Employing A Live Band – Have A Good Time

hire bands for weddingsRachel Davidson

The Time Of Year You can anticipate to pay more for a wedding event band in August than if you decide to get married in February. A band that has built up a credibility (particularly with representatives) as being an excellent wedding band will typically be in a position to dictate which bookings they want to take, certainly at the busiest times of the year.

Your wedding is one of the most essential life-events and finding the right band to play at your reception can make or break the day. A good wedding event band will charge anything between £ 500 to £ 2000, but you absolutely get what you pay for.

Your wedding event is one of the most essential life-events and finding the ideal band to play at your reception can make or break the day. A great wedding event band will charge anything in between £500 to £2000, but you definitely get exactly what you pay for. Exactly what you pay will be split between the members of the band, for that reason don’t be amazed to find that a nine piece soul band wants more than a four piece! Covers are simply when the band plays a popular song; this is very popular with wedding event visitors as they can relate to the music being played.

What Type Of Band Should I Be Looking For? Simple this one – just because YOU like Pink Floyd, it doesn’t mean you have to have a Pink Floyd Tribute Band! Your wedding visitors may not be as appreciative as you. Regardless of it being ‘your day’, you have your visitors to think of and at most wedding events (since of the generations being bridged) you will have to attempt and please all individuals all the time; you may like soul music however will your guests be pleased with a whole night of it?

The most popular type of bands for a wedding are those that do ‘covers’. Covers are merely when the band plays a well-known tune; this is incredibly popular with wedding guests as they can relate to the music being played. The finest bands will be able to play some of the all-time classic pieces, but speak to them initially and tell them what you are looking for.

The number of people in the band. Exactly what you pay will be split in between the members of the band, for that reason do not be shocked to find that a nine piece soul band wants more than a four piece! Furthermore there is the matter of space; the venue for your night function may dictate the size of the band you can have, in reality in many cases you might find that due to the size of your function space you will just have space for a disco.

Live bands will typically play three 45 minute sets or two 1 hour plus sets. Bands choose to play 2 longer sets; the reason?

The other choice that some people go for is to have a specific type of Homage Band (Abba, Commitments, Madonna …). I will not prattle on about these excessive other than it is normally best to go through a respectable agent so you understand that the “Robbie Williams” you are getting is not just a weekend karaoke pub vocalist with a shaved head, a James Bond match and a collection of well dodgy support tapes! Most Tribute Bands will generally do one 45 – 60 minute set which covers that specific artists greatest hits (which is great if everyone likes that artist and not so great if they don’t) so with the majority of tribute acts you will probably also need a DJ.