As irresponsible as it sounds, and as unilaterally as you'd like it to be … No-Shows happen in entertainment all the time, but there's a better way to spend your money. When you hire a band through an agent, the agent guarantees his services by knowing his bands, and having a history with them. An agent will not continue to work with bands that cost him money – he does not have money to throw away. So, instead of working with bands that cost him money, he finds bands who show up, do great work, and perform as expected!
It's a reality.
The Agent Offers Tried and True Results .
Because the agent signs contracts with his bands, and gets to know them, he does not have to worry about them pulling a no-show. He can guarantee their presence and their performance because he's worked with them before.
Quality comes with a price tag, and a valid agent or event planner.
Regardless of how much you spend, if you're working on a non-qualified agent's contract, or worse … without a contract, you're borrowing time. And you're probably wasting money.
If you know when your event is going to be, take the time to locate a qualified agent to help you with entertainment resources. The agent already knows which bands perform best at specific events. He can recommend a band that will perform as you expect with the kind of quality you require to get the job done. And he's already heard the band singing tunes you're asking them to play. He knows not only the value of a good performance, but also who will provide it.
Backed Up When Needed
As we said, things happen. Life can get really crazy and obscenely beyond our control. If this happens and you've hired a specific band, your agent will know where to find a second makeup band even on short notice. This may be the largest qualifier yet … There's never a doubt when you seek out the best agent to handle your entertainment. Worst case scenario, your agent will find a solution. But if you do not go through an agent, you may not have access to a replacement band if required.
Always use an agent.
It's just so easy to find an agent willing to work with your location to provide better and better services. And one agent will most likely provide a variety of services you need, without having to locate another resource.
Ever agent is different. Choose carefully.