Live music sets the scene, gets the party going (or slows it down), and provides a memorable experience for those in attendance.
When you’re planning your next event, consider looking at live music for hire as your added entertainment value. You’ll find it’s a good fit for any type of gathering, from the small to the big, relaxed to the rowdy.
When You Need to Engage People
People often dread corporate or work events, thinking of them as some boring gathering with droll speakers and bad food. You can change all that with the right live music act.
Cover bands and tribute bands provide a sense of familiarity to your guests, making them more likely to sing and dance along. Their entertaining antics may also get people talking, opening up conversational avenues that felt blocked before due to awkward tension.
If you’re putting on a fundraising event, you want guests to feel a connection to what’s going on so they are more inclined to give more money to the cause.
A live band can do just that. The more fun they’re having, the more dollars you’re likely to see. They may even walk away recommending friends to donate to your organization.
When You’re Celebrating a Culture
One of the ways to bring culture to you is to craft an event that celebrates it, from food and traditions to music and dance.
Booking an authentic live music act adds another level to a culturally-driven event. Talent who is actually part of the celebrated culture will make guests feel more immersed in their surroundings.
The band members may also be available to hang out outside of performing, lending their unique views to the gathering.
You might be throwing a casino night in the midst of Vegas. Perhaps people want to feel like they’re at their 1980s prom, or that they’ve been taken back to the sock hop feel of the 50s.
Live music can help drive the authentic feeling of these themes. Not only is the band going to play music that sets the mood, they will most likely show up in costumes and exhibit mannerisms that speak to the theme you’re going for.
For this, you might want to look into cover and tribute bands. Cover bands do their own rendition of a variety of popular songs, allowing guests to join in and sing along to the familiar tunes.
Tribute bands emulate a specific act and can take the place of a popular band you would not otherwise have the chance to book.
When You Want to Put Your Best Foot Forward
There is absolutely a time and a place for a talented DJ, even ones who don’t just spin tracks but engage the audience.
However, many people see live music as the marker of a highly regarded and carefully executed get-together.
Having a live band elevates an event that might otherwise be seen as run of the mill. This can include a fancy gala, backyard wedding, company picnic, or 16th birthday party.