If you’ve planned to hire a live wedding band for your big day and are now wondering how to choose the best one, here are a few tips that will help you make your job easy.
There are so many music genres such as Jazz Standards, Top 40s English/Mando Pop, Classic Oldies, Rock and many more. You may wonder which one of these to choose. For this, you’ll have to think upon two factors:
- Who are your guests?
- What is your wedding theme?
Consider the age group of your guests. If it’s a young crowd, you can choose the Top 40s Pop. If it’s the crowd containing more number of seniors, classic songs will be a better choice of genres. Plus, added dialects of Cantonese and Hokkien will add value. You can also consider whether the crowd is mostly English-speaking or speaking a mixture of English and Chinese.
Your Wedding Theme
Depending upon your wedding theme, your wedding music will be soft, loud, elegant or a band just to break the silence and fill in the background. You can even take advice of your live band coordinator on this.
Size of Band
Most live wedding bands range from a small 2-piece to a large 7-piece band.
This contains 1 singer and 1 instrumentalist (guitar or keyboard). It needs a compact stage of size 2.5m x 1.5m. This is the best for you if you are on budget and want a simple setting. There is also an option of a 2.5-pieceband containing 2 singers with one of them doubling as an instrumentalist.
This is perhaps the most popular wedding live band Singapore. It contains 1 singer and 2 instrumentalists or 2 singers and 1 instrumentalist. It needs a compact 2.5m x 1.5m stage. It’s best for couples who desire a band that sounds full but is less interactive (1 singer and 2 instrumentalists) or interactive but sounds less full (2 singers and 1 instrumentalist).
This usually contains 2 singers and 2 instrumentalists or 1 singer and 3 instrumentalists. It needs a stage of 2.5m x 2m. It’s perfect for achieving the best of both worlds, i.e. an interactive band with full sounding instruments.
5-Piece Band and Above
These contain 2 or more singers and 3 or more instrumentalists. They require 3m x 2.5m stage and are best for party-style weddings.
Considering these options will make your job easy of choosing the best live band for your big day. Best of luck!