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Helpful tips on hiring a band & other corporate entertainment in Utah

A Word on Live Sound

As part of our job, we work with all sorts of sound engineers, sound companies, etc.  If you are looking to book a band for a wedding or event you’ve probably haven’t given much thought to the quality of sound reinforcement that a band uses; but if you are a musician in a band, you know that hiring the right sound people is a make/break decision.  They are either the unsung heroes or t…

2013 – the year of the Band

This is a very good year to have a party.  On New Years Eve, I was reflecting on the year while the Dance Doctors were playing for a rambunctious crowd at the Montage in Deer Valley.  I thought to myself: “I don’t think we’ve ever had so many good party bands in Utah.”

The Dance Doctors on New Year’s Eve at the Montage HotelThat sounds like the beginning of a sales pitch, but I’m being…

Behind the Scenes

For those of you who ever wondered what goes into a Utah Live Bands productions, here is a video that gives you an inside peek.  The time-lapse of the band setting up covers almost 4 hours of preperation. 
Enjoy:

  A big thanks to the Hunstman Cancer Foundation and Anne Stiba Cancer Foundation for letting us be a part of your Gala.
 
Transcript of video:
*Hi, this is Mik…

Local Talent Spotlight

For those of you who are fans of the Groove Merchants (definitlely our most popular Party and Event Band), you’ll be excited to know that Britani Bateman is at it again.  As the lead singer for the Groove Merchants and creative director of Utah Live Bands, Britani is undoutably talented; but as you may or may not know, Britani has quite the acting career.  She’s been in many commericals, plays,…

Black Friday/Cyber Monday

I know Black Friday is already past and Cyber Monday is upon us; but if you are one of the fortunate few who reads this blog before booking your band, here is a Deal that is good Until the end of the year 2012:

 

Just mention this ad and we’ll throw in free cocktail hour music for your event.  Happy…

What’s New?

Every once and a while, a new act roles into town that is just too good to pass up.  That’s what happened when Jackson Cash, the country’s best Johnny Cash impersonator moved to Salt Lake.  He’s spent much of the last decade playing for sold-out crowds and Johnny Cash fans in Branson, Missouri.  Branson is known best for it’s phenomenal shows, variety acts, plays, and fun…

Tips to Keep People Dancing

Here is are a few tips from your friends at Utah Liv…

Wild & Unusual Entertainment

Utah Live Bands is and has been on many vendor’s “first call” list for bands and music in and around the state of Utah.  What people may not know is that we also have many non-musical acts available for parties–acts that many event planners haven’t even considered.

For example, did you know there are extremely talented acrobats and aerialists that are available for hire based out of Salt…

Unique Ideas for Wedding Music

The Bandits entertaining an intimate corporate party.

As my wife and I were coming up with ideas for our reception, one phrase that I would hear quite frequently was: “but EVERYONE does that.”  Having a unique wedding isn’t just about reflecting your likes and dislikes nor is it about one-uping your cousin’s reception; it is about giving your guests a night that they will distincly remember out of the sea of weddings they will attend in their…

Professionals vs. Experts

It doesn’t take a lot to call yourself a professional these days.  In fact, any band or musician that has gotten paid to play can call themselves a professional (and they do… often).  So what’s the difference between a reliable/quality group and some college buddies that got paid $50 once to play at their grandmother’s birthday party?

1.) I meant to do that!

Experienced musicians hav…

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