Role of the Band Leader
His role is to put a band together that will play music on stage and will behave
It is a major role of the band leader to choose musicians who can also adapt
to the different environments and varying social contexts. From a pub to a TV
show, from a wedding for royalty to a beach on the French Riviera... the codes
of conduct are very diverse - something that makes our profession even more
His role is universal. He deals with:
Management, PR, Marketing & publicity, recruiting, accounting, legalities,
organization and scheduling of travel, sound equipment, engineering and lighting,
and often is the musical director.
The band leader is usually one of the musicians in the band and the 'Executive
Director' of the business... Very often handling each and every task outside
the music, playing his part on stage as well as choosing the repertoire, organizing
the rehearsals and searching for last minute replacements. He is responsible
for the band that you hire.
He is the person you speak with to organize your event.