Findaband makes creating your soundtrack simple. We talk to Sam from Findaband, and get the lowdown on everything music related.
How would you describe Findaband? Owner Sam Browne: It’s an entertainment agency that offers a selection of the best live bands, DJs and performers in New Zealand. The website provides everything you need to make an informed decision – photographs, audio samples, song lists and testimonials from clients.
What type of music is available?Rock, jazz, dance, classic hits, opera, classical string quartets, funk, acoustic, solo piano, solo acoustic guitar, Latin and more. There are currently 40 bands available. I only take on about 30 per cent of bands that approach me about representation, as I only work with the best. I also offer DJs and am beginning to offer dance groups and comedians.
What sets Findaband apart?Quality, experience and professionalism. When you book with Findaband, you’re guaranteed to get a top-quality entertainment experience and have all of the details taken care of. I never take it for granted that my clients are entrusting me with organising the entertainment for the biggest day of their life.
What’s the better option, a band or a DJ? There are pros and cons to both. A band create a uniquely exciting atmosphere, whereas a DJ can play pretty much any song you can think of, and is often a cheaper option.
What are the key things a couple should consider when making their decicion? Budget is probably the first thing. Once you’ve established what you have to spend, ensure you can hear the band [or DJ] or see them perform before you book. Many of our [performers] now offer videos of themselves, but make sure you at least have a listen to their audio recordings to ensure they offer the style and sound you’re looking for.