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Popular types of bands:
  

Because of their ability to get people dancing, Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, Variety Rock & Roll, 80's and 90's Pop, and Jazz and Swing bands all tend to be among the most common choices. We work with numerous bands playing each type of music, including songs and hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's.


 
Looking for something different?
  

Try some Cajun, zydeco, bluegrass, country, disco, classic rock, reggae, Latin, salsa, Caribbean, alternative, or even a tribute band. Maybe something more laid-back? Perhaps a jazz combo or acoustic act. Or a full on dance party? Think Seventies funk and disco, Eighties retro pop, Nineties dance music, pop rock, or modern R&B. The possibilities are endless!


 
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For more information about music for weddings, contact
us at toll-free 866.SAM.HILL or email us.


 
Important considerations:
 

You want your band to be professional, experienced, easy to work with, and entertaining. Details need to be worked out such as playing times, set-up time, set breaks, staging, power requirements, song requests, payment arrangements, etc. We handle all these details in advance with written contracts to guarantee a hassle-free performance. And we only work with the most professional and entertaining bands.
 


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Getting married? Planning a wedding?

Congratulations! If you're reading this
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page, odds are you or someone you
care about has just gotten engaged. We
hope the planning is going well so far,
and that we can do our part to make
the entertainment for your wedding day
the best it can be. The band you select
for your reception can make the difference between a wedding that is "nice" and one that has friends and
family raving, "We had so much fun!!"

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What you can expect from the band at your wedding
  
Wedding bands and musicians will make every effort to accomodate your needs on your wedding day.

Many Wedding Bands Can and Will:

Announce the members of your wedding party as they enter the reception and make general announcements.
Provide recorded music while on breaks so the party never stops. The music can be CDs that either you or the band provide. (This may not apply to smaller acoustic or jazz and swing bands - inquire about your specific band with your booking manager)
Take requests from their repertoire prior to the reception, and will accommodate as many of your requests as they can during the performance.
Learn one song as a special request for each reception, i.e. for a first dance (given 60 days notice within a reasonable music style). They can also play the requested song though the sound system on CD by the original artist.
Provide a state-of-the-art professional sound system to ensure clear sound at an acceptable volume.
Always present and conduct themselves professionally.
Work with YOU and your wedding coordinator or wedding planner to ensure a smooth flow to your reception and will help to solve any problems that may arise to make your reception a complete success!

(Please confirm with your booking manager about the specific capabilities and procedures of your individual band)


 
Performance Area, Playing Time, and Band Setup:
  

Dance bands typically need a stage, performance area or floor space of approximately 20’x12’, but that is not a hard and fast rule as some bands may take up more or less room. Jazz or acoustic trios or quartets may be able to fit in a space 16'x12' or smaller, while a larger 10 or 12 piece dance bands may need 24'x16' or larger. The band will try to make it work for you and your reception location, but please discuss any unusual stage/area constraints with your booking manager prior to booking. Bands will generally take a few short breaks in a 3 to 4 hour event, but they are happy to schedule breaks to accommodate the natural flow of your reception (cutting your cake or taking pictures). They want to play as much music as possible! Also, some bands typically need access to the stage area to set up 2 to 3 hours prior to a performance, and it often takes 1 to 2 hours to break down their equipment after they play (this may vary depending on the size and style of your band).

 

 
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