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If you’re looking to book live entertainment for a wedding, a reunion event, a milestone birthday, or a bachelor/bachelorette party, researching local options might feel overwhelming. You might be lost sifting through Grateful Dead tribute groups, local DJs, and your area’s kid-next-door garage band groups.

While researching online for local entertainment options near you, you might stumble across DJ band hybrid services and wonder what exactly that means. If you are looking to hire both a wedding band and also want a DJ option, booking hybrid entertainment might be the perfect choice for you.

What Can You Expect if You Book a DJ Band Hybrid for Your Wedding or Special Event?

Most people who book a band do so for the live performance element. But bands are limited to the music they know. You might get lucky and pick a well-rounded band that knows a few different genres, or you might end up with something like a Boy George impersonator (kudos to those who get the Wedding Singer reference). 

One of the most significant upsides of hiring a DJ band hybrid is that you are booking the live performance and supplementing that with the extensive music library of a professional DJ. These musicians bring the energy and versatility of live vocals and instrumentals and can really get the crowd moving. A DJ set up alongside the band has the power to kick things up a notch or two. 

How Hiring a DJ Band Hybrid Enhances Your Wedding or Special Event

Beyond the base aesthetics of having a full DJ setup with turntables and mixers, having a professional DJ increases the range of music. It can also electronically enhance the onstage performance. A DJ can fill in the gaps where the live band might fall through—a good example is EDM or hip-hop…these are niche genres that live bands often pigeonhole themselves into or miss the mark on completely.

The hybrid music model opens things up across various musical styles and genres and allows the band to deliver a live show backed with diversity. Couples looking to make their reception extra special or parents looking to cater to their 16-year-old’s eclectic taste in indie dance music can work with the DJ to curate a customized and personal setlist. You can tailor the vibe to create the atmosphere you want.

DJs Are Naturally Good at Engaging the Crowd

Another benefit of having a DJ supplement a live band’s performance is that they are skilled crowd-workers. They can provide the band an opportunity for set breaks so that they can perform at a certain level throughout the duration of the night, allowing for flexibility without interruption.

DJs can take spontaneous requests from guests and enhance the overall experience with added visuals and lighting for next-level entertainment. A good DJ is also a skilled MC who can help guide the flow of the evening and make announcements as needed.


Bottom line

A DJ band hybrid combines the talent and energy of a live band with the transitions and diverse range of music at a DJ’s fingertips. Interested in booking a DJ band hybrid for your wedding reception or an upcoming milestone? Spinner Entertainment offers a diverse range of entertainment options for a broad audience. Schedule a call with us to book a DJ band hybrid for your next event.