There’s tons of tribute act’s out there, but to find the right one, there’s a few things to consider.
First of all, speak to your wedding planning team at your chosen venue to see if there’s any restrictions. Some won’t allow drummers, others have live music curfew hours, and some may require additional power supply. They will also advise on other details such as set-up times and parking allocation.
Next, sit down as a couple and decide what ‘theme’ your wedding might have, or if there’s a certain band that holds significance to you.
If you’re stuck for inspiration, here’s a few of the most popular tribute acts that are available for wedding and corporate event hire:
Do it your way and hire a Frank Sinatra tribute act, complete with all the sing-along favourites. From ‘My way’ to ‘Fly me to the moon’ his back catalogue of music remains as classy and timeless today, as it did sixty years ago. One of the most popular tributes with leading booking agency Connections Ent is So Sinatra – who even performed at Simon Cowell’s fiftieth birthday party.
In keeping with the swing theme, you can never go wrong with the seductive voice of Michael Buble. Jason Allen is one of the top tribute acts on the circuit, recently voted best male vocalist at the National Entertainment Awards.
For soulful female vocals, Amy Winehouse is one of the most in-demand acts performing all the hits, including ‘Valerie’ and ‘Back to Black’.
There’s nothing more fun than a throwback act to bring your party to life. Go all-out disco with everyone’s favourites – the Bee Gees, and boogies the night away. Or perhaps you’re more of a super trooper and fancy an Abba tribute? The great thing with throwback artists is that everyone can join in.
But if you really want to party, then Lady Gaga is guaranteed to get even the most ‘poker faced’ guests on the dance floor!
As a final tip, before booking a tribute act, be sure to find a reputable agency that provides a show reel of their work, booking rates and details about how far they can travel. It’s a good idea to book as early as you can, as popular acts get reserved early.