For your convenience, here is a compilation of our frequently asked questions. If you have other questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or call/text at (714) 763-6924. We do our best to get back to you in less than 24 hours.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE THE OCDAMIA MUSIC GROUP?
Ocdamia Music Group (OMG) is the leading provider of live music and entertainment in Southern California. Our OMG artists and musicians are professionals with years of experience and advanced degrees in Music. When you book with OMG, you will have access to our wide network of competent, trusted, and highly-rated artists and musicians.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING A MUSICIAN WITH OMG?
When you book with OMG you are guaranteed that a musician will be at your event. When you book directly with a musician, you would need to find an immediate replacement if your musician cancels. With OMG, you will never experience getting a cancellation given our wide network of musicians. We have a policy of charging the same rate regardless of your event date. No Peak Season Rate or Late Booking Charge. Fancy a June wedding? Book with OMG with no peak season rate. Looking for a musician for an event happening the next day? Book with OMG with no late booking charge. When you book with OMG, we will take care of the details for you. We pride ourselves in making the process uncomplicated for our clients. We communicate with our musicians down to the last detail, giving you more time for more important things. OMG believes in fair and equal treatment. As everyone should. 🙂
CAN I CHOOSE AN ARTIST TO PLAY AT MY EVENT?
For Solo and Duo bookings, you may choose a musician to perform at your event. If unavoidable changes need to be made, we will contact you for approval of the replacement artist. If you are booking a string trio, string quartet, and ensemble, we will select the musicians based on the travel range and type of music. All our musicians go through a rigorous selection process, thus, you will be assigned a competent and reliable professional.
DO YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS ON THE NUMBER OF MUSICIANS PLAYING AT MY EVENT? SHOULD I OPT FOR A SOLO, DUO, TRIO, OR A QUARTET?
You are free to choose the number of musicians playing at your event. However, if you need a guide, we go by this rule of thumb: 50 to 100 guests – Any of our soloists 100 to 150 guests – String Duo 150 to 200 guests – String Trio 200 and more guests – String Quartet
MY VENUE NEEDS A LIABILITY INSURANCE. CAN YOU PROVIDE?
Yes, we have a liability insurance coverage worth 2 Million USD.
DO YOU BRING YOUR OWN PA SYSTEM AND MICROPHONES?
DO YOU ACCOMMODATE LOCATION CHANGES FOR AN EVENT? I HAVE A DIFFERENT CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL/RECEPTION LOCATION.
Yes, we are able to move to a different location. Please inform us in advance so we can plan/adjust our schedule and bring proper gear to move our equipment to another location.
DO YOU TAKE BREAKS IN BETWEEN PERFORMANCES? DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A MEAL?
For wedding ceremonies and cocktail events, there will be no breaks. Keep in mind, however, that there will be a small gap in between songs to give musicians time to switch/change music scores. If you are hiring a trio or a quartet for a reception, we will need a ten-minute break for each hour. For three-hour bookings, we require a vendor meal.
DO YOU PROVIDE LIVE MUSIC AT SPECIAL EVENTS (I.E. QUINCEANERAS, PROPOSALS, BAR/BAT MITZVAHS, BIRTHDAYS)?
Yes! We’d love to be at your event! We provide live music and entertainment at special events and occasions. Click HERE to see our special events page.
DO YOU ACCEPT CORPORATE EVENT BOOKINGS?
Yes! We’d love to be at your event! To view a list of organizations and companies we have served, click HERE.
WHEN DO I EXPECT THE MUSICIAN/S TO ARRIVE ON THE EVENT DAY?
We arrive 1 hour to 1.5 hours early, depending on the size of the group. For a complete entertainment package, we have a production schedule that requires the participants to arrive at a specific time based on their schedule.
WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE FROM THE VENUE?
For an outdoor wedding, we require an umbrella depending on the weather forecast. We also need armless chairs based on the number of musicians hired. Please Provide Shade/Umbrella We require a shade/umbrella for our musicians, instruments, and audio equipment. This is due to the extreme sensitivity of musical instruments to changes in temperature and exposure to sunlight and humidity. In some cases exposure to elements may lead to irreparable damage to the instruments. Please Prepare a Covered/Dry Location in Case of Rain We require a covered/dry location for our musicians, instruments, and audio equipment in case of rain. Exposure to water or humidity is damaging to our musical instruments and audio equipment. In some cases exposure to elements may lead to irreparable damage to the instruments. Please Provide Heater We love playing outdoors but in lower temperatures please provide a heater for our musicians. Our musicians remain outdoors for more than an hour with an additional hour to set up before the appointment. The heater will keep them warm before and during their performance.
HAVE YOU PLAYED AT MY EVENT VENUE BEFORE?
Click HERE to see the list of venues and locations. We make it a point to familiarize ourselves with the venues’ rules and regulations. In case we have not played at your venue, our lead musician would show up 1.5 hours ahead of the appointment to set up and advice the rest of the team. We also conduct an extensive online research about the venue before your event date.
HELP! I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TYPE OF LIVE MUSIC OR ENTERTAINMENT I SHOULD BOOK FOR MY EVENT?
Give us a call or send us a quick email specifying your preference, budget range, and estimated guest count and we be happy to get back to you with our recommendation.