So, you’ve been tasked with organising the ultimate event, and you’re currently tossing up your entertainment options. Do you go for live music or a DJ? It can be tough making this call, as a lot of factors may impact your decision. What sort of event are you organising? What is your budget? Who will be attending?
We’ve narrowed down some key factors to help you tie all of the ends together for the big day.
Think about your interests
Depending on your event, you may have different needs when it comes to the tunes you play.
If you hire a DJ, they will have access to thousands and thousands of songs so that they can play something for everyone. DJs will also let you have input on what music is used, so make sure it has the right vibe that you are aiming for.
Live bands will have a huge repertoire of what they can pump out, which they frequently update to keep up with the trends. Although you won’t be able to have as much input into what they play, you can always highlight if you have any favourites that you would love them to perform. It may also be worth checking if the band takes requests, as this is a common occurrence with guests.
If you’re on a tight budget, you may find it better to opt for a DJ over a live band. DJs are usually less expensive and depending on where you are hosting your event, the venue may even provide one covered by the cost of hiring the space.
Live bands can vary in price, and there are multiple factors to consider. If you’re looking at hiring a bigger group, their fees can add up and vary significantly. If you want live music, but you don’t have all the cash to splurge, you can always look into hiring a solo or duo act, as their costs are typically a lot less.
What vibe are you going for?
One of the key selling points of hiring a band for your event is that they perform live, which comes with a whole range of quirks that adds life and energy to the party.
Live bands also have their own differences to other music, bringing their own sound, style and personality to the songs. If you’re organising an event where you want attendees to interact with the music or sing along and dance, this option may be the best way to create this ambience for your guests.
As DJs also perform in the moment, they can alter their settings depending on what the overall vibe and audience energy are throughout the occasion. If you want people up on their feet dancing, the DJ can accommodate by selecting songs to get people running to the dancefloor. If you’re aiming for a chilled out set over dinner, they can also alter their playlist to suit the room.
Looking for a DJ, live band or solo act for your event? Get in touch with the Blue Avenue team now.