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The Best Local big bands for hire for your event
It's very easy to find local big bands to hire for your event!
Without exception, each and every event is special and there are thousands of big bands to choose from. But, is it possible to hire top local big bands and how much does it cost? ACE Music Booking Agency is happy to provide you with free expert help and advice until you are ready to hire an amazing local at the right price.
It is important to hire the best big band for hire for your event to get the best out of your live music entertainment. We appreciate that you may not want to spend too much time to find the right cover big bands locally. We can provide you with a shortlist of the top musicians from our verified big bands network of great local big bands to hire. You are welcome to ask the musicians your questions before hiring any big bands . When you place your 'Managed' booking request, you can use the ACE messaging system on your shortlist.
ACE Music Booking Agency’s big bands are able to provide world class entertainment. All able to perform to suit your entertainment needs.
How To Hire big bands
It's easy and free to receive quotes and hire a local big bands . Simply place your live music booking request and start receiving quotes for free! Whether you are looking to hire a new original solo musician for a small village gathering or a 10 piece “cover” band for a lavish function, ACE Music Booking Agency is ready and able to help.
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Different styles of music to fit your entertainment perfectly
Just let us know what you have in mind and we will help you find the right Bands to hire for your event.
There is a wide variety of local bands and musicians available. Also including pop rock function bands and jazz singers. These may be a great fit to hire for your event entertainment. You may also be interested in professional event musicians or music groups of a particular style. For special occasions you can consider expert function bands and singers.
Truth is, there are many types of music artists available. Let us know what you are looking for, we will be able to help you find suitable Big Bands.
Hire the best big bands
The local big bands can and do perform at many different types of events. The big bands to hire can be as subtle or energetic as you want them to be! The cover big bands play popular covers from famous artists and themes. Interested in original music as well? You can easily select this when placing your booking request. You can also ask the musicians to customise their set-list to fit your event, and they would be happy to help.
It is always best to place your booking request. You can then choose from the live covers bands available for your live music needs. Let us know about your live music entertainment ideas, so we can help you find a fantastic musical entertainer for hire.
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Live music is a great way of providing memorable entertainment for your event. As your entertainment agency, we will help you find the best live music to fit your needs. Feel free to get in touch and ACE will help create live music entertainment to remember.
You can choose different styles of live performance big bands. Types of bands and musicians available include, pop rock function bands and jazz singers.. These are popular choices for weddings and events.
There are many different types of music acts available to hire. It is best to place your live music booking request and choose from the best live big bands. Booking live music entertainment for your event is easy. Choose from professional event musicians or music groups of a particular style.. All you need to do is to relax and enjoy the music.
Want to receive direct quotes from world class big bands available to hire? Your act of choice can be anything from solo saxophone players to live function bands. Either way the quotes you receive will be direct. The big bands are happy to work with you directly to make sure your event runs smoothly.
When you know exactly the type of music you want to book at your event, we are happy to help! Looking for something different? Feel free to let us know what you have in mind and we can find unique big bands for your event.
The list of big bands displayed on this page is only a selection. New big bands are added on to the ACE Music Booking Agency website every day. If you haven’t seen what you’re looking for yet, it’s best to place your booking request and you will be assigned a personal music booking agent. In addition to local big bands there are also many big bands all around the world that are willing to travel to perform at your event. Most professional big bands perform nationwide as well as worldwide. Especially if you are consider offering accommodation with your event, this may even lower their costs for you.
Searching for live entertainment can be confusing and time wasting. The live musical entertainers you finally decide on elsewhere, may not even be available for your date. We recommend placing your request and receiving accurate quotes from the available bands and musicians. The cover bands on your shortlist will reserve your date for at least 7 days enabling the time for you to review, decide and make a booking.
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Help and Advice on Hiring big bands
See below for frequently asked questions as well as help and advice when booking a big band. If your question is not displayed below, please feel free to get in touch. Happy to help!
How can I hire a local big band ?
ACE makes it very easy to find the best local big band. Simply request the type of music you have in mind. Add some information on the event you are planning and ACE will do all the work for free!
ACE can find you great covers big bands to choose from for your booking. If you want more control, you are welcome to add more information on your booking request. This can help us find exactly what you are looking for.
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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 big band for hire to bring an event to life. A great big band responds to the mood to deliver fantastic entertainment.Back to Top
How long do bands take to set-up for my event?
Setting up time is based on the number of musicians involved. A solo acoustic musician can be ready within 30 minutes. A singer or small band can take up to an hour. Whereas a 10-piece world-class function band for hire, with DJ service set up, may take up to 90 minutes or more. The time needed is to position the musicians on stage, prepare the equipment and sound-check.
If this is a special event with particular timings, they may need to arrive earlier. It is best to agree with the band about the time of arrival. This will allow them to prepare for your event. This should ideally be before your guests or patrons arrive.Back to Top
I need to cancel or change my big band booking. What should I do?
This is best done direct with live music artist you booked as soon as possible.
You can contact us or the band for hire you selected for the event. Please ensure you provide the band with as much notice as possible. They will want to be able to schedule another performance on the cancelled date to avoid any loss of earnings.
When you discuss the terms with your hired big band , please cover the cancellation details. Musicians are human-beings too. They will understand if you have a genuine reason for the cancellation. Let them know when you would like them to perform. They may need time to check calendars before confirming the rearrangement.Back to Top
What happens if the hired big band cancels the booking?
If a big band cancels, you will need to find a replacement big band. Get in touch with us as soon as possible, as we have many big bands available at the last-minute for you.Back to Top
Can I see the big band perform live before booking?
All our big bands for hire are actively performing. The big band selected for your booking may be working in your local area. They may not be able to grant you access for private events. However, if it is a public event, pop along and have a listen.Back to Top
Is it possible to pick the songs the big band will perform for my event?
You are welcome to discuss this with the big band you are booking for your event. Some big bands for hire will work very hard on a particular series of songs. They would also link many songs together into a medley. These big bands to hire will have a routine to last the entire evening which they have perfected. Then it becomes very difficult for them to change the order of songs to include your choice. But, they may still be able to perform a special song for you. Other local big bands for hire will be happy to play any song you request. Providing you give them enough notice.
Many international big bands to hire travel the world with hundreds of songs in their repertoire. They will likely know the songs you like already! In both cases, don't be afraid to ask! It is important you get exactly the music you want at your event.Back to Top
How loud will the big band be?
The volume a big band performs is based on the type of instruments involved.Back to Top
Will the big band be suitable for sound limiters?
Having a sound limiter is something that should be discussed when booking your big band. However, many local big bands to hire have experience in working with sound limitations. They will be able to advise in detail.Back to Top
Do I need to provide anything for the big bands ?
You are welcome to offer your chosenbig bands anything included in your event planning. The big bands only need a space to perform and payment for their performance. The space they need is scalable based on the number of big bands in their line-up. The bands and musicians for hire have experience in everything they need and they can tell you in more detail.
The payment should be issued by prior arrangement. This is via a BACS transfer in the week leading up to the event, issued in cash at the end of the performance or payment via cheque as agreed.
ACE Music Booking Agency has a 'Managed' option. You can choose this for a secure and stress-free booking. ACE will handle communications and booking agreements as well as offering a secure online payment.Back to Top
What happens if I have a complaint about the big band ?
If you have a complaint this should be raised as soon as possible with big band themselves. The sooner a big band knows there is an issue the quicker they can rectify the problem if it is within their power to do so. A great way to avoid complaints is to use ACE Music Booking Agency's Managed booking option.Back to Top
How will the big band plan their performance for my event?
Exactly as agreed! The big bands you selected will arrive as agreed, set-up and sound-check. They will then get ready for their performance. Once the music begins the cover big band you liked and hired for your event will play for the agreed amount of time, taking a small break if required. At the end, they will pack up their equipment, and as agreed with you, accept payment and leave.Back to Top
What equipment will the big band provide?
All big bands to hire will supply the equipment they need to perform, unless provided by you. Have particular requests? It is best to discuss these with your hired big band. The local big band for hire will provide a suitable lighting and PA sound system, where needed, and enjoyable live music perfect for your event.Back to Top
How much space will the big band need to perform?
Hiring a musician for your available space is very easy. You can tell us about the space you have and we will help you find the best local big bands for hire that are suitable. Don't forget to place your booking request where you can tell us all about your event.Back to Top
How long do big bands perform?
As long as agreed! Generally, bands and musicians perform in sections of 45 minutes to an hour. This is usually with a small break in-between usually lasting around 5 to 15 minutes. So if you want your big band to perform across 3 hours, they will play for 45 minutes 3 times. Some big bands performing across 2 hours, would play for 45 minutes, take a 15-minute break then play for the whole last hour. There are also big bands that when asked to perform across 3 hours will do that without a break! You can discuss and agree how long you want your big band to perform their music sets and break duration.Back to Top
Can I tailor my music act's performance?
The local big bands available to hire are happy to discuss any ways they can provide the best performance for your event. You may want particular songs performed at particular times or make announcements. Feel free to let the big bands know exactly what you would like to change or add. Especially if you plan to have them swinging from the chandeliers!Back to Top
How much does it cost to hire a local big band ?
Local big bands can cost between $/£/€200 and $/£/€3000. Popular professional original or cover big bands may have a minimum fee of $/£/€10000. On average, most solo singers, musicians or DJs will cost $/£/€350; small bands $/£/€750; function bands $/£/€2500. It also matters for how long you want the big band to perform for your event and if there are any extra requirements. You can detail what you have in mind on your booking request. ACE Music Booking Agency will find the best big bands for hire to fit your budget. So you can rest assured you will be able to afford the big bands on your shortlist.Back to Top
What happens if a big band becomes ill?
Illness is something all big bands for hire are prepared for. This means another stepping in for your event. The replacement will be well versed in the music that the initial performs. You will be unlikely to hear any difference, although they may appear different. If the is unable to provide a replacement, ACE will be available to help you hire another big band of similar quality.Back to Top
Do all music artists perform live?
The bands and musicians will perform live but not all shows are completely live. Some big bands use musical backing tracks to perform with a larger sound. For example, a soloist may use a backing track accompaniment. Feel free to discuss your preferences with the big band. Even some world famous music artists use backing tracks!Back to Top
Can the big bands play different styles of music?
Popular variety bands and musicians are happy to perform music across many genres and decades. Speciality artists prefer to focus their music on a particular style. Feel free to tell us what style of music you want your big band to perform for your event.Back to Top
How do I hire a big band ?
Simply place your booking request for the type of music you prefer and receive price quotes from the best local big bands for hire!Back to Top