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How to find a professional wedding band

Posted on March 16, 2012 12:20 PM, in Live Music

So it’s your big day coming up and inevitably you need to find great wedding entertainment. There are thousands of live bands out there but how do you go about finding a quality wedding band? Unless you happen to know a really great band on your doorstep then you will have to look elsewhere. On the most important day of your life you don’t want to take any chances with the entertainment. In cases such as this your first port of call should be an entertainment agency.

You can find one simply by searching the internet. It’s important thought to have a look through the range of cover bands they supply. There are lots of very reputable music agents out there but as in any industry you have to be careful. You will get a feeling for how trustworthy the agent is so trust your instincts.

It’s important to speak to the agent and tell them your exact requirements. They will have a range of wedding singers and function bands that can perform in a variety of genres so have a think first about what style you want. Soul and funk bands are very popular for weddings. The agent will direct you to bands on their website where you can usually listen to demo recordings or watch videos. This is a hugely important step and you probably won’t get the opportunity to watch the band live. Listen carefully to how well the band play together and the quality of the recording. A band that has spent some time on their promotional material are often serious professionals. Bear in mind that the recording may sound very different to the band live so try and watch a video too.

If you can speak to past clients about the quality of the band then that is a good start. At least then you will have a bit more confidence in their abilities a wedding musician. You may also be able to find reviews of bands online. There are several good sites out there simply by searching the internet. Some entertainment agencies allow users to rate bands on their site which can be a good indication as well as user reviews. If possible always ask to speak to past clients and get an impartial opinion. The standard of bands through entertainment agents do tend to be high but a bit of extra research doesn’t do any harm.

By working with an entertainment agent you are sure to get professional advice and guidance and it will take the stress out of planning your entertainment needs. After all it’s your wedding days and you need it to be as stress free as possible! There are many really great bands out there to get your party going. For more information on professional wedding entertainment or to hire a band, then get in touch with Music Live who can offer impartial advice.

Tags: wedding, band, entertainment

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