Basic questions concerning arrangement and performance of LAFESTA at events, parties and weddings.
What is the format LAFESTA’s performances taking place at corporate events and wedding celebrations?
Considering your choice LAFESTA can perform at special events in one or several music formats: 1) Cocktail music, which can be more delicate, lift (jazz-lounge, deep-house) or can serve as background music (pop-house, funky); 2) Dance & club music program (dance, house, disco-house, funky-house); 3) Unique author’s program «Electro & Lounge Opera», which harmonically combines opera vocal with stylish electronic and lounge music; 4) Stylish Ukrainian folk: author’s remixes of folk songs.
Can a client coordinate the list of songs and repertory with the artists while booking LAFESTA live music band? Does the performance program change directly at a wedding party depending on guests’ mood or an event style?
If it is necessary, LAFESTA music band can provide its playlist (list of songs) to customers, event coordinators on demand. One can choose appropriate songs for celebrations, meetings and banquets from this list. Having an extensive experience in performing at weddings, corporate parties, special events. LAFESTA can adjust the performance program at an event or a wedding, taking into account guests’ mood (live musicians for events & party, musicians for wedding).
What is LAFESTA’s line-up at corporate parties and weddings? Can additional musicians be invited, or vice versa the number of artists be reduced?
LAFESTA can perform either with the main line-up (3 members): female vocal, saxophonist, who also plays electronic breath controller; DJ, playing electronic percussion. LAFESTA group can perform in line-up of 2-3 members with the instrumental music program (DJ + saxophonist and flutist). In addition, LAFESTA can perform either with the main line-up (3 members), or accompanied by its chamber lounge orchestra (11 musicians). In case a music venue is very small, only the main group members can be present on the stage, while the orchestra is placed astride the stage or behind it. The ideal the orchestra lineup should be presented timbrally by as many musicians as possible: vibes, violins, alt, bass viol, flute, bassoon, horn, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, harp. Live music accompanied by a chamber lounge orchestra can significantly enrich and decorate a presentation, a cocktail party, an awarding ceremony, a wedding, and the way the spectacular picture with the orchestra appears on the stage is worth invested cost.
What does the price of LAFESTA performance at weddings, parties or corporate events depend on?
The price depends on the performance date (New Year corporate parties, holidays), its duration and location (country, city). The price of LAFESTA group performance in Kyiv is lower than in other cities. As a rule, the performance fee in other cities of Ukraine and Europe is one third higher than in Kyiv, while the price for a performance in Asia, Russia and Arab countries is twice as high. If it is a matter of a tour (for instance, concerts in night clubs, opera theaters, presentations), but not a single performance at an event, the price can be lower, depending on the number of concerts. One can always find some music bands, which are ready to perform at a corporate party or a wedding at a low price, but a person with profound experience of events arrangement will determine at first sight the real level of artists and live music. The price for a concert with the main line-up (3 members) is lower, than the performance accompanied by its chamber lounge orchestra, though the price is approximately 600$ (in Kyiv).
How much do technical and hospitality riders of LAFESTA cost? What technical and organizational issues should we take into account while booking the band at a wedding or anniversary parties
LAFESTA has a minimal technical and hospitality rider, as you can see here. There are no other requirements (apart from specified in a rider). If you are arranging a celebration and order a band for a wedding or a corporate party by yourself, feel free to contact LAFESTA director if any questions appear (live music price, party & wedding band price).
How can one book LAFESTA performance for an event or a party?
As a rule the date of a performance at an event (birthday celebration, special events, party, meetings, banquets) is fixed by 50% prepayment of an author’s fee. If the group is free for the required date, you can order a performance even in a day before an intended date. But the earlier you make a prepayment, the less is the probability, that LAFESTA is engaged in other events. While making a prepayment the agreement for the performance of the music band at an event/wedding is signed, where all basic information is specified: arrival time, sound-check, dress code, rider and the program of performance at a party/wedding (live music for event, live music for wedding, live music for corporate party).
Is it possible to order the band performance for a wedding? Are the conditions for ordering the band for a wedding differ from ordering it for other concerts? The rider, the price and all organizational issues are permanent, either for ordering the band for a wedding, or for other concerts. There are several different music programs for wedding music arrangement, perfectly matching for civil ceremonies, cocktails at a welcome part, a banquet, a pause and dancing. LAFESTA can perform accompanied by its small chamber lounge orchestra (10 musicians) or a string quartet (4 musicians) in order to create tender and unforgettable atmosphere during a civil ceremony or the first dance of just-married. (order band for wedding, order musicians for wedding)
Is LAFESTA a cover-band or does it play author’s music only?
Talking about performances at events, corporate parties and night clubs, we have a large program of author’s remixes of world hits. The percentage of remixes of popular songs in dance & club music program reaches 95%; the percentage of stylish remixes of world hits in cocktail music, which can be more delicate, drive (pop-house, funky) or can serve as background music (jazz-lounge, deep-house), is 50%. But LAFESTA is not a cover-band, as this notion implies that the group does not have its own songs and rehashes other band’s songs. Whereas we have the video clips, made in London, Barcelona, Valencia, and the music album with the symphony orchestra, and the unique style Electro & Lounge Opera – this is the author’s product.
What is «Electro & Lounge Opera»? Is it classical crossover, pop opera, or the remixes of classic pieces?
LAFESTA is the only music project in Eastern Europe, which performs in electro-lounge opera style. The program is entirely author’s, which combines charming Olga Rossi’s opera vocal (she graduated from Kiev conservatory, opera vocal grade) and stylish modern music: lounge, house, and funk. The songs of this program became soundtracks for «HD Fashion» channel. Such fascinating live music fits perfectly for presentations, events and weddings, if the main aim is to wonder and entertain guests in more original way than the performance of a cover-band or a pop-band. The performance in modern opera format, enriched by the glowing dress of the soloist, a unique video sequence and a chamber orchestra will make live music memorable for guests of all parties and gala concerts (order an opera singer, the best opera voice).
Why does live music and live band is necessary at a special event or a party?
Everybody, who is related to event and wedding arrangement, comes across a dilemma whether one should order background music or go without live music. But the question of appropriateness of ordering a music band falls away as stylish live music starts a highly-qualified performance on the stage. Guests beyond their will understand that the party has started.
The main advantage of ordering an artist is that a favourite music band performs right here, right now and directly for you. And the way your favourite music sounds at your wedding or a corporate party is unique and will never repeat the same way (vocal for event, musicians for a corporate party). Ordering artists and live musicians demonstrates to all present guests the level and the corporate image of your company, its corporate culture and management style. The presence of a music band on the stage of your event (celebration, party, banquets) is not only must-have entertainment, but a trademark of your company, an impression, which will be remembered by the guests of a party or a wedding for a long time. Therefore, you should book those artists who are worth your event. Good luck!