Name: Autumn Brand
Business Name: Jury Jones
Industry Category: Americana Cover Band
What common mistakes do you see couples making?
Waiting until the very last minute to book their wedding music, and also trying to hire out musicians from different sources who have never played together! It takes up much more time and, in turn money, for the couple to hire musicians in this fashion!
What's the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
Leave it to the band to pick your prelude, dinner and /or cocktail music based off of their repertoire list. Cover bands don't necessarily play covers exactly like the original, and since we especially play all of our tunes in an Americana style we know what would work best for what type of energy you want! Of course, there are a few exceptions to this including if you need a specific song for a specific part of your big day!
What don't couples know about your business category that they need to know?
While we do a few pop covers, they will all be in the Americana style!
What questions should couples be asking that they don't know to ask?
We always need to know how to get in contact with other members of the music community at a wedding. Couples should always be asking if we want the DJ's phone number! Other things would be if we require a tent for a rainy outdoor day, a dry stage, and a source to a grounded power outlet!
What's your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Keep it all about the love, and remember that there are o lay a few things people will really remember about your wedding — the food, the music, and the fun!
What's the most unusual wedding you ever did?
I'd say the every single wedding has been so unique; it's hard to place the most unusual
one. I did play a wedding once in Durham where no one barely said a word to anyone else, none of the women wore makeup, and the couple seemed to be maybe 17 or 18! It was, however, a beautiful wedding! To each their own!
What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?
The most memorable weddings would have to be weddings where I am playing for friends. One of the best and most amazing weddings I maybe played was one at the Cotton Room in Durham. The venue was simply incredible, the acoustics were perfect, and the couple was so pleasant and wonderful to work with the entire time. The guests at this wedding were all so complimentary of our music, and since the drinks were flowing the after party was so much fun!