Thursday, May 27, 2010
Band in a box?
“The field of ‘wedding coordination’ is a relatively new one,” says Judy Chamberlain, a bandleader who is also an experienced event producer.
“Coordinators probably don’t know a whole lot about live music, since most weddings these days have DJ’s rather than bands.”
“And anyone who pulls a band out of a bar to play music for their once-in-a-lifetime event may not get the results they’d like to have.”
“The musicians may be young and cute, but if they don’t know what a BEO or a power-drop is — or how to establish staging and floor plan details and create a timeline — you may wish you’d known better questions to ask than the ones touted by today’s flock of event website “experts,” says Chamberlain.
“A timeline shouldn’t ‘stick out’ and be obvious — nor should it be used to replace actual communication between vendors,” Chamberlain advises.
“Who needs to have a coordinator tell the bandleader to announce the first dance while the photographer is in the rest room because the timeline says it’s time to do the first dance?”
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Monday, May 17, 2010
Live music for weddings and events usually requires more preparation than it takes to allocate a corner of the room to a DJ — or plug in a microphone and put a speaker’s podium on a stage for an awards banquet.
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Saturday, May 8, 2010
FABULOUS live music can transcend cultures — and generations.
Musical themes like Old Hollywood, the Roaring Twenties, Great Gatsby and the Rat Pack are perfect themes for landmark birthday or anniversary celebratiosn, Fiftieth Reunions and 1950’s cocktail soirees.
An Audrey Hepburn movie theme…Grace Kelly mid-century coolness…a… Read the full story »