Wedding & Function Bands
Crazy Horse Entertainment is endorsed by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy …and came runner up in the ‘Best Entertainment Agent’ category in NSW in 2012!
Crazy Horse Entertainment provided high quality and professional acts for over 94 weddings, private and corporate functions in 2017.
Whether this is the first time you are booking live entertainment or you have hired many bands before – we are here to guide you in every way including
- Suggesting the most suitable best acts
- Live viewing opportunities
- Providing paperwork and contracts to secure your booking.
We also offer full back up support of sourcing a replacement act should any last minute circumstances arise that prevent your booked act from performing.
We can even source major touring acts!
If you are the corporate event planner for Toyota Australia wanting to book Jimmy Barnes for your Christmas Party or Vance Joy for a National Conference we can source these acts no problem.If their agents even took your phone call their asking price would be high. We have contacts directly with major touring agents so let us get you a price and organise full production for you!
How about these guys…..
- The Rolling Stones (up to £5 million)
- Sir Elton John (up to £2 million)
- Kylie Minogue (up to £2 million)
- Christina Aguilera (up to £1.5 million)
- Sir Paul McCartney (£1 million)
- Jennifer Lopez (£1 million)
- Barry Manilow (£750,000)
- Rod Stewart (£600,000)
- Duran Duran (£500,000)
Corporate Function Bands
You may want a feature artist such as a high profile Comedian or Comedy Magician for your Gala dinner.
You may want a Spanish guitarist or Instrumental Pianist for your cocktail function to gently set the scene without drawing much attention.
You may want a Jimmy Barnes or a high energy dance band to engage your conference delegates and get them dancing the night away.
We listen to what you need and want and provide it!
We’ll work with you from an event planning perspective suggesting the best performance times for your run sheet.
Private Function Bands
18th or 80th’s
Football club awards nights
School formals and balls
Backyard parties & BBQ’s
Let us help you make it a night to remember!
This is our speciality simply because this agency was founded by a full time professional wedding musician who literally performs approx. 30-40 weddings per year. We KNOW this scene very well and will give you way better advice that just about any other agent or musician because we are out there performing at high class weddings most weekends.
From an elegant string quartet or a classical guitarist to a rockin duo or band – we’ve got it covered.
These aren’t pub Acts that do weddings & functions on the weekend – these are full time wedding & function professionals .
MOST OF THE WEDDING ACTS WE SUPPLY ARE ABLE TO MC THE NIGHT’S PROCEEDINGS.
ALSO – Your Photographer or your Venue coordinator aren’t going to provide you with easy to follow Professional MC tips or a Wedding Runsheet template – We Do!
Shocking Wedding Statistics!
These Wedding Statistics may shock you but they are true & from well known reliable sources! Read them all here and learn from other Brides & Grooms mistakes! It will make you rethink your Wedding Reception Priorities!
AFTER YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION…
72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.
Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their wedding dress, attire, followed by the reception site and caterer – reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities!
Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!
When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.
65% of all couples that chose a DJ to entertain at their wedding reception, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a live band!
Format of the evening – runsheet etc?
Tim Pringle who founded Crazy Horse personally performs at 30- 40 weddings and functions each year so….. it turns out we know more about how a wedding day runs that most brides do!
We provide expert advice on the order of events.
- We provide an easy to follow ‘Wedding runsheet’ template
- We provide a simple ‘Choosing wedding songs’ template.
- We provide MC tips sheet
FAQ re Wedding & Function Bands
How much do we need to spend?
We supply acts from $400 to $5000.
This is largely determined by your guest numbers.
Under 50 guests a Solo or Duo would be fine.
60- 80 guests consider a duo or trio.
120 guests or more a band is a good option.
60% of live wedding music in Australia is usually a versatile duo that can do ceremony and reception music.
How do we pay for the Act?
A $500 deposit paid to Crazy Horse to secure a booking then the balance is paid directly to the act on the night or a week prior to the booking.
What time to they need to set up?
For weddings set up is always completed prior to guests arrival. Most acts like to allow 1-2 hours to set up.
How much room will they need?
From Solo – approx. 3 x 2m up to 10 x 6m for a big band.
How long will the act play for?
All Crazy Horse acts play for the entire reception – from entrees until the end. Usually 1-2 laid back dinner music sets – then 1-2 dance sets.
Will they play the first dance live?
In most cases yes (provided it’s a suitable song for a duo or band to easily perform live)
What happens between the bands live performances?
All acts provide suitable break music from an ipod including an up tempo DJ dance set if requested.
Do we need to feed the act?
Entirely up to client discretion.
The usual thing is to provide a ‘service meal’ – a main meal.
Minimumly soft drinks. Alcohol up to client discretion.
Do we get to speak to the act before the wedding?
Absolutely – we encourage you to liaise with the act once a booking had been made. We issue you with guidelines of key questions to ask your act prior to performance – regarding song selection, exact dress standard to ensure everything is perfect for your function.