A party just isn’t a party without some musical accompaniment. Whether you’re putting together a black-tie affair or an all-out blowout musicians, nothing helps you capture the spirit you’re looking for like a talented musician who knows how to work a crowd and keep the beat.
Here are three different types of musicians that will make your next party unforgettable.
A perfect choice for parties in a more formal environment, hiring one or more classically trained musicians to bring a touch of elegance to the proceedings has a major positive impact on an event’s atmosphere. Unobtrusive and atmospheric, classical musicians benefit from not having to play as loudly as other kinds of musicians, meaning your party doesn’t have to stop in its tracks to become a concert.
Best of all, classical musicians may provide upscale entertainment, but that doesn’t mean they charge upscale prices. Sure, you think, finding a violinist or piano player for hire in Los Angeles sounds easy, but what about in a little suburban town in the middle of Ohio? The truth is that the internet has made it easier than ever to find performers of all times and all skill levels anywhere.
Have you ever been to a concert where the performers made no effort to personalize the experience, to the point where you felt like you could have achieved the same thing just listening to a recording? One of the advantages of life performance is the ability for musicians to interact with their audiences, and if you as an event-planner don’t see the value of that, you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage.
At the bare minimum, you should hire musicians who know how to communicate with the crowd and who don’t mind taking a moment between songs to chat with the audience. Something becoming more popular, however, are acoustic musicians who, unencumbered by tons of bulky equipment, can roam freely amongst your guests, giving even those at the far back a front row seat.
Name your all-time favorite band. Are they still together? If so, you’re lucky. Many of the greatest music groups in history are no longer around: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, etc. And, let’s face it, even if they were still touring, it’s not like you could afford to hire them. That’s where tribute bands come in. More than just a cover band, a good tribute band goes all out in delivering an accurate emulation of an actual performance by your favorite act. They wear the clothes and act the part. And, of course, they sing all the hits.
Great for parties where many of those in attendance share similar tastes, an event with a tribute band can quickly become a raucous, high-energy affair. In any case, it’s sure to be one your guests aren’t soon to forget. After all, how often can you say to someone “I was at a party with The Beatles last weekend”?