We know what you Brides are worried about!!! (and we bet we are right!)

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 By beatconnection_administrator

 

 

We know what you are worried about!

Not because I am so clever, but because after dealing with live bands enquiries for the past 12 years or so, I would be a bit slow if I didn’t spot a pattern!

If you are on the market for a live band and shopping around there are probably 3 main things you are worried about. Let’s see if you think I am right:

1. What if the band is late, or even worse cancels on me or never turns up? (We have all heard these horror stories!)

2. What if they are not good live? I mean, their demo sounds good, but you can do a lot in a studio nowadays, right?

3. What happens during the band break? Does the room just go back to dark and quiet? Will this kill the atmosphere?

And there’s a few more, but you know what they are!

So, let’s take them one at a time!
1. What if the band is late, or even worse cancels on me or never turns up? (We have all heard these horror stories!)
Here’s the thing. There aren’t many certain things in life, but here’s a dead cert: Beat Connection will be there on your special day, on time, as per contract. We have been playing at weddings for over 12 years, and have a 100% attendance and performance rate. Cancelling a job is simply not an option. If the band breaks down, we have a plan B and even a plan C, apart from the fact that we allow plenty of extra time to start with, so we are unlikely to have to use anything but plan A.
If our drummer breaks his arm, or our lead singer loses their voice, whilst a pub band would definitely cancel on you, we have a minimum of 4 substitutes for each musician, who have been personally auditioned by us, are at the top of their game, have played with us many times in the past, know our set inside out and can slot in to the performance at the last minute without you or your guest having to worry about a thing. This system of fantastically talented understudies allows the band to keep working even when some of the band members are unavailable / on holiday / on maternity leave etc.

 

2. What if they are not good live? I mean, their demo sounds good, but you can do a lot in a studio nowadays, right?
You are right there! And this is why we have recordings of our gigs on YouTube right now that have not been tampered with, and the main video on our website is 100% live, recorded from one of our lighting guys with an iPhone. Nothing was done to the sound, this is us, what you see on the video is what you get on the night.

 

3. What happens during the band break? Does the room just go back to dark and quiet? Will this kill the atmosphere?
Think about this: Beat Connection is going to work extremely hard during their first set to ensure they create a party atmosphere. The LAST thing we want is to kill this atmosphere during our break and come back to a cold audience that needs warming up all over again. Beat Connection will always provided filler music at all times when the band is not on, included in your quote. From the moment our equipment is set up and ready to play music, we will make sure you have background music throughout your meal if you so wish, access to our microphones for speeches, DJ type music before the show, in between our sets and until the end of the night. And we do this as standard, at no extra cost to you.


Did we put your mind at rest?
Then give us a call now to secure the band for your special day! Most people book live bands about 8 to 10 months in advance, but there are also a few who book much earlier than this. Once you find a band you are happy with, you need to take them off the market, because great bands are in high demand and, if you don’t snap them up, they’ll be playing at someone else’s wedding reception!

Alex

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