Corporate Event Packages
Continuing on our last posts about the perfect corporate event package we’d thought we’d ask Rory Gleeson, director of RMG Music
, his thoughts on three things which make the a great live band & DJ partnership. Heres what he had to say on the matter….
As a DJ working with a band at an event is always good fun but working with Metropolis is an absolute dream gig!! Below are three ingredients that make our gigs work so well:
It is essential that the perfect DJ and band liaise over the playlist before any event and that the DJ has a copy of the bands set to avoid duplicating songs throughout the night. This also gives the DJ a good idea of the bands style and he can then plan his own playlist to suit the event. Also having played alongside Metropolis at over 100 events in the last 4 years helps as we now have a perfect musical understanding between band and DJ.
Playing through the same sound system as the band is a must, this ensures that any sounds issues on the evening are sorted out by the bands engineer during soundcheck. There is nothing worse than the party band having a fantastic sound system and the DJ turning up with two small speakers. The level of the band and the DJ have to be of similar volume in order to keep the dance floor full once they hand over to the DJ – essential for any birthday or private party.
It is important that the DJ and band work well together visually. Having a band dressed smartly in suit and tie and the DJ in T’shirt simply looks unprofessional for a wedding or corporate event. To the clients eye our DJ’s would look like an extra band member at a Metropolis gig, wearing identical suit and tie as the function band. This gives the client and clients guests a much better sense of approachability from the DJ as they then know that we are all part of one team.