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Why book a band hire service through Airtasker?

Airtasker is a smart choice to find local bands for hire that would fit your event’s needs. It’s an easy way to stay within budget while giving your guest the best live entertainment. Skip browsing through endless listings! Just put up a task, and jazz trios, string quartets and other musical acts will come to you!

Indicate what genres need to be played in your event and even the budget range you have in your task post. Interested acts will send you their offers and will put their best foot forward to play in your birthday party, corporate event, or private celebration.

If you doubt a live band’s prowess, you can refer to reviews given by a live band’s previous clients via our platform’s feedback system. Airtasker is an all-in-one platform where you only need to sit back, relax and wait for skilled locals to get what you need done! Have a task posted today to get the party planning started!

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Top Band Hire related questions

How long does it take for a band to set up?

The average setup time for band hire services typically runs for around an hour. However, regardless of the type of event, it is advisable to have the bands set up, rehearse, and do tech runs before the event – where they’ll be placed, making sure that their instruments are wired and set up, and having backups in case of technical difficulties.

Can we choose what a band plays?

Yes, you can. You can even go so far as to have band hires accommodate requests from the audience during the event itself if they’ll be playing more as entertainment in the background. Feel free to send them a list of your favourite songs and pieces, and the band will tell you if they can play the setlist for the event. You may also request for a band’s typical setlist and usually requested songs to gauge their prowess.

Do we need to provide logistics for the band for our event as well?

Typically, yes, especially for meals and drinks. This is pretty much standard procedure with any of your event’s suppliers, from setup to cleanup. However, it would be best to discuss with your Tasker if they have specific requirements. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, it is ideal to ensure that all expectations are set on both ends.

What if a member of a band I hired can’t make it to my event?

Bands for hire typically have backups on standby in case of hiccups like this. Be it because of illness or other logistical concerns like travel and equipment failure, it falls on the Taskers to ensure that they will fulfil their end of the bargain. It is best to discuss with your Taskers these what-ifs and the contingency plans to be put in place in case something happens.

How long before my event should I hire a band?

It is typically recommended to hire a live band at least two months before the day of your event to have ample time to prepare audio-visual requirements and to block out schedules as needed. This pretty much goes for any of your suppliers, like those who will decorate or photograph the event. The sooner you’re able to secure your vendors, the better.

How long does a live band typically play in an event?

This depends on your arrangement with your Tasker. Brass bands usually play from start to finish of the event or ceremony as required. Meanwhile, party bands or jazz bands would have rates for specific playing durations, which may be determined by several minutes on a per-set basis.

What do band hire services include?

There’s nothing like a band to liven up any celebration or event, and there’s nothing easier than hiring live entertainment via Airtasker. There are plenty of live bands for hire near you that you can tap for your entertainment needs, no matter the genre. Be it for a party that would let you and your guests go loose or a live band near you that would set the tone for a formal atmosphere, it’s easy to find event bands ready to bring life and high energy to your party:

Jazz bands

If you want an event that oozes class and sophistication, nothing says it louder than jazz music. Here at Airtasker, you’ll find plenty of jazz bands for hire. From mood-setting lounge music to the smoothest complex pieces that would tickle your musical tastes, live jazz musicians are sure to bring a smile to your guests.

Party bands

Speaking of turning up the energy, you can also get party bands for hire on our platform. Party bands tend to cater to younger crowds or those who simply have the power to dance, yell, or even thrash about. Party bands are all about fun and maintaining that atmosphere for event-goers who want to have a smashing time. From the best local rock acts to pop ensembles with various instrument players in their lineup, you’re sure to find a local band near you that fits your event’s needs.

Brass bands 

What if your event calls for more traditional pieces akin to a community march? A brass band for hire can come in with their expertise across various brass instruments, including trumpets, saxophones, and other horn instruments. For parades and ceremonies, brass bands are the de facto choice to get the event going. Graduations, formal community events, you name it. These won’t be complete without a traditional brass band increasing the morale of event-goers and even spectators.