Should I hire a band or a DJ?

Question Asked: 16/04/2019 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

Most Helpful Response

Phaze Entertainment


(0) Posted: 16/06/2021

We Prefer That U Hire A DJ Than A Band......B Cause Bands R Way 2 Exspensive Where As A DJ Is Always Playin Music & Not Takin Breaks Except 4 Eating Or Toilet Breaks......Music Is Always Continuin & Not Silence Like Bands Do.....

Prodiscos - South Highlands DJ / MC

South Highlands / Bowral

(39) Posted: 16/06/2021

I have to agree with Craig Francis Music inthat it really does depend on the vibe you wish to create. A good band of talented musicians and vocalists can really drive a night along and interract with the guests on the dance floor. But it is important to sel;ect the right ones. A good professional DJ can play a great mix of music and take requests on the night. Their presentation is very important as is the quality of their equipment. In the end you generally get what you pay for with either option. Cheap does not mean good, and you only have one shot at having a fantastic Reception.



(1) Posted: 27/05/2021

It is entirely up to you! However, if you're undecided, you can always have a mix of both with our all inclusive packages. 

Moonlight Entertainment CQ

Rockhampton / Bundaberg / Hervey Bay

(1) Posted: 23/01/2020

The eternal question!

Bands can be more expensive than a DJ -  especially the better ones that offer a free DJ service.

A DJ can be less expensive and offer a wider variety of music for your day.

A band can end up making every song sound too saimilar... but they do offer that personal touch by adding your names into the lyrics of songs.

A good Dj can make it totally your night -  You must remember that it is YOUR day, the music should highlight and enhance your event - not be the centre of it!

Party Latte

Sydney, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains and South Coast

(8) Posted: 14/01/2020

It's an excellent question. 

Probably never better discussed than in the 'How I Met Your Mother' episode - Band vs DJ :p

Bottom line, they both have their place and it's amazing that our industry has such a wonderful supply of both. 

A band is a much more personalised experience - and can do so much more than just play music. They can talk to a crowd, mash-up or extend songs depedning on the mood of the night, create an atmosphere that is one of a kind and never to be replcated. A unique experience that exists just that one time - and just for you. 

And of course a DJ has the flexibility to play any song, in any order and also has the cost advantage. 

A good band will (usually) offer a free DJ service as part of their package - Party Latte certainly does.

But if you're still unsure, get in touch with a few bands and a few DJ's - talk to them and see what they offer!

DJ James Mobile DJ Services

Brisbane and Surrounds and gold coast

(0) Posted: 9/07/2019

A band or live music is sometimes very good but having a DJ you get more variety available.

South West Light and Sound

Margaret River / Bunbury

(10) Posted: 15/05/2019

Hiring a band or a DJ is a personal thing. For couples that really like/enjoy the experience and ineraction of a live band then definitly a band. Good live music and the energy that goes with it is always a winner.

Now for couples that want hear and dance to specific bands or artists songs, then a DJ is the go.

Empire Band

Sunshine Coast / Noosa / Brisbane

(2) Posted: 15/05/2019

Definitely a band! But, I am biased. There's nothing like live music to create a beautiful atmosphere or liven up the dance floor. If you book with us, you'll also have DJ sets between sets which we can either provide or you can make selecting all of your favourites. I love to work closely with Brides to create the live sets and DJ sets so you'll be sure to hear all of the songs you want. Alternatively, you can leave it all up to us to organise with our knowledge of what works well for all ages. x

One Fun Band

Australia Wide

(31) Posted: 22/04/2019

When you book a soloist with us, you get both! Fantastic live versions of all the classics for an unforgettable atmosphere, and during breaks, a custom DJ'd playlist of all your favourite bangers, club anthems, and RnB jams. It's the best of both worlds and you don't have to compromise on either! 

DJ TeePee

Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

(23) Posted: 18/04/2019

Great question, let’s break it down.


DJ - Unlimited tracklisting, nonstop flow, requests are welcomed

Band - Your favourite tunes live, entertaining to watch


DJ: Unless experienced the flow could be disjointed

Band - Limited songs available

Overall: Both can deliver an awesome dancefloor. The key is catching-up prior to the wedding, understand exactly what atmosphere you’re after and executing  professionally - this comes with the experience and artists who do it because they love it 

Thanks :)

 Todd (Dj TeePee) 

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