, our live band musicians can be booked in a variety of combinations to best suit your musical vision. Whether you have a favourite vocalist or two, want a band that can cover specific genres or just want SAX included to rip out epic dance floor solo’s, we’d love to tailor the best combination of LARK musicians to suit!

Love all of our artists and can’t choose a particular favourite? That’s fine too, we’ll combine our best musicians to suit your taste in music.

When choosing your dream band, keep in mind that having both female and male vocals will add to the repertoire performed and that a bigger band will have more visual impact and be more lush sounding, but not necessarily louder.

For line-up recommendations based on our musical experience, just ask! We’d be happy to guide you in creating the best band for your event. 

All of our bands feature at least one male singer, but the addition of a female vocalist can open up a whole range of fantastic tunes not performed by the guys. Think Beyonce or Whitney Houston. A minimum 4-piece, preferably 5 piece band or larger is required for a female vocalist, and can also perform in an acoustic duo pre-reception if requested. Ultimately, the choice is all yours and we can get the party started in any lineup.

NO! We don’t charge extra to learn special song requests for your Ceremony nor Reception. Our musicians will learn up to 3 songs to perform at your Ceremony and 2 for your Reception as part of your booking.

The best thing is our musicians have seriously deep repertoire’s, so there is a high likelihood they already know your requests. If not, they’re happy to learn them to make that moment extra special.

We’re owned and led by musicians and our aim is to provide the best Value for Money musical services.

Where we can meet your budget we will. However, please keep in mind that we only provide premium music and artists with our pricing based on the high quality services we provide.

We have gotten our setup down to a fine art. We’ll arrive with plenty of time (usually around one hour before the agreed booking start time) and be ready to go 15 mins prior to start time. We don’t do big loud sound checks, so fret not!

All Lark Music band bookings for wedding receptions/parties are based on a booking period up to 5 hours, with a maximum playing time of 180 minutes. We suggest 2 sets of classy background music over meals and mingling, before we play 2 epic sets of dance music to limit the set breaks/dance floor killing moments.

Booking periods can be tailored longer if needed,  just ask.

Our musicians have a huge repertoire that’s been perfected over the years.

We welcome your input into the styles and vibe you want from the band by letting us know some of your favourite artists and musical genres. We’ll use this to inspire our performance on the night, while including absolute hits that we know work. We’re very attuned to what the crowd is feeling and pride ourselves on being able to choose the right songs at the right time for maximum impact and atmosphere.

Check out our general song list for some inspiration!

We are more than happy to facilitate the playing of traditional cultural music via iPod– tarantella, zorba etc.

We book real DJs. A DJ has real skill; they mix, they read the faces of every crowd member, and create a vibe designed to engage and enrapture any audience. For a discounted package, we can most definitely let you play your own playlists (or even one of ours) through our sound system if that’s your vibe.

Yes, high quality sound equipment is provided by the band and you will have no issues with bad sound, feedback (squealing mic) or silence at any point. 

We also provide LED lighting FREE if charge for the band/DJ area to help with atmosphere. 

For all events, excl. Corporate, the online portal is where all of your important info can be provided. All of your formal song requests, musical preferences and event schedule details are the main items we’ll need added & finalised 14 days out from your booking date. There is also a drag & drop section for additional notes, run-sheets, additional song requests or important song files that need to be provided to musicians/DJ.

Of course your LARK contact/booker will be there to help finalise the important info with you in lead-up to the big day.

We do ask that you feed us. Gigs can go for a long time! A decent main meal and drinks would be appreciated. Any specific dietaries will be provided.

As a guide, a 4 piece require an area of ~3x4m, 5 piece ~4x5m, 6 piece ~5x5m. We require at least one easy to access power outlet to be close by. For band 5 piece or larger, at least two power sources should be supplied. We need power to be no more than 10 metres from the performance area.

Upon request, we can perform at ceremonies in secluded spots, a small hire fee for a battery powered speaker may be applicable.

We are more than happy to travel anywhere… In fact, we love a road trip. Additional travel fees are applied for events taking place outside our metro Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide travel free zones. We want to be the mixtape for your journey, whether it’s in steamy far Byron Bay, North Queensland, Bali, Thailand or the tropical South Pacific. Lark have specific package prices for OS weddings, but for all events close to home, we love an adventure, so feel free to give us a call to discuss.

We can provide a spare microphone (on lead) upon request. If you prefer a wireless microphone for your MC to roam, please ask and we can happily provide hire of one for the night.

For an additional fee we do offer an MC service that covers formal introductions of bridal party entrances, speeches and other formalities. We will also act as a liaison with venue management to keep things on time. Enquire for further info and pricing.

Yes and yes! We love Jewish weddings for the unique energy and celebration they have. Our set of HORA music lasts ~20mins. A small fee is charged on top of our standard performance prices due the requirement of specific musicians for the provision of this.

Don’t stress! We know planning any event is hard work and often stressful, we do this all the time. So let us take care of all things music and you take care of enjoying yourself!