This page is intended as a helpful guide to anyone planning a charity event at which entertainment is central to the success of the fund raiser. Live Music Management are one of the UK's leading entertainment agencies and we book dozens of acts into charity events every year. Our expertise can be called upon for free if you are unsure about how to plan a charity event and what type of entertainment will best suit your event. Live Music Management have a great roster of live bands and DJs based throughout the UK who are available to hire for a charity event.
Will Acts Play For Free At My Charity Event?
Live Music Management's acts are professional musicians and DJs who rely upon their performance fee's in order to make a living. We do not have acts that will perform free of charge at a charity event however we do offer discounts for charity fundraisers and dependant upon the date, the act and the charity you are raising funds, for we may be able to offer you significant discounts on the usual fee for a band or DJ. There may be bands and DJs that will play at charity events for free but this will either be because there is an emotional connection with that particular charity or because the band or DJ are not a professional outfit. Obviously the whole point of a charity fundraiser is to make money but if you are selling tickets for an event then the expectation is that the audience need to be entertained by a top quality act and we would advice caution in booking an act just because they offer their services for free.
Can We Book A Celebrity To Appear At Our Charity Event?
In our experience unless a celebrity has a connection with a particular charity it is almost impossible to get a commitment out of them to appear at a charity fundraiser. You can imagine that most well known public figures will be approached almost in a daily basis to make personal appearances at charity events. There is a "professional circuit" which will pay stars for their patronage and support. However if you feel you have a unique niche then your best way forward would be to contact celebrities with a local or personal connection or a background of involvement with your particular field of fundraising.
How Can We Maximise The Amount Of Money Made At Our Charity Event?
Charity events with top quality entertainment are able to command a higher ticket price and will attract more interest. You may find there is more interest in an event with a £1000 Tribute band than there would be for an event with a band that people can see in their local pub. Ideas for fundraising on the night might include. The band or DJ can help with running an auction on the night Send a collection bucket around before the bands encore or in order for the band to play a favourite request (involve the band in this.) Auction an opportunity for someone to get up and sing with the band on the night. Collect money as people exit at the end of the night. Ensure that the band or DJ are aware of the details of the fund raiser and buy into the collecting of money.
London-based act featuring some of the finest musicians and singers that the UK has to offer. Sugar Shack offers a unique live music performance backed up by a wealth of national and international experience. more info..
London-based group of young, highly experienced party professionals. Their youthful approach to the music and performance is guaranteed to open any occasion with a bang. more info..
Union Jack are an awesome Bradford based three-piece Pop/Rock outfit that have successfully entertained crowds throughout the UK with their slick high-energy live show. more info..
Sheffield-based solo artist performing a musical show which includes many of the Classic & Contemporary artists! His comprehensive musical repertoire includes Big Band Classics, Rock & Roll, Soul, Blues, and Chart hits from the last 50 years! more info..
London-based slick, polished and highly professional. Back To Buble play your favourite Michael BublÃ© songs from pop, through latin, to swing, and give the BublÃ© treatment to many other favourites. more info..
Manchester-based Andy delights audiences with a clever combination of classic Swing and modern New Wave Jazz. With a passion for music and a real talent for performing, Andy is the perfect choice to entertain your guests and make your event truly memorable. more info..
Surrey-based three-piece function band guaranteed to liven-up any event. With such great talent and a vast repertoire of modern songs and classic hits, Shakeout take pride in giving the highest quality act for any style of event. Listen to the recordings for proof!! more info..
Exciting girl-fronted pop/rock covers band playing the best party tracks from the 60's to the present day. Guaranteed to leave you breathless and wanting more! more info..
London-based professional outfit that never disappoints. With extensive performance experience earned having played throughout the UK and over a 120-strong repertoire they cover a wide variety of genres to suit all ages and tastes. more info..
London-based slick six-piece bringing you a mix of funky soul, R&B, smooth jazz and cool reggae vibes to make your event unique & memorable. more info..
Kent-based young, contemporary and versatile party duo with a vast playlist of modern chart hits, as well as classics from the 50's through to the 90's. more info..
Liverpool-based Merseybeat from the Cavern Club's most authentic resident beat group. Celebrating the golden age of the Cavern Club and the Mersey Sound with a passion and energy not seen since the 60s Beat boom! more info..
Take That Tribute bring you all the thrills of this hugely popular act. A show you will "Never Forget". The ultra talented members of The Take That Experience provide your audience with a show presented with all the versatility, humour, experience and magic of the real thing! more info..
Wales-based premier 4-piece wedding and corporate function band playing a mix of classic and contemporary floor fillers with fantastic male and female vocals. more info..
The love of Frank Sinatra's music spans countless generations, and his sound is re-captured by the Golden Age Orchestra, consisting of 9 London musicians and a talented singer. more info..
Lancashire-based incredibly talented, fresh, dynamic and soulful entertainer delivers in a way that truly suits your event, with an added versatility that allows him to always meet your needs, just what you expect when you choose a professional. more info..
Essex-based highly professional vocalist with a band performing hits from the 50s through to the present day. All music genres are covered so all occasions can be catered for. Rich vocals and great stage presence will leave you with a fulfilled night of quality entertainment. more info..
American Songbook is a highly experienced band of world-class professional jazz musicians. They have played all over the world, and for a client list of the finest establishments. more info..
Northern-based band of incredible musicians and a charismatic frontman. They performed to a 25,000 strong crowd at Party In The Park and came in the top-ten of E4's urban sounds competition! more info..
Cheshire-based jaw-dropping, energetic rock and pop covers. Best value wedding and party band with prices dropped for 2018 bookings. more info..