Holding a NYE Party: Our Top 5 Tips For Hiring Live Music for New Year’s Eve
November and December are crucial months for event organisers: one of the biggest nights of the year - if not the biggest - is around the corner and preparations to make it magical and unforgettable have begun.
The end of the year is always a great moment to review and celebrate what companies have achieved and reward employees, shareholders or providers for their contribution to the business’ accomplishments. It’s also an excellent opportunity for big venues to bring together a large group of people to give the New Year a great welcome.
As every year, our Entertainment Coordinators are receiving numerous enquiries from event organisers looking for live bands for New Year’s Eve. Experts nt making your life easier, we have put together our top five tips for hiring live music for New Year’s Eve to ensure nothing is beyond your control.
If your New Year’s resolution is to throw the best-organised New Year’s Eve party ever, then this is the checklist to follow.
5 Tips When Hiring Live Bands for New Year’s Eve
1. Music For All Tastes
2. Book Live Bands for New Year’s Eve As Soon As Possible
3. Think About Timing
4. Theming Your New Year’s Eve Party
Have you chosen a theme for this year’s party? Many live party bands are more than happy to customise their set list to go in accordance with your theme and even create a brand new one especially for you! On top of that, most musicians are also happy to dress up or adapt their style for the occasion. If this sounds like something you’d like to explore a bit more, check our 5 Themes for NYE article.
Extra Tip: Alternatively, a themed party band or a tribute act might be the perfect New Year’s Eve entertainment option for your party. Motown, flower power, 80s, 90s, Elvis Presley tributes, Spice Girls, One Direction… There are plenty to choose from in our roster!
Some Suggestions: If Hawaii or the 60s are your chosen themes, then our surf Retro Surf Band could be the perfect choice for your party. Rat Pack tribute bands and singers are also a popular New Year’s Eve entertainment option, especially for parties in New York. If you would like your guests to dance to 90s music, then groups like this 1990s Tribute Band or this Spice Girls Tribute Band will transport people back to the girl power years!
5. Choose The Best Way To Announce The Midnight Chimes
The midnight chimes are the most eagerly-awaited moment of the night. Ensure your New Year’s Eve party is an unforgettable experience for everyone by having the band involved. The lead singer or the group’s spokesperson can become the night’s host and announce the big moment with a special song, making this instant live long in your guests’ memories through music.
Extra Tip: The music choices for this moment will probably be what your guests will remember and talk about the most, so let our Entertainment Coordinators advise you on what the most successful and requested songs are for this very special midnight. They speak from experience!
Some Suggestions: Bands can get a little jazzy with Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve’; A bit more funky with the Eagles’ ‘Funky New Year’ or can get people; or a bit nostalgic with a version of ‘Happy New Year’ by Abba.
Some of our most in-demand live bands for New Year’s Eve have fully customisable set lists and are also happy to perform songs on request. It’s the case of this Live Function Band, whose vast repertoire covers all the different genres and songs you can think of.
Hire New Year’s Eve Entertainment For Worldwide Parties
Big cities such as New York, London, Paris, Tokyo or Dubai are famous for holding some of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in the world. Scarlett Entertainment offers live music for New Year’s Eve celebrations in these and many other locations worldwide. Use our website filters to explore the broad range of options available or contact our Entertainment Coordinators for further New Year’s Eve entertainment ideas.
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