In March 2020 the global live music industry ground to a crashing halt and only now, two plus years later, are we relishing in the welcomed re-emergence of one of the country’s hardest hit industries during the pandemic. If this break from live bands and concerts showed us anything at all it’s the sheer magnitude that music has to inspire, commemorate, and create joy.
Aside from its entertainment value, listening to music in a live setting is known to have incredible positive affects on the human body. More specifically, live music has the potential to change the way we act, feel and think – encouraging us to dance like no one is watching, sing until our throats get sore, and tap our feet feverishly to the beat.
For professional musicians who spent the majority of their life in the limelight feeding off the energy of crowds, the return to stage has been met with tremendous relief and excitement. Meanwhile, audiences themselves are appreciating and connecting to live music more than ever – validating the notion that absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
What used to be an industry predominately hired to entertain at weddings is broadening its reach, and live cover bands are now creating unforgettable memories at anniversary parties, corporate events, and backyard celebrations across the GTA. In fact, Toronto bands are on the rise this year boasting some of the hottest talent the world has come to see and hear.
With mandates behind us and a generalized interest by many to commune and gather, now is the time to celebrate whilst raising each other higher. Want to do your part? When you book a live cover band, jazz band, corporate event live band, or wedding band you don’t just create an extraordinary music experience for you and your guests, you support local musicians.
Music is the one thing that brings us together and allows people of all backgrounds and ages to experience pure happiness without hesitation or restraint. As music fans, helping to foster a local music community is something everyone can support and cultivate.