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Christmas Party Entertainment That Rocks! Christmas Corporate Party Entertainment Ideas!

It's been a warm week in September this week, but needless to say Christmas isn't too far away. Yup, that's right, it's time to get your Christmas party entertainment booked for this year! In this blog we'll give you some ideas and inspiration as to what rocks, providing a few great examples of bands and artists from the Alive Network roster.

Rocking around the Christmas Tree

When it comes to that ‘go crazy and let your hair down’ Christmas party everyone really needs this year, it's hard to beat a professional rock and pop function band. These guys (and they usually are four guys) play the best tracks from 40 years of rock and pop, including the Christmas singalong hits that turn everyone into a gravel-voiced Noddy Holder by the end of the night! Check out these party-rocking bands:

Just been to my friends wedding at white dove farm Norfolk. The best band I have EVER seen. INCREDIBLE vocals, amazing band, great people! Still buzzing!

- Jake Swanton

Simply amazing! Our friends and family have not stopped saying how brilliant they were! They were so professional and played such a great range of songs- would definitely recommend!

- James & Lucy Wilson

Just a quick note to say how amazing we all thought you were on Saturday night. A joy to work with and we will be booking again next year.

 - Paul Baverstock

Pay Tribute This Christmas

Tribute bands
are more than just soundalikes - these artists really capture the excitement and atmosphere o the original artists, to provide a superb evening of classic Christmas entertainment.

Absolutely fantastic performance! All guests had a great night and everyone was up on their feet. The best performers we’ve had to date so just goes to show you pay extra for quality.

- Laura Bailey

They were great, everyone loved them!! We could not recommend them enough, the guests loved it. The sound was perfect, excellent. Loud enough so we could dance to it and a perfect volume if you were not on the dance floor and wanted to chat! Thank you!

- Olivia Banks

Contributed to a fantastic evening and gave a brilliant show. Very well organised and cooperative. First class entertainment.

- Jon Wilshere

Jazz It Up this Christmas

Nearly every jazz great issued a Christmas album at some point, so enjoy authentic soul versions of festive favourites, plus up-tempo twists on Yuletide tunes. Great music to listen to, dance to and smooch to!

The Bobby Swing Band made our evening reception memorable to us and all our guests. Everyone commented how terrific they were and how friendly and supportive they were. They played our requests and we will hold the memories forever. 

- Talib Yaseen

A huge thank you for making our wedding party extra special. The band were amazing, having eleven of you in the line up was a real wow factor. The style of the music was just perfect and everyone commented on how professional you were yet you still had so much fun with it. Wish we could hire you guys every week.

 - Sue & Luiz

Tipitina are an excellent band and musically accomplished band. Our guests loved them - and lots of them commented on how brilliant they were. It was our favourite part of the day! We felt we got something really special. We highly recommend them, and would certainly book them again for another occasion.

 - Sonia Suman

Get Ready for Christmas with the Rat Pack

From "Let It Snow" to "White Christmas", "Sleigh Ride" to "Look a lot like Christmas", Rat Pack artists have a veritable Santa sackfull of classic Christmas songs to put everyone in a festive mood. 

We wanted to write to thank your for performing at our wedding in April. The music you provided was wonderful and our guests had a brilliant time dancing and listening to you sing. We had the most perfect day and could not have achieved this without all that you did.

- Jessica & David Paul

William was fantastic and we really enjoyed having him at our wedding. We would definitely recommend him and Alive Network to other people

- Georgina Pearce

Eddie Cullen is fab, even when he was doing his sound check (when we were all busy prepping the venue and therefore not watching him) we thought he’d put a CD on – he is that good! We are already being asked to book him for next time! He couldn't have been nicer.

- Carolyn Luff

Cracking Christmas entertainment with Swing, Jive and Rock 'n Roll

Get your guests up and jumping all night long with the irresistible sounds of a swing or jive band, or some good old fashioned rock and roll. These types of bands are always real crowd-pleasers, especially at Christmas, with the emphasis on fun and having a great time. 

From the first conversation we had with Mitch and the band they were honest, straight forward, accommodating and easy to work with. They offered an excellent service and went that extra mile right throughout the process to provide an excellent service as the wedding band

Working under pressure and with limited time on the day, the band were professional, hard working and delivered an amazing show. They remained energetic and again, flexible to make the performance enjoyable for the audience and those of us who were responsible for making the night run smoothly when things cropped up, as they inevitably do. Book this band! 

 - Tom & Dena

My guests absolutely loved them and many people asked me for their information once the night was over. Their energy was amazing and they appealed to all age ranges.

 - Sarah Peel

A great band, great music. The party definitely went with a swing, it couldn’t have gone better

 - Andy Ford

A Soul Full Of Christmas

For a more laid back vibe to your party, wedding or corporate Christmas event, taste the sweet sound of success with a soul band. Perfect for a more relaxed or urbanite style – in other words, soul is cool!

Soul Education were exceptional – we received great feedback from all the guests, they got everyone dancing at the wedding and everyone loved the sets that they performed. Truly brilliant.

- Hannah Norton

A huge thank you to all of you at Funkytown. We had an absolute blast on our wedding day and it truly wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't for you guys. I hope you enjoyed playing as much as we all enjoyed having you. 

We would highly recommend Funkytown to anyone who wants a great musical band without the cheese factor. Professional - Great Vibes - Very entertaining. Thanks again. Amazing.

 - Jonny & Sam

Solos, Duos & Trios

Perfect for the more intimate or small-scale event, our artists may be small in number but they make a big impact. Excellent value for money, and with the ability to perform in unusual or intimate spaces (and yes, that can include your own home), these are our three top tips for Christmas weddings, seasonal events, company Christmas parties and private parties in 2014.

Everyone danced the night away. We suggest you charge more as they are worth the money, we feel like we got a bargain.

 - Monica Blazon

What an absolutely fantastic band. Great choices of songs and definitely not your everyday cheesy wedding band. Totally worth the risk of booking without hearing or seeing them live first. Thanks a lot guys

 - Brett & Hayley

Nancy and Pearl played at our wedding on the 26th April 2013. They were fantastic and the outfits were great too. All the guests thoroughly enjoyed their performance and thought they were very original. 

What makes Nancy and Pearl such a polished duo, aside from their amazing voices and ukulele playing, is their enthusiasm and energy in which they deliver the songs. It really comes across to the audience and captivates their attention. Thanks to Danni and Lyndsey for contributing to our special day. I can't wait to listen to you again soon.

 - Jan Nixon

Christmas Ceilidhs

Ceilidhs are the ultimate ice-breaker, bringing everyone together in communal chaos and laughter regardless of age, rank, language or dance ability! The best ceilidh bands are highly experienced in creating a fun atmosphere, accompanied by infectiously energetic music that calls everyone to the floor.

The band were delightful and great fun. They are fabulous musicians and everyone had the best time dancing and laughing! Thanks so much.

 - Karen McIndoe

One of the highlights of the wedding for me was the final set they played where all our guests were up dancing and everyone was laughing and smiling. The only disappointment was that they couldn't play longer!

 - Karen Sherriff

We genuinely mean it when we say we had the best day ever! You and the band were absolutely incredible. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect fit for the day, you are a great bunch. We have had no-end of comments from guests as to how good you were and how much fun they had! Pretty much every single person said it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Which, for us, made all the hard work worthwhile. Thank you for playing your part in making this happen! Thank you for being so open and flexible, and completely understanding. I would not hesitate to book you all again.

 - Adrian Laybourn

When you book your Christmas event live band through an entertainment agency like us, it’s actually more cost-effective than trying to book direct. We deal with all the logistics, from checking the space requirements of the band, advising the band of any sound limiting equipment in your venue, to paying the band so you don’t have to carry large amounts of cash or cheques around all night. You always receive a legally binding contract signed by the band, and we even provide an emergency telephone number for the day, just in case.

Alive Network, your one-stop live entertainment website for everything Christmas.

To book a your ideal Christmas entertainment, just click on the band’s name to view their Profile, or call the team here at Alive Network.

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