• Tim Reynolds

BOOKING A WEDDING BAND ABROAD VS IN THE UK


SO YOU'VE PICKED YOUR PERFECT WEDDING VENUE DESTINATION. AMAZING! THERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE THOUGHT OF... WHEN YOU BOOK A WEDDING BAND IN THE UK, THE STANDARD PROCEDURE IS THAT THE BAND WILL PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR THEIR PERFORMANCE. ABROAD THIS ISN'T THE CASE AS THEY SIMPLY CAN'T TAKE EVERYTHING THAT'S NEEDED ON THE PLANE. THIS MEANS THAT EQUIPMENT WILL NEED TO BE HIRED, WHICH CAN EAT RATHER HUNGRILY INTO YOUR WEDDING BUDGET. OK, SO WHAT DO WE NEED TO HIRE?

LETS ASSUME YOU'RE HIRING A 9 PIECE BAND LIKE THE NEXT LEVEL SHOW BAND

YOU'LL NEED: =PA SYSTEM (SOUND SYSTEM) - THIS IS THE SPEAKERS, MIXING BOARDS, CABLES, STANDS ETC THAT MAKES IT ALL "HAPPEN"

-DRUM KIT

-PERCUSSION KIT - OR AT LEAST THE LARGER PIECES THAT WON'T FIT IN A SUITCASE

-GUITAR AND BASS AMPLIFIERS

-MICROPHONES

-LIGHTING - THIS MAY BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE ALREADY, BUT IT'S DEFINITELY WORTH LOOKING INTO.

PRICES CAN VARY HUGELY, DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOSEN DESTINATION. IF IT'S A VERY SMALL REMOTE ISLAND FOR EXAMPLE, THE PRICE IS LIKELY TO BE RATHER HIGH. HOWEVER, IF THE LOCATION IS IN OR NEAR TO A MAJOR CITY YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PICK UP THESE ITEMS MUCH MORE REASONABLY.

OK GREAT! ANYTHING ELSE?

STANDARD PROCEDURE WHEN BOOKING A BAND TO GO ABROAD IS THAT THE CLIENT PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING: -FLIGHTS

-TRANSFERS

-ACCOMMODATION

-FOOD & DRINKS FOR THE DURATION

UK BANDS WILL GENERALLY FLY OUT ON THE DAY OF AN EVENT TO MOST DESTINATIONS WITHIN 5 OR 6 HOURS OF LONDON BY PLANE. SOMETHING TO BEAR IN MIND IS THAT THE MUSICIANS ARE PERFORMERS DOING A DIFFICULT JOB - THE MORE REST AND THE LESS YOU CAN ALLOW THEM, THE BETTER THE PERFORMANCE WILL BE FOR YOUR BIG DAY.

SO TO SUMMARISE... BOOKING A UK BAND ABROAD WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN IT WOULD BE IN THE UK, BUT IT'S QUITE A SIMPLE THING TO DO - NEXT LEVEL MUSIC WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF YOUR BIG DAY, WHETHER IN THE UK OR IN ONE OF THE MANY INCREDIBLE DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.

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