Any time an individual is planning an event they’re very hopeful that it will be entertaining and memorable for everyone in attendance. And you won’t find a better way to add fun and thrills to a party than by bringing in a high quality party band. Powerhouse bands are without any doubt one of the most excellent ways to boost the level of fun at parties. Using cover bands for special occasions is becoming a well-accepted plan of action these days, and it’s not very difficult to understand why. They add much in the way of entertainment value for a relatively modest out-of-pocket expense.
Hiring a live band has become an extremely popular choice for all kinds of events such as banquets, birthday celebrations, corporate conventions, wedding parties, and other special occasions. Booking an exceptional band can turn a lifeless, ho-hum party into an incredible and unforgettable event. The reverse can also be true. Providing a second-rate band could very well ruin the party.
There are actually a handful of things you will probably want to consider before booking a local band that lives up the street from you. Hiring a local garage band can sometimes be just as pricey, create more stress, and turn your celebration into a forgettable event. It might also put a strain on local friendships. Just because they’re local, doesn’t mean you should hire them.
First, you need to know how big the venue is – the place where the event will be held. Larger locations can hold a full size band, but smaller venues may limit the size of the band you hire. The next thing on the list is to choose the genre of music which will best fit your event. This doesn’t mean you should pick the type of music that you like best, but the type of music that will be the best fit for your guests and for the kind of event it is. For some events, easy-listening background music would be the perfect option, or maybe even a DJ playing soft music from his laptop, but for other events a loud and raucous wedding or party band might be the ideal choice.
So what style of music will you choose? Pop, rock, jazz, country, or some other genre of music? Another important question is whether or not you are going to include dancing at the blowout. Will it be a live show where your guests will be seated throughout the performance, and not dancing? These are typical questions that need to be addressed before you should even think about beginning your search for entertainment. Some food for thought: lots of live cover bands may be remarkable in a concert performance, but be mediocre when it’s time to start playing danceable selections because all they play are original tunes of a medium tempo. For dance events you should bring in a band that performs high energy dance tunes that everybody will recognize, the type you hear on the radio, instead of original tunes that they’ve never heard of and are not familiar with.
Also, it’s usually a good idea to set a rough budget for your musicians. The budget doesn’t have to be an exact figure because you may have to pay a little more once you find the perfect band. It’s possible to hire music bands for anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to fifty thousand or more.
If you are having an extensive corporate event with a large number of people, make sure you book a high quality band. They can satisfy even the most fussy of guests. Having said that, even though you may think you have a firm budget amount in place, you might find the right band at a higher price than what you had intended to shell out. In cases like this it’s important to know that it’s the entertainment that makes events unforgettable and successful, certainly not the decorations or flowers or wedding dress. So if you need to cut back on a few other things, it’s often best to hire the perfect music entertainment even if it’s a touch more expensive than you had originally thought.
The very best way to find an amazing band is by going through a respectable and reputable booking agency. And even if you think it will cost you more to use a booking agent, in actuality, they are sometimes able to get a lower rate for you than if you had dealt with the band directly. An experienced agent knows which bands are available, which ones will be a good fit for your event, the amount they charge, and which groups will supply you the best music entertainment for the budget. Whenever you want a popular party band at the best rate possible, a booking agency is generally a party planner’s best option.