If you are recently engaged (congratulations!!) and are searching for a band for your wedding, by now you've likely combed over all of the offerings for local wedding bands. Florida offers some incredibly talented musicians and entertainers. I have been entertaining in Orlando since I was 11 years old, and I know and work with many of "the best" people in town. "BEST" is a very loosely used term in our business. Almost every worthwhile wedding band in town is registered and listed with The Knot.com and/or weddingwire.com and many of them have been named "THE BEST" or recieved "BEST OF" awards from these internet sites. We all proudly display our "BEST OF" badges on our websites. "VOTED THE BEST," "COUPLES CHOICE", ETC.
The Buzzcatz have received lots of "BEST OF" awards since 2001, and while I can tell you that it's always a good feeling to be named the "best" in your field, it's really all just a bunch of horse dung. "Best" is a relative term. Best for WHO? For YOU?? - maybe not, but I am sure that all of our past clients also thought that we were the "BEST" - otherwise why would they have hired us? After a decade of subscribing to these one-stop wedding websites that place my band along side of every other band in the state (gee, thanks!), I've recently pulled my ads. There was a period of a couple of years where I had suspended my membership with one of these websites, and I noticed that during those years I didn't win any awards. So, as soon as I quit sending them $130 a month, I was no longer considered "THE BEST"? Oh, now I see. The other one is a local wedding industry award by where you win based on votes - whoever can get their friends to stuff the ballot box with the most votes is "THE BEST." It's not my style to beg for votes on social media.
While awards and accolades from our peers are always nice, we realize that we are not going to be the "best" fit for every party. If we are not the right group for you, I am sure that I can steer you toward whatever it is you're looking for. Music is not a competition. I am friendly with all of the other band leaders in town, and we often send each other leads and referrals. The Buzzcatz have been in business for over 20 years here in Orlando. Our band is well known in the wedding industry in Central Florida, and it's not because we suck. It's because we are considered among "THE BEST" in the business; and we don't need a wedding website or local publication to validate that. The BEST way to find out about us (or any band) is to ask around town to our peers and the pros in our business. Most of our business comes by word of mouth and from past clients. There are other options for a great wedding band in Orlando. Find the one that's BEST for YOU!