For any party, the most important characteristic is the choice of music and how it is played and performed. Some prefer going with the cheap and hushed route of music systems and plays listed and selected music from CDs, DVDs and other online or offline sources. Some prefer to play it silently with just background music, while some choose to make it a live experience by hiring a live music band and DJ, who plays variety of songs and music of their own, from albums and so.
Every different party such as a wedding reception, corporate event, birthday party, university dance balls, high school prom nights, or any private or family eventneeds different taste of music that correspond it well. It can be some Jazz music, rock and roll, soft or any other music form. Usually, a live music band or DJ is quite famous with corporate functions and wedding receptions. A music band can be chosen according to the theme of the party and the projected taste of the guests.
Characteristics of a live music band or Disc Jockey:
What is a live music band or DJ?
They are a group of people or a single Disc Jockey, who plays live music for the pleasure and enjoyment of the guests.
They play music specifically geared towards the party audience. They primarily select that kind of songs and music theme according to the event, like a wedding or corporate event, an award ceremony, dance ball, social gathering or a birthday party; of all sizes.
Types of Music:
A DJ or a live music band is a distinguished artist playing all sorts of music, such as country, folk, pop, classical, disco, RNB, jazz, and etc. They select the music theme in accordance with the party occasion.
1. Their Equipments:
A professional DJ or live band will always be equipped with their state-of-the-class digital equipments, such as:
- Dual CD players
- High-quality amplifier
- Stack of music records
Wireless microphone (for announcements etc.)
They also make sure that they have sound back-up for their equipments in case of any failure.
What to look for in a professional DJ or live music band when hiring for an event?
2. Locality and Repute:
At first, scout through your region for the most advanced and reputable Disc Jockeys or Live music bands that can perform aesthetically for your specified type of event and function. One can also scan through the internet to search for a professional band or DJ, who can perform at your place.
- Anything of high quality is worth opting for and is preferred, and that goes in sync while hiring a DJ. It should have:
- Comprehensive knowledge of diverse music genres
- Flexibility to perform at multitudes of environment and conditions
- Sound knowledge of music mixing
- Updated tracks of trendy music and current hits
- Adherence to client’s requirement
- Complete range of modern equipments
- Reasonable pricing
3. Booking specification:
When all the formalities regarding the event, its venue, pricing and other details pertaining to personalized requirements have been finalized, one must proceed through a detailed legal contract which specifies and contains all the logistics of the event, such as date, location, setup and play time, price (with stipulated overtime charges), list of equipments, and the concerned liability insurance. Some people also formulate different codes of conduct and clothing in the agreement.