Help and Advice on Hiring Live Music

Booking a band, musician or singer for your event can feel complicated. ACE Music Booking Agency ensures that live music hire is easy, quick, suitable and within your budget.

Please feel free to take a look at the answers to the most frequently asked questions and additional information that you may find useful.

 

Read more on different types of live music hire by selecting the type of booking you're interested in. Would you like to receive prices from suitable musicians? Please feel free to tell us about your event and we'll find the right musicians for you.

Frequently asked questions for live music hire:


 
 

How do I hire a musician, singer or band?

 

ACE helps you to hire live music easily. Simply send your live music hire request. Provide us some information about the type of booking you are planning and let us do rest of the work!

We only need a few essential information. These include the music type you would prefer to hear and the event location. If you are not sure of the timings you can tell us the rough timings. Such as when your guests will be arriving and when the event will finish. If you know the space you have for the band, this might help choosing the size. For example, if it is an intimate family party, it might be more suitable to choose from solo artists up to bands with 4 members. If you want more control, you can use the "Additional Details" section to add more information.

  • the size of band you prefer or permitted by the venue, the genre of music you'd like (for example Rock, Pop, 60's),
  • the type of event you are planning (if you're planning to hire music for your wedding, we can find you expert wedding music bands),
  • your budget (this will ensure you hire a musician, singer or band within your selected price range),
  • and any other information which you feel may help. (For example, if you select birthday party as your event type and tell us it's for a 75th birthday. We can find some great vintage music bands for your entertainment!).

Once completed, press the 'Set us to work!' button and we'll search our network for the suitable musicians and bands which match your enquiry. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Take full control when you hire live music and get exactly the music you need for your event.

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How long do musicians need to set up?

 

The time it takes for musicians to set-up varies depending on the amount of musicians involved. A solo violinist can be ready in just a few minutes. Whereas, large bands with 10 members may need an hour to 90 minutes to position all the musicians on the stage, prepare the equipment and conduct a sound-check. In either case, it is best to discuss with the bands regarding the time of arrival to allow for them to prepare for your event. This should ideally be before your guests or patrons arrive.

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How can I cancel or rearrange the musician / band booking?

 

If you need to cancel a booking for a band or musician, this is best done directly with the chosen live music artist.

You can contact the band you selected for the event and explain the reason for the cancellation. Simply changing your mind is not usually a good enough reason to cancel! Please ensure you provide the musicians with as much notice as possible. Without enough notice time, the band will not be able to schedule another performance and this will lead to a loss of earnings.

When you discuss about the terms and conditions of the engagement with musician or band you hire please discuss what is to happen if a cancellation occurs. Musicians in these bands are human-beings too, so likely they can understand if you have an honest reason for the cancellation. If you need to rearrange a booking you should contact the band and let them know why and when you would like them to perform. They may need time to check their calendars (multiple calendars if there's many musicians in the band!) before they can confirm the re-arrangement.

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What if the musician / band cancels the booking?

 

If a musician or band cancels you will need to find a replacement band as soon as possible.

Firstly, you should send another band hire form so we can help you, there may be many bands, musicians and singers available for booking at short notice. Secondly you need to decide the impact of the cancellation. If sufficient time has not been allowed for a replacement to be found, you should consider what your losses may be. This should be referenced with the arrangements you agreed with the music band prior to the booking in relation to any cancellation.

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Can I see the musicians perform live before hiring?

 

Of course! All of our musicians and bands for hire are active musicians and the band you selected is very likely performing live music in your local area.

Many bands, musicians and singers have websites which they can direct you to which will usually include a list of the dates they are performing and where. If it's a live music event that's open to public, simply pop in and have a listen. If you like what you hear don't forget to introduce yourselves and let them know you discovered them via the ACE Music Booking Agency website. You can also talk about listening their live performance before the booking when you discuss your booking details with the bands. As they are keen to secure the booking they will be very happy to let you know when you can see them perform.

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Is it possible to pick the songs the musicians will perform?

 

Choosing which songs the band will perform depends a great deal on the type of band you want to book.

Some bands work very hard on a particular series of songs, sometimes linking a number of songs together into a medley and will have a routine which they have perfected that lasts the entire evening. In this case it will be very difficult for them to change the order of songs to include your choice. However, they may be able to perform a special song request for you, for example, a first dance song.

Other bands will happily play any song you request, as long as you give them enough notice to learn them. Many international musicians and bands for hire travel the world with over 300 songs in their repertoire and likely already know the songs you like!

In both cases, don't hesitate to ask! It is important that you hear the music you exactly want at your special event.

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Would the musician / band learn a song request?

 

Yes. Or at least they should learn! In the many years of operating as a professional agency we have never come across a music artist that will not learn a song for you.

Whether it's your first dance song or a birthday party favourite. You may need to bear in mind the type of song you have requested and the style of the musician or band you have chosen. As some bands may not fit the instrumentation and music style, they may not be able to accurately represent the song you chose (for example choosing a hip-hop multi vocal song for a solo cellist!). It may be better to play your song from a playlist through the band's sound systems.

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How loud will the musicians be?

 

The volume the musician performs at will depend in the most part on the type of instruments involved. For example, instruments like drums will have a particular volume level. Then, the volume level of the amplified instruments will be required to set appropriately in order to musically blend together. If you have chosen a music band that uses entirely electric musical instruments and / or backing tracks, then their volume levels can be set as lower.

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Will the musicians / bands be suitable to perform in a venue with sound limiters?

 

This will depend on the level of the sound limiter and the type of musician or band selected. If your venue has a sound limiter this is something that will need to be addressed when hiring live music. If you are unsure then it is best to choose a band or musician whose volume level can be controlled. For example, a band without drums or a music duo using backing tracks. This way, the sound produced will be more controllable. Many musicians and bands for hire are experienced in working with sound limitations and they will be able to advise whether it is an issue.

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Do I need to provide anything to the musicians?

 

A space for their performance, payment for the event and any additional details agreed. The space they may need will depend on the size of the band you are booking. This can vary from as little as 2 meters for a solo artist to as much as a large stage to fit an orchestra. The musicians and bands are experienced in the amount of space they need and will be able to advise you in more detail. The payment for the booking should be issued by prior agreement. This is usually via a bank transfer in the week before the event or issued in cash or cheque at the end of the performance.

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What if I have a complaint about the musician / band?

 

If you have a complaint this should be addressed as soon as possible directly with the musician or band. The sooner the musician knows that there is an issue, the quicker they can rectify the problem, if it is in their power to do so. A great way to avoid complaints is to use the ACE Music Booking Agency's live music hire agreement form. This covers many of the areas which can result in a complaint if not agreed before the performance. For example, band's arrival, set-up, performance, break, finish times, as well as agreements regarding cancellations and payments.

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How will the musicians plan their performance for my event?

 

The plan will be exactly as agreed. Usually starts with their arrival before the event is to start. This is in order to set-up and sound-check. Then they will leave to get changed into their costume or performance clothing. When the music begins the band or musician you have chosen will perform the type of music you heard from the examples they provided and will play for the agreed amount of time, usually taking small break in-between sets. At the end they will pack up their equipment and depending on your agreement with them in the terms and conditions, accept payment and leave.

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What equipment will the musician / band bring?

 

The band or musician will supply all the equipment they need to perform live music at your venue. If you have any particular equipment requests (laser lights for example!) then please discuss these beforehand with the band booked. Likely the band will provide a lighting system suitable to the venue, a sound system capable of supporting their amplification needs and enough great songs for everyone to dance and sing along all night long!

For international performances, the band, musician or singer may not be able to provide a sound system. You may need to ask if they need recompensation for renting sound system.

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Will the musicians need a lot of space?

 

The amount of space the bands will need varies greatly depending on whether you're looking for a band with maximum 4 members or larger bands.

Smaller music bands or solo artists will only require a couple of square metres and a plug socket in order to perform whereas a 10 member band will be best suited to a stage area which is usually much larger and elevated. These music bands may also need additional plug sockets for the increased number of musical equipment they will supply to your event. Please make sure to ask about the space that your music band needs before making the booking.

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How long is the musician's / band's performance?

 

As long as you need it to be! Generally bands and musicians perform in sections of 45 minutes to an hour with a small break in-between usually lasting around 15 to 20 minutes. If you require your musician or band to perform across a 3 hour time period it is quite likely the band will play for 3 sections of 45 minutes each.

Some bands performing across a 2 hour time period are likely to play for 45 minutes, take a 15 minute break then play for the whole last hour. There are also bands and musicians that when asked to perform for 3 hours will do that without a break! Just remember to discuss and agree exactly how long you want your band to perform, what length their sets of music will be and how long their breaks will be.

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Can I customise the performance of the musicians I hire?

 

That will depend on how exactly you want to customise the band’s show! Many music bands will be happy to talk about any ways in which they can perfectly fit your event. For example, they could wear themed clothing or perform a particular genre of songs.

You may also want particular songs performed at particular times or to make announcements. Let the musician or band know exactly what you would like to customise, especially if you plan to have them swinging from the chandeliers!

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How much will it cost to hire a musician, singer or band?

 

This will depend on the musicians and bands in the area and what your budget may be. It also matters for how long you want the musicians to perform at your event.

If there are any extra requirements, you can explain them on your live music booking request. A solo musician local to the area can be available to hire from as little as 100 GBP / USD / EUR. Whereas a world class wedding band with 10 members can demand 10000 GBP / USD / EUR. Let us know of your budget and ACE Music Booking Agency will find bands and musicians for hire which fit your budget. So you can rest assured you will be able to afford the musicians fees we find.

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What happens if the hired musician(s) is/are ill?

 

Illness is something all musicians for hire should be prepared for. Usually this means another musician (a replacement musician) stepping into the band in order to be able to perform at the event. The replacement musician will be well versed in the music that the band performs and you will be unlikely to hear any difference, although they may appear different.

If the band hasn't prepared a replacement musician in case of illness or the replacement musician is not available then the band may have to either cancel the performance or perform without the musician who was ill. You will need to talk with the band what happens in-case of illness before confirming the booking.

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What size of music group should I hire?

 

Whatever size of music band you want! You should bear in mind your event and the space available at your venue when booking your band.

If you are having a party for friends in a small garden then a smaller band would be a good choice. However if you've hired a large hall with a big stage area then large bands would be a better choice to fill the stage and the hall with music. When sending your the live music hire request, let us know on the size of music band you prefer and we'll find it for you.

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Do all music artists perform live?

 

The musicians in the bands will perform live but not all shows are completely live.

Although many bands are fully live, some bands will use musical backing tracks in order to perform with a larger sound than the number of band members involved, for example a soloist may use a backing track accompaniment. If you have a preference then please discuss this with the band or musician, since they would prefer to perform to their maximum potential. Even world famous music bands use backing tracks!

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Can musicians play different styles of music?

 

Some bands can perform music across multiple genres whereas other prefer to focus their band on a particular genre.

To our experience, bands and musicians that can play multiple styles of music are perfect choices at events where there is a mixed ages of audience. For example, at a birthday party. If you want your band to perform various styles of music then simply let us know when you request prices.

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What are the minimum power requirements for a musician / band?

 

For some music bands no plug sockets at all is needed. A string quartet does not need any electricity and are a great choice for venues where there are not any power outlets. Small music groups for hire will usually only need one or two power sockets depending on the type of instruments they play or equipment they use, whereas larger groups can need multiple plug sockets in order to set-up their instruments. When booking please ensure you discuss the power requirements and availability.

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Do the music artists have electrical testing and performance insurance certificates?

 

Yes and yes! Every singer, musician and band for hire available on the ACE Music Booking Agency network needs to comply with electrical testing requirements and will also need to have a performance insurance certificate.

This ensures that the band you choose to hire will be legally able to perform at your venue without issue. Although the musicians on our network cannot join without confirming both of these points you still need to check with them that their certifications are still valid for the date of performance.

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How do I make a booking?

 

Some useful information to help you when booking bands, musicians and singers

 


 

Entertainment ideas

Live music can be as entertaining as you want it to be. For example, you could have your entertainment agency to find an act to fit the theme of your event. They would perform music from a particular era and dress the part to really get your party started. Another idea would be to hire tribute artists as live entertainment. Why not represent the music of your favourite artists at your event. If your function is a garden party, a string quartet playing in the background as your guests mingle would be delightful. Maybe you want your live music to fit all ages attending your event by playing set lists from 60's to the present day. We have many more ideas, just get in touch and we'll help you book a night to remember.

More entertainment ideas

You can choose different styles of live performance acts to fit your event perfectly. Just let us know what you have in mind and we will help you find the right act. Types of bands available include, rock pop bands, indie rock bands, world music acts, mariachi bands, live lounge style bands or electric violinists. These may be a great fit for corporate event entertainment, weddings and functions. Or maybe you're more interested in wedding ceremony musicians. Such as opera singers, classical guitarists, salsa bands and solo duos for your special day.

Truth is, there are many different types of acts available to hire. Maybe have rock pop function bands perform dance floor filling energetic songs. This could bring your private party to life. Looking for subtle wedding entertainers for your live music? Why not hire classical guitarists or solo duos to bring a classy atmosphere. Or are you more interested in barn dance bands? It's best to send your live music booking request to be able to choose from live bands available for your particular date. If you tell us about your live music entertainment ideas we can help you find the perfect band to hire.

Live Party Music

For your party entertainment event bands may be a great choice. As they will fill dance floors with lively sets of chart hits. For example a drinks reception, corporate event and private party. These include funk bands, motown bands, jazz bands, ceilidh bands, swing bands, steel bands and rat packs. Tribute acts such as Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson tributes are also a great choice for evening entertainment.

Live party bands would be what your party needs. Bands and musicians perform different types of music. Their recommendation from another client may be for a young couple's engagement party. This doesn't mean they would be the perfect professional party band for your event. The similar situation applies for a 65th birthday. But, the ultimate function bands may charge above your budget.

You can hire live party bands for your party. Including any engagement party, Christmas party or anniversary parties. Especially a pop and rock band for parties can bring a fun high energy.

Whether it's a live function band based in your area or a professional party band, start receiving quotes now. It is best to receive quotes from a party band available in your area to discuss.

Please feel free to send your enquiry with your event location and we will find your perfect act. Whether you're looking for 60s rock bands, Christmas entertainers or live wedding music acts.

Corporate Entertainment

Booking live music entertainment for corporate parties is no different to other events. Please make sure you have provided us with as much information as possible. This includes the age range of the audience. By knowing this your function band would know if it's appropriate to perform any pop chart hits or not.

Your corporate event entertainment may be needing a live band for events and functions. Booking corporate party entertainment can be for various reasons. From Christmas parties to Great Gatsby themed corporate party entertainment. Corporate bands can perform different styles of music. This can be pop and rock acts or professional country bands.

We are sure to help you with booking corporate party entertainment. From singing waiters or corporate event bands performing current chart songs to Gatsby themed jazz bands. You can tell us if you want to receive quotes from acts with female vocals or from Christmas bands.

Live Wedding & Event Music

Event entertainment acts to hire include pop function bands for hire for weddings and functions. (Including drinks receptions.) These types of acts can also perform at any corporate event, private party or charity event. Bands play popular covers or rock covers from famous bands and themes. Such as, Bruno Mars, James Bond, Stevie Wonder, Dire Straits, Lady Gaga. You can offer to customise the set-list the band performs to fit your event.

Receive direct quotes from a world class band available to hire. Your act of choice can live wedding bands or saxophone players. Either way the quotes you receive will be direct. And the acts will work with you to make sure your event runs smoothly.

Live Wedding Ceremony Music

For your wedding ceremony you could consider wedding entertainers and live musicians that provide background music. These include world music acts, live lounge style bands, classical musicians, acoustic bands and acoustic duos.

Live wedding bands, wedding singers and event entertainment acts can be subtle and energetic as you need. You may want to choose from wedding ceremony musicians and solo duos for your special day. A mariachi band or a band offering evening entertainment with a set list of pop songs is more suitable. It might just be a tribute act of chart hits from artists like Bruno Mars .

If you're planning to have live wedding ceremony music, get some quotes and ask questions to the acts. Your wedding ceremony musician cost may lower if you engage in a conversation. Make sure to include any extra and useful information. Have you included your entire event's timing instead of only live music performance? The band's quote may include a live performance for 5 hours. Whereas you may only need the live music for 2 lots of 30 minutes.

Wedding Reception Entertainment

There are plenty wedding entertainment ideas. But your wedding reception entertainment needs to fit your unique wedding. You thought about wedding musicians and function bands for weddings. What does your evening entertainment really need?

Live wedding bands are popular when it comes to reception entertainment. But, a wedding band for hire may perform many different styles of music. From roaming bands to soul bands or singing waiters. Some use the term 'dance bands' for wedding music bands. If it's not the type of music you like, there may not be any dancing. So, how do you choose the music for your wedding?

Perfect weddings do not come with a manual full of wedding entertainment ideas. It's your and your guests' unique wedding entertainment. It should be what you want it to be. If you want your wedding band for hire to perform indie rock you should include this in your enquiry. Don't hesitate to tell us if you're not happy to consider any 70's disco karaoke classics. The more details you give on your enquiry, the better quotes you will receive.

If cost is a major consideration, you may want to tell us you would be interested in local wedding bands. Both local wedding bands and professional wedding music bands are experienced. So, don't hesitate to request some evening reception ideas along with your quote. They can provide different prices for different performance lengths. This may help you plan the timings for the evening.

Wedding musicians have experience in performing at different sections of a wedding. This may mean that the same band can perform a different set list for wedding breakfasts. This can lower the costs if you were considering a separate act for the breakfast.

Planning Your Wedding Music

Choosing your wedding music can seem overwhelming. This depends on your reception music and ceremony music ideas. You want to be choosing the perfect wedding ceremony music and wedding reception music. Both brides and grooms want the best for their wedding day. So how do you start planning the music for your wedding?

We admit, wedding planning is hectic and there isn't an ultimate guide. Yet, your ultimate wedding happens when you're choosing the perfect elements that suit you. Live music entertainment for your wedding day is no different. It needs to be the wedding ceremony music you like. It needs to be the wedding reception music you like. But when everything gets too hectic, how do you remember what you like?

This is similar to being asked what your favourite song is after a busy day. It takes time to gather your thoughts. That's why we're here to help. Whether it's a bridal party or civil ceremony the more information you give us the better our acts can help you. For example, you can ask for guidance in the 'Additional Information' section. This could be about ceremony music ideas or wedding song suggestions. ACE acts are experienced and happy to give brides and grooms wedding ideas on ceremony songs too.

Wedding Musician Cost

One of the questions arise would be the wedding ceremony musician cost. This would depend on what you want from your live wedding ceremony entertainment. Costs might be average if you're booking a professional classical music artist performing during signing of the register. This would be true for other solo acts such as singer guitarists and opera singers. You may want to book a string trio or gospel choir to perform while the bride's walking down the aisle. Although, the cost may increase here as there will be more musicians. Wedding breakfasts would have similar booking details.

The "Wedding Guides"

One thing to remember is that YOU are the ultimate wedding's ultimate guide. It's your civil ceremony, bridal party and it's your wedding song. You will be walking down the aisle. If you want a Caribbean beach vibe a steel band would be perfect. Another idea would favour a gospel choir for a church ceremony. Don't hesitate to ask for wedding ideas from a band available to hire. Don't have wedding planning tools to make decisions for you and have you pay more for things you don't want.

Short and Long Term Hotel Contracts

We have a great number of professional bands and musicians experienced in hotel residencies. Their experience includes up to 12 month residency at 5 star hotels in United Arab Emirates. Acts vary from rat packs to hip hop and classic rock bands. All contracts typically include cover for air tickets, visa, accommodation and food. Please make sure to include all contract details in your enquiry to receive contact from suitable acts.

Please feel free to send your enquiry with your contract details and we will find your perfect act. Whether you're looking for hi tech duos, lounge pianists or live party music acts.

Example contract details: 6 month residency. 5 star hotel in United Arab Emirates. Hi-tech duo with pop/rock repertoire. 3000 USD per person per month with all air tickets, visa, accommodation and food included.


Need booking help? No booking is too small. We provide hand picked acts for both corporate functions and pub event. You can check out our frequently asked questions or get in touch with us via live chat or contact form.

 

 

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Specific hire requests

If you know exactly the type of music you want to book at your event then we're happy to help. You don't always have to book the same pop bands. You may be more interested in modern day music or perhaps rock covers bands. By entering your information into the enquiry form we can refine the acts we find. Also, if you have a specific request, simply use the 'Any other info?' box on the enquiry form and tell us any thoughts you have and we'll suggest some fantastic musicians to fill your dance floor.

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Difference between tribute and cover?

The difference between a tribute act and a cover band is the type of music they play. A tribute act usually performs songs from a particular famous artist. Or they only perform music in a particular era or theme. Most cover bands play music from a wide variety of famous artists that can span many decades.

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Why should I book live music for my event?

Live music is a great way to add an extra special touch to any event or function. There is nothing quite like a live music act to bring an event to life. A great music group responds to the mood to deliver a fantastic entertainment. When you book live music you know you're hiring musicians that perfected their craft. They perform songs in such a way that will never be exactly the same again. This means every event with a live music act is completely unique for your special occasion.

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Instrument types

There are many different music instruments you can book for an event, function or wedding party. The most common type of instrument across almost all music acts is the guitar. (Either acoustic or electric.) This is often accompanied by a vocalist. (The voice itself being an instrument too of course!) Sometimes the guitarist sings as well or includes a separate singer. Next we have percussion usually from a drummer using a kit. But, recently percussion has also been provided by a cajon which is a wooden acoustic box. Most music acts performing at events and functions may also have a keyboardist and a bass guitarist. There are other instruments which are great in a live music environment. For example violins, cellos and flutes are fantastic to get your garden party started. Whereas saxophone and trumpet can make for a big sound combined with other musicians.

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Music hire questions

When you book live music it is important that you and the music act agree all the details relating to the event. This will need to cover a wide range of information. From when they are to arrive, what to wear and the music to play. It should also include cancellation and payment matters amongst many other factors. Some of the questions you should ask them:

  • How much space do you need?
  • What are the power requirements?
  • How much is your booking fee for events similar to mine?
  • How long will you play for?
  • How many sets of music will you play?
  • Do you perform lively sets?
  • How many breaks will you have and for how long?
  • Do you have valid electrical testing certificates?
  • Do you have valid live performance insurance?
  • What time will you arrive?
  • What happens if I cancel your act?

It can be difficult to ensure you have covered everything. To make things easier you can download our Booking Engagement Agreement Form. This covers all these points and more to use when you book an act. Download here.

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Live music hire cost

The cost depends on a few factors. Including your requirements, performance timings, quality of the act and the number of musicians you book. Below is a guide for average costings for live music acts. These are based on a 2x45 minute sets. Many music acts will play for 3x45 minute sets. Including function and the perfect bands to hire for weddings. And others perform sets of 60 minutes in duration. The quotes per individual act can be lower or higher than approximate hire rates given below. By stating your budget we can help you book musicians, bands and entertainers for your event at the right price. For example, a guitar and vocal duo would cost less than hiring a big band. The rates were estimated based on average local base fees for not well-known acts who perform covers and/or original music. This is not considering any extra requirements or special events.

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Live music booking areas

Below is a list of locations we cover currently for booking live music. ACE Music Booking Agency is sure to have a great local act on our network. And all acts are ready and willing to perform at your event. A large number of our music acts perform not only in the location they are based but also in the surrounding areas. This means our acts can provide music hire without extra travelling expenses.


Europe
USA
England, UK
Worldwide

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Popular music hire types

Music has many different genres as shown below. We have music acts for hire able to perform in the style of your choosing on our network. From Folk to Rock and from Classical or Country Music to Metal. We have musicians in all types of genres. There are also a large number of sub-genres. Just let us know on your enquiry and we'll find an act to suit. From background music Jazz guitarists to party bands. Many music groups can entertain for an entire evening in a particular decade. This is a great choice for birthday parties when you want to go back in time!

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Popular instruments

ACE Music Booking Agency does not limit the musicians in our network to be a one type of act. (Not only rock pop cover bands.) So, if you'd like to hear a live saxophone, xylophone or mandolin at your event. And you can easily book them for your live entertainment. Whether your special occasion's dance floor calls for a:
Solo guitarist, Jazz band, cocktail pianist, acoustic band, flute duo, string quartet, mariachi band, medieval minstrels, Irish folk band, Celtic harpist, Ceilidh band, mainstream party band, swing band, acoustic duo with guitar and vocals or a solo singer,
simply let us know and we will help you choose the right act. Some popular instruments performed by our acts include:

  • Accordion
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Backing Tracks
  • Backing Vocals
  • Bagpipe
  • Banjo
  • Bass Guitar
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Drums
  • Electric Guitar
  • Female Lead Vocals
  • Fiddle - Violin
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Harmonica
  • Harp
  • Keyboard - Piano
  • Male Lead Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Saxophone
  • Traditional – Historical Instruments
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Ukulele
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Xylophone

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Common event types

There are many different event types for which you can book live music. Below we have listed many of the most common but we've provided musicians and groups for many more besides. You can hire live music for every type of event. From pubs and clubs to restaurants and cafes through to special events. For example corporate entertainment or Christmas and New Years Eve. We also provide live wedding music for your special day. Both the ceremony sections, drinks reception and the evening reception/wedding party.

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Musicians code of conduct

To sign-up to the ACE network every music act has agreed to the following code of conduct linked below:

https://acemusicbookingagency.com/musicians-code-conduct

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Privacy Policy

The ACE Music Booking Agency privacy policy is linked below:

https://acemusicbookingagency.com/ace-music-booking-agency-privacy-policy

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