Hiring a Band for a Virtual Event – A Short Guide

25 JUNE 2020
Blog post by Zazie Claris
Estimated read time: 4 minutes

COVID-19 has impacted the world in unprecedented ways and changed our very ways of living, working and communicating.

 At FixTheMusic, we deeply sympathise with all those affected by the pandemic and encourage everyone to stay safe.

Adopting new ways of living has been central to many people’s lockdown life, and embracing the virtual has been a lifeline for many.

2020 has been the year of online-socialising, from Skype hang-outs to Zoom work drinks, we’ve done it all. We’ve swapped IRL for online, and though not the same, it can be just as rewarding.

The bands and musicians we work with at FixTheMusic have also adapted to this new way of living and working – from teaching online, to setting up home studios and online streaming, so they can continue to perform for recording sessions and send videos to corporate clients and wedding couples around the world.

As lockdown begins to ease, we are beginning to taste a sense of normality again, going to the shops and the parks, and enjoying the beautiful British summertime. However, it looks like it may be some time before en masse gatherings can take place, with birthday parties, corporate work events and weddings being delayed. 

But fear not! At FixTheMusic we have a range of bands and entertainers perfect for virtual events, whether it's your 50th wedding anniversary, work happy hour, corporate teambuilding session and conference calls, or best mate's stag do, we’ve got you covered.

And with winter fast approaching, many of our bands are also gearing up to provide live musical entertainment for corporate online virtual Christmas parties, with Christmas carols and classic festive songs in their repertoire.

We think smaller bands and duos work brilliantly for virtual get-togethers and online events, and we have many for you to choose from. Acoustic duos, mariachi bands, and DJs are all incredibly well suited for online performances and can easily adapt their playing style to fit with your needs.

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Recently, one of our all-female London-based mariachi bands – Las Coronelas Mariachi Band – was booked for a virtual corporate event and performed via Zoom during their weekly online office meetup. The client was based in South Africa and the mariachi musicians performed from the comfort of their own home in London. The client was delighted and said afterwards: "That was FANTASTIC! Thank you for a wonderful, high energy performance. Everybody really loved it!"

One of the big advantages of hiring a band for an online event is that you can book the world's best bands and musicians, no matter where your event is or where the musicians are based.

For bigger events, we have a number of excellent full bands, whose production value and professionalism are second to none. This is a fantastic opportunity to hire bands that are normally booked for months, if not years in advance. With no need to pay for travel expenses or accommodation, it usually ends up being much cheaper to hire a large band for an online event.

And no more looking into stranger’s living rooms and bedrooms! Many of our bands have spaces and equipment available to offer you a professional look and sound, giving you that authentic performance feel from the comfort of your own home or office.

These are challenging times for all, and live music can be a way to really bring us together, inspiring hope and positivity for the future. Hiring some musical entertainment for your online event, will help transform it and turn it into a real (virtual) party. 

An innovative option that one of our bands (The London Roaming Band) is currently offering is a live online music quiz. Similar to a pub quiz format, the band performs snippets of songs live and ask questions, whilst participants at home (or in the office) work as a team to answer the questions. Perfect for virtual team building activities with your remote colleagues during a conference call.

As well as virtual event bands and musicians, we can also supply professional magicians, event hosts, caricaturists, dancers, tribute acts, celebrity speakers, break-dancers, Broadway tribute singers – and any other type of virtual entertainment or activities you can think of – perfect for remote team-building activities.

Check out some of our best virtual-friendly bands and acts below, and get your online event’s music fixed...

View more videos and read verified reviews of NOMAD Lite ➡️

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View more videos and read verified reviews of The Scene ➡️

View more videos and read verified reviews of Roaming About ➡️

View more videos and read verified reviews of Sonora Mariachi Band ➡️

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Free Roamers ➡️

View more videos and read verified reviews of Starboard ➡️

View more videos and read verified reviews of Roaming Beats ➡️

View more videos and read verified reviews of Men Of The Road ➡️

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Pop Up Band ➡️

View more videos and read verified reviews of The City Roamers ➡️

View more videos and read verified reviews of Audacity ➡️

View more videos and read verified reviews of The London Roaming Band ➡️

In addition to the live bands, musicians and singers that we work with, an increasingly popular option is to hire a motivational speaker, celebrity, business leader or industry expert for your online award ceremony or conference.

So, if you’re looking to hire some fantastic live entertainment for your company's online event or other virtual corporate event ideas, look no further and get in touch today!

— Zazie works on everything from copywriting and marketing to creating profiles for our outstanding bands and musicians.