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Blog#7 The Christmas Party Booking/The (Difficult) Load In

The Christmas Party Booking Our most prolific type of booking is without a doubt the wedding reception.  We absolutely love to help make the bride and groom's day by making sure that all of the finite details of their special day are tended to.  The wedding reception booking is also the most involved.

A More Straight Forward Booking Other types of celebrations; birthday parties, corporate celebrations, and christmas bookings for example are more straight forward.  For example, we can't play the wrong song during the first dance, we don't have to work to such specific timings including cutting the cake and evening guests arriving, and we might not be requested to arrive so early.

The Load In Our load in can vary hugely from venue to venue.  At some we're able to back up our vehicles to a door right next to the stage, hey presto . . all our equipment loaded in within 10 minutes.  Others may require a tricky walk through a number of doors and up flights of stairs which a…

Blog#6 The Booking/Performance Of A Norwich Norfolk Wedding/Party Band

A Norfolk Wedding Booking In previous weeks we've looked at how we choose songs for Energy to consider performing and how to ensure a good rehearsal to get the songs sounding great.

Well . . . all of that hard work is in vein if you don't eventually get the opportunity to showcase your songs by way of a showcase or a booking.

We recently had the honour of performing at a fantastic Norfolk venue in Swanton Morley called Hunters Hall.
Early Arrival Energy have great quality musical instruments and a crystal clear high fidelity digital PA system.  For the larger venues and when appropriate we mic up all of our instruments.  Along with the lighting systems, banners, and everything else we set up we need a couple of hours, so when time is tight in the evenings proceedings we sometimes set up earlier in the afternoon (for a small amount extra).  
Hunters Hall has a brilliant load in, the only challenge is the long narrow stage and the power points being all at one end.  We set up i…

Blog#5 The Band Rehearsal/How To Make A Rehearsal Successful/New Songs

Welcome to our 5th blog, thanks for reading.
The last three blogs centred on choosing appropriate songs for 'Energy' and constructing a set to make every booking go with a bang.
This blog is an insight to our rehearsals . . 
How Often Do We Rehearse? This varies but probably every month or so.  We know the 'set' inside out so don't need to go over songs we perform regularly.Rehearsals are for new songs, we tend to learn new material quickly and get it in the set as soon as we can to test drive it and set if it will remain. When we first formed we tried to rehearse every single week to get together a body of material.
OK, it's not rocket science but when we get the below things right we have a productive rehearsal. I'm lucky to have a little studio space at my house in Norwich, Norfolk big enough for us to rehearse, this saves me time travelling to rehearsal and setting up my drum kit.
What Makes A Successful Rehearsal? (1) For me to get organised setting up the sou…