NEWSCASTLE UNDER LYME, England, December 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
It's not the kind of shortage you'd expect, but such is the demand for quality function bands for weddings, parties and corporate events that a top UK entertainment agency are already aware they'll have more bookings than bands for 2014.
Young, four-piece, all male rock and pop bands have always been the bestselling artist type that top UK entertainment agency Alive Network offer. Despite exclusively representing some of the best function bands in the UK, most of their bands are almost booked up for key dates over the summer and for Christmas 2014!
So, the biggest online entertainment agency in the UK is on a recruitment drive to find more UK bands that have the enthusiasm, energy and talent to be performing at all types of private events in 2014.
Rich Hearn, head of Artist Management and Development at Alive Network, knows exactly what kind of band will fit the bill. "We're looking for 4 to 5 piece guitar based rock and pop function bands who love to entertain, and are able to delight guests of all ages at weddings, private parties, summer balls and black tie dinners alike. They'll need their own PA system, lighting and transportation, and be available to work in most areas of the UK, plus that all-important professional attitude and commitment to being the best they can be, wherever they play."
It's a superb opportunity for any young British band to gain invaluable performing experience to either support their own music goals, or specialise in the private and corporate event markets. There's good money to be earned too. Top bands that work exclusively for Alive Network can earn over £120k per year, playing to enthusiastic audiences at functions both at home and abroad, rather than struggling to fund their music through part-time jobs in other industries.
Dave Bevan, Managing Director of Alive Network, is keen to share the benefits of joining an established agency with a proven track record in artist development.
"Bands who are accepted by Alive Network immediately get the five star treatment from us. We never charge a fee for joining the agency and we are very select about what bands or artists we accept.
"When a band does join us, we want to help them promote their services to as wide an audience as possible. So, we offer every band a free professional studio photoshoot, plus the chance to record demo tracks in our own recording studio, have a video shoot, a custom-built website, and access to our exclusive business development workshops covering everything from marketing to dealing with clients on the night."
Bands interested in joining the UK's most successful online live entertainment agency should look at Profiles of the most popular bands on the Alive Network website. They can quickly hear and see the performance quality and versatility in online videos, demo tracks and comprehensive set lists. Anyone interested in this excellent opportunity can submit their details to firstname.lastname@example.org, or are welcome to call the agency on 0845 094 9761 and talk to any of the team.
Rich Hearn encourages any band that has the drive to succeed to get in contact. "We're not worried if your band are just starting out or have just a few gigs under your belts - we're looking for potential, musicianship, and talent rather than polish, plus the willingness to work for what you want. Forget the TV talent shows, this is a genuine, long-term way to succeed in the music industry - and pay the rent!"
For more details, go to http://www.alivenetwork.com
Alive Network is the UK's largest live music and live entertainment service, with over 4000 experienced musicians, bands and groups on its books.
Specialising in corporate entertainment and function bands, Alive Network also offers a diverse range of musical styles, from classical to mariachi bands, Bollywood to big band, opera singers to bagpipers.
Customers can also browse a selection of the UK's best DJs and discos, plus an impressive range of entertainers from caricaturists to toast masters, and specialist suppliers for firework displays and PA hire.
Alive Network Ltd
Ground Floor Suite
Silk Mill Studios
Newcastle under Lyme
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm
SOURCE Alive Network Ltd