In case you haven’t noticed, TSE Entertainment is now a major tribute band booking agency. What’s a tribute band or act you ask? In the most general sense a tribute act honors a well-known musical star or group by playing that artist’s music. They are a cover band dedicated to the music of one or, sometimes, more musical headliners.
The best tribute bands mimic the vocal styles of the artists. They will also adopt the sound, looks and even the mannerisms of the group or artist they are portraying. They become “impersonators.”
There are many tribute bands around these days. That’s because talent buyers like to book tribute bands. In fact, tribute bands are a hot trend in the entertainment booking business. The reason is three-fold.
- The tribute band doesn’t need to depend on their own fans to attract an audience and sell tickets. The fans of the real artists often can’t see them because they are not touring or they can’t afford the concert tickets. They come out for a good tribute act because it’s the next best thing. Good tribute acts will make you feel like you are in a concert of the real artist and not just a tribute act.
- A tribute band adds excitement and interest to the entertainment that a party or cover band cannot generate. Imagine the entertainment for your wedding reception being composed of an Eagles tribute band or Stevie Nicks – Fleetwood Mac tribute as opposed to a good party band without good name recognition. A tribute band of a well-known artists creates a buzz about the entertainment even before your guests arrive.
- Tribute bands can be great for theme events.
- Imagine a Disco or 70’s theme event with a Donna Summer Tribute, Elvis Tribute, Beatles tribute, ABBA tribute or Rod Stewart tribute. How about a 70’s Disco Tribute or a 70’s Rock tribute that pays tribute to several acts from that period.
- Throwing an “oldies” party. There are plenty of tribute bands of acts of the 1950’s or 1960’s. Imagine booking Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, Big Bopper, Temptations or the History of Rock and Roll tribute bands. Talk about a great night for those who grew up in that era.
- Celebrating a royal British event? Why not try booking the British Rock Invasion Tribute or the Rolling Stones tribute.
- Need entertainment for a country-themed event, like a barbeque cookoff or rodeo? How about booking an Alan Jackson tribute, Shania Twain tribute, Kenny Chesney Tribute, George Strait Tribute, Martina McBride tribute, Brooks and Dunn tribute, Jason Aldean tribute or Toby Keith Tribute. You can mix and match and have two or three of these country tribute acts at your next country-themed event.
- How about an 80’s or Classic Rock themed occasion? The 80’s gave us a lot of great rock stars. Many of them still around today. There are many 80’s tribute acts performing today. 80’s tribute bands are especially in demand. The audience demographics for 80’s tribute bands is very extensive. From Baby Boomers to Millennials, 80’s tribute bands appeal to many generations. Just think about some of the hit bands of the 80’s. Whether it’s the Eagles, Journey, Queen, U2, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, White Snake, Fleetwood Mac, there’s a tribute band for your event.
Not Every Tribute Band Booking Agency Is the Same:
Many musicians develop a tribute band because they can’t find enough work as an original artist or as a cover band. By doing so they trade on the name of the original artist to find bookings. The result is a plethora of tribute acts of varying quality that are trying to get booked at various events.
A reputable tribute band booking agency does a lot of screening before they recommend a particular tribute artist. TSE seeks national touring tribute bands who are at the top of their game to be part of our recommended group of tribute artists.
TSE is approached daily by tribute bands hoping to become part of our booking agency. Each is evaluated on a number of criteria before becoming a part of our tribute band booking agency. The most important is, of course, whether they sound, look and act like the original artist. We also look for national touring bands that have a history of playing in recognized venues, such as casinos, fairs, amphitheaters and major clubs. Occasionally we do find a great tribute band that just hasn’t been able to break out of the local scene.
Most of those tribute bands that approach our booking agency do not make the cut for one reason or another. That means that our clients can be assured that those tribute groups on our site will have the audience up and out of their seats and imagining the real deal. We take pride in the quality of our Tribute Artist Roster. It now contains quality tribute groups from all over North America.
The next time you are thinking about entertainment for your fundraising gala, private party, corporate occasion, wedding, theme party or Mardi Gras event, think out of the box. Consider how a tribute band or artist might just make your guests enjoy the event better. Good party bands are great, but a tribute band could create a buzz and increase the interest and attendance at your event.
Don’t take my word for it. We have lots of examples of how tribute bands are part of successful concerts, parties and events. If you need to book entertainment in the future, consider contacting a tribute band booking agency like TSE Entertainment.
TSE stands behind its work. After all, clients have been coming back to us for close to 30 years and we’ve been booking entertainment, including tribute acts since 1975.
Feel free to give us a call or email us. Remember our services are free until we book the entertainer you want.