Todays blog is about hiring local bands.
There is a definite advantage to having a really great band based ten minutes down the road from your wedding venue . If you are able to find a local band available on the date of your wedding and able to play for a reasonable sum of money then it’s the dream wedding entertainment booking.
Obviously this dream wedding band booking isn’t always available but by speaking to Live Music Management you can definitely improve your chances of finding a quality local band for hire. You might wonder why this is given that Live Music Management are a large (ish) national entertainment agency? The answer is simple and it’s one of Live Music Managements strengths as a company.
Live Music Management began, around fifteen years ago, by supplying the Walkabout Australian bars with their entertainment (something we are proud to still be doing in 2013.) As the Walkabout bars expanded outside London Live Music Management grew with them setting on a network of reps out in the field who would audition and vet local bands and DJ’s in each town and area that the Walkabouts expanded to. As the Walkabout chain grew from Glasgow down to Newquay so did Live Music Managements roster of quality bands and DJs. Live Music Management would hold audition nights for bands in Brighton one night and then the next day we would be holding an audition for bands in Surrey . We would find the best places to see a band in Plymouth and then find out exactly who the best bands for hire in Devon were. We would then offer these bands the kind of quality work in great venues that they had been looking for.
In this way our roster of quality bands grew so that not only did we lay claim to the best cover bands in London but we also were able to identify the best bands for hire in Cornwall . Over the years Live Music Management have identified hundreds of quality bands this way and in the process of hiring local bands we have been able to offer tips and recommendations about how to make the local bands sets better and more suitable to the kind of wedding band and club work we were able to offer taking some bands out of the pub scene and into the event industry where the tricks of the trade that they have learnt at local level play out on a national stage.
Part of the job of Live Music Management is to sort the wheat from the chaff and there are many local bands that we reject as they would not meet our exacting standards and we would feel uncomfortable with them playing a wedding , event , or holiday centre.
Live Music Management continue to place bands in bars throughout the UK . We are also a major player in the holiday park market with bands for hire in Cumbria and bands for hire in Dorset and every other seaside county in the UK. Every weekend from March through to October we have bands playing at holiday parks throughout the UK.
In short Live Music Management are able to identify the best local bands in each area or the bands that are happy to travel to that area with minimum extra charge for travel. We would love to be able to help with your wedding , party or event and you can call us on 08454 900515 for best options.