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Brightside Music

Where we provide incredible live musicians for events and venues of all kinds and help make our world a more musical place!

We are specialists in the perfect match of artist to client and make the process exceptionally easy for all involved.

We love live music and understand what it takes to do it well.

We also love our clients and are the perfect partner for ensuring a fantastic live music experience.

How can we help?

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WHY BOOKING LIVE MUSIC IS GREAT

There are many incredible things about live music. Apart from the music itself here are some of the things we absolutely love about what we do: Learn: Watching a master (or amateur) performance will give you precious insights in what to do and not to do when...

WHO SHOULD CHOOSE THE ARTIST – AGENT OR FRIEND?

There is a saying you have probably heard - don’t mix friends and business (or don’t mix family and business). Many of us ignore this advice and while it usually works out ok, when it doesn’t it goes VERY badly. The complex emotions and attachments mixed in with money...

WARNING SIGNS WHEN CHOOSING A LIVE MUSICIAN

When booking a live musician it’s important to consider not just the music, but the person/people performing it. Choosing the right artist will blow you away, charismatic, energetic, inspiring and professional. Choosing the wrong artist will blow you away too, but not...

WHY YOU SHOULD USE A LIVE MUSIC BOOKING AGENT

Agents and middlemen get a bad rap in the business and arts community, they are seen as providing little value whilst skimming the top from the artists or overcharging the client. While this reputation is accurate for some a good agent will be worth their weight in...

WHAT MUSIC EQUIPMENT DO I NEED FOR MY EVENT?

As with just about every article on our site, the recommendation will always be from us to work with a professional agency who has done the work and thinking to make sure their acts are prepared, gear is up to scratch, presentation immaculate and sound incredible. If...

WET WEATHER PLANS AND MUSICIANS

If you are booking an outdoor event it is paramount that you have a wet weather plan. As far as musicians are concerned, water and music gear does not mix - we are talking electrical issues and hazards as well as expensive wooden instruments getting ruined by...

UNPLUG WITH LIVE MUSIC

Like with everything nowadays, we are experiencing life more and more through our screens. Our phones and our computers are powerful pathways to connection and communication but are limited experientially. Screens work on the currency of attention and are designed to...

THE MUSIC YOU DON’T HEAR

Take moment and look up a scene from your favourite show or movie. Watch it and pay careful attention to the use of music and sound effects. Now watch the same clip with the sound off and see how it goes. It’s one of those things that you won’t consciously notice...

WHAT EVENT MUSICIANS SHOULD KNOW

In a sense, anyone can be a musician. It’s not exclusive and is open to anyone with a song in their heart to enjoy. Being a professional events musician on the other hand is highly conditional. Professional events musicians will need: A high level of musicianship and...

SHOULD I BOOK MY FRIENDS BAND?

We have had many gigs turned down because our client’s friend knew someone who knew someone and they went with them instead. Usually for cash or alcohol and usually without seeing, hearing or meeting them. We totally understand it, it’s the power of a personal...