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For consulting assistance in selecting the best music and ideal band for your restaurant to achieve its operating goals, contact the Director of SeaSoundStudio Entertainment.

























Entertainment Tips

When hiring musicians to play at your restaurant, there are several factors to consider:

Have the musicians played at a restaurant before and do they know how to "read" an audience?

Are the musicians cooperative and will they comply with your wishes?

Audio Clips
To audition artists for your event, select one of the songs from the set list below the music player.
For more information on the artists performing the songs in the music player, visit the following pages:

Dan Cunningham (Guitar): Country & Bluegrass Page

Lady & The Tramps (Variety Band): Lady & The Tramps Page

Bay Street Brassworks (Brass Ensemble): Bay Street Brassworks Page

Ramon Kenan (Trumpet):
Ramon Kenan Page

More Entertainment Tips

Do the musicians have a dedicated sound engineer responsible for maintaining optimal sound levels throughout the evening?

Will the musicians take requests?

Are the musicians prepared to dress appropriately for your establishment?

Are the musicians respectful and friendly with your patrons and the wait staff?


If you want to emphasize the music of a particular ethnic group or you want to celebrate an ethnic holiday that occurs during your conference, request one of the artists from our Ethnic Music Page.    These artists offer music ranging from traditional Renaissance Music of the 1200's and 1300's to Celtic tunes and the unique sounds of Bagpipes as well as the following bands: Mariachi,Steel Drum, Italian, German Irish, Greek and Hawaiian.














Music is an important part of a quality dining experience.  Finding the appropriate music that communicates the theme and mood of a restaurant will enhance the dining experience and increase traffic in the dining room, particularly during challenging economic times when consumers are seeking maximum value from every dollar spent on entertainment.

Dining music creates an ambience that can increase restaurant revenues: quality music will contribute to a pleasurable dining experience, encouraging a dining group to return frequently.  Dining music should be subtle, but distinct: music must be loud enough to be heard clearly so that it can revive fond memories, but not so loud that the dining party is unable to converse to create new memories.

Many restaurants have discovered that a classical or jazz ensemble provides background music that satisfies these requirements while appealing to a diverse group of patrons.  To select an ensemble that satisfies your patrons while fitting within your budget, select from the artists identified on our Jazz & Swing Page

If your restaurant has more of a Country or Rustic image, select one of the artists from our Country & Bluegrass Page. These artists can play traditional Country Music, Mountain Music or Bluegrass Music with a local influence from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

To create a unique and memorable experience for your patrons, consider a roving magician or strolling musicians to individually entertain your customers, especially if you anticipate long waiting times to be seated.  Contact SeaSoundStudio Entertainment for a list of magicians from our Specialty Artists Page and our Jazz & Swing Artists Page who can perform while strolling.


The rules for dining music are in stark contrast to the rules for dancing music: the driving rhythms of well-played dance tunes encourage couples to enter and remain on the dance floor.   Bands providing dance music must be able to "read" the audience and adjust the songs they play to keep the dancers on the floor, enjoying the music and each other.  When successful, a good band will keep customers in the restaurant, eating and drinking while creating wonderful memories that will cause them to return week after week-- bringing more and more friends.

If the business plan for your restaurant is based upon an upscale dining experience, the customers in your target market will likely enjoy jazz, standards, classical music, ballroom music, classic rock or traditional Rock 'n Roll.

If your restaurant draws customers who enjoy jazz, select one of the groups highlighted on the Jazz & Swing Page.  Many restaurants choose to maximize the return on their investment in entertainment by asking one or two of the musicians from the jazz group to arrive early and play background music during dinner until the entire band arrives to play dance music.

If your target market is customers who enjoy classical music, go to our Classical Artists Page to audition individual artists who play classical guitar, harp, violin and piano as well as classical ensembles who combine various instruments.

For a truly high-end dancing experience, review our Ballroom Dance Artists Page for information that will help you to understand the profile of customers who would be drawn to your restaurant if you offered ballroom dance music.

If you are uncertain of your target market for customers or if you are uncertain of the music your target customers would find most appealing, consider the bands on our Rock & Pop Artists Page that can play all genres of music.  For consulting assistance in selecting the appropriate band or music to reinforce the business plan of your restaurant, visit our Music Consulting Page.

Many of the musicians represented by SeaSoundStudio are trained in "restaurant etiquette".  They will help you to create the atmosphere you seek in your restaurant to attract your target market of diners.  Listening carefully to the opinions of restaurant management, these experienced artists will strive to make your restaurant a pleasurable dining experience for your patrons.


Restaurants should consider using music to attract customers during certain Holidays when they can impress new customers who may have never visited the restaurant previously. 

Holidays for which SeaSoundStudio's artists can provide theme music, include:  Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Fathers's Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.  Visit our Jazz & Swing Artists Page for a description of additional groups that can provide music for these holidays. 

Many of the artists described on our Classical Artists Page can also adapt their performances to include music capturing the spirit of the holiday.


Some restaurants want to present more of a show to attract new customers. To create an "Oldies" atmosphere, consider the show band Lady & The Tramps, performing their Let The Good Times Rock 'N Roll show by clicking here.  For more information about national artists who could attract large audiences if featured by a restaurant, contact SeaSoundStudio Entertainment.


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