With the birth of swing music in the 1930s and its rise through the 1940s, Bandleaders such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Count Basie were household names. Dancing the Foxtrot and Twostep to the elegant sounds of big band music was the societal norm. 2015 marks the centennial birthday of one of the greatest performers of all time, also grouped into the swing category, Frank Sinatra.This musical style that was once all the rage is now considered a thing of the past; or is it? Sinatra’s top hits, for example, have become standards, and are still among the most requested songs at any event. His sound influences many of today’s most popular artists.
What does this mean for your event?
While searching for your perfect dance band, be sure to consider a few things. Though this is your event, keep your guests in mind. The most successful dance bands will have the repertoire to appeal to multiple generations and will have the versatility to play anything from swing to pop. I think it’s funny putting Sinatra and Pitbull in the same sentence, but think about it… Don’t you want to have the dance floor packed with all of your guests, regardless of their age? It is trendy to have your wedding band stick to newer music, however, to bridge the age gap and keep your gusts dancing, musicians and vocalists at BVTLive! aim for versatility. Whether it’s the dynamic horns sections, various fedoras, or the command from the front line, the popular music you love as well as the Sinatra, Standards and Swing Music will be part of the band’s repertoire. Keep your eye on the band’s range, and all of your guests will have a blast.