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Los Angeles Wedding Bands; Packing The Dance Floor
by Judy Chamberlain
January 5, 2011
“Let’s show them what a great band I’ve hired,” said the mother of the bride a week before the wedding.
I want you to come out of the box with a BIG sound!
We did. Before dinner.
Talk about packing the dance floor…this one was levitating five feet off the ground. Did these people want to dance? Hell, yes…and it was my call to make that happen even though the salads were barely down at place settings.
Every wedding…every event…has a life of its own.
As an Entertainment Director who must be sensitive to every nuance, every minute mood shift…I have to be sure my bands play appropriate music for that mood. And moods can change from one split second to the next.
Fortunately, I have very flexible bands and musicians. They are accustomed to changing tempos in the middle of a song, changing the song in the middle of the song and all manner of hilarious stunts I’ve pulled on them over the years.
Other musicians — the ones who aren’t talented enough to play in our bands — ask them: How can you work for that crazy woman?
At least they’re never bored!
Bottom line: we move faster, and with more skill than a DJ.
How do we do that?
Our musicians aren’t reading from music books on music stands, with a 4,000 song repertoire we’re not typical of bands that play for weddings.
There’s probably not another entertainment company that’s quite like us in America.
We do weddings because we love to do weddings.
For the most important night of someone’s life, we take pleasure in knowing our skill and experience made a difference.
Judy Chamberlain is an Entertainment Director, Bandleader, Event Consultant and Jazz Singer who has been called a “walking encyclopedia of the Great American Songbook.” Based in Los Angeles, California and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, she provides live music for weddings and events throughout the USA. She can be reached at 714 319-9242