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World Music Booking Guide

If you're looking to hire a World music artist for your next event, you're bound to have lots of questions. Our team of live music experts have put together the following booking guide to get you started.

What is World Music?

'World music', known also as 'global music' and 'international music', is by its very nature a broad term. In short, it refers to music from all around the world that largely exists free from the western music constraints with which our ears are most familiar. World music can introduce us to new styles, new rhythms and new instruments – which our world music acts are eager to do for you!

What type of music do World Music artists perform?

To name but a few of the musical styles our world music acts specialise in, we have Bavarian oompah bands who perform traditional German brass band music clad head to toe in lederhosen, Mariachi bands who play South American music on guitars, fiddles and trumpets with a tip of their sombreros, steel bands who bring you the sunny sounds of the Caribbean with their steel drums and Bollywood bands who combine bhangra, world fusion and other modern Indian music styles into an energetic party for all.

What type of events can I book a World music band for?

Our world music bands and world music artists would make a welcome change from the 'safe' classics and chart music we typically go for, and would transform anything from a wedding reception, wedding breakfast, family gathering or garden party to an awards ceremony, charity event, corporate event, graduation or private dinner function into a refreshingly new experience for all in attendance.

Don't worry about alienating guests – our world music wedding bands love to include everybody, and have been known to throw in a few favourites by the likes of the Killers, Blur and Robbie Williams!

How many musicians are there in a World Music band?

We work closely with our world music acts to deliver the most flexible and accommodating service possible. We have world music artists who suit a wide range of venue and budget requirements, from solo sitarists to all-singing, all-dancing Latin American salsa bands sporting up to 11 members. Have fun exploring all the sights and sounds on this page, and please don't hesitate to contact us for more information on our world music bands.

How long do World Music acts perform for?

Most of our bands and musicians offer two sets of 45 or 60 minute sets and will need at least a 10-15 minute break between sets.

How can I book a World Music act?

We make hiring World musicians a stress-free process. Simply follow the steps below to make your booking:

  • Step 1. Browse through the acts on this page and enquire through the artist's page.
  • Step 2. We'll check availability and send you a bespoke quote based on your event location.
  • Step 3. If you have any questions, just let us know, and one of our team will be happy to answer your queries.
  • Step 4. Once you're ready to book, we'll send you a booking contract to sign online and an invoice for a small deposit of approximately 20%. Payment can be made by card or bank transfer.
  • Step 5. From here, we'll send you a booking confirmation email with everything you need to know.
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Why hire a World Music Band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All World Musicians hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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