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The Best Bands for Corporate Events in Austin

Setting the Stage

In the corporate world, events are more than just a gathering; they a way to team-build, network, and let loose. Let's delve deeper into the initial steps that set the foundation for selecting the band for your corporate entertainment.


Importance of Live Music at Corporate Events

Have you ever noticed how a well-chosen soundtrack can elevate a moment? Live music not only enhances but stimulates a connection, encouraging networking, socialization, and expression.

PDA Band at a company party

How to Budget for Your Corporate Event Band

Equally important is setting aside a well-thought budget for the band.


You see, it's about striking a balance between quality and affordability. Here's the average cost of bands for corporate events.

  • The lower rage of the scale (for a 6-10 piece band) will usually cost between $1,500 & $3,000 for a 3 hour set.

  • But the depending on the market is rang anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000+ (for a 6-10 piece band) depending on things like the band members, professionalism, level of expertise, market, etc.

The simplest thing to do is to go to a booking agency and tell them what kind of entertainment you need. From there, they can use their wide network to give you high-quality options, usually in under 24 hours.


What to take into account:

  • Length of performance

  • Date of performance (weekend rates are usually more)

  • Size of the band

  • Sound production (some bands come with sound techs included, others don't)

  • Stage set up / Area of performance

  • Quality of performers & band members


Identifying the Perfect Band

Now that the stage is set metaphorically, it’s time to identify the band that strikes the right chord with your corporate event’s theme and audience.


 

Understanding Different Music Genres


Jazz & Motown Bands

When it comes to a more formal corporate event entertainment setting, a live band with a jazz selection can set a sophisticated tone. Think of soothing saxophone solos filling the room as your fellow employees mix and mingle.


Jazz music carries a timeless elegance that can elevate any corporate event to a night of class and unforgettable memories.


Matchmaker Band

If you're looking for a band that can take your next corporate dinner, cocktail party, or team-building event to the next level then you need to consider Matchmaker Band. Specializing in Jazz & Motown music, this band is perfect for any occasion.

Imagine a silky atmosphere with jazz bands adding a touch of class with their soul-stirring melodies. Jazz, with its deep roots and expansive nature, can offer a rich musical backdrop to any event.

matchmaker band playing at a corporate event

 

Party Bands

For a corporate party with a vibrant and mixed demographic, a variety band that has a repertoire spanning from the old greats to modern hits could be your go-to.


Their versatility could see a wedding ceremony filled with timeless love songs, then seamlessly transition into upbeat tracks that invite everyone onto the dance floor.


Moontower Radio

Are you on the hunt for the ultimate entertainment experience for your upcoming team-building event? Look no further than Live Band Karaoke, brought to you exclusively by Moontower Radio. Picture an electrifying atmosphere where you and your coworkers can embrace the spotlight, belting out your favorite tunes with the support of a full live band behind you, fostering unity, camaraderie, and unforgettable memories.

Live band karaoke by moontower radio for corporate entertainment

It's more than just a team-building activity; it's an opportunity to witness the transformative power of music, turning anyone into a rockstar for the night. Make your event legendary, fostering stronger bonds and creating cherished memories that will resonate for years to come. Book with Moontower Radio, and let the harmonious adventure begin!


Love & Happiness Band

Or, maybe you want the professionals to do the singing for you. That's where Love & Happiness band comes in. Love & Happiness Band is Austin's number 1 variety cover band, playing the best dance music and dinner music non-stop.

Love & Happiness band playing for a company party

They are constantly entertaining corporate clients with their amazing dance moves and world-class musicians. Love & Happiness band is truly the best party band for corporate clients. Check out their promotional videos here.

 

Cover Bands

Bear in mind that the best corporate event band will offer more than just live music; they'll create a total entertainment package, inclusive of live musicians to keep the energy high, perhaps even offering a game show element to keep your guests engaged. Cover bands are notorious for this:


PDA Band

If you're in search of the perfect cover band, your search ends here. PDA Band is renowned in Austin for their electrifying performances and unparalleled energy.

PDA Band at a corporate event

Their versatile lineup of performers can effortlessly entertain a professional crowd with a dynamic range of songs. Specializing in keeping the dance floor bustling from start to finish, PDA Band is your ultimate choice for high-energy corporate entertainment.


Think NSYNC meets Destiny's Child


Gone To Texas Band

Seeking that authentic Texas sound for your clients? Consider Gone to Texas, the go-to country and rock cover band in the state. With experience in hundreds of events, they guarantee professionalism and open communication throughout your engagement.

gone to texas band

Their offerings extend beyond live music to include sound, lighting, and a DJ to keep the party going during breaks. For the real sound of Texas, remember to choose Gone to Texas.


 

Tips to Secure the Best Band

With the right knowledge at your fingertips, securing the best band becomes a smooth process.


The Band's Experience and Expertise

Expertise is key. Prioritize bands with a rich portfolio, showcasing a history of electrifying performances.


Be sure that you ask if the band has played at events like this before, often times they will not be familiar with the time schedule that most company events are on.


Band Availability and Booking

Ensure to book well in advance, considering the band’s availability schedule in relation to your event date. Being early to book is always a good thing & can even be cheaper.


When you wait until a month or so out then the band's schedules start to get filled up and its harder to find availability. Because of this, the prices they quote usually are more than they would have been a month prior.


Technical Requirements and Setup


Stage Dimensions

Determining the stage size is vital as it aligns with the band’s requirement ensuring a seamless performance.


Sound System

Equally important is having a robust sound system that can amplify the performance to every nook and corner of the venue. It's about enveloping the space with harmonious melodies.


 

Making the Event Memorable

You’re almost there! Now, let's look at the elements that can make your event unforgettable.


Interaction with the Audience

A band that interacts well with the audience can elevate the energy levels exponentially. This is usually what separates the good bands from the less good ones.


Being able to engage with the crowd means that the band is able to personalize their performance for you and your guests. Doing this always creates a more enjoyable and memorable experience, be sure to ask about this if you inquire about any bands.


Playlist Collaboration


Trending Songs

  • Incorporating trending songs ensures the playlist is fresh and vibrant, echoing with the pulse of the present times. It’s like riding the wave of popular culture, right?


Timeless Hits

  • Blending in timeless hits can evoke a sense of nostalgia, creating a deeper connection with the audience. Perfect if you're looking to get everyone singing & dancing at the same time.


 

Conclusion

Choosing the perfect band for your corporate event can often be the linchpin in creating an unforgettable event that resonates with every guest. Whether it’s a holiday party, company party, or a special gathering aimed at impressing corporate clients, aligning the music to the occasion’s theme and the audience’s taste is paramount.


Don’t hesitate to contact us for insights and guidance in picking the best band for your corporate event, where live music will not just be an act, but the soul of the celebration, guaranteeing a night of joy and togetherness.


FAQs


How far in advance should I book a band?

Ideally, it is recommended to book a band at least 6 months in advance to secure your preferred choice.


Can bands customize their playlist for our event?

Absolutely, many bands are open to collaborating on the playlist to suit the theme and preference of the event.

  • If a band dosent know how to play a certain song they will usually learn it for an additional fee.


What are the technical requirements for hosting a band?

This includes a proper stage setup, a robust sound system, and ensuring all necessary electrical connections are available.

  • However, some bands come with sound & lights included so be sure to ask about what their quote includes.


What is the average performance duration of a band?

Generally, bands perform for about 2-4 hours, which can be customized based on the event’s schedule.


Are there bands that specialize in corporate events?

Yes, there are bands that have tailored their performances to suit the corporate environment, providing a blend of music that caters to a wide demographic.

  • Moontower Entertainment actually has a list of in-house bands that are specifically built for corporate events. Check them out here.


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