Weddings are rad. And the right band is EVERYTHING.
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What was the last time you danced, sang, and celebrated with ALL of your family and friends? Will there ever be another opportunity like this?
With any once-in-a-lifetime event, you only have one chance to impress your guests. With music being one of the #1 thing the guests remember, the stakes are high when choosing entertainers to trust with this important job. At Republic of Music, we take all the stress out of planning your entertainment so you can truly savor your wedding day and leave your guests talking about it for years to come!
You have one shot. We promise not to blow it.
What fun & romantic entertainment do you envision at your dream wedding?
As Southern California's top full-service wedding entertainment company, Republic of Music is the only call you need to make when searching for romantic ceremony musicians, swanky cocktail hour performers, a classy dinner ensemble, a fun dance band, a professional DJ, an engaging Emcee, staging, and reception lighting.
Our options are as vast as your imagination and each entertainment package is custom-created to match your vision and budget. So to build your perfect entertainment, you can either call us at (619) 277-8689 to schedule a complimentary consultation or fill out our online Wedding Questionnaire to receive a quote!
Reception Dance Band
First and foremost, Republic of Music is known for our high energy, incredibly interactive and fun dance band. Our size can range from a 5-15 piece band. We feature an incredible lineup of male and female vocalists who sing, dance, emcee, and engage your guests. Backing our vocalists is our team of top musicians including drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone, as well as specialty instruments such as fiddle, dhol, percussion, steel drums, and mariachis. We also have an amazing electric string section featuring violin, viola & cello that can play during your ceremony and cocktail hour as well as with our dance band during your reception.
The Core Elements of a Great Dance Band
The six core performers that make up your dance band are: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, and at least one Male and Female Lead Vocalists. Those are the minimum performers needed to give you a fun dance party unless a smaller band is paired with a DJ. From there you can add additional vocalists, horns, and specialty instruments such as electric violin or a percussionist.
Your Vocalists Make the Party
Many of our musicians sing lead and background vocals but their main job is to make the music sound full and inspire the guests to come to the dance floor. Your lead vocalists are the ones that will tangibly engage your guests with their singing, dancing, and signature audience interaction. So, if you love the idea of high energy, fun choreography, and interaction with your guests, then we highly suggest having at least three lead vocalists.
Horns Make Your Wedding Sound Like a Concert
When you love that big band sound and want the music to sound just like the record when playing songs from artists like Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bruno Mars, Motown, 70s, etc., you'll want to include a full horn section in your band ensemble.
A full horn section is at least three horns: saxophone, trumpet, and trombone. If you're looking for just a sprinkling of that live horn sound, then you can get away with just Saxophone and Trumpet for a mini horn section, or just add a Solo Saxophonist to the mix. In these scenarios, your keyboardist will set up two keyboards and will use one to play horn sounds and the other to play piano sounds, and will fill in whatever horn parts are missing.
There's no replacement for the magic that a live horn section can add to the party, but if it comes down to budget, we know how to make the music sound full and awesome with or without horns.
An Electric Violin or Percussionist Adds a 'Cool' Factor
Adding an electric violinist to our dance band is a very cool, and a not-as-often-seen element in a band if you're looking for some added 'wow factor'. If the violinist performs for your ceremony, it will sound ultra romantic with the acoustic violin. But when our violinist accompanies dance music, she will play an electric violin which sounds really edgy and awesome, and she'd add killer, shredding solos throughout the night.
Making Latin Music Sound Most Authentic
Adding 2-3 horns is a must for any Latin ensemble. Adding a percussionist is also a really important musician if you love Latin music or are a 'rhythm officiando'. Congas, bongos and chimes sound so cool alongside a traditional drummer!
Dinner Background Music
Dinner is an important bonding time between us and your guests. While playing a wide array of background songs that are sure to please both the young and young-at-heart, we work on charming your loved ones and getting a 'read' on what styles of music they're responding to. This helps us know exactly what it'll take to get them dancing later in the reception in case we need to make any last minute adjustments to our dance playlist. During this time, we're very aware of performing at a volume that allows your guests to easily hold a conversation.
During dinner, we perform nostalgic hits from all the decades such as, Frank Sinatra, Fleetwood Mac, Temptations, Van Morrison, Adele, Ed Sheeran, including a wide range of genres such as jazz, r&b, blues, country ballads, reggae, acoustic pop, soft rock, latin, and 80s.
Don't be surprised if couples feel compelled to jump up and dance during dinner!
Live Dance Set 3 | feat. 24 Mins of High-Energy, Live Music
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Live Dance Set 1 | feat. 26 Mins of High-Energy, Live Music
A Professional DJ can be included in your entertainment package in the following ways:
Add a DJ to the dance band to enhance the sound.
Book our DJ along with a few live musicians for a fun DJ-Live hybrid experience.
The DJ can play your ceremony or cocktail music before the band begins or as the after-party DJ once the band concludes your reception.
A Professional DJ can be booked for your entire event.
Reasons to add a DJ to your entertainment package:
If you have a noise ordinance or a decibel limit after a certain time, or if you envision an after-party in a smaller room, switching to a DJ makes total sense.
If you're looking to save money, utilizing a DJ for a portion of your event can cut down on your entertainment costs.
If you're the type of couple that likes club music, lots of hip hop, techno music of any kind, or want to include Cultural music into the night, then adding a DJ would be a perfect compliment to the band.
If you love Top 40 music but want it to sound more club-like, then our DJ will play along with the band and add in scratching, sound effects, loops, beat drops, and possibly a rap or two. This makes the band sound even more lively, hip, and edgy.