To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world as we once knew it would be an understatement. More than a year following the virus’ emergence, the majority of the planet, let alone the country, still find themselves impacted by a somewhat suspended reality. Yet, for as profoundly as the pandemic continues to transform the manner in which Canadians work, learn, and socialize, there appears to be an emergence of hope as we collectively adjust to the new normal of celebrating and gathering.
There’s no denying that planning an event or wedding amidst ever-changing social distancing guidelines can prove to be a difficult process. Couples and families all over the country have been presented with a host of unexpected challenges as they proceed with their intentions to commemorate love, life, graduation, and/or promotions with friends and loved ones. Yet, for all those that have chosen to postpone, there are many that harbour a strong conviction to re-invent their special day and proceed. Reminding us that, although the way in which we celebrate may be changing, the love and joy behind need not.
In the coming months, live show bands in Toronto are said to play a greater role in weddings and events than ever before. As restrictions affect traditional formalities such as receiving lines and additional photographers, captivating guests with live music and maintaining a feel-good tone has become incredibly important to hosts. Quality wedding and cover bands in Toronto have become worth their weight in gold, offering a sense of light-hearted reprieve after what feels like months of silence and isolation.
What better way to commemorate your special event than an evening of delicious food, uplifting conversation, and acoustic live music in the background. Create an intimate atmosphere whilst still allowing your closest friends and colleagues to connect and talk with a smaller scale tribute band. Live music is a sure way to enhance the vibe and create lasting memories for those in attendance.
Imagine the city’s hottest cover band, made up of the best musicians and singers in the country with the ability to safely play from a distance and take requests from the audience via smartphones. Envision yourself gathering with your nearest and dearest, mouthing the lyrics to your favourite classic song from the band’s extensive list whilst busting a move! Remember, dance floors don’t have to be packed to be unforgettable. We could all use a little bit of space to cut loose.
The first dance and father/daughter dances are highlights of any wedding reception, and they can still go forward amid social distancing guidelines. Guests will watch in teary-eyed awe from their seats as the new couple and their parents take the dance floor whilst the live wedding band serenades them.
One thing that hasn’t changed is that many are still choosing the pleasant summer weather to entertain guests outdoors with a live band and dancing. Guidelines for safe interaction may affect the number of guests in attendance, distancing, and mask wearing, but these restrictions surely won’t diminish the fun! Let nature decorate and book a band in Toronto for an open-air event that your friends and loved ones will rave about for months.
“Stream-emonies” and “mini-monies” have become the latest fad in providing an inclusive and safe way for large groups to gather and celebrate in the face of restrictions. Events and ceremonies are shared in realtime with loved ones near and far through live streaming platforms – and music is no exception! With the highest quality sound equipment, listeners can be on the other side of the world enjoying a show in Toronto as if they were in the front row. Hire a live band and let the music travel across time and space to enhance your connection with those you care for most.
Thankfully, it appears that Toronto, and most of the country will slowly begin it’s reopening with greater safety precautions to help to flatten the curve. Many hopeful engaged couples, employers, new parents and graduates will soon be getting excited to celebrate some of the most influential milestones in their lives with the ones they hold dearest. If you are in the midst of planning an unforgettable event for 2021, 2022 or beyond, know that we’ve got all of your musical needs covered. With over twelve years of experience, MJB Entertainment | The Marc Joseph Band is at the forefront of the industry – using the gift of music and entertainment to create memories that will commemorate your special day and last a lifetime.