Why you should never let your band take care of djing during the breaks
Melbourne dj hires partnering photobooth company recently worked at a wedding where the clients had hired a band and not a DJ. The band did a great job when they were playing there sets but in between on of the band members acted as a DJ and played songs through their speakers.
The song that were played were decent and there were people on the dance floor but one of our Melbourne DJs would have had a much better selection of songs. The other problem was because a band is there to play instruments and to sing live they don’t know anything about mixing songs and their equipment might not event allow them to mix or blend I’m music. The problem with that is some songs have a long intro and a very long outro with a long beat sometimes if it is a short it’s ok but if it is a long one it is extremely awkward for people on the dancefloor to actually dance and they go back to their seats even though they want to be dancing.
Another problem was inbetween the songs was just dead silence. Most tracks have a few blank seconds at the end of a song and some tracks have silent seconds at the start of the song. So in total there were about 7 seconds on the dance floor that is just dead silence which breaks the flow of the dancing. When Melbourne DJ hire are playing there is no silence and the songs blend in and mix together so there isn’t any breaks in the music.
We know it is pricey to book a band and a DJ for the wedding but keep in mind that a DJ is more or the technician of the sound and cables. When Melbourne DJ hire and bands are booked together the bands don’t generally deal with microphones and entry and announcement songs. It is much safer to book a DJ as well as the band to ensure smooth sailing when you need the right song played at the right time and to have no awkward mistakes and awkward music silence on the dance floor.