A gathering on the beach can be fun for everyone in attendance, whether you're having an informal get-together with friends at the end of the summer or you're getting married on a beach near where you live. One thing that can always make time on the beach more fun is some music. Instead of playing some tunes through a portable speaker, consider hiring a live band to perform for you. There are all sorts of musical entertainers that can work well, but few can be as good of a fit as a beach band. Beach bands tend to play upbeat music that is perfect for this outdoor setting. Look for a band that plays these instruments in addition to the guitar, keyboard, and other standard instruments.
When you hear a ukulele, it's hard not to think of sitting on a Hawaiian beach — even if you're never been to Hawaii. The mellow sound of this stringed instrument has a distinctly tropical feel, which makes it a good addition to a beach band. You might be surprised at how many different songs the ukulele can augment. A ukulele can sound good when one person is playing it while singing, but when it's part of the sound of a musical ensemble, it can offer even more sonic appeal. Few instruments can make you want to get on your feet and sway to the tunes as much as a ukulele.
A steel drum is another instrument that you'll enjoy hearing when you hire the right beach band to entertain you and your guests. It has a distinct beach feel. If you've ever been to a resort in the Caribbean and heard a live band, there's a good chance that one of the musicians was playing a steel drum. Many beach bands have a percussionist who plays this instrument, so don't hesitate to inquire if you're unsure.
Another instrument that can be fun to hear at your beach gathering is a pair of maracas. This is an instrument that is simple to play, but you'll be impressed at what an experienced musician can do with a pair of maracas in their hands. Musicians play the maracas by shaking them and even banging them against their bodies, producing a wide range of sounds that complement the song. Be sure to look for these pleasant-sounding instruments when you're evaluating beach bands to hire.
For more information, contact a beach band near you.