The 8 best events to hire a live band for

By 23/03/2023 No Comments

If you’re planning an event, whether it’s a wedding, birthday party, or corporate event, you might be wondering whether it’s worth it to hire a live band. And the short answer is – yes, it is! Hiring a live band can be a great addition to any event, for so many reasons. In this blog, we’ll share our thoughts on the best events to hire a live band for. Plus we’ll explain why you should invest in live music. 

The 8 Best Events to Hire a Live Band For

We’re confident that our great range of live bands and musicians to hire has something to suit any event. From weddings and christenings, to awards ceremonies and funerals – take a look below at our top 8 best events to hire a live band for. And if you don’t see your event type in this list? No worries! We’re sure we can tailor the perfect live music solution for your needs. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.

1. Weddings

A live band can bring a unique energy to a wedding reception. They can play a variety of music that will appeal to all guests, from the bride and groom’s grandparents to any little ones in attendance. A live band can also be a great focal point for the reception and can help to get people on the dance floor – perfect for those all important wedding photos! 

2. Divorce Party

Now here’s a great reason to hire a live band! While not a typical event, a divorce party can be a wonderful way to celebrate a new chapter in life. A live band can add an element of fun to the party, get everyone dancing, and help you to celebrate being free, single and ready to mingle! 

3. Christening

A christening is a special occasion for families, and a live band or musician can help to create a festive atmosphere. Our great range of live bands and musicians for hire can play everything from classical piano to toe-tapping tunes that will appeal to both adults and children. What better way to celebrate your new arrival? 

4. Birthday

Whether it’s a milestone birthday or just a fun party, a live band can help to make the event memorable. Our versatile party bands offer a great range of  top tunes from different eras and genres, ensuring that all your guests have a brilliant time.

5. Award Ceremony

An award ceremony is a formal event, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. A live band can play music during the cocktail hour and dinner, and then switch to more upbeat music for the after-party. This will help to create a fun and memorable experience for everyone in attendance. Check out our incredible function bands to see what we have to offer! 


6. Networking Event

Live music can add an element of excitement to a networking event. It can also help to break the ice and get people talking, which, after all, is the whole point! Whether you’d prefer more low-key bar and restaurant musicians, or a full-on function band, you’re sure to find something to suit when you book with LiveBand Entertainment. 

7. Funeral/Wake

These events aren’t just about mourning the loss of your loved one, they’re also about celebrating their life and memory. While it might seem unusual to hire a live band for a funeral or wake, it can help to create a celebratory atmosphere and comfort mourners. Our professional funeral musicians for hire can craft a set list based on your loved one’s favourite music – a wonderful way to honour their memory. 


8. Christmas Party

It may be quite a way off, but we can promise you Christmas party season will come along quicker than you think! If you’re planning a special event for your workplace, friends or family, a live band is the perfect way to spread Christmas cheer. They can play classic Christmas songs, as well as a wide range of party favourites that will get people dancing. And with the run up to Christmas being a super busy time on the live music scene, it pays to be prepared. So don’t delay! Hire a live band for your big event now. 

Benefits of Hiring a Live Band

Still not sure whether to hire a live band? Read on for just a few of the benefits live music can bring to your event.  

1. Music gives any party a focus

A live band can help to set the tone for your event and create a focal point. It can be the difference between a good party and a great one.

2. Bringing people together

Live music can be a great way to get people up and dancing. It can help to break the ice and create a fun atmosphere – taking your event from snooze to sensation! 


3. Entertainment

We’re not called LiveBand Entertainment for no reason! A live band is one of the best forms of entertainment there is. Our live bands and musicians for hire always put on a sensational show. So even if your guests aren’t up for getting down, they’ll have a great time just watching the band play and enjoying the music. 

4. Live bands are impressive (if you book a good band!)

Hiring a good live band can be impressive and show that you put thought and effort into your event. It can also help to create a memorable experience for your guests. It’s something they’re sure to remember long after the event is over. Luckily for you, we think all our live bands are fantastic (not that we’re biassed, or anything!) So if you book a live band through us you’ll be sure of a stellar show!  

5. It’s fun!

It may seem self-explanatory, but live music is fun! It can help to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for your guests, and get everyone bonding over their favourite tunes (and dodgy dance moves!)

7. It’s great for your health and wellbeing

As well as all this, live music has a great range of benefits for our health and wellbeing – from reducing stress to boosting happy hormones. Check out our blog on our top 5 reasons to hire a live band to find out more!

Hire a live band through LiveBand Entertainment

We hope we’ve convinced you that hiring a live band for your event can be a great decision. It can add an element of excitement and entertainment that your guests are sure to love, as well as being great fun for all the family. 

So what are you waiting for? Check out our fantastic range of live bands for hire and get in touch today to arrange a booking. We look forward to hearing from you.


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