As soon as possible. Many bands and soloists are booked more than a year in advance of the actual performance date.
Costs will vary from one group to another, and will depend on the size of the group, the length of the performance, the occasion and the group’s popularity.
Live music usually costs about the same as a DJ – and sometimes less.
Yes. By contacting the group’s leader, you’ll be advised of where and when the group is performing. Also, many groups have preview CDs or tapes available.
A contract will be furnished to you by the group leader. Both you and the leader must sign the contract to make it binding. A contract is your guarantee you’ll get the band you want at the date and time you want. Once signed, the group or ensemble is obligated to honor the contract, as is the purchaser.
A cancellation clause may be added to any contract. This protects both parties. This agreement allows the purchaser to cancel the engagement within a timeframe agreed upon by both you and the band.