Bands for Events

A memorable event is one that should appeal to all types of guests, and a live band is hired to liven up and entice the guests to be up on their feet and dance. Here are some great bands for different types of events:

1. Jazz Band
Jazz music complements well to any corporate event that may have a New Orlean's theme or to revive the jazz band era of the 1940s. There are several jazz music styles such as swing jazz, acid jazz, Latin jazz and others. Event organizers can choose to have a solo, duet, trio, quartet piece band, depending on what the client prefers. If the client can afford to accommodate a huge band, the client can look for 20 or more musicians to play. Instruments typically used by jazz bands are: piano, saxophone, trumpet, violin, accordion, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, flute and percussion.

2. Soul and Motown Band
Soul music came into prominence in the 1950s in Detroit, Michigan. It was popularized by the likes of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Smokie Robinson and many others. It's a perfect choice for those who want to entertain and engage the crown to have a good time at the party. This type of music genre was inspired by the other styles like jazz, gospel and country. The following instruments used by soul bands are: drums, bass, guitar, piano and harmonica.

3. Blues Bands
Blues is a musical genre originated in the African-American communities of the "Deep South" in US. Blues bands make a great option for themed events with club environment accompanied with Southern cooking and all-night dancing. A few musicians who popularized this music was Muddy Waters and B.B. King among others. Some of the musical instruments used are: harmonica, piano, bass, drums and guitar.

4. Classical Bands
Some event organizers hire classical bands for the quintessential sounds and convenience of booking them anywhere. Classical musicians are typically dressed in formal costumes that gives it a touch of tasteful elegance. Classical bands can range from duo to decent (10 members); bigger options are also available. Instruments commonly used by this musical group are: chamber music, classical piano, guitar, harp brass ensemble, string quartet (one viola, two violins, one cello) and woodwind.

5. Bluegrass Bands
Bluegrass music is a type of American roots music and classified as under country music. It is inspired by Appalachian music fused with Irish, English and Scottish traditional music. This type of music is ideal for outdoor barbeque and picnic gatherings, among others. Some of the instruments used by bluegrass bands are the banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar and mandolin.

6. Country Bands
Country music is an American musical genre that has its roots from rural Southern during the 1920s. It is reminiscent of American folk music and western cowboys. It has a unique appeal to the audience. Country band is perfect for sporting and other outdoor events. Country music generally incorporates the following musical instruments: banjo, bass, dobro, autoharp, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, piano, zither, washboard and others.

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