DJ vs. Band

Here’s what I’d like to do. As Stu Hirsh, leader of the Stu Hirsh Orchestra, I want to talk to you about Chicago wedding bands. But instead of giving you nothing but a lot of hype and hyperbole – telling you why my wedding band is the hottest, the coolest, the greatest, the most unique…

Live Music is Best!

In the last article, we were talking about….. When wedding bands or national acts performs live, the live version of a song can be different from the original recording.   Remember, so many songs are recorded for radio air play or online purchase. The songs are a specific length of time and a particular feel –…

Canned vs Fresh!

Wedding bands vs. DJ repertoire/playlist The usual Chicago wedding band contract is for a minimum of 3 hours…180 minutes. The band takes 2, 15 minute breaks and that leaves 150 minutes of live music. Consider that a song is typically 3 minutes (or more) and that means you are going to having around 50 songs…