The Other Reindeer Carolers
The Other Reindeer is the business name of Keene Music Services, LLC.
We provide singers and choirs year-round for events of all kinds.
Costumed Christmas Carolers are available in the following locations:
• Los Angeles County
• Ventura County
• Santa Barbara County
• Orange County
• Please inquire for other locations
Q: Do you have a minimum time you will do?
A: Yes! We have a 30-minute minimum.
Q: How many songs do you sing?
A: Our is about 90 songs, but in a 30-minute set we will sing about a dozen songs. Carols tend to be shorter than songs on the radio, so we usually can sing 18-20 per hour.
Q: Do you take requests?
A: Of course! You can choose your own entire setlist, if you like. . If you want to hear a song that isn’t on that list, please ask; if we don’t have it in our library, you always have the option of paying for a custom arrangement (usually $100-200) so that we can sing it in 4-part harmony for you.
Q: Do you take breaks? How many?
A: We typically take 10 minutes of break time for every hour of the booking. So if you book us for two hours, we will take two 10-minute breaks. We generally space them as evenly as possible, but we can be flexible if you have a specific schedule you need to stick to! We do not take breaks in engagements that are 45 minutes or shorter.
Q: Am I expected to tip the carolers?
A: Tipping is appreciated, but it is not expected. Please let us know if you do not want us to accept tips from your event guests.
Q: What clothing options are there?
A: Our most popular clothing option is the classic Victorian carolers look. We also offer a “Suits & Cocktail Dresses” option for more of a vocal jazz look, or for formal events, tuxedos in lieu of suits is also possible. If you would like a more casual look, we can also wear festive Christmas sweaters (we don’t call them Ugly Christmas Sweaters because we think they are cute!). You can visit our to see pictures of us, or visit our !
Q: How many of you are there?
A: We typically sing in groups of four, but the roster has about 70 professional singers on it, so if you would like a larger group to sing for you, let us know and we can !
Q: Do you provide insurance?
A: Liability insurance is one of our optional offerings. For an additional fee of $25-50, we can provide a certificate of insurance naming your organization as an additional insured on our policy. General Liability limits: 2 million per occurrence, 4 million aggregate.
Q: Do you book carolers for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Yes, but availability is limited. We have a $500 minimum on those dates, which is for a 30-minute engagement of four singers.
Q: What are you doing regarding Covid-19?
Although we are booking in-person caroling engagements for the 2020 season, there are several caveats because of the pandemic. In order to be able to perform for you safely, The Other Reindeer Carolers are instituting the following changes for in-person engagements for the 2020 season:
1 Masks made or customized specifically for singing will be worn by all carolers, unless you are booking a Virtual Engagement. The masks are decorated to incorporate with our costumes whenever possible.
2 Most engagements will need to be performed outside. There may be some exceptions based on the room size, the number of guests, and the length of the engagement, but under no circumstance will unmasked performers sing indoors (excepting Virtual Engagements).
3 We’ve instituted a generous cancellation policy for this season: Your deposit is fully refundable if you need to cancel for any reason related to Covid-19, as long as you provide us at least 24 hours' notice. This clause has been added to our standard 2020 contract.
4 We have lowered the price of renting our sound system for live performances to $150 per engagement (down from $200 per engagement), because it will help us be heard and enjoyed by your guests even at a distance. If you have your own sound system, or elements of one, we can coordinate to give you a pro-rated price depending on what pieces we would need to bring and set-up.
Q: When do you have auditions?
Q: How much do you charge?
A: The biggest factors determining how much we charge are the length of the engagement and the location. If you know that if you know the date, the time, and the approximate location,
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