How do I find a good wedding band?
This was the question posed by a friend of a friend who loves music and wanted to be sure that the very best wedding band (within her modest budget) were booked to play at her London wedding. For this particular person the question was answered pretty easily as my friend , John , suggested she ring Live Music Management because he knows we have the best wedding bands in London on our books.
When the same question was posed on the Wedding Channel recently the suggestions ranged from asking the venue if they had seen a decent wedding band playing there recently to hiring a professional wedding planner who would (possibly) know of a good wedding band or wedding singer that would fit the bill. There wasn’t a suggestion of contacting an entertainment agency and , to be honest, if I was suggesting to a friend I would not be just saying find a wedding band by contacting a wedding band agency. There are so many wedding band agencies out there now .Many of them are operating from back bedrooms with multiple bands that they haven’t any relationship with and no long term clients.
If you want to be clear that you are receiving quality, honest advice then look out for an entertainment agency who have quality long term clients of the type that book several hundred acts per annum. Speak to the person in charge and get a feel for their integrity and knowledge of their own roster. They should be able to tell you lots about the bands that wouldn’t be apparent from just looking at the home page on a website.
I am now going to make the case for using Live Music Management for your wedding entertainment bookings (you knew this was coming I guess!)
Live Music Management were established back in the 1990s. Our sole client (to begin with) was the emerging Walkabout chain. Our growth followed the Walkabout chains growth and as they began opening throughout the UK from Glasgow down to Newquay we grew our own roster of talent, both DJs and party bands. Our reps would be out in the field looking at the local music scene, organising showcases , running endless auditions (if I tell you that I myself once auditioned over 150 DJs in Glasgow over a two week period then you will get the size of it.) Once the growth of the Walkabout chain settled we then began to gain new clients…from national holiday park chains to High Street Bars to overseas clients. Our first steps into the wedding market were taken by chance when people would call us to ask if they could book the act they had just seen in a Walkabout for their wedding day. Eventually we began marketing ourselves as a wedding entertainment supplier.
It was a natural growth like all the other developments in Live Music Management history. By the time we began supplying the wedding market we already had brilliant bands of all genres from London Jazz bands to Irish bands based in Yorkshire, from disco bands through to Scottish wedding bands and all of these acts were working for us on a regular basis playing city centre venues and other long term clients who rebook.
Find a wedding band by looking out for the bands that get rebooked. Call Live Music Management and ask us about the best band for your event. Our intention will be to supply the right band for you so that you become another one of our customers who will sing our praises and help us continue to grow our business.
The LMM team are available within office hours on 08454 900515.