Selecting a band
What to expect
Selecting a band.|
You may wish to book several bands/artists depending on the
duration and type of your event. In our experience it might be prudent
to consider the following;
How many guests will you have?
Many dance bands will usually carry a P.A system to cater for 100
-150 people so if it's a really big do, there may be extra costs for
P.A hire. It's always worth asking about P.A hire costs.
How much space will the band need?
If you are booking a dance band you'll have to consider not only the
space that the band will occupy, but the amount of space directly
in front of the band. It's best to allow for a minimum of 5 or 6 feet
of space in front otherwise it will feel cramped.
A small number of wedding venues will have some regulations & requirements for
live music such as volume limits, public liability insurance or P.A.T. (portable appliance test)
so before you start looking for a band it's worth talking over your ideas with them. Ideally find a venue with
live music in mind.
What if the band I choose isn't available?
The bands featured on our site are just a selection of the
many available to you. We aim to provide alternative options should
the band you choose not be available for your event. We always suggest
booking early to avoid disappointment - and for some of our bands
that may be up to 12 months in advance.
Will they sound as good as the audio sampler?
The audio samples that we provide are kept as up to date as possible
and have been recorded live, in a recording studio environment.
Can we see the band perform live before we decide?
In many cases, yes, and it can be useful to hear a band live. However,
some bands only perform at private functions and will supply endorsements
or organise a line of communication with previous clients.
Do you only have jazz bands?
Although we mostly feature a choice of bands that specialise in different
styles of jazz, some of our bands are happy to include some pop/soul
covers in their repertoire.