If you are getting married overseas you may be considering booking a UK party band to play at your wedding but unsure of the mechanics of making this work.
Live Music Management supply live bands to many events overseas. In the past month or so we have sent live bands to play for the troops in Afghanistan , Cyprus and Germany as well as booking a couple of acts into events in Romania. Later in the year we have a live band booked for a wedding in Lake Como and another for a wedding party in Oslo. Our experience in hiring bands for overseas events tells us that there are a number of factors to take into consideration.
Bands need a certain amount of equiptment in order to play a show. This includes all their instruments but also PA system (which amplifies the vocals and , at larger weddings , the backline instruments like drums and bass.) They will probably need stage lighting too.
If the event is in France or Germany it may be possible for the band to travel by van with all equiptment in their van however the travel time and petrol needs to be factored into the price of hire. It may also be that the band cannot fit the travel time into a busy schedule.
An easy solution is often to fly the band to the event or wedding. They will be able to take their guitars on the flight with them. All other equiptment would need to be hired localy. There are equiptment hire companies in most areas. If you are using a local wedding planner they will be able to speak to the local hire company and get a quote for you based on the bands technical rider. If not it may well be that Live Music Management can sort this for you as we have contacts throughout Europe and some Italian , French , Portugese, Spanish and German speaking people in our team of DJs and sound engineers.
Besides the equiptment hire you will also have to take into consideration local transfers, hotels, food and soft drink whilst overseas.
For accurate quotes and options on the best band for your overseas wedding please call the LMM office on 08454 900515 .