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Wedding Moment To Remember

Your wedding is your day to shine. A day you will always remember. Your dress. His tux. The flowers. The cake. Your first dance. These are all things every married couple look back on and reminisce about.
Utah Live Bands is there to bend over backwards to make your day just what you want; even if that means a little embarrassement on our part.  Here’s a wedding party that wanted something a…

We Are The Strike Interview – Local Talent Spotlight Chris Crabb

We are the Strike

We Are The Strike is one of Utah’s latest and greatest bands to hit the local talent scene. They beat out hundreds of other bands for the honor of playing at this year’s Stadium of Fire 4th of July Celebration, and man oh man, they did not disappoint! 

I (Meredith Musser) recently had the opportunity to interview Chris Crabb, lead singer of We Are The Strike, here’s what he had to say:


Groove Merchants Roadtrip!


One of our most popular event bands, Groove Merchants, woke up at the crack of dawn this a.m. to head to a wedding in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. As much as they love Utah, they love every chance to perform out-of-state and experience what each new place has to offer. They just sent over a few pics of the gorgeous venue. Take a look!




Have fun guys! I…

Picking Your First Dance Song

1st dance band

We get a lot of brides and grooms that want to have their wedding bands learn a song for their first dance.  We are always happy to accommodate – our wedding bands can easily learn songs and will almost always learn wedding songs for free.  However, many brides just can’t seem to make up their minds as to what songs might be a good fit for them.

It’s very convenient if the bride and groom…

Help the Groove Merchants play Stadium of Fire!

Band competition

We have been so proud of the musicians and talent that we’ve been able to be a part of over the years.  Utah really is a hub for incredible bands and excellent musical ability.  A decade ago, Salt Lake was not on even on the radar for national event planners or talent agencies.  Now, our bands and performers are known all over the world.  Original artists like Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, and…

14 Most Memorable Cover Songs

blog post

Since Utah Live Bands owns & books the best cover bands around, we thought it fitting to do a post ranking the best and/or most memorable covers of all time.  Some will be old, some will be new; some will be ridiculous, and some will be fantastic & musical.  So without further adieu, here the top 14 covers (by bands & soloists) of all time:

William Shatner –…

Ryan Innes Interview – Local Talent Spotlight

Contact Ryan Innes

The Voice
Ryan Innes is one of the most exiting upcoming artists in Utah.  In just the last couple of years you may have seen him performing sold out shows, as a featured performer at the Stadium of Fire Fourth of July Celebration or at any number of corporate events and performances.  This year you may just see him auditioning on NBCs hit show “The Voice”.  Ryan’s lips are sealed about t…

You and I Control Big Business

corporate responsibility

Social Responsibility used to be a “fun idea” or a novelty in the economic world.  If your business was thriving, you might take a few minutes to think about some charitable contributions you could use as a tax write-off.  Large businesses were dabbling in it and most small businesses didn’t feel like they had the time or resources to do anything besides focus on their profits.  Fast-forward…

The First Dance – Tip Video

1st dance tips

If you are planning a wedding, here is a good tip video featuring ULB staff that will help you coordinate the first dances:

“Hi, I’m Stephen Tobian”

“And I’m Mike Tobian with Utah Live Bands.  This next tip is about making sure your first dance goes smoothly. In our experience the best time to position your first dance is right before you’d like your guests to start dancing. Usually…

Getting Music Students to College

studio musicians

Utah music students are some of the best and brightest in the country.  We have stellar public school programs that facilitate music education as well as brilliant private programs.  Award winning groups like the Crescent Super Band, the Utah Youth Symphony, the Salt Lake Children’s Choir, etc. are so prolifent and virtuosic that professional booking agencies use them in their rosters as…

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