Looking to hire a band for your next event? Here are some things that I learned.
6 things you need to know if you're going to hire a band.
#1 Don't assume ANYTHING!
#2 Do you need to provide the equipment? Or will the band be bringing everything in?
#3 Does the band have a rider? (What's a rider - it's the bands requirements, as an example if they have to have green m&m's before every set - you need to make sure they have green m&m's.)
#4 If the venue provides "sound," make sure they provide it even if they aren't booking the talent. There might be additional fees. Get everything in your contract.
#5 If you need to provide the sound, the venue should give you the requirements. Make sure you have a sound tech as well, especially during the sound check.
#6 If the band is familiar with the venue and has played there often, don't assume everything will be the same. Make sure you ask question #4 and #5. If you don't - you might just have an acoustic performance vs. a rock out jammin' performance. You don't want any surprises the night before your event.
Wanna see a little sample of Noe? Check out the video below. Pardon the resolution - I took this with my iphone. :)