Great Wedding Bands for Hire Being able to hire a band for wedding entertainment and wedding music is not as easy as you may think! There are so many cover bands, wedding bands and general live music bands out there that you would think you should be spoiled for choice. But, what do you have to go on? A shiny website? A good write up? All of these are relatively easy to come by... in fact, websites for bands may be produced free of charge. In all honesty, there are a lot of bands who are part time and use it to earn pocket money at the weekend as it suits. They do not rely on the income as they have other jobs. You are more than likely to find them booked at pubs more often than not. But, now with their shiny website and fancy spiel they may well be on their way to your wedding..... So, when you hire a band you need to check out a few things. Yes, a website is a great starting point to see what the band look like, how they sound and the style of music that they play. After all, its no good hiring a jazz band if the majority of your guests would prefer a rock and pop band. The website will indicate how much the soul band for hire is prepared to invest in them. It will show you if they are prepared to put out the right image. A badly designed (or cheap looking) website will possibly give you an idea of what to expect. In addition, the website should be able to give you an idea of how the sounds. A professional band will have some studio recordings for you to listen to and also possibly a video or two for you to watch. Again, this will help determine if this is the right band for you and your wedding and also show once more that the band are prepared to invest in themselves as a professional product. Finally, because you do not want a pub band to be turning up at your wedding you should avoid pub bands! Simple really... and how do you do this? Check their availability and see if the band is performing mainly at pubs. If they are then they are obviously not getting enough bookings for weddings or private parties and this will undoubtedly be for a reason. A busy band is a fantastic sign! Read through the bands previous customer feedback and see what kind of events they have performed at in the past. Weddings, Birthday Party, etc. this will also provide a good indicator as to suitability.