At some time in your life, have you ever noticed how having a person sing the National Anthem at an event is so much cooler than listening to a recorded version of the same, identical tune? A live performance can really punch up an event, and that also applies to a private party, wedding, corporate event, or other type of occasion. Of course, you can book a disc jockey. But thats like comparing karaoke music to original music recordings. There is just no comparison. Theres something missing with recorded music. The items below offer a closer look into exactly what those missing elements might be.

It’s a whole lot more exciting watching and listening to a live band than it is watching that same band in a live performance on an LCD TV. In a live setting you can experience everything, including things like perspiration, a few unforeseen mechanical surprises, ad libbed or forgotten lyrics, and almost everything else that was cut out or edited from the band’s concert footage, ending up on the cutting room floor. Sure, the music of a live top 40 band will probably make you deaf for a few hours, but it will also make your television speakers sound like something Fisher Price made in their toy factory.

Almost nothing can turn an intimate occasion into an exciting, full on contact, head-banging hard rock party like having a live dance band as the headlining act. Are you planning a wedding reception, anniversary party, graduation or retirement party that has to have a bit of energy injected into it? A dance band can do all that, plus a whole lot more. Live party bands have a way of spicing things up at a venue faster and for a longer period of time than an earthquake or a stinky smoke bomb.

Here’s a question for you. Have you already forgotten the name of the disc jockey who supplied the music the last time you went out for drinks at the neighborhood watering hole? If the music entertainment was coming from one of the countless cover bands for hire that are typically hanging around outside most dance clubs, you would in all likelihood still have a tough time recalling that band’s name. But, what you’d definitely recollect was the way that band energized the place with their energy and on-stage performance skills. Hearing Billboard’s top radio tunes or the greatest songs of an artist on a CD played by a DJ is never as good as the real thing – in spite of how many drinks you’ve consumed.

With regards to a live band, they will add as little or as much customization to your shindig, with crowd interaction, that your DJ and a foldaway table won’t be able to come close to. Whenever you book a band you are booking a great deal more than simply a music machine thatll pump out as little or as much music as the party calls for.

A band is not a jukebox full of your favorite 45s or compact discs, or whatever those machines play these days, to make sure they’re relevant in the era of electronic music files. When you use a live party band you are getting the full package. Your attendees, yes, even the party animals you’ve invited, will feel as though the band was always there and is connected to their lives forever, merely from the interaction they provided directly with your audience.

Finding yourself in the presence of a live music band is both incredible and adventurous. The good thing is that after you recover your ability to hear a day or two later, youll get to tell everyone that you were there in person with the band. And won’t that be big fun? Oh yes, indeed.