Weddings with Makeshift
Thank you for considering hiring Makeshift to play at your wedding reception! Aside from the ceremony, your reception will be the most memorable part of your special day for your guests, and we know you have a variety of choices for entertainment. A professional, talented, and sophisticated band can make the difference between “just another wedding” and an event you and your guests will remember forever. Makeshift is an energetic dance band with a repertoire designed to get guests of all ages dancing and having a great time! We offer the following benefits for your special day:
Versatility: Makeshift plays from a large set list of funk, disco, classic rock, and jazz – all danceable songs! We also have the capability to learn and play special songs that are not in our standard set. Depending on the needs of your wedding, we can also provide background music during dinner or cocktails (jazz standards).
Style: Whether you want a more formal-looking band or you want to bring that rock concert vibe to your wedding, Makeshift dresses the part. We'll make sure it doesn't look like you hired butlers to play your wedding.
Gear: Makeshift brings everything needed for a professional sound and look (yes, how a band’s gear looks is important!). We provide all of the sound and lighting equipment to support any size reception you plan on having. Our equipment is visually subtle, scalable, and it sounds amazing. We WILL NOT be too loud your guests. We also provide wireless microphones for speeches and background music for the rest of the reception.
No-nonsense sales approach: We provide a simple, "this much money for this much time" quote to everyone who asks. Everything else has pricing easily available, why not your wedding entertainment? You give us the simple details (date, place, time required) and we give you a price. If a special request will cost more, you will know up front. You have more important things to do than worry about whether or not you got a good deal.
Professionalism: We will meet with you personally to go over everything, and coordinate with your wedding planner/venue representative to nail down every detail. Our contract and questionnaire are straightforward and easy to understand. We are prompt and responsive to your needs and the needs of your venue. We will walk you through anything you are unsure about and, whenever possible, accommodate any special need you have.
Some other things to know:
Makeshift is a horn-driven dance band, not a wedding band per se. We do not cover every genre or sound, and there may be styles we cannot replicate exactly. Couples choose us because they like our style, not because we’re a one-size-fits-all generic band. Some styles we can’t cover include: hard rock, metal, electronica, and modern hip-hop. If you’re unsure about a particular song, just ask! We are happy to play a recording if you have a song you’d like to hear that we can’t cover.
We do not feature videos of the band performing weddings on our website. Your wedding is a private event for you and your guests, not a marketing tool to help the band get future business. Likewise, we do not permit non-guests to see us play at a wedding (and we certainly won’t let strangers into your wedding, either!). Our band members are professionals with decades of live performance experience, and we encourage you to check out the band playing live at one of our public performances to see if you’d like to book us.
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