How to Choose the Right Tribute Band for Your Event

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Choose the Right Tribute Band

Are you thinking of booking a tribute band for an event you’re planning? This is a fantastic idea.

According to research, listening to live music regularly can extend one’s life expectancy by up to 9 whole years. Just 20 minutes of live music can improve feelings of well-being by 21%.

Okay, enough with the stats! If you want your event to be memorable, live music is the way to go. And if you want your event to be unforgettable, a tribute band is an even better option. 

Everyone will remember what band played at your event!

Tribute bands recreate the original experience of popular artists’ performances. With a tribute band, you can transport people back to a different era, make them lose sense of time, and leave them wowed. 

But to do this, you need to choose the right tribute band. Otherwise, the performance might feel second-rate and lack the seamless recreation and artistic flair that truly great tribute bands have. 

Avoid this and keep reading to find out how to go about choosing a band that’s going to wow the crowd. 

Think About the Theme or Atmosphere You Want to Create

One of the first things to think about when choosing a band is what type of theme or atmosphere you want to create. Do you want to take your attendees back through time to a specific era?

Perhaps the sunny 70’s was your jam. Or maybe the party-on 80’s. Or the totally depressing 90’s!

Whatever your decade, selecting a tribute band that’s inspired by a music group from that time is the perfect way to recreate the feeling of that period and trigger nostalgia.

When picking a tribute band, you should also think about the overall tempo and vibe of the songs they will play. For instance, if you pick a Queen tribute band, you’ll be assured arena-style, choir-like vocal harmonies that demand the crowd’s attention. This is definitely not a tribute band you want to pick for a soothing, background performance. 

This is also not the band to pick if you want to channel the all-American, stadium vibes from the 80s. In this case, we’d recommend an option like a Journey tribute band such as E5C4P3.

Consider What Music Will Be a Crowd Pleaser

Besides the overall theme and vibe you want to create, you should also think about what the crowd will like. Music is proven to be a powerful context for social bonding. In other words, if you can pick the right music, your attendees and guests will bond over the experience. 

It’s not always easy to judge people’s music tastes, but depending on how well you know your attendees’ demographics, you should be able to make an educated guess as to what music will go down best. 

Alternatively, if you’re planning an event in one person’s honor, such as a milestone birthday, you can use their music tastes as your guide. If they are a big Queen fan, then a great Queen tribute band is the way to go.

If you’re picking a tribute band for a mixed group of people, choosing a band that everyone will like can be tough. The easiest way to get around this, but still achieve the transporting effect of a tribute band—is to pick one that covers more than one band’s songs. 

For instance, here at Pro Tribute Bands, we have a phenomenal tribute band called Supergroup SF that plays the greatest hits from legendary San Francisco artists. A tribute band like this will still create a cohesive atmosphere and theme while playing a variety of songs so there’s something for everyone in the crowd. 

Remember That Cheaper Is Usually Not Better

Another important factor to keep in mind when choosing a tribute band is that cheaper isn’t usually better.

Tribute bands offer a cost-effective way for event planners to create the experience of a national-level performance. Their gigs are a lot more affordable than renowned artists.

However, the best tribute bands aren’t dirt cheap either. They’re skilled musicians who devote themselves full-time to re-creating chart-topping songs note-for-note. 

If you come across a very cheap tribute band, they’re either:

  • Just getting started
  • Don’t have much experience
  • Only play gigs on the side
  • Aren’t highly musically skilled

These types of bands can be alright for a casual setting at a small bar, but they won’t have nearly the same impact that a professional tribute band will. If you’re planning an event, an unprofessional or inexperienced tribute band could lower the caliber of the experience. 

Always Make Sure You Preview the Tribute Band Before Booking

Whether you need a tribute band for corporate event planning or a private occasion, it’s always a good idea to preview the tribute band before you book them. 

As we said above, the performance quality of tribute bands can vary widely. The last thing you want is to think you’re booking a pro-level tribute band, only to find that their re-creation of the original songs and performance style isn’t quite up to your expectations. 

Here at Pro Tribute Bands, you can view preview videos of all of our tribute acts.

If you like, you can even attend an upcoming show to see them live, in action, from start to finish. 

Book In Advance

Finally, don’t leave choosing a tribute band to the last minute. Good tribute bands are often booked out weeks or months in advance, so it’s important to book your gig far enough ahead to avoid disappointment. 

If you need to book a tribute band at the last minute, we will do everything we can to accommodate you, but you might not have as wide a selection of professional tribute bands to choose from. 

Choose the Right Tribute Band!

Hiring a tribute band is a surefire way to take your event to the next level and make it highly memorable. The key is to hire the right tribute band, one that will seamlessly perform old favorites and transport the audience back in time. 

Are you looking for a professional tribute bank that can deliver an experience like this?

We’re the people to speak to. Here at Pro Tribute Bands, we feature a variety of national touring shows and performances. 

Contact us today to book a professional tribute band act for your event. 

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