There are many factors to consider when choosing live
entertainment for your function or event. You ideally need
to match it with your venue, the occasion and your invited
Consider the venue
Before choosing your live band or musician, visit the venue and check the space available in the room. If it's a wedding or party, you will need to allow space for a dance floor. A five to ten piece band can take up a considerable amount of room.
Consider volume levels
When you visit your venue, check whether they have any sound restrictions in place. Some hotels have sound limiters fitted which literally cut off the power if the volume in the room exceeds a set level. A rock band playing quietly doesn't quite have the right effect!
Consider the type of occasion
There are many options for live music. A string quartet is the perfect choice for a cocktail reception, whereas a five piece band playing popular covers would be ideal for dancing and creating a lively party. You will have the option to indicate your preferred music genres on the enquiry form
Consider the tastes of the guests
Many live acts specialise is one genre. When making your choice, consider the age range of your guests and whether the genre would be suitable and enjoyed by the majority of them. There are also many bands who cover a wide range of genres too.
Consider viewing before booking
Most bands and musicians perform publicly. This gives you the opportunity to go along to listen to them. Bear in mind their full repertoire may be much greater than you hear on the night. Even if the music isn't exactly to your taste, have a chat with them as they may be able to accommodate your choices.