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HOW LOUD IS A LIVE BAND? Sound limiters for live bands

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

HOW LOUD IS A LIVE BAND?

Sound limiters for live bands comparison

If you are having a party or having your wedding reception with a live band, you may find that the venue you visit mentions a sound limiter to you. They may not, and this is always a good question to ask them. The thing is that, most venues are reluctant to tell you as they either don’t know much about it or feel that you might not book with them as a result. as you can see below:

What is a Sound limiter?
Its a device that is set at circa 95 db and limits the sound that is used to restrict noise pollution. Normally positioned on a wall, it cuts out the power to the unit that the band would plug their equipment into.( looking a bit like this:  http://www.sound-light-company.co.uk/soundlimiters.php )

What are the issues?

Besides the potential cutting of power resulting in possible equipment damage, the main area for concern for you is this;  if you can picture the scene:

The band are in the middle of a song and the power cuts out, the band lights and equipment goes off and you then have to wait for it to reset and then they can restart. Pretty disruptive for you and annoying when it happens more than once.

The other side effect to sound limiters on a performance is that the band might be conscious of keeping the sound down that they are not giving it their all and also have to keep an eye on the limiter.

Can you get around it?
As it is the local council enforcing the installation it is not even possible to bypass by going through another power source. It would be helpful to find out where the band are likely to be positioned in relation to the limiter as this can make a difference.
Below is a guide to db ratings that might put it into perspective:

 

Near total silence – 0 dBA whisper – 15 dB

Normal conversation – 60 dB

A lawnmower – 90 dB

A car horn – 110 dB

A rock concert or a jet engine – 120 dB

A gunshot or firecracker – 140 dB

 

Other options for bands that have no issues with sound limiters can be found here

 

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FIND AWESOME LIVE WEDDING AND WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS UK

Guide to booking a band

COOL AND QUIRKY ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS

Welcome to the Morris Agency wedding and events ideas and news blog. Here you will find some new and exciting and sometimes quirky ideas for your live entertainment.

Wow your wedding guests

We are specialists in booking live bands and artists for numerous events and shows around the country and Europe. Through our wealth of experience over the years we have compiled stacks of free ideas for entertainers to hire and keep your guests entertained all day.

We keep our finger on the pulse of what is hot and what is not each year, so check our our blog articles written from our local agents.

 

“When it comes to entertaining guests we have it covered”

 

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TOP BAND HIRE STYLES FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS 2018

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

TOP BAND HIRE STYLES FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS 2018

POPULAR BAND STYLES AND GENRES FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS 2018

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With the Wedding season fast upon us we are noticing some very exciting band hire trends again and for those of you who are into what is top and what is not we have a breakdown of who and what is popular for 2017 and 2018 ( as we are already booking for then! )

 

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1: FESTIVAL FOLK STYLE BANDS 2018

These acts are really popular this year with that boho wedding or tipi style event looking for that festival feel. We have stacked out our site with some of the best and are pretty booked up for 2018 already. Hey Ho!  VISIT VINTAGE FESTIVAL FOLK BANDS

 TOP LONDON SWING BAND

2: 20s SWING BANDS 2018

Still going strong in 2017 are the ever popular sounds of the Gatsby style roaring 20s Jazz bands. Many themed corporate launches and weddings are right on trend with this style and we don’t see much changing into 2016. Wot wot!  VISIT MORE 20S SWING BANDS

 

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3: MARIACHI BANDS 2018

With Doritos still being responsible for the surge in Mariachi bookings we still get numerous requests and bookings for Mariachi all year round. Great for corporate events and also weddings as its such a festival, celebratory feel and we are pleased to have all the top players in the UK. Areeba!!! 

 

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4: BEATBOXERS 2018

Something a little more of a curve ball this year is the rise of Beatbox bands. So much is the demand for beatboxers that we have teamed up with a dedicated beatboxing agency to provide the artists for corporates, weddings and also we have had some nice T.V work too.  ‘Boots and Cats’ or something! * HAVE A LISTEN

 

This concludes our current run down on the most popular music styles of 2017/18 so far, but if anything changes I will be sure to update you.

 

 

 

 

 

*Boots and Cats is what you say to learn your first beat boxing beat.. try it, I dare you!

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Band Hire : 60s Soul Music Kent

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Hire 60s Soul Band for an authentic Motown band

We are pleased to be able to provide you a fabulous Kent based Soul and Motown Hammond lead band

Ideal for that Mod party or 60s tribute event you are planning

The band are well accustomed to performing for major outside events such as VW and retro events, bike shows and exhibitions as well as many Kent parties and weddings in the area.

If you are looking for that atlantic soul feel at your event, contact us today for more information and demos

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LOCAL BAND HIRE: LONDON | HIRE LOCAL BANDS IN LONDON

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

HIRE LOCAL BANDS LONDON | LOCAL BANDS FOR HIRE LONDON

We are the Local Live Music Supplier for LONDON

We have a massive list of bands to hire from the local music community of pro artists in LONDON and the surrounding area.

LOCAL BAND HIRE

WHY BOOK A LOCAL LONDON BAND?

There are a number of benefits to using local bands.

PRICE OF A LOCAL BAND: As the musician isnt having to pay for fuel costs and they are not having to travel a long way and setting off early then this can bring the price down.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE: The act will often be known to the venue or have played at the venue before so they are prepared for what to do and where to go.

ABLE TO SEE THE BAND BEFOREHAND: If they are local then you will be able to see and chat to the act before they come and perform for you

SUPPORTING LOCAL: You are buying local! Supporting local bands and using the amazing talent that is often just round the corner.

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Tribute band: HIRE MUMFORD AND SON BAND

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

HIRE MUMFORD AND SON BAND

Looking for the ultimate Mumford and Son Tribute Band to hire?

We have a great new addition to our agency in the form of a band that is dedicated to bringing you the best Mumford and Son style folk with a lot of other music thrown in.

 

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See the band here

Or contact us for more info

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Band help: FIND MUSICIANS | FIND A WEDDING MUSICIAN

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

FIND LOCAL WEDDING MUSICIANS WITH A LOCAL PROVIDER

LOOKING FOR A MUSICIAN FOR YOUR EVENT?

FIND A MUSICIANFIND A LOCAL MUSICIAN

We have lots of local musicians to hire in UK

There are many advantages to booking local musicians in your area.

We can offer lots of localised artists playing different styles of music and you will be in great hands as we have provided 1000’s of weddings and corporate events.

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Wedding fashion: 2014 WEDDING DRESS TRENDS

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

2014 Wedding Dress Trends

Dresses this year continue to be influenced by Kate Middleton’s stunning Alexander McQeen gown, with lace and sheer fabric being popular choices for the popular “Duchess Bride” trends. Many leading designers are noticing a shift away from the previously sought-after strapless gowns towards elegantly capped sleeves or longer fitted sleeves in lace, tulle and chiffon. Brides are opting to focus as much on silhouette shapes as on the back details of their gowns, and are developing a preference for gowns with cutaway shapes or backless, with tiny satin buttons playing a key role.

Tastes for 2014 are leaning heavily towards a more “covered-up” look than in recent years to reflect the popular time period of The Great Gatsby. For your bridesmaids, think flapper dresses of the 20s and 30s, dropped waists, exquisite sheath shapes, elegantly draped silks and finely detailed embellishments, such as beautifully beaded vintage headbands, feathers and crystals.

Remember that music is key to enhancing the atmosphere of your Gatsby-inspired vintage reception, and the roaring 20s was the golden age of jazz in American history, so take your pick from our extensive selection of jazz bands, all hand-picked for your perusal.

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Gay Weddings: CIVIL PARTNERSHIP FRIENDLY BAND | PINK WEDDING BANDS

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

CIVIL PARTNERSHIP BAND

Civil Partnership Bands For Hire

Naturally, all our acts are happy to provide to same sex couples for their civil partnership or Gay marriage.

HOW TO PICK A CIVIL PARTNERSHIP BAND:

It seems crazy that we even need to add this onto our blog, but we do still get asked if this is a problem… and from all of us at the Agency, a resounding NO PROBLEM!

It has never has been and ever will be, so, feel free to have a look at all our acts in confidence that they will deliver  fabulous entertainment!

 

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Singing Waiters

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Looking for Singing Waiters?

We have some great options for singing waiters to hire

SINGING MARIACHI WAITERS

An idea to make a massive impact on your guests as a surprise is to provide waiters that are actually opera singers.

They serve food and dress like normal waiting staff but then burst into operatic songs for a good duration to entertain the guests whilst they are eating.

For more information on our singing waiters ( and waitresses! ) please email us on:

info@themorrisagency.co.uk

 

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