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.
Intro Andy Nurse is one of the directors at Production Element, a company specialising in fashion and music festival events. Coming from a music and performance background, Andy got his start working for a production company and quickly fell into the sound engineering sector. Eventually, Andy moved on to corporate work and project management. WhenRead more
Learn to stick to a budget Learning to stick to a budget early in your career will help you significantly with every single event. Budgets and clients will come in all shapes and sizes. It will benefit you to learn how to be flexible and how to keep track of the money your client is spendingRead more
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.
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Blog Two: Will your band understand the nature of your event? Your band should have an understanding of how they fit in with your chosen venue, caterer, photographer and florist. You wouldn’t hire Black Sabbath to play at your deeply traditional wedding attended by grandparents and great grandparents. A good band knows that they should complementRead more
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.
Jewish Wedding at The Landmark Hotel in London Are you looking for your event to be just that little bit different to everything that has gone before? Gary and Ali, who celebrated their Jewish Wedding at The Landmark Hotel in London were no different. Having been to hundreds of simchas they were looking for theirRead more