Wedding band hire in the West Midlands
As we’re sure you are aware by now, the Coronavirus pandemic has hit the wedding industry for six. Unable to pay their staff and other costs, many wedding venues have closed.
Some West Midlands wedding bands and other service providers without large overheads have hung on as long as they can but have either diversified or shut up shop. And while it’s certain that in the future other businesses will spring up to fill the gap left by those who have moved on, that doesn’t help the bride and groom looking to start planning their 2021 or 2022 wedding reception today.
If you find yourself in this situation, there are a couple of useful ways to make sure that the venue, wedding cake or live wedding band is still a going concern. Firstly, talk to the service provider you’re wanting to hire. Pick up the phone, have an honest conversation about what their intentions are and whether they feel they will be trading come your big day. Talk to them about how they have been affected and what provisions they have made to ensure the continuation of their service once some degree of normality returns to the wedding industry post Covid-19. Ask them about their contingency plans – will they still honour their commitment to you should you have to reschedule your booking?
Also, take a look around their website and online presence on social media. If they are still active, posting updates and interacting with their clients on Facebook, there is a good chance that they are still invested in their business and will be around when wedding receptions in the UK resume. Of course, this is one of the reasons we’re writing this article right now – FOUR ON THE FLOOR are still around, and thought we may not be able to gig right now, we are still busy, planning new setlists, learning new songs and accepting wedding bookings for 2021 and 2022!
So why hire FOUR ON THE FLOOR as your Midlands wedding band? Well, as a four piece band we are a more attractive option than hiring some of the larger party bands available in the area. As you might imagine, hiring four musicians isn’t going to break the band, whereas hiring seven or eight musicians might well do. We also have a remarkably full live sound without needing to use other musicians or backing tracks, a sound which we have perfected through having performed hundreds of gigs together. We sound like a real live band, which is what we are! Brides and grooms who hire FOUR ON THE FLOOR also love our sound, calling it “distinctive”, “edgy” and “authentic”, which means that every song we play for you is going to sound like it has some personality and character and not just another bland cheesy-sounding cover.
For most brides and grooms and other party planners looking at West Midlands wedding band hire, it can be hard to find the right band without having to go through what you might call a “middle man” – in other words, a wedding entertainment agency. As you have probably discovered, there are plenty of these agencies online, featuring dozens of wedding bands available for you to hire. The problem is that like many price comparison websites, hiring a band through a wedding entertainment agency will incur and additional cost – not only will you be paying the band but you will also be paying an agency commission. But you have found us direct via our website, you won’t have to pay any additional fees when you hire us! focu
In addition to our repertoire of rock, indie, pop, soul and more, we also provide DJ-style music throughout the night so you can relax in the knowledge that there will be non-stop entertainment to keep that dance floor full. If this sounds like what you’re looking for to give your guests a truly memorable night, get in touch! Call us on 0796 433 5657.