What type of events are you available for?
We specialize in weddings, corporate events, galas, fundraisers, country club events, and parties. Any event where high-quality musical entertainment is required.
How many pieces are in the band?
We offer our 10 to 15-piece group exactly as seen on our demo. Our 12-piece group includes bandleader Jacin Nagao on lead vocals, along with our male vocalist, both female vocalists, bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, percussion, and our three-piece horn section. Additional members include an optional DJ and two Latin dancers.
Are you available as a smaller 5 – 8 piece group?
No, but please do call or email us as we can happily refer the top smaller groups to you. Beware of groups that offer themselves in many configurations such as a three to thirteen-piece group, as these are most likely agencies that may simply have a database of musicians that they piece together to suit any size desired. The fact is, you can’t maintain a group of in-demand performers by leaving members home on any given date, as truly high caliber musicians and performers wouldn’t accept anything less than to be included in every event. The Miami Beats ™ are a set group, and always the same highly talented and very specialized performers as seen on their demo video. There is a great benefit to having a solid group of the same performers in that these types of groups are much more polished and rehearsed than groups that are simply pieced together. The devils in the details and set groups take the time to work out the details. For our clients this means seamless non-stop transitions in-between songs, as well as a much higher caliber performance musically as well as visually.
How much space or size stage do you require?
We can work very comfortably on a stage 12′ deep by 24′ wide, and this is a very typical size stage for even the larger configuration. Certainly, a larger stage is even better as it gives our performers more room to move around, however, our thinking is to make sure there is plenty of space for the dance floor and to not overwhelm the room with a huge stage. We can also work without a stage, and in some venues, this is just fine maybe even preferable, however, having a stage typically makes for a better look and allows all of the guests to easily view the band when the dance floor is packed.
How much power do you require?
We require a minimum of three, preferably four separate 20 amp circuits to the stage area and for the band only. This is your typical house type power, but on three (or four) separate breakers and not shared by other items. Many venues have the power in place and nicely labeled, other venues (especially venues with moveable walls), don’t have any power, and require what is known as a power distribution “dropbox”. The power dropbox is always the preferred power choice when available. We require the power for band use only as other items such as small lighting can create buzzing sounds in the sound system, or worse yet, cause the power to blow.
Will a 10 to 15-piece group be too loud for my event?
Excessive volume is not necessarily a product of the size of the band, for instance, some of the loudest bands in history were four and five-piece groups! We have our sound and volume in check perhaps better than anyone in the business and use some of the most expensive high-end and high tech equipment available in order to keep our sound consistently perfect.
What do you wear?
Unless otherwise instructed, we always dress formally in modern fitted suits, ties, and jackets, with our female vocalists in formal gowns. Our front male vocalist will sometimes do a quick wardrobe change during the dinner segment, and dress more for fun after dinner. For corporate events, we dress for fun, while still being formal. We are often asked to dress similar to the look in some of our videos and are certainly happy to comply.
What types of music do you play?
We cover a huge variety of music with a strong focus on fun well-known dance hits that will energize your event. We can also cover many authentic Latin hits.
Can I have input on the song list?
Of course! We ask that our clients simply highlight a few likes from our song list while crossing off just a small handful as “don’t play” (even if requested by one of your guests). The highlighted list along with some general information is all we need, and this allows us the flexibility we need to create the amazing parties we are associated with.
Can you learn a special song for my event?
Yes, we can typically learn two or three songs for any given event including the first dance, parent dances, or any song that is especially significant to your event. Learning and performing songs at a high-quality level takes many hours in preparation as well as rehearsals, so we need any requests at least three months in advance of the performance date.
How long do you play?
Most events include a solo performer for a one-hour cocktail and the band for four-hours. Many of our corporate events include the band for a two or three-hour continuous performance. We are always available for optional overtime as well.