I play many different types of events from pubs to clubs, house parties/garden parties/halls, weddings and private functions etc.. These are costed out individually based on the type of event they are, taking into account all the many factors involved.
Public gigs (Such as pub gigs and festivals) are priced at a flat rate (Based on playing times) Where as weddings and private functions i have to take into account many factors such as distance to travel, downtime time (Idle time) lengths of set, Mileage costs, presented Public Liability Issurance and PAT testing certificates.
Below is a fomula I use for costing out these types of events. This is a rough idea so please get in touch so i can supply a bespoke quote for your event.
Daytime events (Before 7pm)
2 hours playing (£160 per hour) = £320
2.5 hours Playing (£150 per hour) = £375
3 hours playing (£140 per hour) = £420
£50 to play at your wedding service (Brides entrance song, whilst register signed and after the ceromony. A special song can be learnt for this if achievable with one male voice and an acoustic guitar)
Evening events (After 7pm)
2 hours playing (£190 per hour) = £380
2.5 hours playing (£180 per hour) = £450
3 hours playing (£170 per hour) = £510
I charge a £20 fee per additional downtime (Idle time) hour
25p per mile for distance to travel
£12.50 for supplying PAT testing certificate to venues
£12.50 for supplying Public liability insurance certificate to venues