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It’s your big day so getting the wedding entertainment right is essential. But what are your options? A popular choice and a feature at most weddings is the wedding DJ. Usually reasonably affordable a wedding DJ can play background music, party music for dancing and your first dance song. This all in one option is one reason why wedding DJ’s are so popular. Every city and town will have local wedding DJ’s. The DJ will have a vast choice of song available allowing you to dance along to the latest chart hits or you may decide to have a theme to your wedding such as 80’s or Motown.
Another option is to have a wedding singer. There are many different wedding singers available including tribute acts from artists such as Frank Sinatra , Michal Buble and Robbie Williams. Often wedding singers perform to backing tracks or they may even perform with fully live bands. A wedding singer with a backing track will obviously be more affordable. There are many entertainment agent sites with a whole range of acts.
You may decide to go all out and have a fully live band. Whilst the most expensive option, good live bands will undoubtedly get your guests in the party mood. The problem though is finding a good one! The best place to start is entertainment agents. You should be able to listen to their music on the agent’s website giving you an idea of how good they are. There may be some good bands in your local area but professional wedding bands tend to be signed up with agents. On your big day you probably don’t want to take any chances to getting a band through an agent with a signed contract is a good idea.
The choice is yours and will probably depend on your budget. A live band can be £500 upwards whereas DJ’s can be less. Live music on the other hand will make your day even more special and even more memorable. The best advice is to go with your heart. If you have your heart set on a live band and make do with a DJ then you will always regret not saving that little extra for the live band (or vice versa). You can get professional advice from reputable entertainment agencies such as Music Live UK who represent a whole range of acts. Think about your options and get in touch for independent advice.
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.