Be it the celebration of a wedding anniversary of a couple, a success story of a company or the birthday bash of a youngster or an adult, live bands in these parties or function brings in the glam quotient. It adds on an extra glam factor, class as well elegance to a celebration and makes the party come alive with the guests grooving to the tunes played in the party. But, the real dilemma that the organizers of these parties, is the type of band to select.
There are different types of live bands. To make things little clearer, you can classify live bands by two methods. The first way is to classify live bands based on the kind of music they play like country music, hard rock or soft rock, punk, jazz, heavy metal, live acoustics etc. The second way is by the kind of functions or events, like wedding parties, birthday anniversary etc., in other words any kind of private parties to which these live bands cater to.
The professional live bands which perform solely for wedding ceremonies or parties specially design their performance as per the defining moments in the wedding. They even arrange or list out the songs as per the wedding theme. The bands with their performance make the wedding ceremony more lively and enjoyable injecting the spirit of the wedding within the guests. The live bands usually start off by playing slow music party just begins to let the guests settle down and converse amidst themselves.
Once the guests settle down, now the music is based on the exceptional small instances like when the bride is walking down the aisle, exchanging the wedding vows, the kissing of the bride and groom after they are declared as man and wife; these are small moments which makes the day worth remembering, so a music or song at the background adds on more glamour and drama to it. Then, ultimately, time comes for the bride to have a dance with her father which is then followed by a dance with her newly wedded husband. Then the songs get on to bring the party mood so that the guests also join in for the dance.
Sometimes, functions or events are organized to commemorate a great personality like for example Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley. So, live bands are hired by the organizers of these events to perform live the songs as well as the mannerisms of these great personalities for paying tribute to them. So, live bands coming for a tribute of Michael Jackson will play only his music and for Elvis Presley, solely the songs sung by him.
A performance from live bands in your office party, for which you had the responsibility of organizing, can make you an instant hit among not only your peers but also in the eyes of your boss. There are bands which perform in corporate events only. Therefore, the kind of music they select for playing is keeping in mind the corporate audience. Moreover, as these bands also take requests from the audiences to play their choice of songs, therefore, it is a point of attraction among everybody.
But, if a theme party is on your mind then live bands specializing in playing music of that particular theme must be selected. For example, if you want to have a party with the Mexican theme, then you go ahead with decorations, upholstery, flower arrangements, food, everything ordered or arranged in the Mexican way. But your theme will remain incomplete if you don’t go hire live bands who are well versed with Mexican music and can make your party a complete talk of the town in the days to come.
After you have decided on the kind of live bands you are hiring, do make it a point to take a note of their requirements for the day of the performance. The lighting arrangements, the power supply, the kind of parking space required for getting down their equipment from the car etc. The most important thing is to check with your venue mangers whether they have the required license to host a live band or not.