Glad that you asked. With the Internet, it’s really easy to find bands and anything else that you want. The problem with this is do you really know these performers reputations, work history, & personalities? I feel the most important reasons to use a professional booking agency is right here.
Peace of Mind!
If for no other reason, Your Peace of Mind is the main reason to schedule your event through a Reputable Agency. The reason to use TEA is that we are an established agency and I am responsible for your music on the day of the event! The Buck stops here.
No matter how comfortable that you feel with a band - emergencies happen. On the day of your event, if the band that you have booked direct- has an emergency- do you have any Recourse? Probably not! Will the band try to help you find a replacement in the eleventh hour? Even if they did, most bands do not have the Resources to call on 15 bands in 20 minutes- but Triangle Entertainment Agency does! If there were a problem, we wouldn't leave the office - until we had put the fire out, had informed you of a replacement, and the problem was resolved to your satisfaction! You can take that and our performers Reliability to the bank!
We have never had to implement this policy with any of the bands that we represent. However, we have had purchasers who called us frantically on a Saturday afternoon, who needed a band to start playing within two hours, because their band had just called and "couldn't make it." We're happy to say that we were able to book a band similar to the band they had originally hired and to did so within 45 minutes of their call! The band was on time, wearing the appropriate attire, with a prepared setlist- without a hitch. The purchaser was relieved and impressed. More importantly, their guests never had a clue that there had been a problem.
Triangle Entertainment Agency is completely responsible for your music. If an emergency arises, the band leader knows to call us immediately. Within minutes, we can have several coordinators on the phone calling replacement bands that will meet your criteria for your event. styles of music, repertoire, even the same fees as your original band. If we have to call a more expensive band to ensure that you have a great band at your event, TEA will pay the difference between the original band and the replacement band. We feel this is so important, that we have included it in our contracts! With over 550 bands on our roster, we have extensive resources to cover your event in case of an emergency!