In the past the wedding entertainment available for a bride and groom to choose from would be limited to those recommended by family and friends, those available from the venue or those discovered in a local telephone directory. The couples who had access to bigger acts or famous bands either happened to find them through a ‘friend of a friend’ or had the money to pay for them. Things in the wedding entertainment industry are changing, thankfully.
Thanks to wedding entertainment websites, premium acts and bands are signing up to online booking agents, giving any bride and groom access to a huge array of entertainment acts, but particularly those previously unavailable to them, and more importantly at average prices for a wedding entertainment act or band. It works well for all concerned Project free tv . The act themselves are happy because they are reaching a wider audience and the couple are happy because they are able to wow their guests with an exclusive act.
To take a look at a few such premium acts available to book through one popular wedding entertainment website it is now possible to book a live karaoke band, in which guests have the chance to front their own live band and perform to the rest of the wedding party. This unique band has appeared on Chris Moyles’ Radio 1 show and provided the entertainment for the afterparty at The Brits 2010, Kerrang awards 2008 and Stuff/What Hi-Fi awards 2008/2009.
Another very original act involves professional singers being disguised as waiters, chefs, firemen or even the couple’s own guests in bizarre scenarios where the characters burst into song and give an amazing ‘impromptu’ performance. They recently appeared on Living TV’s ‘Four Weddings’ programme, and the wedding they performed at was voted the best by all the other brides.
Many of the acts have either worked with celebrity artists or performed for them. One pianist and DJ on the site has arranged music for Jane McDonald, Katherine Jenkins and Carley Stenson. Also available is a keyboard player who has toured with Westlife, Blue, Will Young and Mica Paris. Two other exclusive acts have played at parties hosted by celebrities, such as Roman Abramovitch and Geri Halliwell, whilst a third has members who have had top chart hits in the eighties and have recently played for the Jordanian
Providing the very best in in-flight entertainment (IFE) is a challenge, especially with a new generation of media savvy consumers looking for innovative ways to be entertained during their journey. And with the continuous evolvement of technology, such as games consoles, personal TVs and audio video on-demand (AVOD) systems, the demand for first rate on-board entertainment is higher than ever.
However there are IFE experts in the industry at hand to help – leaders at providing a first class entertainment experience to airlines and their passengers. These experts can not only advise on technical matters related to analogue and digital IFE systems but will also meet all of an airline’s passenger entertainment needs from the delivery of Hollywood Blockbusters and classic movies to popular TV shows and music channels. An experienced IFE content service provider (CSP) will put together a cost-effective solution within an airline’s timescales and budget. With an in-house production team of graphic designers, motion graphics specialists and editors they can also deliver any creative work that is required such as entertainment guides, safety films, pre-recorded announcements (PRAMs) and graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for AVOD systems.
The process of producing a great IFE package begins with the CSP working closely with the airline’s in-house IFE department to thoroughly understand the company’s brand values. Next an in-depth research stage is necessary that takes into account passenger demographics, route networks and seasonal changes. From these starting points an on-board entertainment solution can be developed, tailored to meet the airline’s exact requirements and business objectives.
The IFE provider should have in place a wide global network of content suppliers to ensure that a unique and entertaining package can be offered to passengers during their flight. The success and popularity of movies, TV programmes and music across local regions should always be taken very carefully into account. All content needs to be fully screened for suitability, quality and entertainment value by the CSP before recommendations are made to the airline.