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Pros & Cons to Hiring Live Bands
February 8, 2013

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? The Salamanders Live on Stage Most people throw up their hands...

Local Talent Spotlight - Brady Bills
January 25, 2013

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 become a really important tool in our arsenal is Brady...

A Word on Live Sound
January 14, 2013

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 the obvious culprits.  They will make things sound great and...

2013 - the year of the Band
January 2, 2013

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 completely genuine; let me explain: A Brief History of...

Behind the Scenes
December 10, 2012

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 Mike Tobian with Utah Live Bands.  We’re at the...

Local Talent Spotlight
December 3, 2012

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, musicals, and movies you may have seen.  Some of her...

Black Friday/Cyber Monday
November 26, 2012

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?
November 15, 2012

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 entertainment. Jackson is by, far, the best Johnny Cash I've ever seen. ...

Wild & Unusual Entertainment
October 20, 2012

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 Lake?   If you are throwing a large...