New Year's Resolution

Once again on New Year's Eve we find ourselves inundated with requests for last minute bands to play this evening.  It happens every year, but this year has been particuarly bad for some reason.  It can be that sometimes venues have booked their live entertainment weeks/months in advance but have failed to secure the booking correctly, relying instead on a verbal agreement.  Then, close to New Year they find their band pull out for various reasons and the venue (often having advertised their NYE event and pre sold tickets) spend the p

New year's resolution
eriod between Christmas and New Year in a blind panic desperately trying to find someone that is a) available and b) affordable.  The other reason we get last minute requests is that sometimes venues don't think about their entertainment until the last minute and then seem to be genuinely suprised there isn't a vast choice of musicians just waiting for their call.

The fact is that New Year's Eve is one of the biggest nights in any musician's/band's calendar.  It's one of the few nights per year they can expect to earn a decent fee and will often book up to a year in advance.  Professional musicians will always contract their booking so venues can rest assured that there will be no last minute cancellations.  Agents such as us at The Band Company can help venues to find the best deal within their budget, work to their theme and help with contracting the booking.  

So, please venues, in 2017, make one New Year's resolution, PLAN YOUR EVENTS EARLY so we can help find your perfect live entertainment for a New Year's Eve Party to remember.

What ever you are doing this evening we wish you a very happy, healthy 2017!


December 31, 2016