Why Live Tribute Events Are So Popular Around The World
Here's Why Great Live Tribute Act Events Are Always Popular.
Great Tribute bands have been in existence ever since the very first piece of music was written and they remain hugely popular today. These are cover bands that impersonate every detail imaginable about the world-famous bands they pay homage to....and are extremely good at it.
Tribute band popularity has been climbing considerably over the past decade or so, to the point where some of the country’s biggest live tribute bands are working continuously. This is especially true of those that focus on superstar acts like Queen or Michael Buble for example and are in demand. They are absolutely made for that special entertainment or theme evening that must be successful.
Providing fans with access to a world of specialist live music, good tribute acts have the power to give audiences a unique opportunity to enjoy their favourite act in a modern-day live setting. There will be no more David Bowie, for example, but first class star impersonator acts come a pretty close second.
To learn a little more about everything that tribute bands can bring to the table, and everything these famous look-alikes are able to deliver to fans and newcomers alike, we’ve put together this quick guide.
Spoiler alert – What you are about to read below is going to completely change the way that you look at cover bands from here on in!
A Celebration Of Famous Musical Entertainment Acts
Were you lucky enough to witness the rise of rock and roll when Elvis Presley was dominating? Did you get swept up in Beatlemania during the 60s? If you did then you know exactly how much of an impact these kinds of experiences had on your generation.
There’s a reason why some people have a hard time remembering which grandchild was born first but have absolutely no problem whatsoever remembering when they first saw Elvis play live!
Every single generation has the chance to enjoy their Elvis Presley on CD but later generations very rarely have the opportunity to enjoy the same kind of live performance. The energy, and enthusiasm that these game-changing acts provided when they were young, breaking into the scene, was unique.
That’s Where Quality Tribute Bands And Celebrity Impersonators Help!
These musical acts aren't set up to play cover songs in a dirty old dive bar to the over 40 beer-drinking crowd but are instead earnest and dedicated impersonations of their favourite performers. The detail and authenticity run right down to the way they looked, the way they talked and even the way that they interacted with their fans from the stage.
Seeing these kinds of famous celebrity lookalikes dominate the stage, and going to a tribute act evening that has been planned to deliver the exact same kind of show that the “legitimate” performers would have offered in their heydey, is one of the most compelling experiences you will ever have the opportunity to enjoy.
It’s the next best thing to being there when the originals first exploded and saw their popularity climb and climb!
Great Tribute Act Evenings Are Accessible And Affordable
At the exact same time, there is very much an economic benefit when it comes time for these tribute and cover bands to actually get paid. These lookalikes are very much more accessible to a promoter or event organiser than paying through the nose for the latest reunion tour without any of the energy or enthusiasm.
Sure, you might not actually watch John, Ringo, Paul, and George move around the stage and sing the words to Penny Lane, but at the same time you will be able to feel like you are experiencing Beatlemania for yourself when you hire any of the Tribute acts able to provide you with an identical experience.
Hiring these kinds of entertainers is going to make sure that you get the kind of experience you and your guests are looking for- but you will be able to do so at a fraction of the price in almost all situations.
Now, before we go further, it‘s important for us to touch on the fact that there are some cover bands and tribute bands that have been able to make even more money over the life of the band than the original act. A lot of this has to do with the novelty and excitement of going to see a full-blown cover band that pulls out all the stops – the kind of cover bands that are assembled to impersonate legends like Elvis, The Beatles, Take That, Status Quo, Queen and a whole host of others!
Tips For Helping You Hire The Right Tribute Act
If you are interested in hiring a good tribute act to entertain your guests for an evening or an event, you want to make sure that you pay close attention to all of the information on the site that we are able to offer you (including images and video)
For starters, you’re going to want to choose the calibre of tribute bands that you are most interested in hiring and a lot of that is going to have to do with your budget, your interests, and how much of a focal point you want these cover bands or tribute stars to be in your event programme.
Some of you are going to want to hire a tribute band to be the “star of the show”, whereas others are going to be more interested in hiring these professional acts as a bit of background noise or part of a special event like a wedding. Only you will be to determine which way you want to go to when it comes to this kind of band or act, though you’ll be able to find pretty much anything you’re looking for to suit your needs.
Secondly, you will need to be sure that you do as much research as possible into the different impersonators and famous look-alikes that you’d like to have “roaming your stage”.
Some of these professionals are extremely well-known performers while others are newcomers with a special talent but just breaking onto the scene (and the cost reflects this). Some will always completely stay in character while others won’t, and some will be able to provide your guests with memories that they’ll never forget whereas others may only be wanted to provide an appearance for a few minutes and then depart.
Video Examples Are Very Helpful
Videos and images are going to be your best friend when you want to uncover the best and truly special tribute bands and impersonators. You will be to see how these professionals interact with a crowd at a tribute evening style event, and you will be able to better determine whether or not they can provide your guests with the type of unique experience you’re aiming for.
While you want to see videos straight from these performers to better understand what they bring to the table – and usually to enjoy the highest quality production values – you’re also going to want to make sure that you check out as much of the other available information as possible. Be sure to read the performers bio or even look for other reviews online.
Use videos and images to give you an audience view of tribute act evenings. Look at the quality of the act, the sound and personal interactions with the audience. This can give you more inside information about these famous look-alikes, cover bands, and impersonators than you ever would have had access to through reading alone.
When you are armed with that information you are going to quickly narrow down the best options for your specific needs. From there it’s simply a matter of contacting our chosen agency to answer any questions you may have and make a provisional booking.
Finally, you want to be sure that you are as specific as you can be when you illustrate exactly what you’d like to get out of these tribute bands before you actually have them show up. You don’t want these kinds of evenings to be entirely impromptu and off-the-cuff. You may want to have these famous look-alikes and impersonators mingle as much as possible when they aren’t on stage so that your guests have the opportunity to take home as many pictures and mementoes as possible.
Those are the kinds of tribute act evenings people never forget, the kinds of parties and events that remain in guests memories for many years to come.
If you are looking to make a big splash when it comes time to entertain a dinner audience, wedding reception, special event or theme night you just can’t beat hiring a world-class cover band to handle all of the hard work as far as entertainment is concerned. Remember that in some respects, they are even better than the originals!