There are a few things that can enhance the experience of an event. Music is certainly one of them because it will help guests establish an emotional connection with the occasion. You can create a rich musical atmosphere brimming with energy and soul by hiring The Muse Entertainment.
Live Band versus a DJ
Hiring a live band is not the only way to treat your guests to some fine music. The other option is hiring a DJ, which many event planners do. A DJ, however, plays artificial sounds from their console, mixing and mashing popular songs. Most DJs are geared towards playing high-tempo-foot-tapping music which may or may not suit the crowd or event you are planning.
You can expect much, much more from a Live Band in Malaysia. Band members bring their very own personality into the music they perform. For instance, a popular song could take on a different sound when performed by a particular band. The live instruments on stage create a unique atmosphere, rich with excitement for the guests to enjoy.
Another reason we prefer a live band over a DJ is that the band can vary the music they play, going from high energy songs to something more soulful and relaxing. This provides musical variety to your event, for sure to make it a memorable one.
Choosing the Perfect Live Band
Choosing the right band for an event can be challenging at times. That is exactly why we have created a short and simple guide to help you arrive at the right decision:
- The experience of the band
Depending on the size and scope of your event, you would probably want a band that has played at a similar kind of occasion before. This is not to imply that a band with no specific experience is not a good fit. All we are saying is that an experienced group will immediately know the kind of music that needs to be played to enhance the celebration and to get the crowd excited.
- Their favorite artist
Simply ask who the favorite artist of the group is; the answer can be quite revealing as to what type of music they perform. Say a band’s favorite artist is Beatles; you can then consider if that genre of music is ideal for your event. The kind of music that a group listens to is usually the kind of music that they will most enjoy performing, which then leads into a better event experience for your guests.
- Plan for contingency
What if a band member falls sick on the day of your event? Will they then have a replacement ready at hand. What if an instrument is malfunctioning? Will a spare be at hand to continue with the show? These are some questions you can ask the prospective band and see how they tackle them. You could ask whether they have dealt with unexpected problems during an event before and gauge their response. This will help you select the perfect live band.
- Personality and attire
The personality of a band plays a big role in making your celebration a memorable one. You may not want to hire band members who are too serious or too casual. The group needs to be professional, while at the same time creating the right kind of energy for guests to enjoy. Above all, you want a band that wants to be a part of the occasion so as to create a positive atmosphere.
Blueprint To Hire A Live Band in Malaysia
Our experience in event planning has allowed us to create a hiring blueprint that will make the task smooth and easy:
- Think of the specifics of the event
A good way to start the hiring process is by first considering the specific moments in your event. Is there a time for people to get on the dance floor? Will someone gives an important speech? Considering the specifics of your event will enable you to draw up a list of important moments. You can then decide whether a band is capable of supporting these important moments.
- Logistics and venue
The location of the venue and how to get there form an important part of the event planning process. This extends to the live band as well. You would not want to hire a group that would take forever to reach your chosen venue. You need to ensure that the band members have a mode of transport to the location. If they do not own their own mode of transport, you will need to make the necessary arrangements so that the event runs as smoothly as possible.
- Enthusiasm for your event
Perhaps the most important detail is that whoever your select, they must show the enthusiasm for the gig. The enthusiasm they exhibit ensures that they will transmit that energy to your guests, leaving them with everlasting memories.
Get The Best Live Band in Malaysia
There are certain qualities that a musical group can bring to an event. The Muse has been providing live bands for a variety of events, including weddings and corporate functions. We have with us a skilled bunch of musicians who know when to hit the right notes to produce the right kind of effect. They are professionals who are passionate about performing and will create a unique event that will certainly impress the audience.