Selecting the right band for your private party is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the planning process. The band you select will set “the tone” for the entire party!
One of the first things you’ll need to determine is the type of party you want to host and make sure the band can render the type of music that will support the vision for your party. For example, if your hosting a sophisticated cocktail party, it would be totally out of character for the band to play classic rock. For the best success, set a clear vision for your event and make sure the band can deliver the exact music that you have in mind to support your party. Most bands in the industry specialize in a particular style of music, so be sure to ask the band leader some of the band’s favorite songs. This will give you an idea of their musical home base. Some of these styles will be Pop R&B, Motown, Disco, Classic Rock, Latin and even Big Band. Ask them about other parties that they’ve hosted that are similar to yours and if you can contact their references. This will assure you that you’ve selected the best part band for your particular event.
Typically bands that feature higher quality musicians are more diverse and can play many different styles. These bands are referred to as “Variety Bands” and they are in very high demand and are priced higher. However, the higher price is pretty cheap insurance to make sure your guests have a great time and your reputation for being a wonderful host is intact! Also, if your rich Uncle wants to hear his favorite song, you can rest assured he won’t forget about you in HIS WILL! lol 😉
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