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Customer Advice

A collection of advice articles to help you book the right entertainment for your event, from understanding what's involved in booking a live band, right the way through to understanding the difference between a Merengue and a Salsa band! Everything you'll need to know is covered here in our entertainment booking advice section.

A Guide To Loudness & Venue dB Limiters!

More and more venues are fitting (or are being forced to fit) sound limiters in a bid to appease local council noise restrict... Read more...

A Guide To Function Band Prices

There's no denying that a good function band is a big investment for any event - but we thought it might be interesting to sh... Read more...

How To Book A Band

Most people don't book bands every day. In fact most people don't book bands! Finding the right band for your event can be lo... Read more...

How To Keep Your Function Band Happy

When you see your function band up on stage, with the lights, the PA system, the costumes, you may think we're really living ... Read more...

A Beginner's Guide To Latin American Music

Think Latin American music - Think Salsa? Think further! This article takes us through a beginner's guide to Latin American... Read more...

The Classical Guitar: A Dummies Guide

Considering Classical Guitar for your event? Dennis O'Kelly, one of Alive Network's popular guitarists talks us through the h... Read more...

Opera For Beginners

Like the sound of opera but afraid to go? This beginners guide is here to help you take your first steps into opera the easy ... Read more...

How To Pick The Perfect Pianist For Your Party

Looking for some iconic party lounge music, or stripped back versions of pop party songs for your event? The Alive Network pi... Read more...

What Type Of Magician Is Best For Your Event?

Do you want you and your guests to be mesmerized at your next event? Magicians will undoubtedly do the trick. Read on to read... Read more...

What Is A Steel Band And What Do They Do?

Fancy adding a Caribbean flavour to your wedding, party or corporate event? Find out everything you need to know about Steel ... Read more...

What Is A Ceilidh Band And What Do They Do?

Find out everything you need to know about Ceilidh bands in this blog post from the team at Alive Network!

What Are Singing Waiters And What Do They Do?

Looking to surprise your guests at a wedding, party or corporate event? Look no further! Find out everything you need to know... Read more...

How To Choose The Best Look-alike Act For Your Event

Lookalikes are a fabulous way to surprise guests at any event but with so With so many celebrity impersonators to choose from... Read more...

What To Look For When You Hire A Magician

Magic has been performed to the public for centuries. As with any other type of artist, it takes years of practice and experi... Read more...

Soul Band Prices: How Much Do Soul Bands Cost?

Soul bands provide a wealth of entertainment, with superb musicians, sensational singers, and sassy outfits (you'll never see... Read more...

70's, Funk & Disco Band Hire Prices

Want to hire a live band that will totally blow your party, wedding or corporate event guests away? 70s cover bands are the o... Read more...

The New Orleans Style Jazz Funeral

The New Orleans style jazz funeral developed throughout the 19th and 20th centuries into the celebration of life that is ofte... Read more...

The History of Valentines Day & Traditions

The complete history of Valentines day, where it comes from, Saint Valentine, traditions, gifts, cards, kisses, Cupid and mor... Read more...

Choosing a DJ

A brief guide to choosing a DJ for your event, covering all the most important aspect.

How To Find The Perfect London Band To Hire For Your Event

Searching for the perfect musical entertainment for your London event? Hiring a top quality, professional function band in Lo... Read more...