Band Still Available For Friday Night Christmas Party In Sydney

Band Still Available For Your Friday Night Christmas Party

For some strange reason, my band is still available on 3 x Friday nights in December, 2017. This is most unusual. Typically, Friday nights in December book out months in advance, but… Slide McBride (the band) is still available for your Friday night Christmas Party.

The three Friday nights in December 2017 that we are still available for include;

  • Friday, 8th December
  • Friday, 15th December
  • Friday, 22nd December

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The band has been playing at quite a few Corporate functions of late. Clients include;

  • The law firm, IPH – function held at Sydney Town Hall
  • Castol Australia – function held at the Novotel, Parramatta
  • Forensic and solvency accountancy firm, Worrells – held at The Gibralter Hotel, Bowral

Forthcoming corporate bookings include;

  • BT Investment Management Christmas Party – to be held at Kittyhawk in the Sydney CBD
  • Global Orthopedic Technology Christmas Party – to be held at Cafe Morso, Pyrmont
  • Aldi Stores Christmas Party – to be held at Surly’s American Bar, Surry Hills

Why book Slide McBride For Your Christmas Party?

Typically, people attending work Christmas parties have a diverse range of ages. There are the young twenty-year-olds, but also the more mature fifty-year-olds. The band, Slide McBride will appeal to this broad range of ages, and this is the key to all age groups feeling included and everyone having a great time.

Read some of the band’s Corporate Testimonials –

The key to appealing to a broad range of ages is in the band’s repertoire of songs. Primarily, there are lots of “classics” in the song list, but also included are more recent hits. Songs such as “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Proud Mary” are always winners with any audience, but the recent inclusion of Calvin Harris’s “Feels” has been a popular addition.

Have a look at the band’s repertoire –

Having a great song list is imperative, but it’s Slide McBride’s charisma and energy that really differentiates the band from your typical function band. Gregarious singer, Slide McBride connects with his audience, and this is really what sets this band apart from other bands.

If you’d like to include a sassy female singer into the band, Slide’s daughter Beatrice adds an extra dynamic.

To make an inquiry, contact Slide McBride via email –

Otherwise, give Slide McBride a call – Tel: 0415 104 238

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Live Band For Christmas Party

Why Book a Live Band For Your Christmas Party ?

As we approach Christmas, the diary is starting to fill up with Christmas Party bookings. Some are staff parties and some are client parties, but…

Why should you hire a live band to play at your Christmas Party?

The Staff Christmas Party

Here is a typical scenario.

You’ve been working with the same people all year. What is there left to talk about? There will be food to eat and drinks to be drunk, but what then? Do you really want to be standing around talking about work at your Christmas Party? And do you really think that lame DJ is going to make you want to dance in front of your professional peers?

How A Live Band Will Make A Difference

  • A live band is a spectacle. If they are at half decent, they will be entertaining so at least you will be able to sit/stand and watch them perform.
  • A live band creates an energy and atmosphere that is unique. Energy is an intangible thing, but a live band will create far more than a DJ.
  • A quality singer/frontman(or woman) will inspire you to become involved with the music (and… maybe even dance)!

The Client Christmas Party

Nothing adds sophistication to your event better than a quality live band. Your clients will get asked the following day, “So, how was the Christmas Party”? The response will be, “They had this really cool band”!

The important things are;

  • Finding a live band that doesn’t play too loud
  • Finding a live band with an engaging singer/front-person who will intrigue your guests, but without being a distraction
  • Getting a band that will create a point of interest and create conversational opportunities

“If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It”

The common mistake Christmas Party organisers make each year is that they think;

  • It has to be completely different to last year
  • It has to be themed
  • A DJ is cheap and will leave more money for alcohol and food

We play at many Christmas Parties each year and we frequently get told that we “made” the party, or “it was the best Christmas Party EVER”!

Sadly, when I asked if they want to book us again for next year’s Christmas Party, I usually get told, “we’d love to but, we have to do something different”.

Finally, here’s a list of themes we have successfully adapted to;

  • 1920’s/Great Gatsby
  • Casino Royale/James Bond
  • 1950’s/Early Rock’n’Roll
  • 1960’s/Swingin’ 60’s
  • Beach Theme/Beach Party
  • 80’s
  • Colours, for example, “White” Party, or “Red & Black” Party

Call (or text) now and check availabilities for this year’s Christmas Party


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