It can be difficult to know which singer or band to choose for your simcha. Each singer and/or band is unique, having their own strengths and weaknesses. They each bring something different to their performances and it’s likely you’ll choose the performer who best fits your criteria. With that in mind, here are 5 tips to help you choose the right singer for you:
Knowing what you want
Before choosing with potential singers or bands, decide what your main needs are from them. You may decide that you want loads of songs from a specific artist but if the performers you’re thinking of either specialise in a different genre or have a vocal range that might not suit your favourite songs, it may be wise to look elsewhere.
Building a relationship
The supplier that you select should work with you to put together the perfect music for your simcha. In order to get to that stage you should be able to build a productive working relationship with them which may even lead to you asking for song choice recommendations. You should be able to rely that they will pick songs that work for you without too much back and forth.
Communication is key
In the build-up to your simcha you’ll want to discuss various topics with your chosen singer such as the final playlist and the logistics of the day. This sounds great in theory but it can difficult to get in touch with some performers whilst others may not give you a clear picture of what services they include for the agreed price. Make sure that your singer is a good communicator as it can save you a lot of aggravation and stress.
Ask your singer for some testimonials so you can speak to people who have used your performer before. If they are new to the scene they may not have these but you can always ask for demos or a private performance so you can make your own informed decision.
Performances should be special
When you listen to recordings of a singer make sure that they connect to songs in the way that you want them to. Some may be great technical singers but lack the emotion and feeling that in your opinion makes a song special. Alternatively if the voice is the most important thing to you, ensure that the performances you listen to meet your requirements. You can also ask to attend a ceremony or a party that they are performing at to get a feel for what they are like live.