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Q&A with Band Manager Ben Lack of Brass Animals

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Planning a wedding can be stressful, even if you know what you want. So, I reached out to Ben Lack, the owner and the Band Manager of Brass Animals to question him on how he can help make sure couples are selecting the right choice when they hire him to perform at their nuptials.

What made you want to become a wedding event band?

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We really enjoy being a big part of a couple’s big day. It’s typically one of the only times that they’re able to get all of their family and friends together at one time and we want to be there to give everyone a fun and exciting performance.

How did you obtain your first client?

The engaged couple happened to be at one of our local club shows at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. They came up to us after our performance and asked us if we would be willing to perform at their wedding. We said “Yes!” and had a blast.

What is the crazy thing you had to provide for a client’s event?

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Nothing too crazy. With most of our wedding gigs, we allow the client to select 1-2 songs that they want us to learn. So we’ve learned some fun stuff from Kendrick Lamar, Borns, Stevie Wonder, Beatles, and Beyonce.

What would be the protocol if I wanted to have my wedding in the cemetery?

We’re actually located in San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Houston, New York, and Seattle.  If you wanted to have your wedding in the cemetery, then just let us know. We’re really flexible to work with.

What are some non-traditional venues you can offer to potential clients, that might be interested in booking you?

Getting married at a park is a great way to bring the outdoor space into your special day.

What sets you apart from other event bands?

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In terms of wedding bands, we’re very easy to work with, we can march around the venue and/or reception space, and we can build a band size that fits our client’s vision.

Check out our videos at brassanimals.com/music

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