If you're thinking about hosting a live music night at your golf club, you'll likely have a bunch of questions you need to ask before you start booking your entertainment in. Especially if you've never booked a live act in the past! Whether you want to look at tribute acts, live bands or any other entertainment, we've got you covered. This guide will answer all of your questions...
There is no right or wrong answer to this question as every venue has it's own unique target audience. When booking an act for your golf club, whether it's a ticketed event or you just want to put on an event for your members, you should always ask yourself 'what would my audience want to see?' Age range is key factor to consider when deciding on the type of act you should book.
It's very easy to let your own personal music taste get in the way when you're arranging a tribute night, so always keep your audience in mind when choosing your act(s).
Check out our popular acts for ideas!
One of the most important things to consider when booking any live entertainment is space. Bands in particular will always need a reasonable amount of space to setup and perform. We'd usually recommend approximately 1.5 meters square per person (and allow 2 square meters for a drummer). Remember, space is needed in front and to the sides of the band to accommodate their P.A system, speakers and lighting stands. If you don't have the space for a full live band show, there are plenty of fantastic solo and duo acts which may be more suitable for your space!
Minimum band stage size requirements
3 piece band: 3 x 3 meters
4 piece band: 4 meters wide by 3 meters deep
5 and 6 piece band: 5 meters wide by 3 meters deep
7 piece and bigger: 5/6 meters wide by 4 meters deep
Working on the basis that you already have a PPL/PRS license to play recorded music in your golf club, whether a license is needed for live entertainment will depend on your circumstances. A licence is not required to stage a performance of live music, or the playing of recorded music if:-
In other circumstances (if you're putting on a bigger event/festival for example) a licence may be required. One licence application can cover all types of regulated entertainment, this really differs depending on your event so it's always a good idea to do your research on laws and licensing for your specific situation!
Most acts will perform for 45-90 minutes as a standard. 1 x 60 minute set or 2 x 45 minute sets are our most common performance formats for live band shows as well as solo singers, duos and any other live performers.