From 10 Top Tips for Booking a Wedding and Party Band: What You Need To Know by Em Peasgood, Bandleader
There are a great deal of agencies that provide band booking services for clients and bands. The bonus of using an agency is that they will safeguard you against any mishaps and provide the security of hiring a company rather than an individual. The negative aspect is that an agency requires money to run and they will add from 15% to 50% onto your quote. You may also not have any communication with your bandleader until your event.