Most Important Word When Choosing Your NJ Band
When something has reached a higher level of quality, it is judged to be that way because of one word: Consistency. Any wedding band can say that they had this one incredible wedding 3 years ago or the one they played just last weekend was amazing. What you want to look for is a band that’s going to be consistently incredible, week after week, year after year, wedding after wedding. That shows that not only does the music company have talented musicians, but also has a high quality infrastructure behind it.
To find a great wedding band for your wedding, make sure you look for a band that has consistent reviews. Check to make sure the reviews include recent dates on them. Anybody can get a great review every once in a while, but a truly special band will be able to show you several reviews from the last 3 or 4 months.
Another important factor to keep in mind when reviewing wedding bands for your big day is the video. Judge them not only by the quality of their performance, not only by the reaction of the crowd, but also by its LIVE sound. They will be be playing live for you- anyone can sound ok lip-syncing to pre recorded tracks.
When a wedding band shows you photos from weddings they have done 4 years ago, it doesn’t represent what they are able to do right now. Once again, we are looking for consistency of what they have been able to do in the recent past. Make sure your band not only shows photographs of the individual musicians and the band, but also the reaction of the crowd. If you only see photographs of the musicians looking great on stage and no one is dancing, that doesn’t bode well for having a packed dance floor.
Another factor to look for when choosing your band is the variety of weddings that they’ve done. Have they performed large Jewish weddings? Have they done smaller Italian weddings? Do they have a large repertoire that can handle a wide variety of special requests? A band that’s truly professional will be able to adjust to the specific needs of that client. They will be able to find the perfect repertoire and have the flexibility to adjust to the specific needs you may be looking for – without being cheesy. .
Sound – Like all the rest or do they stand out? The ability to provide consistently great sound regardless of the shape and size of the room is incredibly important. A pro band of high caliber will have this down. This is your day – do not get talked into buying anything at a bridal show or from another vendor- it must work for you. Many venues are paid a commission to recommend – we do NOT believe in that. A great band has a “sound”. Period.