Live Band | Hire Live Bands | How Much to Hire a Live Band

Live Band, Hire Live Bands

Live Band

There’s nothing quite like the impact of live band at an event, transforming it from mundane chart music piped through a PA to a performance you can watch, enjoy, engage and interact with. Light and Shade perform live music, which results in a much richer experience.

Hire a Live Band for any Event or Venue:

When you’re looking to hire a live band for your event or venue, you may want to consider:

  • The size of the live band: Light and Shade can perform as a duo, trio or quartet depending on your requirements. The duo is incredibly compact and can fit very small areas, a house party bay window or corner of a restaurant for example. Whereas, the quartet fits into any general performance area or main-stage very comfortably!
  • The type of songs they perform: The music should fit your event, whether that’s a birthday party in a pub, background music at a wedding or corporate party music. We perform music fit for any occasion and we’d love to hear from you if you have any special song requests too! Contact us now.
  • The cost!

How much to hire a live band?

As any live band come in many different sizes, so can their fees. How much is it to book a live band? This depends on the band. Light and Shade do not charge more for the type of event and we also do not charge extra for travel within our area. How much is it to hire a band? With us, it costs a lot less because you can choose exactly the right size and type of live band you need!

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Wedding Entertainment Ideas | Great Wedding Entertainment Ideas for Live Music at Your Wedding

Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Light and Shade is a great choice when you want to hire a duo, trio or band for your special day. We have some great wedding entertainment ideas to share with you. It would be great to chat with you about your ideas too! Get in touch!

Of course, marriage ceremonies and the celebrations are unique to you. We understand how significantly important it is to perform live music that especially suits you and your moment. With this in mind, your wedding entertainment should add a touch of magic to your special event. For this reason, we have specially designed sets of music perfect for the occasion. See below for our wedding entertainment ideas for booking the live music to fit the sections of your special day but still being affordable.

Live Wedding Entertainment Ideas: Arranging the Music

wedding entertainment ideasTo begin with, we know that planning for your wedding can be hectic. If you are celebrating a wedding and need some wedding entertainment ideas on how to organise and book your live wedding music in a way that suits you; we’re ready and able to help!

  • Book a wedding duo to accompany you, during your post ceremony drinks and photos?
  • A live music wedding band could play for you during and after your dinner celebration?
  • If hosting a summer wedding why not have live music performed outside?
  • Why not book Light and Shade to play as a duo for you while you dine and which can then transform into a band and play through the evening? This live music band hire costs less than you think!

 

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Wedding Band for Hire | Considerations when choosing a wedding band for hire

Wedding Band for Hire

Wedding Band for Hire

Considering a wedding band for hire? It can be hard to choose the perfect act for your special day. You should consider what you want and need firstly, it’s your moment after-all! It’s better to pick a wedding band that performs the type of music you and your family and friends enjoy. Also, does your wedding have a theme?
A wedding band for hire (like us for example!) should be able to deliver music in a theme to suit your special occasion if required too. Request a quote

Other considerations when you’re choosing a wedding band for hire:

  • Hire Cost – How much to hire a band for a wedding? Will they charge extra for travel? Are they good value for money? We don’t charge extra for any event of any type in Hampshire and we charge much less than other wedding bands for hire in Hampshire
  • Flexibility – Will they arrive when I want for setting up and soundcheck? Even mid-week? We are professional musicians and as such we can easily arrive and play at the time or any day that suits you
  • Special services – Can they include recorded music before and after their live set if requested? Can they learn and play a special song? Light and Shade can and are a great choice as your Wedding Band for hire!

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Unusual Wedding Bands | Hire unusual wedding bands and duos for your special day

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Unusual Wedding Bands

Unusual Wedding Bands, Alternative Wedding BandsUnusual wedding bands are as unique as every wedding. Why not book something different for your special day? Light and Shade are a non-acoustic wedding duo and wedding band playing keyboard and electric guitar (extendable with percussion and bass) with male and female vocals, which means we are able to play unique versions of popular songs and perform using a wide variety of sounds. This makes us one of the more unusual wedding bands but also very popular amongst those looking for something different and a wedding band that is as unique as happy couple and the event itself.

Unusual wedding bands duos and trios

The average wedding band will be a bunch of weekend musicians, turning up to perform the same set of songs they learnt (which means they can rehearse them less now!) which they ‘trot out’ and charge inflated sums of money for. We are unusual by comparison in many ways:

  • Full-time professional musicians, this is our job and we love what we do!
  • The music we play will be discussed and decided before the event so it will be perfect for you and your guests
  • We charge much less than many other wedding bands, just because it’s your wedding shouldn’t mean you have to pay extra

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Wedding Musicians | Live Wedding Musicians for Hire

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Wedding Musicians

We are a professional live music act and happy to perform as your wedding musicians either as a duo or band. We usually play as a 2-piece band, but on the other hand if you want more musicians at your wedding, we would also be happy to turn up as a bigger band.

How many wedding musicians to hire?

wedding musiciansWhile having options might make it a more detailed booking, this also allows you to consider how you would like your music performed. For example, it could be that you may like a:

  • Professional wedding duo to play in the background while your guests dine and continue by bringing in the party music or,
  • Wedding party band to start the entertainment after the dinner, so you and your guests can dance the night away.

Either way Light and Shade are a notably great choice as wedding musicians for your special day.

Wedding musicians: Hampshire

When you hire wedding musicians you should not need to pay for additional travel costs. For this reason we do not charge for travel expenses for our covered locations. Also, they should be able to learn and perform a special song for you, which we provide at no extra cost. Additionally, speaking of cost, we don’t charge you extra just because you’re having a special day either!

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Cover Band | Hire a Cover Band & Duo for Functions, Weddings, Parties, Events

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Cover Band

cover bandIf you are looking to hire a cover band for your event, function or venue, Light and Shade want to know! We are flexible in size and set-up, with versatile set-lists to ensure the live music you book is exactly as you want. You can book us as a duo, trio or a 4-piece cover band, as we can provide live music for any type of venue or event, large or small, party or lounge, high-street club or quiet country gastro-pub. This helps you to hire live music that fits with your budget and requirements as well as your customers and/or guests.

Whichever size of cover band you book, Light and Shade will be able to deliver a fantastic night of music. From relaxing numbers for customers or guests to enjoy to all-out rock and party sets to keep your audience on their feet and singing all night long!

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Music Bands for Weddings | How to book a band for a wedding and why choose Light and Shade

Music Bands for Weddings

Music Bands for Weddings

There are great options to hire a band for a wedding. And a great number of music bands for weddings performing live at receptions, ceremonies and parties all over the United Kingdom, but how to book a band for a wedding and what should you know and ask?

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How to hire a band for a wedding?

So what are the considerations and questions to ask wedding bands and in particular, questions to ask your wedding band?

  • When you hire a band for a wedding it is important that they are also in the same county!
    • Booking a wedding band can be expensive and you don’t want band member travel added to the live band hire cost. Light and Shade are do not charge extra for travel to any events within the area.
  • You should check their equipment has been recently PAT tested, this will ensure their electrical instruments are up to standard.
    • Also check that the band you’re booking for your wedding have current Public Liability Insurance, which ensures that in the event of an accident or injury during a performance, the live band is insured. Our equipment is PAT tested and we hold active PLI during our performances.
  • Ensure the wedding band you hire is right for you. Your wedding is special and unique to you so make sure the band for your wedding fits with how you want your special day to sound.
    • Whether you want a wedding duo playing sweetly in the background or a band to party the night away, We can and do perform from lounges to rock pubs and are perfectly able to ensure your live music fits your vision as a duo, trio or wedding band.

Cost of music bands for weddings

Another important question is what are the average cost of a band for a wedding reception or ceremony? Firstly, the good news; Light and Shade do not charge extra just because you are having a special day! Check out our great live music hire rates, which are the same for regardless of venue or event type if you want to hire a band for a wedding at great value too.

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Bands in Southampton | Hire Live Bands from Southampton Area

Bands in Southampton | Hire Live Bands from Southampton Area

Bands in Southampton

Are you looking for live bands in Southampton ? Look no further, as you’ve found not one, not two but three live bands that can entertain as a duo, trio or band. 🙂 We provide quality live music to suit any type of event and audience. Whether it’s stylish background music during dinner, or entertaining party music for a birthday party or wedding reception, we’re able to provide the suitable music.

Live Bands in Southampton Area

Light and Shade perform as a hi-tech live music duo, trio and bands in Southampton and throughout Hampshire, UK. By having flexible line-ups we offer you value and efficiency along with equally professional and quality live music. As a full-time music act, we provide live music for weddings, functions, events, pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, lounge bars, parties, private and corporate events in Southampton.

Not only we are one of the top bands in Southampton we also cover the whole of Hampshire. As shown on the map illustration, we cover a large part of Hampshire, UK and it’s neighbouring Counties while without charging any additional costs for travel.

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Hire a Wedding Band | What to consider when you hire a wedding band

Hire a Wedding Band | What to consider when you hire a wedding band

Hire a Wedding Band

As you know, when you’re considering to hire a wedding band it is important to pick the right performers for the event you are planning.

hire a wedding bandHire a Wedding Band: What to consider

Keeping this in mind, you need to consider what type of band you want to attend your event. Not to mention where they are based (unlike Light & Shade they may charge travel costs), how long you would want them to play for and most importantly, the type of music you and your guests require.

Hire a wedding band: duo

hire a wedding band hampshirehire a wedding band musicA duo is a great choice whether you are planning to have live music immediately after your ceremony, at the drinks celebration, while guests dine or at the wedding breakfast. The perfect alternative in terms of budget and space. A duo at a dinner can play at multiple occasions. For example, while your guests are arriving, during service or between speeches. Also, even after the meal while they transfer to the next part of your day to party. Coverage for all the sore feet the next day is not available! (Average prices from £200)

Hire a wedding band: trio

Trios are a great choice if you are looking for plenty volume at your event but perhaps you are limited on space. For example a reception held in your favourite public house. A trio is also another alternative if you are limited on budget too. (Average prices from £280)

Hire wedding band: large

If you have plenty space and more budget then a larger band might be a better option to choose. Again, you may need to consider what you want to hear from the band. For example, do you want them to have a double bass player, a complete brass section, or a rapper/beat-boxer combined with dancers and light shows? (Average prices from £350-£1000)

In all cases, Light and Shade can provide live wedding bands to hire in duo, trio or larger band format.

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Band Hire Prices | Cost to Book a Band

Band Hire Prices | Cost to Book a Band

Band Hire Prices

Our band hire prices are cheaper than many live music acts for the simple reason; we are professional musicians. As such, we perform every day of the week and this allows us to reduce the band hire prices of the client. Light and Shade are bookable as a cover duo, trio and band for any type of live music event from, corporate function, house party to festival main stage.

What is the Cost to Book a Band?

For us to be able to quote accurately for your event it is important to provide as much information as possible. Below is a list of just a few of the enquiries we have received:

  • What is the cost for wedding band?
  • How much do live bands cost to hire?
  • How much does it cost to hire a band?
  • Is there a cost to hire a band?
  • Cost of a wedding band?
  • What is the price of bands?
  • Live music band prices in Hampshire?
  • What is the cost of hiring a band?
  • How much does it cost to book a band?
  • What are your wedding band prices?

Once your enquiry has been received we will work out the cost to book a band for your live music depending on the number of musicians required, the venue location (no extra fees for events in Hampshire), the timings involved and any extra special live music requests you may have. This could be to play a particular style of music for the duration of the event or to learn a particular song for a wedding dance (no extra charge here either!). Once the quote is ready we will return it to you for appraisal.

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