How to Book a Jive Band

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How to Book a Jive Band

Jive music is a perfect choice to add life to your special event. With a high energy jive vibes playing at
your wedding reception, private party or corporate event, you can guarantee to have everyone enjoying
the party or lure them up struttin' their moves on the dance floor.
Hiring a band would be a breeze if you know exactly what you need, where and what to look for. To help
you with that, here is a quick checklist when booking a Jive Band:
Define your needs
How many guests are you expecting to attend the event? Where will be the venue? How much is your
budget? These are just some of the most important questions to ask yourself before you start your
search. Know what you want from the band. The expected number of people will also affect the size of
the band you require. For instance, a 6-piece or 8-piece Jive Band would be an ideal choice if you're
expecting over a hundred people in the audience.

Do your research
Spend time getting familiar with the market
Ask your friends or business associates for recommendation
Search on the internet for possible options
Ask the manager of the function venue for best recommendations
Consider hiring a booking agent
Get quotes and know what's included in the package

Quality control
Be sure you get the level of quality you need. Most professional bands provide audio samples or videos
of their past gigs. Ask the band where you can listen or watch their sample performances. Yet still there
is no substitute to have a first-hand experience of the Jive Band performance live at an event. So if
possible, try to find time to see a live performance and get a feel of their overall quality, and how they
interact with the crowd.

Prepare a contract
When you have chosen the Jive Band, book them early and make them sign a contract. It is a very
important factor when booking a band. It should include the following elements:
People involved in the contract
Specific details of the event
Payment terms
Production details
Technical requirements
Finish time
Meals and drinks requirements
Cancellation terms

Important things to remember prior to the event

You have to run through everything at least two weeks before the big day. Here are the things to keep in
Contact the band to reconfirm the exact venue address
Be sure that you have the contact name or mobile number of the band
Confirm with the bandleader or representative the setup completion time, designated changing room
area, hot meals or drinks
Make sure to follow up your repertoire requests

Hope this quick guide to booking a Jive Band can aid you to finding the right one for your special event.
If you have doubts, check back and refer to this guide again. Good luck and enjoy the day!

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