Every month we feature a wedding vendor that we love, this month we’re featuring 12 South Band! Check out their answers to the questions below to learn more about this amazing group.
Questions answered by lead singer, Jason Klavenga.
What was your dream job growing up?
To be a professional athlete.
What does a typical wedding day look like for you?
We usually start early in the morning either driving to an event or start right after lunch if in Nashville. We spend several hours setting up our gear once on site and then usually perform up to a 3 hour show, Emcee for the event, and have about an hour load-out at the end.
How did you get into the music business?
I went to Belmont University and majored in Commercial Music.
How long have you been in business?
I’ve been in the Music Business for close to 20 years; I got into weddings and events as a singer about 10 years ago.
Why did you decide to start a business?
I’ve always loved performing, so it seemed like a great way to be able to perform more often, and I really didn’t see a lot of event bands doing the type of show I envisioned, so I decided to start my own group.
What is your favorite part of a wedding day/event day?
Being on stage rocking out and watching the audience let loose and have fun! There’s nothing better than seeing a crowd get into the show!
Who would be your dream celebrity to play for?
I’d love to play an event for Tom Hanks! Meeting someone at the top of their profession is always a fun experience!
If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
What is the most requested wedding song?
For special requests probably My Little Girl for the Father/Daughter dance. As far as the audience goes, the most common request that gets yelled out is of course Freebird
Shoutout to 12 South Band for their great responses, Vision in White Events can’t wait to work with y’all again in the future!