When looking for entertainment for your wedding day, party or special occasion, it’s crucial to the success of the event that the band you’ve booked is going to be experienced and professional.
Searching the net can prove arduous but it really is the best way to source a shortlist to ultimately provide the right function band. There’s a whole gamut of music styles and performances available from function bands all over the UK. From the more dyed-in-the-wool classic 50’s and 60’s variety of performances in rock, pop and easy listening to the more outrageous. The choice is almost limitless and depends on where you go in terms of venue and who/what you want to see and hear.
Corporate events or family celebrations
Serious bookers of function bands for corporate events or family celebrations like a wedding would likely and wisely give the more way out bands a miss and go for something, well, more middle of the road. The average wedding, it’s been said, takes a staggering 200 hours to plan and a birthday party, 50 hours. The question is – how much time would you put into the booking process when interested in a function band for your own event?
Choosing the right live band is the focus of your entertainment task and with literally thousands to base your selection on in the UK capital, it’s almost fearsome to go about it. Don’t stress. Give yourself plenty of time to plan the gig and do your homework thoroughly. That way, there’ll be no mistakes and everyone will be happy.
A function band offers wide variety of music genres
Each function band offers a wide variety of music genres and finding the correct one for your needs becomes a process of elimination, much of the work being done online. If you live or are getting married in London say, you could Google ‘function band London.’ Premier London function band known as SensationBand would undoubtedly appear in your top search band website listings. The appeal of such bands is in performing music and songs charted by celebrity bands and performers and recreating that sound.
SensationBand musicians have, as solo artistes, played with some of greatest names in the business like Tao Cruz, Incognito, and Lily Allen. The power and pleasure the band brings to wedding and other private events is always a winner.
Typical 16-song set on a modern theme
As to the type of music you want, that’s up to you and the band to agree upon. If you just wanted a straightforward mix of current stuff, then here’s a winning set. A typical modern theme for a function band might include the following line-up of 16 chart songs in one set:
Black Eyed Peas – I Got a Feeling
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Duffy – Mercy
Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar
Bruno Mars – Runaway Baby
Katy Perry – California Girls
Lady Gaga – Just Dance
LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It
Justin Timberlake – Rock You Body / Like I Love You
Bruno Mars/Travie McCoy – Billionaire
Jessie J – Price Tag
Estelle – American Boy
Rihanna – Don’t Stop the Music
Katy Perry – Firework
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Take That/Beyonce – Greatest Day/Single Ladies