Find an artist for your event...

customer advice

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.

Looking for Wedding Suppliers In Berkshire?

Looking for Wedding Suppliers In Berkshire?

24th Jul 2018

From photo booths and honeymoons, to flowers and make-up, your wedding supplier list can be a long one. Choosing your perfect... Read more...
Planning a Local Wedding Made Easy

Planning a Local Wedding Made Easy

24th Oct 2017

Planning one of the most important days of your lives may seem like a daunting task, but don’t panic, there are plenty of fan... Read more...
A Guide To Loudness & Venue dB Limiters!

A Guide To Loudness & Venue dB Limiters!

14th Mar 2014

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

A Guide To Function Band Prices

15th Apr 2013

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

How To Book A Band

28th Jan 2014

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

How To Keep Your Function Band Happy

20th Jan 2014

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

A Beginner's Guide To Latin American Music

17th Apr 2013

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

The Classical Guitar: A Dummies Guide

15th Apr 2013

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

Opera For Beginners

23rd Apr 2013

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

How To Pick The Perfect Pianist For Your Party

26th Mar 2014

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?

What Type Of Magician Is Best For Your Event?

14th Mar 2014

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?

What Is A Steel Band And What Do They Do?

17th Feb 2014

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?

What Is A Ceilidh Band And What Do They Do?

10th Feb 2014

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?

What Are Singing Waiters And What Do They Do?

10th Feb 2014

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

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

26th Jun 2013

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

What To Look For When You Hire A Magician

17th Apr 2013

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 Band Prices: How Much Do Soul Bands Cost?

30th Jun 2014

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

70's, Funk & Disco Band Hire Prices

20th Jun 2014

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

15th Apr 2013

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 History of Valentines Day & Traditions

22nd Jul 2011

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

Choosing a DJ

22nd Jul 2011

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

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

5th Jan 2000

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