If you are looking for live bands for hire? Then the foremost popular sort of band for weddings, parties, and corporate events is a professional function band.
A function band is also known as a covers band as all of the songs they perform are cover songs from popular and famous bands that everyone will know.
They will often perform various genres of music like soul, funk, pop, rock, indie, and more, all these songs that are made popular by the well-known bands and artists that have usually been in the top 40.
There is a huge choice of party bands for hire so here are a few points to consider when booking your function band for your next event.
All function bands should have public liability insurance and their equipment should be PAT tested.
The general rule of thumb for set lengths is 3 x 40 mins 2 x60 mins some may perform 3 x 45 mins.
All bands should provide a public address system (PA)
They may ask for a rider which is possibly a supply of soft drinks and some food included with the gig especially if it is going to be a wedding and a long day.
Check the space at the venue for your band this may be unsuitable for larger bands.
Also check the venue for a sound limiter as this might not be suitable for a band to perform at the level it may be set at. These are usually set between 80 and 90 decibels (db) but may be higher.
A band will usually price for a 5-6 pm arrival time and up to a midnight finish. Depending on location they may require travel expenses and accommodation.
If you're looking to hire a band for a wedding check they can perform your first dance song, after all this is very important to you.
Nearly all bands will provide a DJ service of sought in between and after their last set up to finishing time.
Check their setlists and make sure they have a large repertoire to choose from and read reviews from previous clients. Also, a good function band will have a promotion video to view.
Finally when you book a live band make sure you book early to avoid being disappointed