Why Live Music Is Most Important For Any Wedding?


Everyone loves house parties but seldom can one live musicians playing in those parties. Except The street entertainers that one can find in the subways, one does not get to listen to many live musicians. One can hire live musicians from their website to perform the music one chooses and this will make one’s day spectacular and special as one wants their day to be especially when it comes to wedding. Wedding is the most important, special and extraordinary day of one’s lives and nothing makes it more memorable and grand than one’s favourite songs played by a live band as their wedding music.

Although people live in a do it themselves world but connecting iPod to a sound system and playing one’s favourite song during the wedding is no replacement for live band music when one’s beloved is walking down the aisle in a beautiful dress. The experience of a live band on their wedding day is not something one can forget in their lives. The job of live musicians is not to just come on the wedding day, eat food, sing some songs and go home instead they put a lot of hard work on coming out with the best processionals for one’s wedding music and they curate the best dance list so guests are driven to dance all night long on one’s wedding, thus creating a beautiful memory and experience not just for the bride and the groom, but also for all the guests.

One great benefit of a live music than preplaced music by DJ is that not only it’s so much more elegant but if somethings like flower girl got distracted and messed up the timing of ones processional etc. musicians with eyes and ears can adapt and slow the music instead of whole of the moment getting screwed up if it was anything else instead of live music. Besides nothing begins the beautiful moment of bride walking down an aisle than the officiant announcing to please rise. No one knows which music is better for which type of wedding than the musicians.

They know if there is a barn wedding which songs to play and which songs not to play. Acoustic guitar and soothing violin is what musicians generally offer at such type of weddings. For the cocktail hour, nothing creates the lively atmosphere more than a smooth live jazz music. One simply have to go to the website and tell their preferences rest all the hard work and headache of timing and everything will be managed by the musicians so one can concentrate on other aspects of the wedding.

Nothing starts a party than a group of musicians already partying in a reception. Eye contact is so important and musicians communicate with the crowd with their eyes. Getting live band musicians for the wedding music or reception music is a much better investment than any other thing in the wedding. Most live bands can play anything from Indie rock to pop to hip-hop, there is no genre or song that a live group of musicians is not able to play.


How comedians use various video platforms to increase their fan base in India


When Comedy was only in the Movies

Stand-up comedy was never looked at as a full time career option. People did stand-up as a hobby. They all held day jobs as well. The major source of comedy was films. Movies were the only platform where we got to see some of the different categories of comedy. Charlie Chaplin made the Indian film industry take notice of comedians. Legendary comedians like Johnny Walker, Mehmood, and Kishor Kumar were very popular for their comic timing. But being in the movies never gave comedians a chance to explore their full potential in terms of content. Over the years their parts were reduced to sometimes just making funny faces.

There are many forms of comedy mimicry being the most common one and stand-up the toughest. In stand-up comedy acts, the comedian has to crack jokes and interact with a live audience. The jokes and gigs need to be witty and connect with the audience as the feedback is instant. Although stand-up was popular in the west, India wasn’t even aware of this form of comedy.

India was hit by the Internet wave

With the spread of the internet across households and acts by people like Russell Peters hitting the computer screens of youngsters in India, there was a sudden awareness of this form of comedy. People started to be more accommodating and realized that it is cool to laugh at oneself. This gave rise to a number of comedians who started to believe that this field had potential. As their popularity increased, Comedy clubs sprouted up in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore. A variety of shows on TV called in comedians to showcase their talents. They even had shows wholly dedicated to comedy. As a result of the overwhelming response of youngsters to stand-up comedy videos, many corporate companies began inviting them to perform at their events.

How the Video Platforms were utilised by budding stand-up comics

  • Uploading Videos

There were many working professionals that I came across who had dreams of becoming stand-up comedians some day but didn’t know where or how to begin. YouTube was the major factor to contribute to the success of stand-up comedians in India. Putting up a video on this platform by Google is absolutely free. All they have to do is get a friend to record their act and upload it. Just a click of a button makes it available to such a wide audience. In this way they can amass a lot of subscribers and followers thus gaining popularity. Suddenly, there is a simpler way for them to achieve their stand-up dreams.

  • Creating diverse content

The increase in the viewership for comedy prompted people to explore a variety of content. It also gave full freedom to the comedian on the type and subject for the content. This gave the comedian independence to fully explore their potential.

  • Expand To Other Platforms

With the rise of video platforms all over the internet like Vimeo and DailyMotion and not to forget FaceBook Live and Instagram stand-up comics have a way to showcase their talent through multiple platforms. Owing to the different set of audience that each video platform enjoys, one is unaware of which platform may work and which may not. Spreading your content over multiple platforms helps maintaining a constant online presence.

  • Vernacular Content

The increase in Smartphone and internet users has given rise to more consumers of video content in regional languages in India. As a result the demand for regional content has also risen. The numerous talented comedians whose only struggle was the English language have also been presented with loads of opportunities. The following image shows the trend is going beyond just Hindi and spreading over other regional languages as well.

These video streaming platforms have revolutionized the comedy scene in India.They have become the medium through which a comedian through any language can get the exposure that, a few years back they could not have even dreamt of. Video Platforms have helped Indian comedians increase their popularity all over India. They have also proved that language is no bar when it comes to comedy.

 


4 of the Greatest Hobbies from the 90s


For those who were brought up in the 90s, this was a golden era full of a whole host of playground sensations. From the Spice Girls to Tazos, we were a generation prone to hysteria and obsession, where whole schools would be overcome by the latest movements and fashions. Many trends rose and fell in these turbulent times, but here is a breakdown of some of the most eminent hobbies of the 1990s.

  1. Pokémon

Pokémon originated with a Nintendo Gameboy game and exploded into a worldwide sensation in the 90s. With playgrounds across the world taken over by the subsequent Pokémon trading card game, it is a point of nostalgia for many of us 90s kids. Although it has been continually popular ever since, interest in the game has been revived recently with the rise of the notorious Pokémon Go app, in which you can go out into the real world and catch Pokémon using your mobile phone. If you want to return to the old school, you can collect, trade, and play themed cards depicting characters taken from the videogame. It’s even possible to collect rare cards that can go for thousands of dollars.

  1. Furbies

When Furbies first hit the classrooms with force, teachers responded by locking them away in the cupboard. Kids responded by training their Furbies to awake in the dark, creating chaos and distraction on a minutely basis, eventually leading to an outright ban in most schools. Banished but never forgotten, our furry friends live on in our hearts to this day, with one dedicated engineer even having recently created a fully functioning ‘Furby organ’!

  1. Tamagotchi

Ah the Tamagotchi, the pet we had always dreamed of, except plastic and on a keyring. Many of us found out we had bitten off more than we could chew with our little friends – requiring constant attention to stay alive, it was almost impossible to maintain these demanding little robots whilst juggling school and social lives too. As a result, mothers nationwide were lumbered with our beeping little children, until they decided enough was enough and we had to bury them at the bottom of our cupboard to die.

  1. Handball

Breaks and lunchtimes were inevitably spent getting a bit too competitive in a handball tournament. Bashing that ball against the wall just never got old, and some players were impossible to beat. At least this hobby got us a little bit of exercise unlike most of the others on this list!

With the shakey rise of technology, the 90s truly were the golden era of kids gaming. The latest developments in tech were put to questionable use, but whilst the VR and smart phones of modern day kids are all well and good, we wouldn’t have had it any other way.