There is one way that you can guarantee that you and your guests have an absolute blast at your wedding reception. By hiring a live band to play and make your venue rock and roll. If you have been to any kind of live concert, you know that there is nothing like having live music at any kind of event. But add to the music the knowledge of a wedding band that knows how to operate at your reception in terms of making announcements and creating intros for special activities and even taking requests form your guests and you really have something special on your hands. A high quality band will also know how to interact with your guests and get them all out on the dance floor. Live music can get everyone on their feet and have them doing the bunny hop through the night. The problem that you are facing is that there is such a wide selection. There are some really high quality bands out there and there are some very poor wedding bands out there. So, how do you find one that you will be completely satisfied with and that will make your wedding a memorable occasion for all, but especially for you and your fiance. We realize that you have probably never been faced with this kind of hire before. So, if you will allow us, we have a few tips and some important questions below that we suggest you take with you as you start your journey to find your wedding band in the Corpus Christi area.
When you go to interview any potential band for your wedding day, one of the main considerations is to consider the band's style. A lot of this really depends on what you want, but we do recommend that you keep in mind the majority of your guests. You may really like grunge or heavy metal, but that doesn't mean that the majority of your guests will. So, your best bet is to seek out a live wedding band that knows a wide variety of tunes that will appeal to most of your guests. If you are looking for candidates, there are a few avenues you can look. Search some wedding vendor websites and narrow your search to the Corpus Christi area. Or you can ask people you know if they are familiar with any wedding bands that they have experienced at weddings they have attended. As you gather names of bands, go online and search for each one check out their website. Is it professional looking or does it look like it has just been thrown together? They should have a section for audio samples you can listen to. Hopefully, there are a few bands that you take a liking to and that you will want to talk to.
Contact any band that you feel would be worth considering and find out if they would be available on your wedding date. If they are available, your next step is to setup a time and place where you can interview them about your job opening. It is always a great idea to hear a band live. So find out if that is indeed possible. That should give you a first hand experience as to how they sound and what they are like onstage. We realize the crowd you are with is probably very different from your wedding guests, but you can still get a sense of how they react to their onstage presence.
Of course, you always want to talk about what kind of experience they have. Ask them how many weddings they have performed at and how many they do per month. What made them get into performing at weddings in the first place? What do they like about it? What do they hate about it? Do they have any video footage they could show you of a performance at a wedding? Ask for references and check with each one. What do they normally wear when they perform at a wedding? Does this meet with your approval, if not talk about it. How much are they going to cost you? Package levels can really save you so make sure that you ask what they offer in this way..Just make sure that the number of performance hours are exactly what you need. After all of this hard work interviewing, you should be able to make an informed decision. All that is left to do is ask for a written contract to sign.