What are your prices?
Our pricing varies depending on the event scope, location and the number of musicians included, so we always like to chat with folks before sending a quote. Please contact us if you’d like a quote, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. In the meantime, you can get a rough idea of our prices here.
What’s the booking process like?
Once we’ve had a chance to chat and things feel like a good fit, we’ll send you a basic contract to read over. Once signed, a 50% deposit (online, via credit card or Zelle) is required to confirm the booking. We start working through planning, logistics, and music requests thereafter!
Do you provide MC services?
Yes, we are capable of MCing and providing announcements as necessary. You won't see us leaping on the microphone to crack jokes or rile up the crowd during the dance party because our MC style is simple and non-performative by purpose. We like to provide energy to the performance with our instruments rather than screaming at people to jump up and down.
Do you provide sound systems, or do I have to rent them separately?
We can provide wireless mics for the ceremonies, speeches, and toasts, among other things, and all of our wedding packages include at least one sound system setup, with additional sound systems available for an additional price. Also available are background music playlists for times when there is no performance (cocktail hours, dinners, etc.)
Sound systems can also be provided for an extra cost for various private event and corporate event packages.
Where are you located? Do you travel?
We are based in the San Francisco, Bay Area with crews in Los Angeles. Additionally, if our travel time, flights, and accommodations are covered, we're happy to fly and play at events at any destination. If you're interested in hiring us for an event outside of our home regions, please let us know. We've traveled to NYC, the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, Mexico, and even Thailand for events.
Who are the artists? Can we choose who to hire from your roster?
BayCoin Beats is organized as a group of full-time touring musicians who perform on some of the biggest stages, including Coachella, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and countless more. When you book us, you're booking the collective, not any specific musicians. We are NOT a booking agency farming out requests to musicians we don’t know. We collaborate, rehearse routines, share music collections, and put a lot of effort into making sure every event is spectacular, no matter who is assigned.
Three months before each event, we complete all staffing and assignment tasks, at which point our customers are presented to the crew to begin securing music preferences, logistics, etc. This is how we organize ourselves to fit our traveling plans, which are often not finalized until three to four months in advance. BayCoin Beats has always been committed to encouraging musicians in their artistic endeavors. Booking in this way enables us to keep working with top-tier musicians who otherwise wouldn't be able to block time on their calendars for a private event more than three months in advance.
What type of music do you play? Can I have input in the playlist?
We take great pride in being able to use any type of music. We would typically play a well-balanced combination of funk, soul, R&B, and disco remixes if left to our own devices and without any guidance from a client, but every one of our events is unique and tailored to the interests and needs of our clientele.
We'll send our clients a music questionnaire so they may submit a playlist they've created for us to listen to as part of the process. We pay special attention to the "must plays" and "do-not plays" sections of the questionnaire.