It’s the day you have been waiting for and you want to make it perfect. One of the biggest choices you have to make is choosing the perfect band for your reception. You will not be disappointed in choosing 8 South Band. 8 South Band offers special lighting, dancing, and crowd interaction. When choosing them, you will experience great entertainment and quality customer service.
For our vendor spotlight, we like to interview some of our favorite vendors in the wedding industry. This week we had the privilege of interviewing 8 South Band. Here is what Anna had to say about being in 8 South Band:
What was your dream job growing up?
To perform in a Broadway musical.
What does a typical wedding day look like for you and the band?
We get up early and make sure we have everything packed up. Many of our events are on the road, so we often meet the band members and ride together in our van/trailer to wherever we are heading that day. We arrive at every event about 3 hours before it starts to get set up and do our sound check. We have a lot of gear we carry, so our set up time is a bit more extensive. Our normal show span is about 3-6 hours depending on how the event is laid out, and once an event ends, we load out for about an hour and either head home if in town or start driving back toward Nashville and stay on the road if we’re out of town. All in all, we work anywhere from 10-20 hours on a typical wedding day depending on how far away we are on a given day.
How did you get into the music business?
I majored in Music Business in College but was always involved in music from a young age.
How long have you been in business?
We’ve been in business about 5 years.
Why did you decide to start a business?
My business partner (also fiance) wanted to start an event band that would be something different than the other bands he had been in with more of an entertainment aspect to it…lots of dancing, outfit changes, crowd interaction, etc… I was a dancer for many years, so he asked me to start a high-energy Dance band with him, and here we are! We now have 3 event bands.
What is your favorite part of a wedding day/event day?
Favorite part of a wedding event is the end of the night when everyone is on the dance floor around the bride and groom singing and dancing with them and no one wants to leave! 🙂
Who would be your dream celebrity to play for?
As long as they are nice and not a musician (lol) any celebrity would be fun to perform for! Probably a politician like Obama…someone who is fun and would dance and join in the party would be the ideal celebrity!
If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
New Zealand or Buenos Aires
What is the most requested wedding song?
My Girl without a doubt!
Vision In White was grateful to learn more about 8 South Band and learning more about Anna! We are looking forward to continuing to work with this amazing band in the future.