Music for Corporate Events

There is a vast array of corporate events where our music can be a valuable enhancement to the occasion:- product launches, board room dinners, client presentations, company family days, conferences, ........... the list is endless. There are few  rules about what kind of music should be played and when. The most important thing is to have the music that enhances the ambience of the event and adds to the impact and importance of the occasion.

Below are some notes on the characteristics of different kinds of music group, for you to consider in addition to your liking for their kind of music.

<String Quartet> ~ <Harp> ~ <Classical Guitar> ~ <Soprano> ~ <Folk & Ceilidh> ~ <Jazz> ~ <Organising the event>

STRING QUARTET OR FLUTE & STRING QUARTET

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Repertoire

Baroque, classical, romantic, light, shows, films, light jazz

4

Ambience

Creates a civilised atmosphere, and enhances the 'class' of the event. Can also engender a relaxed and communicative atmosphere.

4

Appropriate venue size

Anything from a small hotel dining room to a hall in a stately home, marquee, or exhibition hall.

4

Appropriate audience  size

We have played for events with 2 guests, to 300 people

4

Amplification

None

4

Set up time

15 minutes

4

Playing outside

Yes, shelter from the elements needed.

 

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HARP

4

Repertoire

Concert harp is Baroque, classical, romantic, light music. Occasionally with vocals, particularly with the Celtic Harp.

4

Ambience

Civilised atmosphere - mostly formal, or Palm Court, or Lounge music

4

Appropriate venue size

Hotel dining room, to conference hall

4

Appropriate audience  size

2 to 80 guests

4

Amplification

None

4

Set up time

30 minutes. Good access required

4

Playing outside

Sometimes, good  shelter from the elements essential.

 

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CLASSICAL GUITAR

4

Repertoire

Baroque, classical, romantic,

4

Ambience

For the smaller and more intimate event

4

Appropriate venue size

Hotel dining and conference rooms

4

Appropriate audience  size

We have played for dinner parties of 2 guests, to 60 people

4

Amplification

None

4

Set up time

15 minutes

4

Playing outside

Yes, shelter from the elements needed, and good acoustics.

 

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CEILIDH & BARN DANCES

4

Repertoire

Irish, Scottish, English, Welsh, American, Scandinavian, Eastern European folk

4

Ambience

Where you want to get people together, interacting, getting to know each other and having a good time. We have played for the entertainment and bonding at sales conferences, to  annual employees get together.

4

Appropriate venue size

Hotel rooms with  40 guests, to a large conference venues with 350 dancers, marquees.

4

Appropriate audience  size

Music to listen to - any size. Ceilidh - 40 to 350

4

Amplification

Yes

4

Set up time

45 minutes

4

Playing outside

Normally, no, but can do with adequate shelter from the elements.

 

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JAZZ BANDS

4

Repertoire

Any period of jazz from the 1920s to the present day, Dixieland, Swing, Rhythm & Blues, Blue Note, Jazz/ Fusion/ Funk, Latin Jazz & Bossa Nova

4

Ambience

Widely varying, from awareness creation at an exhibition, to an evening to remember at a sales promotion, from a relaxed, smoky ambience after an important dinner to a employee family day with a difference.

4

Appropriate venue size

Hotel bar to conference hall, exhibition hall or marquee.

4

Appropriate audience  size

Any number

4

Amplification

Yes

4

Set up time

30-45 minutes

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Playing outside

Normally, no, but can do with adequate shelter from the elements.

 

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Don't forget the influence of the venue on the success of your event. The acoustics of the venue and number of guests influence the kind of music group that is appropriate, and the location of the musicians who are playing un-amplified instruments [string quartets, harpists, etc]. [Jazz & Folk bands are normally amplified, and can artificially compensate for bad acoustics to some extent].

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