The massive influence of music on events such as corporate formal gatherings remain undisputed. The audiences may come from different walks of life but all these differences meet in the middle to agree on one thing – good and hot music.
Imagine an event where all you hear is a monotonous speech from a speaker who uses a lot of “ahms” and “errs”. You would probably reach for your phone and fight the urge to tweet about that person who happens to be your boss. Or worse, you’re banging your head in the air because you have actually slept for a quarter throughout his speech.
Now, insert music. A live one. With pros playing instruments on stage. Or better, with stage performers who act, sing and dance. And yes, they’re even rather good-looking! With music alone, it can bring your entertainment experience to a whole new different level. You would never have time to check your phone. If you do, it would probably be because you want to shoot and record the whole scene.
But of course, any event entertainment should parallel your event’s theme or at least complement it. In as much as the entertainers would want to give you the best experience, it is important that the type of entertainment would fit the type of culture your company or audience has. This includes music.
Here are a few genres used in a number of popular musicals you may want to consider in planning for your next corporate gala dinner entertainment:
1. Classic and Traditional – This is an art music covering the traditions of the West. If you are leaning towards an entertainment that involves beautiful synchronization of trumpets, bass and powerful vocal notes – this is the perfect genre for you. This would make you want to stand and watch the whole scene. Or if you can belt a high note, you are most welcome to sing along. Examples of this popular musical act are Chicago and Cabaret and Guys n dolls
2. Blues and Jazz – This type of music is a fluid combination of slow, alternative and upbeat rhythms. It is sometimes noted as soul genre. This would be fitting if you want a cheery vibe without losing that relaxed ambiance. You would sway your shoulders and snap your fingers in the air while enjoying your entree with this music. Examples of these acts are a Michael Buble tribute, a ‘Jersey Boys’ or Motown Show. This covers the music of big artists like Frankie Valli, Diana Ross, The Temptations and the Jackson 5.
3. Pop Rock – This is a contemporary music genre that combines commercial country, hiphop, and rhythm and blues, and many more. It is much more upbeat that is influenced by extreme emotions. This is a type of act that incorporates growling, screaming, and other vocal manipulations to emphasize a certain feeling or emotion. You would want to have this kind of entertainment when you want a mix of drama and thrill to the music. Examples of these type of shows would be Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar or Rock of Ages.
Planning for corporate formal events can be a little bit difficult especially with the vast choices of entertainment on the market. As a popular master of ceremonies and one of Sydney’s prime corporate entertainers, Darryl Lovegrove emphasizes the need for looking into the history and values of your company and work from there – using the forms of music and dance
Visit Lovegrove Entertainment, if you want to check how they do their magic. It is a band of Australia’s best stage performers with solid years of Broadway style and operatic experience. They can bring world class performance before your very eyes.
Darryl Lovegrove is an award winning corporate entertainment producer, keynote speaker & MC with a global business success story of ‘operatic’ proportions. In 2009 he founded Lovegrove Entertainment which has produced 9 acts including two time Australian Event Awards ‘Entertainer of the Year’ finalists THE LEADING MEN as well as the 2012 winner DARRYL & HARMONY. He has twice been voted as the event industry’s top 5 best performers in Spice Magazines ‘Hot 100’ and is now one of Australia’s most in demand MC’s. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.darryllovegrove.com.