Wedding bands have become really popular over the last few years. There is something really special about being able to create your own personal concert for friends and family to celebrate your big day.
So what can a live band bring to your own wedding day?
The atmosphere that a live band can create is truly unique. Booking a live band will really create that concert vibe and generate a buzz for your guests. Let's face it, it's pretty cool having your own band for the night!
It can also provide that much needed focal point for the evening. When you walk into the room and see a drum kit, guitars, and microphones, your eyes are just instantly drawn to it all! There’s a excitement just by having the set-up of a live band before they even perform.
Your wedding day can be a very stressful affair indeed, but having a live band can actually remove an element of stress from the happy couple. A band can host your entire evening for you, so it means that you actually have a chance to now enjoy yourself and spend some quality party time with your guests, instead of having the worry that everyone is fine and having a good time.
A live band is perfect at providing that genuine party mood and interaction for you and your guests. These bands want nothing more than to see everyone on the dance floor… It is their duty and they will not rest until they have achieved this! Nobody wants to see an empty dancefloor, the band included!
You might think that booking a band is tricky task compared to booking a DJ for example, but the band will mostly take care of themselves. There are however a small handful of things you need to check with the venue.
Once the venue has given the all clear on these points the next part is quite literally sitting down and choosing the band for you!
Check the bands promotional material – photos, audio, videos – how much has the band invested in themselves. Do they take what they do seriously? Promotional material speaks volumes about not only the style of band you’ll be getting, but also the degree in which they are invested in being the best band possible for your wedding!
Also, check for feedback and testimonials from previous customers – especially wedding ones. Performing at a wedding is very different from performing at the local pub. Seeing what previous couples have said about how the band performed at their wedding is so valuable to help you decide if the band is right for you.
The last thing to check is the bands setlist. It’s always wise to ensure that there is a bit for everyone in there, and not to alienate any of your guests. At the end of the day, you want your dance floor as full as possible right?!
Well one of the biggest and most common mistakes that couples can make is being way too hands on and controlling with the band’s setlist. We know it’s hard and we know you want your day to be perfect, but trust your band to deliver an amazing set. A professional band will be performing at weddings week in and week out and hey know what songs work where in the set for maximum effect and which songs are a must-have. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t have any say – bands will be happy to perhaps not play songs you definitely don’t want, and add in songs you definitely do. But, we’d always recommend letting the band choose things like running order and the majority of songs to be performed. You hired them because they are professionals and know what they are doing – so trust them.
This one is often overlooked but if you look after your band, they will look after you! Bands don’t ask for much with regards to a rider these days. The day can be long for bands with a lot of heavy work, setting equipment up, travelling, loading and unloading, all before giving the performance of their life at your wedding. It is in your best interest to keep them at their best. You can do this by simply providing some soft drinks and either a hot meal or helping from the buffet. They will be super grateful and will really go that extra mile.
The Superlicks are one of the top wedding/party bands in the north of England. We play a great mix of funk, soul and rock music to make sure your big day is one to remember.
We can play anything from small parties up to the biggest weddings, tailoring our lineup accordingly. Our band members are all professionals and will make sure that your event is planned to perfection. Make sure you take a look at our promotional video and get in touch if you would like to speak to us about your specific requirements.
Some of our past clients and venues
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