We are more than happy to liaise directly with the venue and arrange to come in and have everything setup and ready before your guests arrive. The Pianos themselves are custom made for the show and weigh only 20KG, the legs fold in and they can be easily lifted by one person. Once packed down they measure 1.5m x 1.0m x 0.4m so they will fit through most doorways.
Access plays a big part in the setup time so if there are long corridors, steps or other obstacles then please take this into consideration in addition to normal setup time. There may be an additional fee if the function room is not at ground level and there is no lift access. Please check with us beforehand if access route involves steps.
PianoFactor reserves the right to refuse to setup the show if they deem the access dangerous/unsafe/impassable or if there is a risk of injury to the PianoFactor crew or anybody else present.
It normally takes 1 hour to setup the show (subject to access) and then a further 30 minutes for soundcheck. During soundcheck we require that room is empty of guests, this is purely for health and safety reasons.
We take huge pride in our show and we always ensure that the setup looks as perfect as possible. Cables are hidden, pianos are polished and the lighting is carefully adjusted to set the scene. All of our equipment is maintained to the highest of standards, annually PAT tested and we are fully covered by Public Liability Insurance
6m x 3m (20ft x 10ft) is a perfect space for the duelling pianos show, however we can fit into a smaller area if need be. Normally the setup is configured in a line with drums in the middle and the pianos each side. The setup is very flexible though and we have performed on round stages, L shaped configurations in the corner of a room, and a triangle lineup in the middle of a venue. It is always best to email us or call us on 01462 37 99 37 if you think that space may be tight.
4m x 3m is the perfect space for the One Piano Show with drummer, without Drummer then 3m x 3m is great. Again we can fit into smaller spaces - If you have any concerns regarding space then please call us on 01462 37 99 37 and we can assess the venue.
As an example of our versatility, we once played in a room where we had 2m x 2m and we had a staging company come in and put the piano over the drums on a scaffold like staging platform - we suspended the sound system and lights on the structure! I wouldn't recommend this again but it just goes to show anything is possible!
We are happy to perform on a stage or on the floor.
If you do want us on a stage and the venue does not supply one then please contact us.