Best Ways to Book Funk Bands
If this is your first time to hire a band for a special event, I'm sure you wouldn't want to take chances on
just any band. You want to choose the best band to make the occasion extra special. The dance floor has
to be packed all night long and guests well-entertained for the event to be truly successful. With terrific
song arrangements, sensational horn lines and exceptional harmonies, funk bands will surely
complement all types of events like weddings, corporate galas, university balls and parties.
Originating from the 1960's, funk is a music genre that fuses soul, R n' B, disco and acid jazz and
transform it into rhythmic, danceable arrangements. Its strong emphasis on groovy rhythm of drums,
bass guitar riffs and electric bass lines has made funk a danceable form of music that people have come
to know and love. Hiring a funk band is a great option to all types of events if you're on the lookout for
high-energy dance music.
Sourcing a Funk Band
When considering hiring a funk band for your event, you need to find the best funk band near your area.
For weddings, you can get some suggestions from your wedding planners since they have experienced
working with different vendors and agencies that could assist you with what you need.
You can also ask referrals from your family members, relatives, friends, colleagues and acquaintances
and see who've they've been using. On the other hand, you might not want to hire the same band as
your friends because chances are, you might be inviting many of the same guests to the event as well.
Another excellent option to find your next funk band is via the internet. Most of the popular funk bands
have websites where clients can browse about their services, fees, client testimonials and ways to
contact them. Ideally, they should have audio recordings or video clips of their previous live
performances to check if they're the kind of band you would hire. Don't waste time and energy
contacting funk bands that don't provide complete and correct information online.
Send your inquiries to the band about their services through their email address. If they replied back or
made a follow up call immediately, this clearly indicates their level of professionalism. How this
potential band will respond and the kind of information they provide will also help you decide the right
band for you. Here are some suggested questions you should ask to a potential funk band:
Are you available on the date and time of our event?
How many events have you performed for the past year?
What is the group's instrumentations?
Do you have other band members not mentioned in the website?
What are the fees and packages available?
Do I have to pay for your transportation?
Can you provide us references that we can contact?
What are the music genres do you specialize in?
Will you provide us a complete song lists?
Do you take special requests for songs not in your song list?
What is your policy regarding cancellations?
There isn't one universal answer for a specific question but at least you would have an idea on what
questions to ask. Be informed and confident in the band you're dealing with.