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Livin' Large

Atlanta , GA
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Atlanta, GA 30318 US (map)

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770-757-5460

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ABOUT US

Few things are as memorable as a room full of loved ones dancing the night away to an amazing live band. Your choice for entertainment will make or break your reception. Looking back... Read more
Few things are as memorable as a room full of loved ones dancing the night away to an amazing live band. Your choice for entertainment will make or break your reception. Looking back years from now, what will your guests remember?

Protect your investment. Choose wisely. Live LARGE!

Livin’ Large is more than just one of the nation’s most talented upscale variety bands. They are your turnkey solution for the wedding reception of your dreams.


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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Formal or Semi-Formal is assumed for weddings, but we have other looks available upon request.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Absolutely! Watch live video footage here: http://vimeo.com/9750405
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, we'll happily learn material for our clients.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We ask for access 3 hours prior to the start of the event. We can work with less, if necessary.
How much space do you usually require?
This depends on which version of the band was hired. Stage footprint is commonly either 16' x 24' for larger bands and 12' x 16' for smaller bands.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No. The stage is cleanly dressed, with no signs or banners.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
All packages include stage lighting and a high end sound system capable of covering crowd sizes up to 500 people indoors, and 300 people outdoors. The system is very well maintained and all packages include a dedicated sound engineer so every event sounds perfectly balanced.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We MC all traditions the bride wishes to observe. There is no dead air between songs...we keep the dance floor moving.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
It's frankly never happened. We are typically told that far more people danced than the client ever expected. We've filled the dance floor at 100% of the hundreds of weddings we've performed.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
BREAKS: On average, at least 45 minutes out of every 60 include performance. We usually only take two breaks, and one of those is usually filled with cake cutting and toasts (sound man and band leader stay back to cue mics and MC). There is no dead air once the event begins. 
 
 MEALS: As the band is typically on site 8 to 10 hours, including setup, breakdown, and the full event itself, we do ask for a meal. 
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, we will play premixed CDs during the breaks. We can also add a DJ to the show to handle requests and keep the party going when the band is not performing.
What is your overtime rate?
Pro-rated, and billed in half hour increments. Standard packages include up to a 4 hour performance window.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Metro Atlanta has no additional fees. Out of town costs are calculated on a case by case basis. Factors include distance from Atlanta, number of hotel rooms (if needed), etc.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
A 50% down payment locks the date. The balance is due shortly before the wedding.

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Liz
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
THE BEST band ever!!! It absolutely made the reception for our daughter's wedding--everyone danced the night away to the greatest selection of songs and I don't think the dance floor was ever empty. We all hated for the night to end. Thank you Livin' Large for everything!!

Liz
THE BEST band ever!!! It absolutely made the reception for our daughter's wedding--everyone danced the night away to the Read more...
THE BEST band ever!!! It absolutely made the reception for our daughter's wedding--everyone danced the night away to the greatest selection of songs and I don't think the dance floor was ever empty. We all hated for the night to end. Thank you Livin' Large for everything!!

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Jenni
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
When you hire a band for your wedding, you just want them to deliver a party. Brad and his crew went way beyond what was expected. Not only was the party rocking, but the song selection perfectly chosen for our crowd, the personal songs played to original perfection, and he even helped make sure the ceremony's CD line-up was timed and played flawlessly. Music was something that stressed me out from the beginning, but once I met Brad, all of that melted away. I had no worries with him, and chalked it up as a success after the first time I met him. Since then, I have heard their name everywhere and can't wait to be surprised at the next wedding where they are.
When you hire a band for your wedding, you just want them to deliver a party. Brad and his crew went way beyond what was Read more...
When you hire a band for your wedding, you just want them to deliver a party. Brad and his crew went way beyond what was expected. Not only was the party rocking, but the song selection perfectly chosen for our crowd, the personal songs played to original perfection, and he even helped make sure the ceremony's CD line-up was timed and played flawlessly. Music was something that stressed me out from the beginning, but once I met Brad, all of that melted away. I had no worries with him, and chalked it up as a success after the first time I met him. Since then, I have heard their name everywhere and can't wait to be surprised at the next wedding where they are. Read less
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Proud Dad
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The band played at our daughters wedding and they were fantastic. I cannot say enough about the professional way they handled every detail. Our friends and family are still talking about the music. I would highly reccomend them to anyone looking to make their wedding a truly memorable experience. Thank you to all the members of the band for helping to make our daughters wedding an evening we will never forget.
The band played at our daughters wedding and they were fantastic. I cannot say enough about the professional way they Read more...
The band played at our daughters wedding and they were fantastic. I cannot say enough about the professional way they handled every detail. Our friends and family are still talking about the music. I would highly reccomend them to anyone looking to make their wedding a truly memorable experience. Thank you to all the members of the band for helping to make our daughters wedding an evening we will never forget. Read less
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Fainne2012
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how amazing this band was. My in-laws were against having a band because "their side of the family won't dance." WELL, I would like to announce that about half of them ended up dancing (grandmothers included!) and the other half clearly enjoyed watching the concert from their seats. My husband and I got so many compliments from this band: "They really made the party!" Brad, the manager, was wonderful about learning our first dance song and really listening to our needs. He spent the time to learn how to pronounce names to announce them, and he was ready to amend the schedule when things ran late (as I'm sure they always do!) They sounded absolutely amazing and were so charismatic. I realize that they are on the expensive side for wedding music, but for a band of this size and caliber, they are a steal! It was our "splurge" item, and we could not be happier. They came with all of their own equipment/lighting. Their only request was vendor meals and a place to have breaks (15 mins for every hour- which corresponded perfectly to toasts/cake cutting/etc where they needed not be there). Loved them! Would recommend to anyone wanting to have a band at their reception!
I cannot express how amazing this band was. My in-laws were against having a band because "their side of the family won't Read more...
I cannot express how amazing this band was. My in-laws were against having a band because "their side of the family won't dance." WELL, I would like to announce that about half of them ended up dancing (grandmothers included!) and the other half clearly enjoyed watching the concert from their seats. My husband and I got so many compliments from this band: "They really made the party!" Brad, the manager, was wonderful about learning our first dance song and really listening to our needs. He spent the time to learn how to pronounce names to announce them, and he was ready to amend the schedule when things ran late (as I'm sure they always do!) They sounded absolutely amazing and were so charismatic. I realize that they are on the expensive side for wedding music, but for a band of this size and caliber, they are a steal! It was our "splurge" item, and we could not be happier. They came with all of their own equipment/lighting. Their only request was vendor meals and a place to have breaks (15 mins for every hour- which corresponded perfectly to toasts/cake cutting/etc where they needed not be there). Loved them! Would recommend to anyone wanting to have a band at their reception! Read less
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JD Girl
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
OMG!!! They were so amazing. I had the 8 piece band with the woman and man lead singers. She did "AT LAST" and blew the house down. I had people tell me I should have charged a cover for that entertainment. It was so amazing!!
OMG!!! They were so amazing. I had the 8 piece band with the woman and man lead singers. She did "AT LAST" and blew the Read more...
OMG!!! They were so amazing. I had the 8 piece band with the woman and man lead singers. She did "AT LAST" and blew the house down. I had people tell me I should have charged a cover for that entertainment. It was so amazing!! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
This band is worth the price! We had so much fun at the reception and all age ranges of our guests were on the floor dancing. Everyone was having such a great time that we hired them for an extra hour. The entire dance floor cheered when they said they were staying another hour and the dance floor was still packed at midnight. Livin' Large even learned special modified versions of our first dance and the father-daughter dance songs. I can't say enough good things!
This band is worth the price! We had so much fun at the reception and all age ranges of our guests were on the floor Read more...
This band is worth the price! We had so much fun at the reception and all age ranges of our guests were on the floor dancing. Everyone was having such a great time that we hired them for an extra hour. The entire dance floor cheered when they said they were staying another hour and the dance floor was still packed at midnight. Livin' Large even learned special modified versions of our first dance and the father-daughter dance songs. I can't say enough good things! Read less
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karenwood
Wedding:
11/17/2007
5.0/5.0
We had the best reception and everyone had a great time! The music was diverse and fun...so everyone was happy! We didn't want the night to end and literally could have danced all night! Great time!
We had the best reception and everyone had a great time! The music was diverse and fun...so everyone was happy! We didn't Read more...
We had the best reception and everyone had a great time! The music was diverse and fun...so everyone was happy! We didn't want the night to end and literally could have danced all night! Great time! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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christian
Wedding:
12/9/2009
4.9/5.0
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional and sounded great. We were very please overall with them. nice to work !
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional Read more...
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional and sounded great. We were very please overall with them. nice to work ! Read less
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