Book a band for your party, wedding, or business party. An essential ingredient for the success of your wedding, birthday, or reception is booking great live music with a good band.
Evenses offers a selection of professional bands you can book. You can consider hiring a cover band, but we also offer a variety of bands such as brass bands, Latin bands, rock bands, tribute bands, jazz bands, and world music bands.
A nice addition to hiring one of our bands is to arrange a DJ to join them for between sets. You can look through our catalogue of bands on the website and then request to reserve one!
By reserving a live band at Evenses, you are guaranteed an experienced team which only consists of very professional musicians. Our music groups are hired on a daily basis and booked for events, festivals, and parties. All music groups are selected based on quality, enthusiasm, and experience.
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Are you looking for a band, and want to be sure of a stunning wedding or staff party? Check out our selection of cover bands, jazz bands, Latin bands and soul bands, to book a band for your event. Do you have any questions regarding our bands and acts, such as which band you should hire or what the costs of booking a cover band are? Then you can contact us seven days a week; our experienced event specialists enjoy helping you select the best cover band for your party.
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Whether it's an end-of-year party at work, a birthday full of entertainment, or a beautiful wedding, everyone who has ever organised an event knows that feeling of adding that finishing touch. In many cases, the answer is a nice live band.
For example, you can book live bands that come to play for an hour or bands that provide a complete show for the entire event. In addition, at Evenses you can also easily choose from live bands with a specialization in different music styles. From covers of the best pop, rock, jazz, or Latin music, there is a genre for everyone.
It is important to take a few factors into account when booking a live band. For example, it is important that the style of the band fits well with the party and that the costs fit within your budget. It is also advisable to get some information about several bands so that you can have a solid backup plan. It is for these reasons that Evenses is as helpful and transparent as possible as a company.
On this page, you can find tons of reviews from satisfied customers that can give further insight into booking this band. We are available seven days a week if you have questions about what we can do for you and your event!
Why is live music worth considering?
Booking a live band often gives a party that "wow" factor that gets people energised. Certainly, in comparison with music from a CD or the radio, a good band can add some liveliness and excitement to almost any type of event. Think, for example, of a Latin band for a summer night of salsa with friends or a cover band that performs all your partner's favourite 90s songs on their birthday. Whatever the party may be, live music from a good band is rarely a bad idea.
In addition to the musical aspect, booking a live band also provides a nice visual element at your party. A graduation party with a band will sound and look a lot livelier, than a live violin orchestra. When the band's interaction with the guests is good, the party's atmosphere will benefit and adds something unique to your average party.
Some tips for booking a live band
At first glance, booking a live band doesn't seem very complicated, but there are certain things to keep in mind and take into account. From availability and music style to sorting a location and equipment, the more the band fits your wishes the better your party will be.
At Evenses, we are always available if you have questions about booking a band and listed below are some important tips to do this. If it is the first time that you are going to book a band for a party or event, we recommend that you contact us, so that you can choose the ideal live music together with our booking specialists.
Whether you're booking a band or any type of entertainment, one important tip is to be on time. The earlier you contact a band for a booking, the more likely they are still free for the date you have in mind for your party. Depending on how important a particular band is for the party, you can also make the date of the event depend on the availability of the band. In any case, it is wise to not wait until the very last moment to book a live band.
If you have never considered booking a live band then you may be surprised by just how many options there are to choose from. Rock bands, orchestras, jazz bands, and even cover bands will have you searching for days. Therefore, before starting your search for the perfect live band, it is a good idea to make some elements of the party clear to yourself.
What kind of party or event is it? What style of music do you have in mind? Where does it all take place? Knowing these details and acknowledging them to our event specialists will allow your event to be efficiently planned and give you the most suitable act.
As soon as you have been able to compile a list of bands that you think fit your ideas, it's time to do some more research. You can ask Evenses specific things about the bands to gain further insight on which one is the best for your event. Ask to receive a video of the band at a wedding, pricing estimates based on a 4-piece band versus a 5-piece band, or even where exactly each band is located.
Thoroughly reading the band profiles on our website is the first step into researching the bands. You can get an idea of what kind of music the band can play, what instruments and equipment they need, and where they have recently performed.
It is also important to check if a certain band can perform in the venue location that you are having your event at. In general this is not a problem, but it is still important to check what is possible and what is permitted at the location. Be aware of the noise limits, equipment needed for the band, the size of the location, and the number of people that will be present. Most bands can adapt to the specific circumstances of your event, so it's always a good idea to make sure everything will be sorted.
One of the big plus points when it comes to booking a live band for your party is that you have the option to make requests. That is, in most cases, you can ask a band to prepare some songs of your choice to play during the party. Think of your daughter's favourite song for her birthday or the song that played during the first kiss with your partner. There aren't many better ways to give your party a personal touch. If this sounds like a great plan, first check with the band to see if it's possible.
Finally, the last tip necessary for a successful event planner is to always maintain communication. When you are organising a party, there are few things that are more frustrating than a band that does not understand what you want. In addition to the music that the band plays, the manner of communication is also important. Is the band easily accessible? Are they open to suggestions and requests from your side? Do they respond to your messages on time? This may seem minor, but fluent communication makes the entire booking and preparation process a lot more pleasant. That is the reason why Evenses is available seven days a week for consultation.
As you now realise, booking a live band for your party or event is not difficult, but it is important to take into account a few factors. At Evenses you can book a wide range of live bands and acts, from jazz bands and classical orchestras to rock bands and soloists, for a variety of occasions such as birthdays, weddings, corporate parties, and commemorations. In addition to the tips above, we also recommend that you contact us so that we can discuss your event and find the best possible entertainment that you desire.
FAQ about booking a band
What does it cost to book a band?
As a guideline, you can use these prices for bands.
£ 0 - £ 500 Hobby band
£ 500 - £ 1000 Small band
£ 1000 - £ 2000 Semi - professional band
£ 2000 - £ 3000 Professional band
£ 3000 - £ 5000 Premium band
£ 5000 and higher Well-known band
The exact price of booking a band depends on several factors. Among other things, the quality of the band, the reputation of the band, the size of the live band, the duration that the band has to play, the required sound technique and also the travel distance. Together this determines the final total price of booking the band.
If you take a look at our portfolio, however, you can get an overview of how much the respective bands can be booked from. In the event that you have set a fixed budget, we recommend that you contact us directly so that we can find the right bands for your occasion and your budget.
What songs do bands play at a wedding?
The bands have a repertoire of songs from which they play. They are often open to suggestions and can play requested numbers. It is nice to indicate this well before booking. On the evening itself, request numbers can be at the expense of the construction of the set and therefore the pleasure of the guests. If a request number is not in the repertoire then several bands are willing to study 1 or 2 songs.
How long does a band play?
A standard performance consists of 3 sets of 45 minutes. This is divided over a period of 3 - 3.5 hours. Shorter performances are also possible. The maximum playing time of most bands is 4 sets of 40 minutes. This can be divided over a period of 4 to 5 hours.
Is the band taking breaks?
In order to be able to perform the performance in a pleasant, professional and enthusiastic way, the band needs to take a break from time to time. Up to 1 hour performance is performed without pauses by default. For longer performances, you can assume that there will be a break of about 15 minutes per hour.
What happens during the breaks of the band?
During the breaks, the band provides atmospheric music which they play over their sound system. The music is of course in line with the music that is played during the performance. Some bands come with a DJ, who will take care of the music. Of course you can also book a DJ for breaks with all bands.
How long does it take to build the cover band?
The build-up of bands takes about 45 minutes with 3 to 4 members. With larger bands this takes 1 to 1.5 hours. We always adapt the amount of equipment to the group size. If the group is very large (more than 175 people), the set-up time will also be longer.
How long in advance will the band be ready?
By default, the band is ready to start 30 minutes prior to the performance. This means that everything has been built up and sound checked. It is also possible to agree that the band will be ready to start earlier in advance. The band members will of course spend more time on the assignment, so they will charge a fee for this waiting time.
Does the live band need a stage?
Usually a band doesn't need a stage. Often they can play in a free part of the room if it is not raised. Depending on the room layout and the number of people present, a stage can be an added value. This way the musicians are more visible to the audience. Bands that often require a stage are premium bands and well-known bands. If you have any other questions, you can always contact us about booking a band.