Bands for Hire: Smart tips
Whenever you decide that you need to hire a band for an event, you usually look for the cheapest and safest ways to do it. Take advantage of the below tips and save money while getting high-quality entertainment.
- Forget about Amateurs
Many event planners fall into the trap of hiring cheap bands. If you see a tiny price tag, get ready for less-than-satisfactory results. However, not all amateur bands are created equal. Some can be truly talented. So if you want to hire an amateur band, ask them to show you their skills in action.
- Don’t Hire Friends/Relatives
Hiring friends and relatives, unless they are professionals, can ruin your party. Even if they seem like great people, their performance might not be as fabulous. You might end up being upset over the output and ruining a friendship.
- Hire Small Bands
If you want to save money, hire a small band. Usually, the fee depends on the number of band members. Most of the time a 4-person band can perform as well as a 12-person one. However, on some occasions you might need a larger band, so be prepared to pay a higher price.
- Hire a Local Band
By hiring a band, which is located near a place where you’ll throw your party, you can save a significant amount on travel expenses. At the same time, you’ll reduce the hourly fee of the band since it includes the traveling time.
- Don’t Hire a DJ
Most of the bands offer disco music in between the acts. You’ll get this service free of charge and save money on hiring a DJ.
- Avoid Fridays and Saturdays
Fridays and Saturdays are the busiest days for celebrity bands. Most of the time, the fee for these days will be higher than for weekdays. You can save up to 20 % by hiring a band midweek.