With that aside, it can be difficult to find the right wedding performer, as there are many singers for hire advertising their services online or in other publications that you can choose from. With all the stress of organising the wedding, the honeymoon and the wedding reception, looking through all the adverts for singers for hire can be daunting.
There are several things to look for when hiring a wedding singer, however, and if you check for these different factors then you may well discover that it is much easier to filter out some of the performers who are less likely to deliver a stellar set at your reception and retain the contact details of those who could be perfect.
The first of these signs is choosing a singer who has been professionally trained as a performer, either by a private coach or teacher or at a performing arts school. Although there are many excellent amateur singers out there, it often does take training to be a great performer, which is no doubt what you will expect at an occasion as significant as a wedding.
Singing is more than just having a nice voice – it is also about being able to project that voice, sing along with a live band, create a great set list, learn new songs quickly, create a great atmosphere in a venue and have the stamina to perform often long and difficult set lists. Often, training in singing and some aspects of performing arts can help a great deal with this.
A second thing to look for is experience as a professional singer delivering excellent performances at events similar to yours and in front of audiences of different age groups and backgrounds. This information can often be found by contacting the singer in question by telephone or by exploring their website for customer testimonials.
This is important as you need to be reassured that they are capable of creating the right atmosphere at your wedding reception and ensuring that everyone has a good time and is entertained. As you will likely be playing a good deal of money for singers for hire for your wedding, they need to have a track record of being able to perform to an audience at your kind of special occasion.
It is also a good sign if the singer in question has also been able to land a number of other gigs, for example performing at hotels, corporate events, anniversaries and more – this will show that the individual is capable of delivering excellent performances in front of a variety of people and able to cater to their needs, demonstrating adaptability.
Finally a third sign of a great singer is that they have a great repertoire that blends a variety of songs – regardless of musical style – so that their set is well varied. The best wedding singers for hire will also often endeavour to learn a first dance song for the happy couple if it is within their vocal range.
This effort to provide an perform a carefully thought-out set list and also learn a first dance song shows that the singer is not only capable of delivering an interesting and enjoyable performance, but is also willing to make the effort for his or her clients. Check the repertoire of the singer on their website, or alternatively talk to them over the phone for more details.