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People's Choice Music

West Bloomfield , MI
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LOCATION

5909 Trotter Lane
West Bloomfield, MI 48322 US (map)

PHONE

248-855-6490

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Versatility, energy, personality, and great crowd motivation skills have made People's Choice one of the most popular bands of its kind available anywhere -- for years! The group has... Read more
Versatility, energy, personality, and great crowd motivation skills have made People's Choice one of the most popular bands of its kind available anywhere -- for years! The group has captivated audiences throughout the US & Canada, and is a favorite in a variety of genres.

Originally from New York, the band has also appeared with name performers like Billy Crystal, The Four Tops, Judy Collins, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, and The Four Lads. The group has performed at many weddings, but it's NOT your typical wedding band! People's Choice provides high quality musical entertainment and FUN -- which have regularly elicited rave reviews.

Besides entertaining Michigan's top political and corporate leaders at the Leadership Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, People's Choice has been hired on multiple occasions by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Club Managers Association for their statewide events.

People's Choice has a basic six-piece band, but can entertain with anywhere from 1 to 11 pieces, depending upon your budget and the number of guests. The group's basic package includes high energy Emcee/Disc Jockey Sam Thomas on band breaks, providing non-stop, continuous musical entertainment. Many options and services are available, including ceremony and cocktail music.

On a budget? Your budget range can usually be met by altering the number of performers and/or the playing time between the band & its DJ. Check out the group's website at www.PeoplesChoiceMusic.com.

We strive to handle every aspect of your experience with People's Choice in a first-class manner! Besides satisfying you and your guests, we want to earn your future recommendation! Read less
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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), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Tuxedos are our normal attire unless the event is less formal, a theme party, or our host provides special attire instructions.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Our website contains both live and studio-recorded audio samples.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
We will always learn special request songs for the First Dance, Bridal Dance, Father/Daughter Dance, and Mother/Son Dance. Beyond that, we'll use our discretion of what will sound best -- either the live band or the original recording played by our disc jockey on a band break.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We have an extensive lighting and audio setup, and prefer two hours for set-up. Arrangements can be made for a set-up involving less time, if needed. Please inquire.
How much space do you usually require?
We normally need an 18 foot wide by 8 foot deep stage riser setup. In the case of no risers or a built-in stage, we can usually adjust our setup. Please inquire.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
A relatively small sign.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We have a variety of lighting options available. Please inquire.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We normally emcee the event (details of which are thoroughly reviewed before the event), and talk between songs (when appropriate). We are there to ENTERTAIN and MOTIVATE our audience! We are highly skilled performers, and can adjust our presentation based upon the type of event and your instructions.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
A quiet crowd can be motivated to dance by 1) connecting with the audience through appropriate verbal remarks, 2) a popular slow or fast song, 3) making it a "Ladies Choice" (in case the men are too shy), or 4) if appropriate, do a "Snowball Dance" (multiplication dance) where the bride & groom (or host & hostess) begin, and find new partners to continue dancing, etc. etc. In our years of performing, it's been extremely rare where no one is dancing for more than a song or two -- unless the guests are otherwise occupied with dinner or a dessert table.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Our band plays approximately 45 minutes, followed by approximately 15 minutes of our DJ each hour. Note: We are hired to RUN A PARTY, and will do what we need to -- to make it a successful event. On occasion, the band will play a longer set if the party calls for it. When meals are available to us, we prefer to eat before our start time. Otherwise, we eat on a band break. Our primary job is performing... Eating is a secondary consideration!
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, We have a live Emcee/ Disc Jockey who will not only play recorded music on band breaks, but also motivate the crowd (when appropriate) and keep up the energy level so your guests don't use such a lull as an excuse to say "goodnight" and leave!
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Unless someone is gravely ill, out of town for an important family or business-related event, or has a previous commitment, the band members are eager to perform and earn money! Backup Plan: We do know many of the best musicians and vocalists in town. If something unexpected were to happen, we have a number of top-notch subs we can call as a backup. Please be aware: We are interested in earning your future recommendation -- so it is our responsibility to provide you with the quality of entertainment you were promised! We want to be sure you're happy!
What is your overtime rate?
It varies, depending upon the number of players. For our six-piece band, it's $450 per half hour. We do offer a reduced rate if extra playing time is booked in advance. Note: If you plan your time frame wisely, you often will not need extra time. Also: At no additional fee, we include up to 2 hours of background CDs before the band begins.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We charge for travel outside of the Metro Detroit area on a case-by-case basis (e.g. the distance & travel time involved, whether overnight rooms are needed, whether it's a busy night or slow time of the year). Please inquire.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We normally require a $600 deposit, which may be split into two payments of $300.

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Meg
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful. They did everything I wanted and right!!! Loved my wedding day and the band, and so did everyone else!! They were so classy and accommodating, for our wedding at the Detroit Athletic Club! Would definitely recommend!
Absolutely wonderful. They did everything I wanted and right!!! Loved my wedding day and the band, and so did everyone Read more...
Absolutely wonderful. They did everything I wanted and right!!! Loved my wedding day and the band, and so did everyone else!! They were so classy and accommodating, for our wedding at the Detroit Athletic Club! Would definitely recommend! Read less
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Michigan MOG
Wedding:
9/26/2010
5.0/5.0
We had very little space for a band and a limited budget, but wanted some live music. People's Choice was able to offer us a trio for three hours and one hour of DJ that worked great. The music was terrific and kept the party moving. The younger generation seemed to appreciate the DJ's last hour.
We had very little space for a band and a limited budget, but wanted some live music. People's Choice was able to offer us Read more...
We had very little space for a band and a limited budget, but wanted some live music. People's Choice was able to offer us a trio for three hours and one hour of DJ that worked great. The music was terrific and kept the party moving. The younger generation seemed to appreciate the DJ's last hour. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ

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