Post # 1
Hi all – I’m trying to get a sense of how much we should be paying for a 7-8 person band in NYC. We will be having a ~4 hour reception (don’t need them to play for ceremony). Most of the companies I’m talking to are asking me for an estimate of my budget, but I’m worried that they will pin me to whatever number I give them.
Does anyone have experience negotiating with the big providers like Hank Lane, NYC Swing and Jerry Kravat?
Post # 3
Yes, we did a lot of research! You can expect to pay 6k minimum, but I have seen bands go up to 20k! My FI’s dad is friendly with a guy who owns na entertainment company that provides lots of band, and their top band goes for 22K for a night!
8k is a decent number i think, we are paying 10.
Post # 4
This is great information! Any recommendations on bands to play in NYC that can play music from Kanye West to Billy Joel, to Bruce Springsteen???