Do some research on YouTube if possible, before you go traipsing around the country looking at showcases.
- Ask friends for recommendations, if they were at a wedding with a great band, get the name. There's no better recommendation than a band that people are still talking about long after the photos have been developed.
- Be aware of mounting costs when a four-piece band becomes a seven-piece band.
- It's fine to choose a band to suit your particular taste, but be careful. You might enjoy Mongolian rain music, but you might be the only ones on the dance floor.