Want to bring your next event to life? Do you feel your venue needs an injection of excitement and electricity? Want your special day to be memorable? Live music makes every occasion unique and special.
No question about it – Live Music creates the event!
Live Music brings a certain energy and excitement to any event or venue, no matter the size or style. Whether you want some chilled background music for your café, or if you’re looking for a band to get people up on the dance floor to dance the night away; there is literally a band, musician, or performance artist for every occasion – and luckily, using a good all round music agency like All Things Entertainment, you have access to a wealth of options!
How does live music enhance the environment?
One of the benefits of having live music at your fingertips is that you’ll have an artist on stage who will keep your crowd engaged and entertained all night. No boredom, no yawns and no excuses to go home early.
Whether this is telling a couple of jokes or getting the crowd to sing along to a catchy chorus; the patrons will enjoy their night more when they feel like they have been involved with the entertainment. Live music makes people stay around longer, regardless of the venue, it can be a cafe,a pub, a tavern, an hotel, a club or your house party, music will be the reason that people stay and enjoy themselves.
Where can you use live music?
When is live music needed, and best suited? The question should be, when ISN’T live music needed?
There is an array of different live music options that come in all sorts of different sizes. And there is an equally wide range of different styles and music genres.
Live music formats range from DJ’s, solo acts, duos, trios to full bands of 4-5+ members. And it can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know the industry jargon or exactly what you are looking for. And thats why you engage an agent who can decipher what you are looking for and choose the best options for you.
Here are some occasions that are best suited to live music:
- Birthday Parties / Milestone Birthdays
- Work Functions
- Wedding Anniversaries
- Engagement parties
- Graduation Ceremonies
- Christmas Parties
- New Years Eve / New Year’s Day
- Corporate Functions
- Street Parties
- Charity Events
- Community Events
Here is a list of venues that would benefit from live music:
- Hotels / Pubs / Bars / Taverns
- Bowlos, RSL’s, Leagues Clubs – all clubs of all shapes and sizes
- Small size to large size restaurants
- Sports club – local to larger scale
- Anywhere you want your crowd to be wowed!
Why using a professional agency is a must
Using a professional agent to book your live music gives you peace of mind, security and ensures that you get the best act for your event or venue.
A professional agency usually has an array of bands at their disposal and coupled with their years of experience with live music, they know how to get you the best act for you, how to decipher what you are asking for and how to get the best performer within your price range.
To ensure your event runs smoothly, the agent arranges work agreements with the band with all the relevant details pertaining to your event so there are no communication breakdowns or mix-ups on the date of the event. This gives you the ultimate peace-of-mind and gives you opportunity to focus on other priorities. Because an agent knows exactly which questions to ask you and the band, there are no last minute changes or panics as all parties know exactly what is required.
An agent un-complicates things. With the knowledge of the production environment, and years of experience, an agent can prepare and organize things that may go beyond an event planner. As there can be intricacies with setting up staging, lighting and live music production, you will need to deal with those who have experience.
Choosing the right entertainment
For all the occasions we celebrate throughout the year, birthdays, weddings or wedding anniversaries, engagements, graduations, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, live music can turn the occasion from a chore to a music talked about event.
So how do you know what is the most suitable entertainment for your event?
It comes down to what sort of event you are throwing, and what sort of people are going to be attending, and personal taste as well.
The different artists available vary in size and genre; some of the most common acts are:
- Solo artists
- Full bands (4-10+ members!)
- Concept bands or tribute acts
Solo and Duo Acts
A solo artist is what it sounds like; a single person performing music live. They differ from a DJ as most of the time they will be playing a guitar and singing or playing keyboard and singing.
A duo act comprises of 2 people in the act; most of the time one will perform the music (like on a guitar) while the other sings; sometimes both members will play an instrument.
If you have a chilled afternoon planned for your event, like a graduation or wedding ceremony; or even if you manage a local venue looking for some chilled live music for a Sunday sesh, a solo or duo act would be best.
Between each set they can play some music from their devices to ensure the music is still coming through so there is no dead air. And as they have microphones, they can make announcements and allow you to make speeches (if you ask them nicely).
If you are ready to rock and dance into the night, a live band is what you’re after. Whether you are having a corporate function, wedding reception, a private house party or some special occasion, then look towards hiring a band.
Bands can play a range of the latest Top 40 music, classic rock music, modern rock, country and anything else in between. Or you can book a theme act like Total Recall – 80’s Music, Glamstars – 80’s glam rock, The Swinging Sixties or Feeling Groovy – 60’s music. Depending on the budget, bands can be booked with choreographed dancers, extra lighting, special backdrops and all sorts of other tricks to make the function amazing.
There are no rules for when you may need specific acts; it’s entirely up to. Think about your venue, how many people you’ll have, whether you have noise restrictions and think about your budget.
All Things Entertainment is managed and owned by Nancy Hillary, a music industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry. The agency likes to believe that if you can dream it, that we can deliver it and when it comes to live music, we’re seldom wrong!
To create the perfect event you just need to inject live music!