October 29, 2013
Music is the lifeblood of any party. It is the one thing that will get people to get out of their chairs and dance or just sit back, relax and set the mood for a really good time. There are many ways to have music playing in the background. The setting is important when determining how you will be presenting the music. For example, if you are planning a bar mitzvah, an engagement party, a wedding or a prom, the decision has to be made as to how the party with have the music presented.
There are many options to choose from, you can have a DJ perform at your special function, be it a wedding in Toronto, a school prom at the end of the school year or a bar mitzvah. Another option is to choose a band to play live music. Both options are good, but some options are better than others, and below we are here to point them out.
When deciding between the 2, some things to consider are, cost. A live band will cost upwards to $1,800 dollars depending on the notoriety on the band within the community or status, and that might not include a singer, that might be a separate charge that will have to be added on. A DJ on the other hand, charges about half the price, depending on what packages you choose from the DJ and depending on the event, however, the general difference is about half the price.
A second option between a live band and a DJ is dealing with a individuals, with a live band there maybe a manager or you may have to deal with the entire band depending on the setup, whereas a DJ tends to represent themselves. With this setup, there is no need to have to worry about having “too many chefs in the kitchen” which might cause some problems.
So it is with that thought in mind, that Surround Sound DJ understands that a decision like that might come up, and as a DJ company, will strive in every which way to make sure that the decision you make, if it is a DJ, to make you feel like you have made the right decision. We understand the cost difference, but that does not guarantee making a final decision easier, and we are always willing to work with live bands in case you want to choose both.