If you’ve ever been to an event with live music, you know there is a great difference in quality and atmosphere. Live music adds fun and atmosphere to any party or event. If you’ve never hired a live band or professional musicians before, here are a few important considerations.
1. Professionalism – While weekend musicians may be a tempting option, hiring professional musicians is a better bet. They have more experience in all aspects of their business. Start by visiting their website to find out about their training, professional background, read testimonials, and listen to samples of their music.
2. Sound – Professional musicians should have a high-quality sound system. They will use the best system to support their musicians and instruments. A good system will complement any volume level, whether soothingly soft or pumped up to rock the house.
3. Cost of a Live Band – The price of a band will depend on the number of members, their musical training, and their professional reputation. It may be more expensive to hire professionals than to hire part-time musicians, but the difference in quality is no small matter. Consider that professional musicians have years of experience and training with their instruments, and may have a degree in music as well.
4. Recommendations – As with anyone you hire, you should check references. A professional band will be happy to provide you with the names of former clients. Beware of any musician who isn’t forthcoming or appears hesitant to provide references.
Bialek’s Music has represented quality musical talent for over 40 years. We will help you find the right musicians for your event. We’re professionals and will manage all the details to make your event run smoothly. Call Bialek’s Music at (301) 340-6206 in the Washington DC area, or at (410) 484-7978 in the Baltimore area to set up an appointment or go to our website at www.bialeksmusic.com.