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How to Book a Jive Band
Jive music is a perfect choice to add life to your special event. With a high energy jive vibes playing at your wedding reception, private party or corporate event, you can guarantee to have everyone enjoying the party or lure them up struttin' their moves on the dance floor. Hiring a band would be a breeze if you know exactly what you need, where and what to look for. To help you with that, here is a quick checklist when booking a Jive Band: Define your needs How many guests are you expecting to attend the event? Where will be the venue? How much is your budget? These are just some of the most important questions to ask yourself before you start your search. Know what you want from the band. The expected number of people will also affect the size of the band you require. For instance, a 6-piece or 8-piece Jive Band would be an ideal choice if you're expecting over a hundred people in the audience.
Do your research Spend time getting familiar with the market Ask your friends or business associates for recommendation Search on the internet for possible options Ask the manager of the function venue for best recommendations Consider hiring a booking agent Get quotes and know what's included in the package
Quality control Be sure you get the level of quality you need. Most professional bands provide audio samples or videos of their past gigs. Ask the band where you can listen or watch their sample performances. Yet still there is no substitute to have a first-hand experience of the Jive Band performance live at an event. So if possible, try to find time to see a live performance and get a feel of their overall quality, and how they interact with the crowd.
Prepare a contract When you have chosen the Jive Band, book them early and make them sign a contract. It is a very important factor when booking a band. It should include the following elements: People involved in the contract Specific details of the event Payment terms Production details Technical requirements Finish time Meals and drinks requirements Cancellation terms
Important things to remember prior to the event
You have to run through everything at least two weeks before the big day. Here are the things to keep in mind: Contact the band to reconfirm the exact venue address Be sure that you have the contact name or mobile number of the band Confirm with the bandleader or representative the setup completion time, designated changing room area, hot meals or drinks Make sure to follow up your repertoire requests
Hope this quick guide to booking a Jive Band can aid you to finding the right one for your special event. If you have doubts, check back and refer to this guide again. Good luck and enjoy the day!
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