Kelly Barnes Most Frequently Asked Questions

Below are all of the questions I could remember having been asked in the past. If you have a question that's not on here, please feel free to email or call my agent, Nick Taylor, on 01782 383548.


How much space do you need?

Approx 2.5 x 2.5 metres.


How is it best to time things?

It is entirely up to you when you would like me to play during your event. Please do let me know if you have any specific requirements. Usually I will play the first 45-minute set, take a short break and then perform the 2nd 45 minute set.


Can I pick which songs you play?

You are more than welcome to pick songs from my existing repertoire list, but I prefer to choose the order in which they are played. Please let me know if there are songs on the list which you definitely do or don’t want me to play at the event. 


Where will you travel to?

I will travel UK wide and internationally.


Will you learn our special song?

I can learn your special song as long as I am given at least 1 months notice. If possible please let your Alive Network entertainment coordinator know which song you would like me to learn at the time of booking, so that I have plenty of time to learn it and make it sound extra special.


Is the video on your website a true reflection of how you sound?

Yes, the videos you see on my website are 100% live.


How do I book you?

You can do a number of things:

- Please contact Alive Network via phone or email to get a quote, you can find the contact details on my contact page.
- Check my availability to get an instant online quote and begin the enquiry process.


Are you able to DJ in between sets? Can we make DJ requests in advance to my event?

I am unable to DJ. However I can play music in the background from my iPod. Please let me know well in advance if there is a specific artist/song/genre which you would like to be played so that I have time to prepare this for you.


Can we use your sound system for speeches?

Yes you can use my sound system for speeches, but please bear in mind that I do not have a 'wireless / radio mic', and I will need to charge a little more if you need me to arrive earlier or stay longer, so that you can use my equipment. Please let your Alive Network entertainment coordinator know the times you will need to use the sound system.


What equipment do you use?

The equipment that I use is listed below and is of a high standard and creates a brilliant quality sound.

PEAVEY PV i8B Plus 250 Watt Mixer Amplifier
Pair of EV SX300 – 300 Watt speakers
SM58 Beta Microphone


Do you have lights?

Yes I have a small stage lighting system but this is not normally required for day time performances, especially where I'm perfoming outdoors.


How long do you play for?

2 x 45 minute sets is usual, but I can perform for longer if required.


What time do you start and finish?

It all depends at what point you would like the musical entertainment to take place during your event.


How long do you take to set up?

If the venue is easily accessible, meaning I can park close to the entrance, and it's an easy load-in to the space where I'm performing, then my standard set-up time is 1 hour, including a sound check.


Can I provisionally book you?

No, unfortunately I cannot accept provisional bookings. If you want to book me, you would have 5 working days from the date your contract is issued to cancel without penalty, as long as you're booking more than 7 days before the event date.


What will you wear?

Please have a look at my photo gallery to see the sort of clothing I usually wear. I can dress to suit your event, so please let me know if you have specific requirements. 


Do you have PAT and PLI certificates?



Why should I book Kelly Barnes?

The variety of genres and artists in my set list means that my performance will cater for everyone. The style I play in creates a chilled and uplifting atmosphere, inviting the audience to get involved and sing along.


How much does it cost to book you?

My prices vary depending on the date and location of your event. Please use the availability checker on my website to get an instant online price estimate.


Can we see some previous client testimonials?

Take a look at the testimonials page on my website page where you can read reviews from previous clients.


Do you have any specific requirements?

I request a room in which I can change, something to eat and drink for the duration of my time at the venue.


What type/size venues are you able to play at?

All kinds! Being a solo act, I can fit in small spaces, and outdoors and I have no issues performing on large stages either!


How loud will you be?

I will always make sure that the volume levels are suitable for the size and that people can still communicate whilst I am playing. As it is acoustic it will not be overpowering.