Basic questions concerning arrangement and performance at events, parties, and weddings.
Are there any discounts when ordering several of your shows for one event (corporate party or wedding)?
You can order the performance of our shows separately or in various combinations: 1) LAFESTA band + laser harp show; 2) band + 3D dress show; 3) band + laser harp + 3D dress. In addition to saving money on a technical rider (it is almost the same for all shows) and on a hospitality rider (all shows have the same team, which reduces the cost of travel, food, and accommodation), you also get a 15% discount by ordering 2 and more show. If you book performances for several events or organize a tour (for example, concerts in nightclubs, opera houses, shopping centers, or presentations of a company in various cities), then the cost may decrease depending on the number of concerts.
What does the price of LAFESTA & shows performance at weddings, parties or corporate events depend on?
3 factors influence the cost: 1) the venue of the event (country and city); 2) the date of the performance (holidays or New Year's Eve time); 3) the format and duration of the performance. Since we currently live in Zurich, the cost of performing at events in Switzerland is cheaper than in other countries. This is due to the time it takes for a trip, a soundcheck, and a concert. For example: in Switzerland, organizing a performance takes one day, in other European cities (including the road) from 1.5 to 2 days, and in the Gulf countries or the Maldives 2-it 3 days. Since one concert requires 2-3 times more time, the cost of the performance also increases (not proportionally, but by 50-80%).
What is the format of LAFESTA’s performances taking place at corporate events and wedding celebrations?
Considering your choice LAFESTA can perform at special events in various music formats: 1) "Cocktail music" with a soft and gentle sound like is hotel`s lobby music or more driving music format when guests can talk & shake a leg with a glass of wine; 2) Dance & club music program; 3) Unique author’s program «Electro & Lounge Opera», which harmonically combines opera vocal with electronic and lounge music; 4) Stylish Ukrainian folk: author’s remixes of authentic and ethnic songs. All these programs can be ordered separately or mixed depending on the style of your event/wedding. (Booking the musicians for a corporate party or wedding).
What is the cost of the artist`s logistics?
For the laser harp show and the 3D dress show, only 2 people participate (singer and DJ/sound engineer). If the LAFESTA band is booked, then plus 1-2 more people (female flutist and/or saxophonist). Therefore, the transfer costs are not expensive: departure up to 500 km. from Zurich can be by our own car (gasoline paid) or by train. If the concert is in another country, we need air tickets (economy class).
Where can I find the rider of LAFESTA and other shows?
Our projects have a simple rider, as we always bring some of our equipment to concerts (mixing console, microphones, DJ equipment, controller, instruments). In addition, our DJ is a sound engineer, so we can do all the sound settings ourselves. The riders of our projects can be found at the links: LAFESTA band; laser harp show; 3D dress show. There are no other requirements (only specified in the rider). If you are organizing a private party yourself, feel free to contact us if any questions appear.
Is it possible to coordinate the list of songs and repertoire with the artists? Does the performance program change directly at the event depending on guests’ moods or
the party style?
If it is necessary, LAFESTA music band can provide its playlist (list of songs) to customers, and event coordinators on demand. One can choose appropriate songs for celebrations, meetings, and banquets from this list. With extensive experience performing at weddings, corporate parties, фтв special events LAFESTA can adjust the performance program to focus on the guests’ moods. (Live musicians for events & parties, musicians for weddings).
What are the timing of the performance of the music band, the laser harp show, and the 3D dress?
The performance of LAFESTA can be divided into different sets, depending on the format and scenario of your event. It can be as separate parts of 30, 45, 60 minutes, or a combination of 2-3 sets of varying lengths of time. But the shows have a limit: laser harp (8 minutes + interactive for guests 7-10 minutes), 3D dress (8 minutes). Since the shows are supposed to give the audience a WOW effect, there is no need to drag them out.
What is LAFESTA’s line-up at corporate parties and weddings? Is it possible to order additional musicians?
The main line-up of LAFESTA is 3-4 people, which is convenient for a small stage/location: 1) singer; 2) DJ playing electronic percussion; 3) female flutist also playing the electric flute; 4) female saxophonist or accordionist. It is possible to perform in the instrumental music format (without the singer): DJ + flutist/saxophonist/accordionist) or add the professional modern dancers. Also, you can book of LAFESTA band accompanied by the lounge orchestra (9-15 musicians) or order only our orchestra`s performance at the event.
What are the conditions of booking the orchestra for a corporate party or wedding?
The optimal line-up of the orchestra for events is 9-12 musicians (cello, viola, 4 violins, vibraphone, flute, bassoon, horn, clarinet, trombone, oboe). The orchestra can perform both as an accompaniment to the LAFESTA band (45 min.), or separately (60-90 min.). The format of performance can be combined. For example: at the welcome part of the event or during the buffet, the orchestra can play acoustically, and afterward can perform together with LAFESTA. If the concert venue is small, then the orchestra can perform standing up or located on the side of the stage for compact placement. Live music accompanied by the stylish orchestra can bring more beauty to the sound of a presentation, cocktail party, or award ceremony and create an exciting spectacular picture of the stage. (Booking artists for a private party, corporate event, or wedding).
How can book of artists performance for an event party or private meeting?
As a rule, the date of a performance at an event (birthday celebration, special events, party, meetings, banquets) is fixed by a 50% prepayment of the artist’s fee. If the artist is free for the required date, you can order a performance even a day before an intended date. But the earlier you make a prepayment, the less is the probability, that LAFESTA is engaged at other events. Before prepayment, we create an agreement for the performance of the artist at the event/wedding, which contains all the basic information: the time of arrival at the location, the time of the soundcheck, the dress code, the rider, and the program of the performance.
Is it possible to book the LAFESTA band performance for a wedding? Are the conditions for a wedding different from the other events?
Rider, price, and all organizational issues are the same, both for performing at a wedding and for other concerts. LAFESTA has several different music programs that can create a gentle and unforgettable atmosphere for a musical accompaniment of a wedding (civil ceremony, welcome part, banquet, the first dance of the newlyweds, and a dance break for all guests). Live music for the corporate event and wedding party.
Is LAFESTA a cover band or does it play the authorial music only?
Talking about performances at events, corporate parties, and nightclubs, we have a large program of author’s remixes of world hits. In dance & club music programs the percentage of remixes of popular songs reaches 95%; in cocktail music is 50%. But LAFESTA is not only a cover band, as this notion implies that the band does not have authorial songs. Whereas we have the video clips, made in London, Barcelona, Valencia, and unique author’s concert program Electronic & Lounge Opera with the symphony orchestra, this fact may mean that LAFESTA is not just a cover band, but 2 in 1.
Live music or DJ?
Every event planner and wedding organizer comes across a dilemma: whether one should order live music or only a DJ. And the main argument for the expediency of booking artists is the reaction of the guests of your event. Seeing a wonderful musical band or bright shows on the stage, every guest, against their will, grasps that the party has already started. The live performance of the artists raises the party program to a completely different level. It's not only necessary entertainment to fill the timing of the program of the evening, but wonderful artists will remain in the photo reports and memories of guests as a vivid impression and aftertaste of your corporate party, weddings, or presentations.