Selecting Live Bands for Weddings and Corporate Events
By live101 - 12 Dec 2019
Tips on hiring your entertainer
It can be challenging to find the right Live Band for a wedding or a corporate event. For most people, it’s the first time they’ve ever hired a live band. With something as variable and intangible as a live human artistic performance, the cheapest isn’t best. You do “get what you pay for,” in the entertainment industry. And you want everything related to your event – including the live music – to reflect well on you, and serve as a credit to your judgment, taste, etc. If you’re looking for a live band for a wedding reception or corporate evening entertainment, a lot is riding on your event. That’s when it’s smart to pay the extra for proven, professional event entertainers who will delight your guests and reflect positively on you. Imagine, for a moment, if the band you select commits one of these classic “Band Blunders 101”:
Band blunder #1:
They may play okay, but they stand there like statues, staring at their feet. Not good. The truth is, great musicians should entertain! Think of your favourite national headline performers. They put on a show! So some of the things we suggest you look for include:
1) Does the band you’re considering smile, and look like they’re having a great time?
2) Do they “reach out” to the audience, engage them, and get the audience to soar to heights they didn’t they had in them?
3) Does the band have great dance moves, or do they stand there like statues?
Band blunder #2:
They play out of tune, or sing out of tune. There’s a big difference between world-class singers, and amateurs or beginners. Beware of hiring “bar band” type groups and/or “hobbyist” groups of people who do music as a sideline. Often, the results can be not great.
Band blunder #3:
They don’t carefully consider their wardrobe. Let’s face it, if you’re having a fancy event, you don’t want your band to show up looking like they just rolled out of bed (and slept in their clothes)! You want a band that enquires about your dress code and asks which of the band’s several wardrobe options you’d prefer.
Band blunder #4:
The band does not do professional emcee duties. Some bands consider emceeing to be a pain or a distraction from their art. But the truth is, at your event, you have one stage, one focal point, and one microphone/sound system. It’s where the band is! So it’s perfectly reasonable for you to ask your band to handles emcee duties
Band blunder #5:
Excessive breaks. You’re paying the band to entertain, not take breaks. We at Live101 understand these pain and want to ensure that these blunders should never happen, and hence, we bring out the best in the industry to ensure a really good time for you and your audience.
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