Z Street Speakeasy Band ultimate Big Band in Orlando Florida, Tampa, Sarasota and Saint Petersburg, Palm Beach and beyond
Premier Big Band, Z Street Speakeasy Band performed for a Big Band Charity Gala this weekend. The twenties themed fundraiser gala featured Big Band music, hot jazz and more. Here are a few pictures from the event as well as pictures of the Z Street Speakeasy Bands most memorable events.
The Z Street Speakeasy Band is a Florida band that serves Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota and beyond. Band leader Mark is here to guide you through your Gatsby, Speakeasy,1940's, Hollywood Oscars theme event from the very beginning until the last note is played. Here are just a few of the questions that Mark gets asked when new clients inquire about hiring the band, along with his responses, which should help you make a sound decision on hiring entertainment for your private party, corporate event or charity gala.
Question: Is it necessary that the band I hire carry insurance?
Answer: Absolutely! Any reputable band should carry multi million dollar liability insurance, as most venues require it before the band can perform at the venue. If the band you are looking to hire can't produce a copy of their Liability insurance well before the event, they may not be allowed to perform at the venue, as most venues require it. The Z Street Speakeasy Band carries multi million dollar liability insurance.
Question: Where are you located? I see other bands listed on Google that say they are in Florida, but when I contact them, they tell me they are located in another state or another Country.
Answer: We are residents of Orlando Florida. We live in Orlando, and our musicians are professional musicians at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Orlando is our home base.
Question: Why do some bands list themselves on Google as being located in Orlando, but they are actually in another State or Country? Sometimes, heir website doesn't say where they are located at all. It's confusing.
Answer: That's a good question. Many out of state bands, as well as bands located outside of the United State may fly only the band leader into Florida, and then the bandleader will hire local "pick up musicians" (meaning musicians that aren't members of their band; many whom they may have never met or heard before) to perform at their event on the fly. This isn’t a good idea. The band should be a group of musicians that have been playing together on a continual basis. Not random players hired to perform with the band for the first time. The Z Street Speakeasy Band is a group of band members that have been working together for years. They are established team members that are an integral part of the Z Street Gatsby Band family. If we do an out of State gig, the whole band goes with us. We do not use pick up musicians. When inquiring about a band, it's good to know what City, State and Country that they are located in. It should State that clearly on their website.
Question: When I was researching bands to hire, many of them wanted to charge me additional fees for stage lighting, or sound equipment. That seems unfair.
Answer: You are absolutely correct. It is unfair. Be very wary of bands that charge you additional fees for sound or lighting. Reputable bands provide their own sounds and lights. This is a given. The Z Street Band provides Sound, stage lighting, dance floor lighting, and a dedicated microphone for guests for announcements. If a band tries to "upsell you on sound and lights", that is initially a junk fee. A band's responsibility is to provide the client with the full package of sound, lights, and costuming. There should be no additional fees, as the band should never charge a client for something the band is responsible for providing. However, many clients choose to use an independent sound company for a large scale event instead of our equipment, which is fine too. Large scale events may require additional AV, sound and lighting that an independent sound company would provide. The Z Street Speakeasy Band has a great relationship with professional sound companies throughout Florida as well as the United States.
The Z Street Speakeasy Band lights up the stage with Big Band and swing music music from the 20's, 30's and 40's and beyond. The band specializes in Corporate events and charity galas with theme events including Gatsby, Roaring twenties, USO Oscars, Old Hollywood and more. When guests enter the ballroom, their senses take them back in time with the sounds and sights of the Z Street Speakeasy Band. Authentic Costuming, Art Deco band stands and lighting sets the stage for a visual and audio impact that suprises and delights. A band is a must for any authentic Speakeasy, Vintage, USO, or Gatsby themed event. What sets this band apart from the others is their unique ability to transition from vintage music to popular dance music. Guests love the theme, but it's this authors opinion through experience, that most times, after a few sets of vintage music, the guests want to launch into more contemporary music that they can dance to. That's what sets the Z Street Speakeasy Band apart from other vintage bands. And that's why, year after year, the Z Street Speakeasy Band has a heavy rebooking rate. The Z Street Speakeasy Band is rebooked, many times with the same theme, but often times with a different theme. The band brings it all to the table; total professionalism; they look sharp, their equipment is state of the art, and the vocalists and musicians are excellent. And of course, they focus on making the guests happy. The band includes full time professional musicians during the day at the Magic Kingdom.
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