One of the things that make an event or party lively is the band that plays for that occasion. Many are faced with the challenge of getting the best to play for their occasion, reason ranging from not knowing anything at all about music to not being able to know the best out of numerous bands out there.
At the end of this article, even if you don’t have pre-knowledge of music and band, you will be able to know how to get the best for any event you want to host. Before I go ahead, I need to define what Classic Rock is, so you will get a better understanding of what we want to achieve.
This can be defined as a rock music that uses radio format and also features music from the mid-1960s to late 1980s. Having known this, what are things that will help you get a very good Classic Rock Band? Below are the things to consider:
This is the first thing to consider before picking the Classic Rock Band. If you fail to put this into consideration you might end up picking this kind of music for people that are not interested at all and that would be a flop for the event or party. The classes of people that love Classic Rock Band are the age bracket 30-years to 65-years.
If they are the kind of people you are expecting in the occasion, you don’t have any problem choosing Classic Rock Band. But if the audience is younger than 30-years or older than 65-years, then it is wise to look for another kind of band. Another thing you need to consider when thinking of people is the geographical location. This too determines; there are some geographical locations that like Classic Rock Band more than others.
How Large Is Your Pocket?
The budget should be the next thing to consider after determining the audience coming for the event. Different bands charge different prices.
You cannot expect a live band to charge the same with DJ. It is definitely more expensive and more entertaining to go for a live band. If your pocket cannot carry the expensive band, you can go for the one you can comfortably afford. It is better to plan within range than running into debts after the occasion because of improper planning. So determine your budget first before going into the next step.
After sorting out your budget and how much you can afford for a band, the next step should be how to get in touch with the band so they can play for you. There are different ways through which you can hire a band; you can get them through an agent, you can get them through contact person or you can make use of your search engine like “Google" to find and book them.
Actually, if you are going to book them through an agent, it will cost you more because the agent stands the chance to take his own money which will directly affect the price you are to pay for hiring the band.
So in that case, it is better to call them directly instead of going through an agent to book the band. When you use your Google to search for the band it makes it easier and you will be presented with a variety of options. You can read more about this on http://www.msmusic.co.uk/
Try as much as you can to get to hear the band play. There are some ways through which you can do this. Firstly, you can attend their function and listen to their live band; from there you will get the correct sound of their band and be able to make the judgment before finally calling them.
Secondly, you can as well search for their band performance online and listen to their songs before the time. This though, has some limitations in the sense that it might not be their real performance they uploaded on the website. The best option is to get to hear them sing and play in real life. You can as well ask for their list of songs to ensure they have that particular one your guest would like.
Go For Professionalism
There is a difference between one doing something as a hobby and one doing it as his profession. The latter will have what it takes to deliver what you want. In choosing a Classic Rock Band, make sure you go for those that it is their profession. That would sure give you exactly what you want. Reason being that they have invested by way of training before they came up to the level they are. And experiences they have gathered over the years will distinguish them from ordinary people. But someone that plays just for fun of it might not really put in extra effort to develop himself, so will not have much to offer.
Some of the professionals in Classic Rock Band attended music schools where they had been trained on the instrument and they do it as their major occupation but those doing it as their hobby might just be a group of different people in different professions that came together just for the fun of playing musical instrument and from there, they found themselves playing Classic Rock Band. So they can’t offer much. With this vital information, I don’t think you will make the mistake of hiring the wrong band in your event again.
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