Company Name: Alive Network
Interview With: Gemma Cater, Entertainment Coordinator
Location / Coverage: We’re based in Staffordshire, but our artists perform UK-wide and globally!
Who are Alive Network?
Alive Network is the UK’s biggest and best loved source of live wedding entertainment and wedding bands.
How many people work at Alive Network?
23 music-obsessed people work for Alive Network…
- Nine Entertainment Coordinators (the lovely voices at the end of the telephone).
- Four sound engineers and producers working in our in-house studios.
- Three in our Talent Team, scoping out and supporting the latest and greatest artists for our customers.
How did Alive Network get started and how long have you been going?
Dave Bevan founded Alive Network in 1999. Back then, Dave was a full-time (curtain-haired!) professional guitarist with big ambitions. He wanted to give couples access to stylish, professional-calibre bands and artists, playing the kind of music that cool young couples loved, and similar to the chart bands they were fans of… rather than amateur fogeys playing tired hits from days of old!
As a musician himself, Dave knew there were artists out there who could do better, and that wedding guests would totally love (we all deserve a good party!). Coupled with that, he wanted to help talented musicians make a living from music (cue Dave’s *eureka!* moment!). And so began his quest in sourcing, developing and supporting the best of the UK’s musical and artistic talent. Hooking them up with promoters, event organisers and music fans (like you!), providing access to great live music.
Nearly two decades, 5,000+ artists and 100,000+ events later, Alive Network has its own in-house recording studio, supporting original artists in their pursuit of success in the wider music industry, while developing our catalogue of the UK’s best bands, musicians, DJs, entertainers and suppliers, so you can pick the cream of our crop, making amazing memories for your biggest day ever.
Dave has shorter hair, but still messes around on guitars, and still believes that live entertainment makes everything better. We’ve seen it. It really does.
Where do you cover?
Most of our artists perform all over the UK and internationally.