Bringing live music to your event or party is a great way to bring energy and atmosphere to the occasion. From classical string quartets to a rock band with a horn section, the world of live musicians offers a wide range of styles for any type of event. The Do Lollies is a local band that specializes in music from the ’20s and ’30s.
Find Musicians in Your Area.
Heading to the internet is a great place to start! Look for local music agencies and services that can provide you with experienced, professional musicians in the area. Many of these services also offer DJs, bands, acoustic performers, and more. Be sure to ask about set-up costs and equipment provided and read their reviews before booking an act for your occasion.
Contact the Musicians and Ask for Demos.
After you’ve found the performers you’re interested in, reach out to them directly and ask for samples of their work. If possible, it’s best to attend a live performance so you can make sure the musicians fit your preferences. Also, check that they are well equipped with any necessary instruments or sound equipment they may require. Engaging with the artists will give you a better idea of who they are and whether or not they are right for your event.
Look at Their Credentials, Reviews, and References.
Before you hire any live musicians, it’s important to find out as much information as you can about them. Look at their reviews from previous events, or ask for references from friends and family. Don’t be afraid to ask the musician for a list of credentials or qualifications – this will give you an idea of how experienced they are in playing and performing music.
Determine Your Budget and Book Them for Your Event.
When you know the kind of live musicians you need and have considered your budget, it’s time to book them for your event. Decide a date, time, and venue that works for everyone involved, establish a payment plan, and let the musicians know ahead of time if there are any special requests as far as music goes. Most bands have a list of the music they perform. Be sure to answer any questions they may have beforehand so that you are all prepared for the big day.
Rehearse With Your Band Before the Performance.
Meeting with your live musicians before the event is a great way to make sure everyone knows the songs, practice sound checks, and ensure the band’s setup matches the flow of the party. Rehearsals are key to avoiding mishaps and hiccups during the performance. If possible, try to schedule one or more rehearsals with all your performers, preferably at least a few days before in a location similar to where they will be performing.
If you’d like to have the Do Lollies perform at your special event, please reach out to us today.