Dad of 3 and Mumblers resident DJ Mark Green talks this week about the latest must have entertainment combo for your next event.
The summer season for parties and events is well and truly in full swing and it will come as no surprise that weddings are taking the number one spot when it comes to “booking type” in June & July.
I find myself this week preparing for an exciting run of 4 weddings (thankfully no funerals) in 4 days, which is an endurance test but not that uncommon for me in the summer months.
The interesting thing about this summer is the amount of DJ & sax bookings that are coming up. I’ll have a sax player working alongside me for 3 of my 4 gigs this week – which is great fun and very cool! DJ & sax (or any musician) is by no means a new thing, however the demand for it at weddings and parties in 2018 has been immense.
As a multi-genre events professional, it puts a big smile on my face seeing different elements of entertainment seamlessly working together at events such as weddings. It helps move things forward, keeps things fresh and with sax, helps bring new life to classic party tracks – from Motown to Hip-Hop or Pop to House… it works great!
So… thinking of having a DJ & Sax combo for your next event? Here are a couple of things to be aware of when booking –
* Most sax players will be able to jam along with almost any tune, however it takes a lot more than a good player to deliver a memorable performance. It’s always a good idea ask for video/website links to see them in action before you book.
* Does the sax player have a wireless set up? This is a must for me as it enables the player to move around and interact with the dancefloor.
* What experience does the DJ have? If the DJs skill set is limited, you can expect the performance to be too. Ideally your DJ needs to be competent in mixing beats and harmonies to pull off a good sax set. Again, video links and websites are all good ways to ensure you’re booking a professional who can deliver.
* Have the duo worked together before? I’ve pulled off some great parties in the past where I’ve only met the musician an hour or so before, however the set is always more fluid if the team has worked together previously.
The DJ & Sax bookings are still coming in for summer 2019 so I don’t think it’s a fad that will have disappeared by Autumn. Percussion, electric guitar and violin are also great ways to beef up a DJ set, so if you’re planning an event and are looking for something a bit saxier… I hope this has helped.