FAQ

This sounds amazing, how would one go about booking this band?

Write to delamereleigh@gmail.com or facebook @delamereleigh and we will get back to you with a quote.

We require a specific song for our wedding, can you accommodate our request?

Yes indeed, bespoke, to order.  We will attempt any material, and have in the past been asked to upcycle songs by Nick Cave, Led Zeppelin, Flaming Lips, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Black Flag, Billy Bragg and even a number from ‘Bugsy Malone’.  We include our own distinctive stylings and flourishes at no extra cost.

Where are you able to perform?

We are based in Falmouth, and so usually take bookings in Cornwall and Devon, however we do, on occasion, venture beyond the West Country – state your case in writing and we will provide a quote.

Nampara Piano
The Leigh Delamere pop-up piano outside Nampara, site of the original ‘Poldark’ BBC documentary

Can you perform outdoors?

Indeed we can.   Ideal for woodlands and pastures.   We can do this in an acoustic capacity, also we have the necessary equipment to power the piano and a small sound system from battery.

Scissor Lift
Leigh Delamere playing the piano atop a scissor lift, 2019

What is the ‘pop-up piano’?

Being something of a boffin as well as a musician, Leigh Delamere has designed and built his own pop-up-upright piano.  Often imitated, but never matched, this construction has withstood the close scrutiny of many bitter rival pianists, and utilises the latest digital modelling technology combined with vintage DIY plywood work.  After years of touring with the Gordanos, Rogue Theatre and the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, this much-loved piece of rock’n’roll furniture certainly looks the part – adding to the sense of occasion before even a note is played.

Can you play some music at my actual wedding ceremony?

Certainly.  We have plenty of experience of this, you will be in safe hands.  We will behave with appropriate decorum and provide the right music at the right time – whether it is ‘Air on the G string’ played on acoustic guitar, a piano led singalong of ‘I’m a believer’, or a wistful accordion tune from the film ‘Amelie’, we can soundtrack that special moment with style.

Can you entertain for our whole wedding day?

Yes, we will do a ‘wedding special’ deal in which we will lay on discrete background acoustic tunes during the day as necessary, followed by two full party sets later on.

How long are your sets?

A ‘standard’ booking would typically be 2 sets of around 50 minutes each, but we can provide a lot more if required – although as you will appreciate when you experience the high energy of our performance, we do ask for regular breaks to recuperate.

Are you in any way connected with or endorsed by the Motorway services of the same name?

No.  We have, whilst passing on our many travels, attempted to squeeze a free coffee out of them in return for our improvement of their brand, but to no avail.