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How to find an Orange County Professional Band for your Event

Orange County Professional Band

When designing a Corporate Event, Fund Raiser or Wedding Reception, you want the best of everything…site, catering, decor, and entertainment.  When considering entertainment, one of the most important aspects is the professionalism associated with the Talent Agency or Orange County Professional Band you are looking at.  How can you measure professionalism?  Here are a few things to consider…

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Insurance is important in many ways.  It protects you, your site, your guests…it really is all encompassing.  Many sites even insist that your entertainment be insured and provide proof of insurance.  Now, many individual bands are unable to provide proof of insurance.  So what do you do?  The easiest thing is to use a professional Talent Agency like Essence Entertainment, which is fully licensed and insured.  Then you can pick your favorite professional band in Orange County and not worry about providing proof of insurance, as Essence Entertainment can provide a Certificate of Insurance showing your location / hotel as being additionally insured.

Professional Band Orange CountyAnother sign of professionalism is the length of time an agency or band has been in business.  Many agencies pre-qualify the bands they represent, vetting them in all of the important areas:  talent, professionalism, dependability, consistency, ability to MC, etc.  An agency like Essence Entertainment can provide piece of mind with regards to these qualities.  Especially since they’ve been in business for over 30 years!  Many of the professional bands they represent have been with them for a long time and are proven to be dependable and professional.  How nice to have that track record!

Professional Band Orange CountyOrange County Professional Bands come in many shapes and sizes.  The size, style or price point of the band has nothing to do with their professionalism.  When working with a professional agency you can specify the style of band you’re looking for, the budget range you have to work with, the ambiance you want to create, etc.  Essence Entertainment works very hard to provide multiple options to choose from within your parameters.  Having already established their professionalism, you can feel comfortable picking any band they represent.

Are you looking for an Orange County Professional Band?  Spend some time looking at the wonderful Bands at Essence Entertainment.  You won’t be disappointed!  Click logo below:

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Orange County Show Bands

Orange County Show Bands

Planning a Corporate Event and in need of a terrific Show Band?!  Well, look no further!

ESSENCE ENTERTAINMENT has quite the collection of Orange County Show Bands to choose from.

What exactly is a Show Band?  Generally it is a live performance group which specializes in Corporate Events, Fund Raisers, large Weddings, etc., playing a wide variety of music.  These Bands are usually larger than the typical Band (10 or more musicians), and often include costume changes and choreography.  An excellent example of this is The Red Hot Band.

A Show Band can also be what is referred to as a Theme Band – a Band which specializes in a particular type or genre of music.  A good example of this is The Hodads – they specialize in Beach Music.

An Orange County Show Band generally has multiple singers up front, giving you a variety of talent and vocal styles.  Many of the instrumentalists often sing, as well, providing lead as well as back-up vocals.  The Stellar Show Band is a thrilling example of this:

Country Western music is a favorite of many, and another example of a Theme Band would be the Kelly Rae Country Band:

Another exhilarating Orange County Show Band is The Zippers…one male and four female lead vocalists, horn section, etc.

A Show Band can also simply feature a single, charismatic artist up front – someone who can carry the show primarily by him or herself.  Chuck Wansley is just one of those artists…

Essence Entertainment is proud to represent so many outstanding Show Bands.  If you’d like more information about these Bands or would like to learn about additional Orange County Show Bands, be sure to contact Essence Entertainment at your earliest convenience.  You can also preview Show Bands on their website and on their YouTube Channel.


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Orange County Wedding Bands

Orange County Wedding Bands

Orange County Wedding Band

The Red Hot Band

There are so many wonderful Orange County Wedding Bands to choose from!  Essence Entertainment is your premier resource for Bands and all of your Wedding Music needs – and, yes, they have many terrific Bands to choose from – in many shapes and sizes and many price ranges.  Something for everyone!

There are many important things to consider when hiring a Band for your wedding.  Using an Agency which is Licensed and Insured is something you want to look for, and is often required by your Wedding Reception site.  You also want Orange County Wedding Bands who have proven themselves again and again to be professional, appropriate, and big successes – something an Agency provides for you.

Orange County Wedding Bands

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Essence Entertainment is Licensed and Insured and has been providing excellent music and entertainment services throughout Southern California for over 30 years.  This elite provider of entertainment services makes sure that all of their Orange County Wedding Bands are of the highest quality.

Orange County Wedding Jazz Band

Brad Powell Jazz Ensemble

A professional Orange County Wedding Band not only provides a wide variety of Dinner and Dance Music – each Band also has a Band Leader / MC who will make all of the introductions and announcements in an appropriate, professional manner.  This is very important for your formalities, i.e., Grand Entrance, First Dance, Toasts, Cake Cutting, etc.

A Song List of the Band’s repertoire will also be provided by Essence Entertainment for all of its Orange County Dance Bands.  In order for the Band to play your favorite songs, you should mark up the Song List accordingly.  And don’t forget the songs you DON’T want played – drawing a single line through the songs you do not want played is as important as making a check mark next to the songs you do want played.  Essence Entertainment’s website provides Song Lists for your perusal!

Attire is also something you can request.  For most weddings, Tuxedo / Formal Attire is the appropriate attire to request.  However, if you’re looking for a more contemporary look, you might request All Black with Coat & Tie.  For the female vocalists you can request Full Length, Cocktail Length, or even your wedding color.

Your Orange County Wedding Band provided by Essence Entertainment will create your Timeline / Sequence of Events.  Mike Steffens, Owner and Executive Talent Manager, prides himself on helping the Bride and Groom design a Timeline, paying attention to every detail.  This customized document is often then used by other Wedding Vendors on site – a very helpful thing to have!

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Kelly Rae Country Band

As mentioned earlier, a professional dance Band will most likely play a wide variety of music in order to accommodate the wide variety of ages and tastes in attendance at most weddings.  The only exception to the rule is if a Band has been chosen specifically for the particular theme or type of music it specializes in, for instance, a Country Western Band, a Big Band or a Beach Surfer Band.  Even though this may be the case, the Orange County Wedding Bands provided by Essence Entertainment tend to still play a wide variety of music on top of their specialty music.

Contact Essence Entertainment today to book the perfect Band for your wedding!

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Why Hire a Professional DJ?

Why should a Bride and Groom hire an experienced, professional DJ?

This video is just one example of what a professional, experienced DJ can do for your Wedding Day…the key words being ‘professional’ and ‘experienced’!  You want a DJ who does not have his/her own agenda…you want a DJ who will play the music YOU want to hear, act as Master of Ceremonies with confidence, and who will work with you and your Wedding Coordinator throughout the event to make sure everything runs smoothly!