There is always music at a party, but nothing holds a candle to hiring a band.
We’ve all been to house or office parties where the Bose Stereo System is blaring or even where the host has sprung for a dj. Music smooths the way for conversation, and it brings people together. Live music has the same effect, but it adds excitement and spontaneity to the mix. Guests stay at a party with a band, and they remember it. A party is a long-discussed event when it has live entertainment, but many party hosts are intimidated by the process of hiring a band.
Don’t be intimidated. Hiring a band for your party takes a little preparation, but it’s worth it.
Bands for hire want you to seek them out, and they are searching for you. Having trouble getting references or contacts? Hire an entertainment company with the experience and connections necessary to make sure your event goes off without a hitch.
An entertainment company can also match your event with bands for hire that are appropriate, so your dinner party is accompanied by music rather than interrupted by it, and your dance party has music that makes people shake their booties prior to getting on the dance floor.
Things to consider when hiring an entertainment company.
An entertainment company should have firm prices available or should be able to negotiate a firm price with the band of your choosing. Read reviews online about companies before pursuing one. Companies build their reputations through reviews and word-of-mouth, and a company with a good reputation is worth every penny for a perfect party.
Talk to your coordinator about their services and make sure they provide full service in their quote including sound equipment, lighting, setup, and clean up. They can also help match your band to your audience if you are having trouble. Bands for hire require a contract as well, and an entertainment company will handle all the behind the scenes details, making the process seamless and removing the intimidation factor from the process.
If you choose to go it alone and find a band for hire without an entertainment company, it is still a doable process, but just know that all the complications listed in the above paragraphs come along with it. Experience and connections are key, and your first attempt may fall short, but eventually the experience develops. An entertainment company definitely removes the kinks from the process and allows a host to focus on other party details.