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Why you should engage an agency when booking a band/act for your event

Special events like weddings, family parties, sports club fundraisers and corporate functions often require many hours of meticulous planning - but sometimes even the best made plans can go awry. Especially when events are planned across many months - circumstances can change. People move on, get sick, unforeseen events can alter plans at a minute's notice.
Some performers may be booked 12 or more months in advance - have you ever considered what you would do if, at a time close to your event (or even on the day), you find they are no longer available? Booking through an agency can alleviate that worry - as the agency will have a back-up plan so that your event can go ahead, albeit with a replacement DJ, band, singer, party entertainer etc.

It's not always smooth sailing....
What would you do if the entertainers you had booked changed their mind, deciding that the original price quoted was now not enough and they wanted to charge you extra? You could either pay more or you could have the entertainment cancel. Or perhaps they may get a better offer for the date you have chosen. What happens if your entertainers don't write down the details properly - so they forget to turn up, arrive at the wrong time or go to the wrong place? How about if the band's equipment breaks down, they break up, a member is sick, in an accident or gets a better offer – do you have a back-up plan? These scenarios are real – they can and do happen – no matter if a DJ, band or soloist is booked. The karaoke machine can break down – unforeseen circumstances can greatly affect your event. Booking through an agency can make your event planning run more smoothly. If something goes wrong, there is a back-up plan!

Who do you pay?
Paying for artists or paying a deposit, you should always be mindful of paying into a private account (ie John Smith), as opposed to a business account (ie John Smith Entertainment). The business account (especially with an ABN) can offer more security in times of trouble (for example, the business closing, the entertainer leaving town etc). Entertainment agencies will be able to find you a suitable replacement if unforeseen circumstances occur.

Bunbury Entertainment Agency has a professional relationship with the entertainers that they recommend their fore you a guaranteed a professional at your event or special occasion. 

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