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A pop covers band will get your wedding reception stomping
So you’ve decided to hire a live band as the main musical entertainment at your forthcoming wedding – congratulations, good call – but you aren’t entirely sure exactly what style of music will be most suitable. There’s probably going to be a wide range of ages represented among your guests, and a correspondingly broad spectrum of musical tastes, so finding a band that will appeal to everyone at once could be a bit tricky.
Fortunately there are currently an increasing number of pop covers bands specialising in wedding and party entertainment across the UK. They typically offer an extensive and eclectic repertoire of classic hits from across the postwar decades, so will appeal to a wide-ranging audience, and can usually tailor their performance to your specific requirements, naturally including individual requests.
Iconic chart hits and all-time genre classics
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An experienced, versatile and professional pop party band will deliver an energetic, committed and varied performance that will entertain all your guests. Most bands will be happy to discuss their playlist beforehand in order to incorporate a comprehensive selection of your favourite tunes into their set.
While thinking about all your personal favourites, don’t forget to include your guests’ divergent musical tastes as well. Find out what music floats Great Aunt Ethel’s boat – if the band can oblige, she’ll be well pleased!
How will a pop covers band structure their performance?
At a typical wedding or other family party, a pop band will probably deliver two or three sets of varied music, with breaks in between which can provide a convenient opportunity for serving a buffet, cutting the cake, etc. Most bands will be prepared to be flexible in terms of performance times and durations in order to fit in snugly with your particular requirements.
Some bands structure their performance chronologically, starting off with some golden oldies and working gradually forward in time to finish off with a selection of the latest chart hits, maybe saving a few all-time classics for a rousing finale or encore. Others prefer to mix it all up in order to keep their audience guessing!
For pop classics, wouldn’t a DJ fit the bill perfectly adequately?
So, I hear you ask, if we simply want as wide a variety of pop music as possible played as entertainment for our wedding guests, wouldn’t a DJ fit the bill perfectly adequately? The over-riding and crucial factor whereby pop party covers bands ultimately score over DJs is in their live presentation of the music.
The music played by a DJ is recorded and is forever fixed, unchanging, press a switch and it happens, whereas a live performance of perhaps the same music is immediately dynamic, is being created uniquely in the now, and, interacting with the audience, can both take on and give back a potent charge of energy, always adding to the exciting atmosphere of spontaneity that only live music can generate.
If you’re looking for a live band that will appeal to and satisfy the myriad wildly-divergent musical tastes of your wedding guests and keep them entertained into the bargain with a lively and energetic show, then a versatile pop party covers band would probably be the ideal choice, guaranteed to fill the dancefloor into the wee small hours.