Whether it’s a friend or family member’s birthday, your wedding anniversary, a holiday, or a going-away party, you can bet that music will play a big role in your party’s success. Is it enough to simply hook up your phone or computer to a speaker and play one of your favorite playlists? That route can work, but there are a few compelling reasons you may want to consider hiring a live band for your party.
1. They have access to equipment you don’t have at home
Particularly if your party will take place at a large space or in a mix of indoor and outdoor areas, a lone home speaker won’t be enough to make sure everyone can hear the music. If you want to have high-quality, energetic lighting, too, you’re looking at two separate rentals you have to research, pick up, and care for.
When you hire a live band, you can go for one that brings world-class sound and lighting systems with them. They’ll immediately elevate the energy at your party, and they’ll guarantee that the music plays at high quality through the speakers. If you’ve ever spent most of the party hovering by your phone, laptop, or speakers to troubleshoot any problems, this is a key benefit that can ensure that you enjoy the party just as much as your guests do.
2. A setlist crafted by experienced musicians
Have you ever queued up a playlist for your friends only to find that they don’t love it as much as you do? When you create the playlist for your party, this is the risk you run. Your friends certainly have a wide variety of preferred music styles, and it’s intimidating to be the one responsible for accommodating everyone’s preferences. That’s not to mention the large amount of time it can take to put together a playlist to last through the night.
Hiring a live band frees you of this task and eliminates the need for you to consider each of your party guests’ music preferences. A band of talented musicians will have a ton of experience performing live music and keeping the energy up all night long, and they’ll use this experience to craft a playlist that’s sure to be a widespread success.
3. An unparalleled level of interactivity
There’s no denying that a live band of musicians will provide far more flexibility than a DIY playlist. Some live bands can even change their setlist as they perform, ensuring that your party will always have the right mood going for it.
Some bands will include MC services in their price, which can be a great added feature if your party will include any big moments you want to announce to your guests. Experienced bands will respond and react to your guests and, in turn, your guests will enjoy a higher level of interaction.
Which kind of party would you prefer to attend?
If you’re on the fence about hiring a live band for your party, an easy way to make a decision is to think about what you’d prefer if you were a guest. Does the idea of having a live band sound like an exciting one, or do you feel indifferent?
You can also think back on the best parties you’ve attended. Did that live, interactive band of talented musicians bring an unforgettable level of energy to the night? If yes, it may be worth it for you to provide the same experience for your guests.
Ultimately, hiring a live band will lift a lot of your burden as you plan your party. If you’re convinced that live music is the way to go, check out what you can expect when you hire The Cover Band for your private party.