New poll reveals who is top of the tree for Christmas entertainment.
A NEW poll has revealed the bands, entertainers and tribute-acts in hottest demand for corporate Christmas events this year.
Vocalists The Overtones came out on top in the survey which comes as businesses race to bring back events following years of cancelled parties due to Covid.
Experts say the resurgence is being driven by remote and hybrid working and a demand for bosses to bring teams together for a big celebration once a year.
And according to the poll carried out by Musician Bands it’s The Overtones – who were discovered while singing on their tea-break – that are most in demand for events.
The findings were based on data linked to 2022 bookings and feedback from events that took place last year.
Other acts in the top 15 compiled were BoyzLife, Slade and Nearly Buble.
Jack Hayes, Loughborough-based Director of Champions Music and Entertainment and founder of Musician Bands, said: “After years of canceled parties and concerns about Covid, Christmas is back this year in a massive way.
“Despite the financial pressures in the economy, many companies are shrugging things off to try and give their employees a much needed boost.
“The rise of remote working means the Christmas party is also now one of the few times of the year when whole teams are brought together.
“That may explain why many companies are looking to book high quality entertainment to reward staff for their efforts throughout the year.
“It’s created a huge market for bands and tribute acts – and the Overtones are benefiting from it more than most. It’s the latest chapter in their remarkable rise to fame.”
Christmas parties surged back in popularity last year – and the trend is tipped to continue this year too. Some companies are reporting seeing four times the level of demand this year compared to 2019.
The most popular Christmas party dates are 8 December and 15 December.
Many businesses also earmarked a significant increase in the average size and cost per head for Christmas parties in 2022. Overall budgets were up by around 50% according to a report earlier this year.
Mr Hayes added: “The days of clocking off at 3pm, turning the office into a disco and putting out some mince pies are long gone. Companies are now pulling out all the stops to put on a great event which has created a huge market for those in the entertainment industry.”
- The Overtones
- The Talent
- Rewind 80s
- The RPJ Band
- Singing Waiters
- Urban Intro
- American Four Tops
- MIB Band
- Nearly Bublé
- The Funtime Frankies
- The Edge