Budget, Professional, VAT, Sound Check
So you want to hire a party band. What are the questions to ask to get the most out of your party or event when hiring a party band?
Top 5 Questions
- How much will it cost?
- Why should I pay that much?
- Is the band professional?
- Why do we have to pay VAT?
- Will the music be too loud?
Well, there are a number of different combinations a live band can provide. For example an eight-piece band is popular but you may be celebrating in style in which case the band can be bigger, twelve to fifteen members and include production (a DJ) and sound engineers and even a cocktail pianist or harpist.
Quotes are therefore customised to each client and will be several thousand pounds.
2. Quality and Integrity
If you are having that special celebration you want professionals, who have delivered at hundreds, if not thousands of gigs (Metropolis has been going for 12 years. Practice is the key to consistency and a top party band is going to be rehearsing new material before playing live.
3. Professional On & Off Stage.
The members of a true party band will be earning their living solely from music. It’s not easy but this commitment to playing together most days shows in the quality of the final performance at your party or function.
It’s a sign of confidence really and that’s why that extra has to be paid. If a party band is charging VAT it means they are turning over at least £73,000 per annum. Only a band playing consistently for substantial clients is going to hit this threshold.
5. How Can Music Be Too Loud?
OK, so it could be so be sure to check that the band will liaise with the venue about the limits and that the band has sound engineers, we usually have two on duty.
If you have any more questions or tips about hiring a live music band, then please get in touch.
If you would like a quote for Metropolis Live for your party or function please call or fill-in our contact form.
All the best,