Selecting set lists / songs to perform is probably the most important (and difficult!) element of playing live music, especially when our main client base is weddings, private parties, corporate events and suchlike. This is considerably different to pub bands who are usually able to play the music they love, no matter how niche, and find a target audience for it, whereas the bare minimum our clients expect is a set containing songs which the vast majority of their guests will know.
Since day one, our aim has been to deliver sets containing a huge range of genres and artists which most people will know and love. We liken our party set to the type of set you would expect a wedding DJ to play during the peak party times of 10pm – 11.30pm, i.e. the stage of the night when limbs tend to loosen a little and party-goers hit the dancefloor! Our acoustic sets give us a little more scope to experiment a little but we still select every song with clients / the audience in mind. These sets allow us to put our own spin on classic tunes in a ‘live lounge’ style every now and again (as a quick glance at our set-list graphics will show) but we don’t do this excessively as we wouldn’t want to fill an entire set with covers of this nature. Again, the sole aim is to perform songs which the vast majority of people will know, even if sets of this nature are often backing music.
As discussed in Lux Bay’s first blog post, this is where our genuine love of music is of huge benefit. We both love everything from 50’s/60’s through to present day chart music, along with a healthy smattering of Indie, Disco, Rock, Soul/Motown, pop and all points in-between. We aim to deliver hugely diverse sets which truly have something for everyone. We also aim to learn any songs which are really special to our clients, especially where first dances at weddings are concerned. We haven’t been outfoxed by any requests yet and we have added some wonderful songs to our regular repertoire by doing this.
Time to draw another blog post to a close. Thanks very much for reading and, as always, please do get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to ask us or anything you’d like us to address as a future blog post.
Becci and Mick
Thanks for reading the very first Lux Bay blog post! We have decided to start a blog as we believe it’s important to give customers and anyone with a general interest in us an opportunity to know a little more about us. We’ll post here on a fortnightly basis and aim to keep the posts within a 500 wordcount (so we don’t bore you all!). Additionally, we’re really experienced in providing live music and we are in the fortunate position of being able to offer advice to anyone who needs it, whether that’s a bride trying to decide what music will be right for her wedding, a party organiser looking to ensure the night is a success or a corporate client deciding how best to keep an expectant client base entertained. But more of that in future posts!
We won’t go into our backgrounds in depth as you can read about that in the ‘about us’ section of the website. The one key message we do want to share in this first post is the primary reason we do what we do, namely we both have a huge love of music. Without that, there is no point in offering our services to people. A genuine love of music ensures every gig is a pleasure rather than a chore and this shines through during a live performance. We love what we do and we love working with clients to ensure each booking is tailored to exact requirements. Those who know us both well know that we are very laid back and easy going whilst recognising that we balance that with absolute professionalism and reliability (again, more of that in a future post). We feel truly blessed to have shared so many special occasions with those kind enough to have booked us and we look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come. Whether it’s music during a ceremony, a laid-back acoustic set or an energetic party set, we enjoy every single minute of being Lux Bay.
As we’re getting dangerously close to our self-imposed word count, we’ll bring the first Lux Bay blog post to a close! We hope you’ve found this interesting and whilst we have lots of ideas for content, we’d really welcome your thoughts if there’s anything in particular you’d like to know about us or if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. If that’s the case, please send us a brief e-mail and we’ll aim to cover all requests within future blog posts. Thanks for reading and see you in a fortnight!
Becci and Mick