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

Pros & Cons to Hiring Live Bands

Utah swing band for hire

Whether you’re a bride, event planner, corporate events coordinator, or are just throwing a party, the thought has probably crossed your mind: “should I hire live musicians?”  It always seems like a good idea until you really start thinking about the logistics of it all.  Where are you going to put the band?  Is it in the budget?  What kind of band would be good for everyone?


Local Talent Spotlight – Brady Bills

Brady bills

When your reputation relies on whether the bands and musicians you book do a good job, it becomes extremely important to use the right people.  We know and work with the best musicians in the state (and surrounding states); but there is more to these musicians that just knowing how to play music.  There is showmanship, reliability, professionalism, adaptability, etc.  One musician who has…

A Word on Live Sound

hire a sound tech

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

Gray Mackenzie

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. 

  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

Britani Underwood

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?

Jackson Cash

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

professional mermaid

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…

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