Many Australian couples choose to celebrate their wedding with live music. Playing in a wedding band can be a very lucrative venture for musicians who wish to make some money while also playing to a live audience. However, if you are thinking about starting a wedding band, you will need to ensure that you buy the right kit. Below is a guide to everything you need to know.
While most venues should be able to supply you with a microphone, it is important that you remember that these are likely to be used for speaking rather than singing. This means that the quality of the microphones may be lower than you are used to, which could have a detrimental impact on how the singer in your band sounds. After all, the quality of the sound produced is dictated by the quality of the input. Ideally, you should invest in your own set of professional microphones which you can take with you to every gig. Doing so will ensure that your band always sounds its best. If you would like further advice, you should contact a company which specialises in professional microphones.
Being in a band isn't just about how you sound; it is also about how you look. Weddings are occasions when people like to dress up. If you want your wedding band to be taken seriously, you will have to put some careful thought and consideration into the outfits you will wear. You may decide to wear outfits which reflect the era of music you will be playing, such as smart Beatles suits, glam rock catsuits or country music cowboy hats. Whatever you decide to wear, you should make sure that every member of the band is coordinated.
While practising on cheap musical instruments is fine, when it comes to a live performance, a cheap guitar of drum kit will really stand out. If you are serious about starting a wedding band, you should invest as much money as you can in instruments for your band. If you can't afford new instruments, you should ensure that each keyboard, guitar or drum kit is serviced before a gig and that you use the highest quality strings and other parts. Doing so will help you to get the best possible sound out of cheap instruments.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and start your wedding band today.