Do you want to make sure that everyone attending your corporate event has a terrific time?
If you're overwhelmed by the details of event planning, you should know that there's a simple way to keep guests entertained.
You might be wondering why a cover band is the ultimate party starter and mood setter. Here’s why…
These bands are affordable to book, but they also provide excellent entertainment.
It doesn't matter if you're celebrating a corporate Christmas party event, a corporate networking event, or launching a brand new product. If you book a band that can mimic the sound of other popular acts, you can expect a great night of music.
That’s the single most valuable trait - the ability to adapt.
There are so many details you have to take into consideration when you're planning an event for your company. You need to think about what guests will be eating, how they'll be checking in, and making sure that everything goes smoothly.
It's very important to make sure that everyone attending the event has a good time, especially if the event is going to last for more than one day. Music is one of the easiest ways to keep all of the people at the event occupied and engaged.
And by choosing a cover band you tap into a wide and varied back catalogue of music. So everyone is sure to be entertained!
So if you’re on the fence regarding your next corporate event and need a little more help, here’s everything you need to know.
What are the benefits of a cover band?
If you're interested in live music but aren't sure it's suitable for your event, you need to think about how the audience will respond to a band.
BONUS TIP: If you're not sure a band will be a hit, you may want to look at DJs instead. Check out our range of experienced and affordable DJs here to see how your next event could sound.
If a band is more your style, here are the advantages of a cover band.
#1 - Cover bands can add energy to your event.
Adding a cover band is the perfect complement to your corporate gathering.
Why? Corporate events may not have the fluidity of more social settings. After all, no one wants to step out of line or make a mistake that everyone talks about around the water cooler on Monday.
Cover bands are a great way to get the audience involved.
Guests might ignore a DJ, but a band will capture their attention. When you book a cover band you are booking professionals who are able to take requests and work to engage the audience. This means you can expect everyone to have a great time. No one will be bored when the band is on stage.
Cover band music means that sound quality will be higher too. Sound quality might not seem that essential, but you need to think about the impression that you're making - particularly if you are hosting a networking event.
According to corporate leadership expert Eiran Trethowan, adding live music to your next corporate event is more than entertainment. It can also affect your reputation. She explains “while music is entertainment, people also judge the quality of your corporate event based on the entertainment. This means if your band is slick, professional and well organized you can benefit from people seeing your evewnt, and in turn you, the same way.”
#2 - Cover bands guarantee crowd interaction
If you want a truly memorable event, you'll want entertainment that no one will ignore. You want everyone at the event to interact with the entertainers that you hire.
So how do you do this?
With a band who can play all the classics!
Cover bands are professionals at getting the crowd involved. A band that has lots of experience with larger crowds can ensure that everyone has a great time.
#3 - Cover bands bring variety
Whether you want to listen to classic rock, jazz or pop, we can help you find a band that can play the songs you most want to hear.
Some bands will even be able to play original music along with covers. The right band will provide truly memorable entertainment.
This is important during corporate events where the tone of the night changes.
At the start of the night you might want a more mellow sound to allow your guests to interact. Then, as the night progresses, you might prefer a more upbeat sound to let your guests unwind.
This is confirmed by the web design leadership team at Search It Local who used a band during their recent EOFY party. They explain “we were looking for ways to add a spark to our corporate event but kept coming up short. Eventually we landed on a band and it all just clicked. From taking requests to being able to read the mood of the room, they were a choice we will 100% make again.”
When you bring on the services of a professional cover band, you get it all.
#4 - Cover Bands Won't Cost A Fortune
You might dream of having a major band play your big event, but it probably isn't in your budget.
These bands have massive talent fees, and their schedules are also jam-packed. Thankfully, our bands can still play all of the songs you want to hear - at a fraction of the cost.
A cover band is a wonderful way to enjoy live music without going over your budget.
Hiring a cover band means you'll spend less, and it also means it's more likely the band will be available on your desired dates.
#5 - Cover bands take the pressure off you
One of the reasons companies hold events is so that employees can get a break from the hustle and bustle of their normal routine.
Live music can distract employees from deadlines and the stresses in their lives.
Of course, the employees aren't the only ones that will be experiencing stress relief.
This is the same benefit many couples have long realised according to wedding celebrant Jermaine Clarke, he says “cover bands have long been a part of wedding culture. As 2019 ends, I’ve had many requests from corporate managers looking to get in touch with cover bands. So there is a definite trend happening. I direct them to professional services online where you can get quality, with the peace of mind that comes with an experienced music/entertainment team.”
Since cover bands are easy to book, you'll have far less to worry about. The only thing you need to do is get in touch with the right band and you can sit back knowing you’ve trusted your entertainment needs to the best.
Recorded music simply can't compare to the raw energy of a live band.
When a great cover band is playing, everyone will want to dance and have fun until the night is over.
A great band will engage with the crowd and make sure they're having a fantastic time.
With the right band, this won't just be an ordinary event; it will feel like a celebration.
All of this makes booking musicians for a corporate event a must-have idea.
Tim Frank Anderson is an Australian freelance writer and Sydney-based university student. As a business student, he has a passion for learning about global changes in business culture and specialises in entrepreneurship and innovation-related topics. When Tim isn’t at his desk, you’ll find him exploring National Parks.