If you want to choose a party band, you must keep some points in mind. You have to decide which genre of music you would like the band to play. If your choice is rock, then the party band that excels in playing rock music much be chosen. On the other hand, if you would prefer a wild party night with lots of dance and swinging, then you must hire a band that specializes in playing chart toppers and dance numbers.
If you have the desire to make your party exciting, extra ordinary and definitely different from the common or ordinary ones, then the only station is the party bands. Not going by the general music genre approach to band hiring, you can be creative and choose a good band to deliver something different. This article will guide you with some innovative ideas to make your party a huge hit and give it that extra sheen.
For instance, you can always have a party band to pay homage or tribute to some great band or singer. These Tribute bands can play the music of the person you and your friends prefer. You can actually have a Beatles Night in your own home where the party band will bring back the white period or the Blue period with Beatles’ numbers. Likewise you can have a themed party paying tribute to Woody Guthrie or Simon & Garfunkel.
You can also have a party band playing songs of a particular decade. Thus, chose the decade first and then hire a decade band. Let it be the swinging sixties or the groovy seventies. While for the Sixties, you will get a variation in rock & Roll and rhythm & Blues, for Seventies, you can ask your party band to play metal or Acid rock with Jefferson Airplane or Grateful Dead numbers. You can have the band to play even Oldies with covers of Pat Boon or Frank Sinatra, and it is up to you choice.
A third novel idea would be to have a karaoke party band. Now, this will surely bring in a lot of fun and cheer with the band playing the musical and instrumental karaoke part to which you and your guests can sing yourselves. Getting good singer friends on to the stage or even not so good ones for that matter can make the entire evening a fun filled and memorable one.
Another new idea with party bands is to have a themed party. Have a beach party with friends, hire the party bands to play Reggae music and wear Hawaiian clothes and garlands and enjoy the party with the sea breeze. Or, have the party in a farmhouse, with Wild West dress codes an Country music played by the band. While you have the barbeque and steaks, you can always enjoy the music of your choice. The party band dressed in Cowboy attires, playing ‘Ol’ Man River’ will be a huge hit for sure. Whatever may be theme, whether in a birthday or a wedding, the party band and its performance will highlight the theme of the party and bring it to the forefront.
Coming down to the brass tracks, there are certain points to take note of before the party. Talk to the party band about its requirements regarding power supply, parking space for loading and unloading equipments, timings etc and check up with the venue if they possess the necessary licenses to host party bands. Check for sound limits if any and stage space where the performance will take place. Everything planned well beforehand, sit back and enjoy while your party becomes the talk of the town.