If you are having a function such as a birthday party, corporate event or you are having a wedding – the music is going to be one of the most important aspects of the party. Of course you have other things like the food and the flowers and or decorations, but if you need a way to jazz up the party (no pun intended) you are going to need good entertainers to spice it up. One of the ways of going about this is to get a band for hire – for a party or occasion or to hire a London wedding band for your nuptials or the party afterward.
In order to do this you are going to have to do a bit of research, but in the end it’s really going to pay off big time! Just because you need to hire a band doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg. There are numerous “companies” out there that are willing to work with your discretion and your budget. Usually they will work with a five to nine piece line-up, but if you are willing and able to spend a little more you can incorporate more band members and singers along with the basic five-piece band with one, two or three brass players according to your budget.
Besides reliability and quality I think it’s also important to take a look at the bands song list. If they are good – they will have this included right on their website. So you might see something like this:
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You -Andy Williams
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
The House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
Lets Stick Together – Bryan Ferry
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
You’re My First, My Last, My Everything – Barry White
Why Does It Always Rain On Me – Travis
Hey Ya – Outcast
Handbags And Gladrags – Stereophonics
First dance suggestions for your Wedding day:
Stand By Me
Fly Me To The Moon
You Do Something To Me
And more! Personally, I like an eclectic mix of music so if you are the same way – obviously you will want to find a band that can play that kind of music. Or if you like just one specific type of music you should look for that as well. A few of the sites I checked out did offer various mixes and a few offered specified genres such a Opera or Italian instrumentals. It depends on you and what you want! Most of these bands have been doing this for quite some time – but just to be sure take a look at their “about us”.
See who they are, what kind of experience they have in the music business and how long they have been together. Chances are if you see a band that has been together for a few years – they will continue on this way. Obviously they found something that works!