corporate entertainment band hire
Are you looking for a unique corporate entertainment band in Birmingham (or surrounding areas) that can bring your teams together in a fun yet effective way?
For over 15 years, the award-winning Burdock Ceilidh Band have been working with businesses to do exactly that. Whether you wish to celebrate a special milestone, need some light entertainment for your conference delegates, or just have a party, then we can deliver a professional, slick package for your event.
Types of Corporate Events We Are Suitable For
If you’re planning a celebration for your staff, then a social dance works really well: it’s a leveller, it encourages management to get to know their teams, and visa versa. It can be simply pure entertainment, or there could be learning outcomes from the activity.
For some, the fear of getting onto the dance floor is as great as making a presentation in front of a large audience. What we can do is create a happy-go-lucky environment for participants to build their self-confidence and believe that they ‘can do’.
It is an opportunity to test their leadership skills in pulling their troupe together to achieve goals and to have great fun in the process. We can assist in creating a bespoke team-building session based on social dancing.
If you’re looking for entertainment to involve everyone then we recommend a ceilidh for your company’s Christmas party!
Scottish/Irish Theme Nights
These are very popular; we regularly provide Burns or St Patrick’s night dances for corporate clients. Whatever your theme, we have a repertoire of dances and tunes to suit.
Barn Dance Themes
Holding a fancy dress event – for example, a cowboy/girl theme or a masked ball – can be very effective in breaking down barriers and bringing everyone together.
Foot Stomping Live Acoustic Performance
The Burdock Band creates an energetic semi-acoustic wall of sound that gets everyone up and involved in the entertainment. Ultimately, it’s about having fun and getting into the rhythms of the lively dances.
The Burdock Band’s soulful traditional music will create a magical ambience that draws your guests and staff into a relaxed and happy state.
The dances can be energetic and are a great way to de-stress and ‘let go’ after an intense work session.
One of the most surreal performances we offer is a silent dance, where all participants, including the band, wear headphones – great possibilities!
Corporate Event Band Birmingham UK and Surrounding Areas
Thanks to the great road & rail network around Birmingham, the band can reach out to around 70 UK towns and cities in the surrounding English counties within the London, Manchester and Bristol triangle.
Prices range from £799 to £1500 depending on band size requirements and travel time from South Birmingham. Travel is calculated at 45p per mile return trip for 2 cars from our HQ in Birmingham.
Cater to all size venues and audiences
Our smallest venue to date was a restaurant: all the tables were fully booked, so the band had to set themselves up on a narrow wooden staircase at the end of the room. Tables and chairs were then cleared for the dancing – bringing to mind that moment in the Titanic movie when the 3rd class passengers are celebrating below deck!
Our largest corporate venue has been a marquee hosting 600 employees of a large food retailer.
We recommend our ‘standard’ 4-piece band plus caller for most events, which gives a beautiful interwoven sound. However, our ‘budget’ 3-piece band plus caller package is more than sufficient for the dancing, if space, or cost, is an important factor.
Types of Music Offered
Our entertainers are professional musicians drawn from folk, rock & jazz backgrounds; as a dance band, we play traditional instruments to create an authentic world celtic sound.
Traditional Scottish Music
The band draws on the Scottish repertoire of traditional tunes for a Scottish themed event. The lineup is fiddle, accordion, guitar and bodhran.
Traditional Irish Music
As with the Scottish theme, we have Irish playlists with a similar instrumental lineup.
Barn Dance Music
For the barn dance, we can also draw on the American repertoire of fast reels.
Caller Option For Maximum Entertainment
The caller acts as MC to ensure that everyone knows what they should be doing (most of the time!) to optimise maximum entertainment.
Planning your event
There are so many unique possibilities that it is best if you submit the enquiry form and ask for a call back from our team. Then, we can properly assess what combination of band/caller skills, set lengths, breaks, etc would work best for your event.
Corporate Event Testimonials
Here are a few comments from a sample of our corporate clients…