If you want to enjoy a packed dance floor all reception long in Birmingham, it’s important to make sure the live wedding band you hire is versatile, meaning they play songs that everyone will enjoy, from jazz standards to classic rock to Disco to current Top hits and everything in between. It’s smart to book a band that can play something for everyone. So where do you start looking? Wedding venues and planners are two excellent sources for information. Below are few important things you should consider when choosing the best live wedding band in Birmingham.
Ask for Recommendations
Wedding planners and venues often have their favorite band booking agents, who offer the best entertainment, who they will recommend highly. Asking for advice and opinions of these venues and planners is a great way to begin your search for the perfect live wedding band. Talk to family members or friends. Have they, or do they know of anyone who has hired a sensational wedding reception band? Just about everyone has at some time been invited to a reception or party where a live band has performed. Find out if your family members or close friends have any suggestions from first-hand experience.
Extend your search
If you come up empty after talking with planning professionals, wedding venues, friends or family, it’s time to take to the internet. The Web is a vast shopping ground for music entertainment in Birmingham and other parts of the world, and can be the best place to find an incredible band, but if you don’t pay attention to potential red flags you could easily end up with an inferior music group and a dull party.
Decide if you need an agency
You should consider employing the services of a good agency in Birmingham to help you. They know the available talent pool and can help ensure you hire someone that is talented, dependable and puts on a great show. If you decide to deal directly with a band, and forego the booking agent, the risk of hiring a substandard band will be greatly increased. There are many ways a band can take advantage of an unsuspecting client, by not telling you about a better, more experienced, or cheaper band just around the corner, by displaying videos on their website that show a talented band that includes members who will not actually be in the band for the actual performance at your reception.
When you opt for an agency, they get to handle all the minor details for you, which basically means you have nothing to worry about in terms of preparation. An agent has many wedding music bands at their disposal and they won’t care which one you choose. They just want you to be happy with the choice because they know you will never come back to them in the future if they disappoint you now.
That being said, if you are determined to sidestep the agent and book a band directly, there are a few red flags that you need to be aware of. Never hire anyone that doesn’t have a website. Chances are, if the band is professional, they’ll have a website. And on their website, you’ll want to see a video of them, preferably in a live performance.