Next time you are having an event, knock out the fear you had before and go ahead hire that live band. The steps below will help you in the process of choosing and hiring a live band for the sake of making your party a success, fun and memorable.
Consult with the management of your venue to make sure that they allow hiring a live band and have the necessary licenses. Sometimes the venue will have the licenses allowing a live band but you should also check if they have noise limiters. If yes, they have noise limiters set too low, then hiring alive and will not be possible, because you know they tend to play loud, hence breaking the noise limit rule. In such a case, you may start thinking of a quieter style act, that is either a jazz or swing band or you can also hire a professional DJ. When choosing the live bands too, you need to consider the tone of your event, hire a band that matches your event to avoid confusing the audience. It is also important to consider the music taste of your audience, do not be selfish by hiring a band performing only your favorite music, let everybody feel at home and entertained from the performance.
Check if the venue has enough space for your guests and humble space for the band to perform from. Power in the venue is also important for the band. The last thing you want is congestion in your event, so visit the venue you are being offered, estimate how many people it can carry and if a live band will have enough space. You also do not want to hire a band and have space limit them giving out their all best. There should be space for dance for anyone who feels like doing so. If a band has a large number of members then more space is required. If you have limited space you can opt for a band with few members. Power is very crucial for the band, without power then no performance. This calls you to ensure that the venue has safe and enough power supply. There should not be disconnection issues in the supply.
Consider the mode of payment to your band
You definitely agreed on how much the band will be charging. They might be charging per hour, the number of songs they perform or you agreed on a fixed amount. If it is per song or hour, then there should be somebody noting down the hours performed or the number of songs if that is the case. This is to avoid confusion at the time the band will be wanting their money. The person you choose for this should be trust worthy.
Another important part of payments is when the band will receive their money
Maybe you had given them a discount already, or you will pay in full after the performance. It will not be cool, the band following and looking for you after the party for pay. You need to have organized with somebody from your team who will give them their cash after the party is over. You can also organize with the reception of the venue management, so that the band picks their pay from the reception desk or any other agreed place.