Why do people hire a band? The simple and most obvious answer is “to provide music”. However, this is not the only function a band offers. In a nutshell, you hire a band for good times and making memories.
Live Music Has More Energy: If you have been to an event with a great live band, you know for a fact that there’s just more energy in the room. DJ’s have become popular in recent years and have taken things to a whole new level. Despite this, there is a difference between someone playing recorded music and a hot band pumping out great dance tunes and engaging the audience. When a band of professional musicians are doing what they love, they become a power house. The atmosphere in the room gets charged and fuels energy into the crowd.
A Band Is Interactive: Reading the crowd response is an art which takes years to perfect. A grooving band with a great front person will pick up on the mood of the audience and make adjustments on the fly. When people are up and dancing, the band will change its song selection to keep the momentum going. People want to forget their troubles for a while and interact with others. The job of the band is to make this happen. Engaging the audience is an absolute necessity.
A Band Brings Personality to an Event: A group of musicians will have its own dynamic. These are people who tend to color outside the lines and see the world differently. This means that in the shared space of an event, the atmosphere will be different and, hopefully, better. When combining a band with an audience, a synergistic effect is achieved: the outcome is greater than the sum of its parts. Your gathering will take on a positive persona when guests understand that there will be a live band. You can see for yourself by casually mentioning that a band has been hired for the event. People perk up and take interest immediately!
A Band Gives People Opportunities They Would Otherwise Not Have: If you hire a DJ, you have one person and one personality. You can only hope that the person you hired will be pleasant and engaging, which is not always the case. A live band will work the crowd for you and help bring an overall positive experience. People can make requests and feel special when the band plays it for them. If guests are enjoying a particular song and are dancing, the band can keep the song going for a little longer. A live band with a good front person can see everything happening on the dance floor and help facilitate “magical moments”. A live band gives guests more to look at and something to talk about with other guests. This alone is a great ice breaker for more reserved people. In all, a band just offers more opportunities.
For your next event, you should give serious consideration to hiring a live band. The success of your event is critical. Why not share the burden with a team of professionals who have the experience to make it a good time?