Hello and welcome to a brand new year with us here on Planner’s Pod! We have lots of new and exciting things in store for all of you and we do hope you stay with us as we unveil them.
In this episode, we decided to start things up by having Metropolis’ very own Nick Ingram, our Creative Director, for the first time here on the show. Many of you have been curious and have asked us about how we do things in the company. So, what better way to open this up for discussion than having a team member on board.
Here we discuss the ins and outs of how to manage a live-band company, what sort of sticky situations we all get into and how we try to deal with those, as well as how to engage with clients and knowing them on a personal level to give them a unique and wonderful musical experience during their event.
You’ve found it! The most comprehensive and honest look at the live music you can book today… this is The Wedding Music Buyer’s Bible 2016. Here you’ll discover the 25 essential styles of wedding music you must consider for your big day. Spend a little time listening to each type of band and be well on the way to discovering what sort of music will make your celebration really special. Below, you’ll see short descriptions, a video, along with the pros and the cons of each type of band / act, so you’ll know exactly what you are investing in.
Mother of the Bride
Adam & Amy’s Wedding, December 2014
Louise Blouin Foundation, London
Gill: We had every aspect of the performance exactly how we wanted it. The music was soft enough for people to talk, but some people would dance during dinner, after dinner… The music was fantastic. It was a real party atmosphere, everyone was dancing. A great feeling about the evening… the guests had an amazing time, the family had a wonderful time, and more importantly the bride and bridegroom were over the moon with everything.
Video Testimonial From Adrian Pike
Chief Execuative, Anesco
Wokefield Park, nr Reading
Adrian: The biggest thing, I think, lacks today in the entertainment industry, is people that listen. You listened to what we wanted… Everything you did made my life easier. To be honest, once we booked you, you listened to what I wanted and you went on and did it. And you coordinated with my other third party supplies seamlessly. Everybody’s been blown away by the event. And most importantly, my staff just wants to book you again. So that’s not bad. Better accolade for you and me.
Modern Party Band Here at Metropolis HQ many of our clients tell us they’re after a modern party band…then very quickly qualify that with ‘no cheese!’. But what does ‘cheese’ mean? After 13 years in the business we’ve got a fair idea but one thing we’ve realised it’s a very subjective term. It meansRead more
Metropolis Event Management Here at Metropolis we have been industry leaders for live music and event production for many years now – It has never been in our nature to stand still! Hence for spring 2013 we have just launched Metropolis Event Management, which also incorporates full wedding planning services too. It is structured into threeRead more
Jewish Wedding Band – Part Two. If you read our blog from a few days ago, (if not, click here) you will appreciate that a major aim of our new website was to launch ourselves as a Jewish Wedding Band. The response has been amazing. Here is part two of the blog on the MetropolisRead more
Apple Mainstage Programming For those of you that regularly read the Metropolis blog you’ll know we take the technical side of what do very seriously. Having recently been described as a ‘train spotter’ by Toby (Metropolis Partner) in client meeting I think it’s safe to say it’s something I’m passionate about. A major part ofRead more
16 Piece Band, Wedding Singers & DJ If you read our blog last month you would have seen we supplied live music design and event production for the wedding of Victoria & Steve in Essex. Managed by Deirdre Morgan, director of The Crown Group, this was never set to be any ordinary wedding! Here isRead more