Whether you're organising a corporate event, wedding reception or even a private birthday party, hiring a live band is undoubtedly a fantastic way to entertain your guests! If you've never booked a live band before, you'll (understandably) have many questions as it can be a complicated process. One of the first things you'll be wondering is "How much does it cost to hire a live band in 2022?"
Here at Henderson Management, we've helped many customers find the perfect band to suit their budget, and we're here to guide you!
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The short answer is, it depends on what you’re looking for. A live band’s fee will depend upon a variety of factors, including how many musicians are in the line-up, the distance the band need to travel, how popular the band are and the event date (weekends and bank holidays are in high-demand, making weekdays generally cheaper).
The live band's we work with here at Henderson Management are professionals, so you'd be looking at a slightly higher fee than if you were to hire a smaller 'local band'. Although it costs more to hire a professional band, it will ensure an easier, more reliable experience (not to mention they'll sound fantastic!)
At this price, you'll find a good selection of 'top shelf' professional live bands. We'd recommend aiming to spend £1,000 as a minimum but still bearing in mind that what you're looking for could cost up to £2,000. It really depends on what you're looking for!