Do all bands perform live?
A. Bands fall into two categories: Fully Live meaning that everything you hear on the night is generated by the musicians on stage, with no pre-recorded music at all. This normally means that youll have at least three musicians but more likely four or five. An all live line-up can include drums, keyboards, bass, guitar and vocals. Some bands include a brass section, taking their numbers up to nine, ten or even eleven! Do you have the space? Remember, youll also have more people to pay so expect a higher price. Semi Live these bands will have an element of pre-recorded music in their performance, generated by computer, keyboards or recorded on disc. Most duos for instance will use some form of backing track to give them the full band sound. This has the advantage of usually being less expensive, quicker to set up and demanding less space. The choice is yours some people are very determined only to use fully live bands and thats commendable but the fact is any good band should keep your