Whether you are planning your wedding, celebrating a retirement or other special private occasion, or an upcoming charity fundraiser or corporate event, the difference between a function and an actual celebration is the entertainment! A live band, DJ, or other entertainer can help set the tone for the event and lets your guests know exactly what sort of experience that can look forward to as the evening unfolds.
Entertainers are often the difference that has your guests talking for weeks, months, and even years later, long after the event about how fun, exciting, and memorable their experiences were. Who you hire largely depends upon the mood you want to create. There is a big difference between a band that specializes in Jazz to a band or DJ that plays current top 40 hits and dance songs.
Furthermore, to create truly memorable events, your entertainer must know how to read your guests and anticipate their needs. This ability is not something that is learned overnight and requires years of expertise performing in front of live audiences. Those entertainers that are able to pull off this feat, not only astounds you, but also your guests.
The Two Most Important Pieces of Information You Need to Know
First and foremost, and probably the most important, book your entertainment through a qualified and experienced wedding and event entertainment agency, like us, here at Fusion Events. The reason you want to use an agency is because it makes the selection process much easier and provides you access to a wide array of live bands, DJs, and other entertainers.
An agency has already researched their bands and DJs before making them available to their clients and customers. Plus, you do not have to worry about being disappointed, taken advantage of, or stood up. Not to mention you avoid wasting time and falling into an endless stream of searches on Google trying to find the best performer for your event.
The second point is to never, under any circumstances, book an entertainer without sampling their work or seeing them perform. The reason for this is because you want to make sure the entertainer has the expertise to work the room for your particular event.
For instance, at a wedding, the band or DJ has a rather captive audience, who are celebrating a marriage and are easier to interact with and get involved in the entertainment. On the other hand, getting employees from your finance department onto the dance floor can be more challenging and requires the skills of an entertainer, who has worked corporate events.
In most cases, all of our entertainers have both wedding and corporate event experience. In fact, many of our performers work in the industry on a regular basis and can even be caught performing live at various clubs and venues throughout the GTA on any given night throughout the week! To learn more about our entertainers and assistance in selecting the best one for your special event, contact Fusion Events at 416-651-3873 today!