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Frequently Asked Questions:

Got a query that's been tickling your brain? Don't fret, we're here to tickle it even more!

  • How far does NKG travel?
    We can travel any distance from our hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. We have performed in New Jersey, South Carolina, Michigan and even Key West, Florida.
  • How is your wedding show different from your bar/nightclub show?
    If you've seen NKG, you know our bar/nightclub shows are intense and over-the-top. Yet for weddings, we customize our set list, show elements, and even our etiquette to be 100% family friendly and professional, but still highly interactive. This is slightly different than public bar/nightclub shows, and NKG is exceptional at listening to our clients, reading the crowd, and creating a show unique to each event. For weddings the cast and crew will wear professional work shirts before guests arrive, and then clean professional suits the entire night, including during the performance. Our goal is to please all of your guests regardless of age, tastes, or background.
  • What services does NKG Band provide for my wedding?
    NKG's "All Inclusive" packages provides up to seven (7) hours of music, Master of Ceremonies and timeline management for any and all types of receptions. This includes: Master of Ceremonies - announcement of wedding party entrance; announcement start of cocktail hour or dinner; special dances; special traditions such as First Dance, cake cutting, cultural dances, etc. Fully integrated DJ services for any time the band is not performing live All audio PA systems, lighting equipment, production personnel, and all other logistics related to the show’s production, excluding stage. Consultation meeting with Client one or two months prior to event to develop the reception itinerary together Background music for cocktail hour and dinner (jazz, light pop, or any style of music requested by Bride & Groom); DJ mix music during breaks (upbeat modern dance music chosen by Band or Bride & Groom; all material will be clean with no profanity) After dinner, up to 3 ½ hours of live music plus one short break DJ break. Click here for a full list of songs. Wireless microphone to be used by Client for toasts, announcements, etc. Transportation and lodging of all personnel and equipment
  • What are your prices and other packages?
    Pricing and packages depends on several factors, but generally starts at $4,000+up. Contact Glenn Kukla at 513-659-4473, or or fill out the form above to receive a quick customized price quote. We offer a "Straight to the Party" package which is streamlined and at a lower price point, and an "All Inclusive" package with all the bell and whistles for your reception.
  • Can you help with the actual ceremony?
    YES! We have coordinated over 500 ceremonies. We provide all music before, during, and after the ceremony; we help create a ceremony timeline sheet with all the details you need for your family and vendors, down to the minute.
  • Can you provide music or mics for the ceremony? How much is it?
    Yes we can! The price generally $300 to $500, and in most cases this is not included in your original contract with the band. You do not need to decide this until you have the Details Meeting with the band leader. Then you can discuss what you need and the band leader will give you a firm price quote, and you will include that add-on fee in your final payment. Here are examples: Ceremony Music - NKG Band to provide amplified music for ceremony from a playlist customized based on Client’s selections/preference. To include: 30 minutes of selected prelude music prior to ceremony; selected songs for seating of the parents and special guests; selected songs for presentation of bridesmaids and groomsmen; selected song for bridal march; special songs for segments of ceremony; selected songs for recessional; 30 minutes of postlude music. All music to be pre-programmed (Ipod, Spotify, etc), amplified through NBKG's PA sound system Ceremony Microphones - NKG to provide two mics on mic stands to be amplified through NKG's PA sound system. Or you can request lapel mics. Project Management of Ceremony - the Ceremony will be added to NKG's timeline for your event and our Band Leader will help coordinate the order of events for the Ceremony such as Bridal Part processional, cueing of songs, etc. Fee: If the Ceremony is in the same location as the live band is set up and the band can use it's main PA for the ceremony & also live performance after dinner, i.e. 'all in one room', fee = $295. If a 2nd PA speaker system is needed for the Ceremony vs where the live band is set up (such as Ceremony is in a different room or outside but the live band is inside), fee = $495
  • Can NKG really DJ when the band is not playing live?
    YES! Several of our cast and crew have years of experience. All DJ services are already covered in the "All Inclusive" package.
  • How do I pay?
    The deposit to hold NKG for any date is $950 and the remainder balance is due two (2) weeks before your big day. We accept checks by mail and credit cards payments through
  • Can I pre-pay for my wedding many months in advance?
    Yes, but we strongly prefer you pay in one lump payment per the contract which is 1-2 weeks before the wedding date.. We do not like a lot of small scheduled payments, it’s very hard to keep track of.
  • How do I pay my final balance?
    For WEDDINGS: you can mail us an paper check to the address on the contract, or you can request an online invoice that you can pay by card. It will come from Note: if you elect to pay the final balance by card, there will be a 3% convenience fee. However, once you receive the Squareup invoice, you may print it out and mail us a paper check and skip the 3% fee.
  • LGBTQ friendly?
    Yes, absolutely. NKG has performed many SS wedding receptions.
  • I have this really crazy idea for a surprise for one or more of my guests, can you help?
    YES! We love extra ideas that make a party unique. We've arranged special mash-up songs, hosted karaoke battles, snuck our entire band on a yacht to surprise the bride, passed out glow sticks, let the Father-of-the-Bride play drums, etc etc. We will take your vision and make it a reality, no matter how crazy!
  • How can the band be two places at once?!?! You are scheduled to perform at my wedding, but I see on your calendar you are scheduled at another event on the same date. I’m freaking out!
    Our band has a cast of 12+ members and often performs in two places at once. We employ a network of dedicated musician performers. All of our entertainers are full-time professional musicians who work full-time with our group. We have multiple members for each instrument, and this allows us to perform multiple shows in the same day. If you have signed a contract, your date is locked in and guaranteed All of our performers are strictly trained to learn the exact arrangements of our songs and show. Click here to meet all the members of NKG
  • Do you reccomend any vendors?
    Yes! Photography - Images By Daniel Michael Videography/Video - Little Brown Dog Productions
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