WHERE DO I START?
The best place to start is to get in contact with Dan Melita by email. Be descriptive as you can about your event (location, date, band size, anything). It really helps us to get a reasonable and informed quote to you. If you're not sure what size band you are after, you can e-mail PopLife via our CONTACT page or chat with Dan on 0409 862 308.
BAND OPTIONS - WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?
PopLife can offer several band options for wedding entertainment in Melbourne and it is largely based on your budget, venue size and any other specific needs.The basic core of the band is guitar/vocals, drums and bass and then that gets added onto.So for the 4 PIECE BAND you could add a : female singer/ keyboardist / saxophone and for the 5 PIECE BAND you could combine any two , for the 6 PIECE BAND you get all three! We can also add a horn section if your looking for a special touch to your event. It’s always LIVE , always heaps of fun! We're a versatile set-up and we're able to cater to different genres, venues, and budgets. We'll work with your venue to make sure you get exactly what you want. Please CONTACT US to customise something special for you.
CAN I VIEW THE BAND PLAYING LIVE?
Yep! Almost all of our gigs these days are private functions and weddings, so seeing us play at a showcase is the best way to see us live. The PopLife showcases usually occur on weekend afternoons, and are based in Melbourne's south east. We typically start a showcase around 2.30pm and it lasts for about half an hour - short and sweet;) The showcases are valuable in that they also allow for clients to also discuss and ask questions of the band in a relaxed atmosphere. And if you cant get to see us live, then we can always video an upcoming gig and upload it on youtube for you! Feel free to get in touch with us via our CONTACT PAGE & we'll keep you up to date with our next showcase details.
ARE YOU ABLE TO OFFER AN M.C. SERVICE AND / OR WIRELESS MIC FOR OUR M.C.?
Yes to both of those questions! An MC service can be included in the 4, 5 & 6 piece band packages. Some couples already have an MC -which is fine- we will work in with them on the night. Of course our wireless microphone is always on hand for both the MC and your wedding speeches. Makes things easy! Feel free to CONTACT US to discuss what you have in mind.
CAN YOU OFFER A CEREMONY SOLOIST OR DUO?
Yes we can offer a ceremony / reception packages. Feel free to CONTACT US and let us know what you have in mind and what songs you'd like played at your ceremony.
DO YOU TAKE REQUESTS / CAN YOU PLAY MY BRIDAL DANCE SONG?
Absolutely - we see it as part and parcel of being live musicians. Usually we recommend that you let us know what song you'd like about two weeks before we play your wedding or event. This gives you plenty of time to change your mind and gives us plenty of time to learn it if it is a song we haven't already played. As you'll see on our SONGLIST page, there are quite a lot of songs to choose from , and you're always welcome to request songs that don't happen to be on that page.
PopLife is a boutique wedding and events band and is lead by myself - Dan Melita. A little bio below 😉Melbourne born , I was given a guitar for Christmas at age 6 (I wont tell you which year..) My influences from the start were both musical and visual, and I was inspired by music on TV and radio ...Countdown, 3XY, JJJ (in the 90's), classical music that I studied , anything I could access really. I studied guitar from age 6 to 10, then piano from 10-14 before deciding it was all about 6 strings and an audience to perform to. From there I spent years learning my craft in various bands, playing hall dances through to packed nightclubs and venues around Melbourne. While playing covers, I was also fronting my own original project (Sellophane) showcasing for major record companies Sony and Warner, and also appearing on Triple M and Triple J on the strength of my song writing and singing. I also got involved with different bands, including dress up bands (Noisy Neighbours), and was part of the "unplugged" acoustic duo boom in the early 2000's (Tadpole/Vibe) and now to the wedding and corporate events scene that I am proud to find myself in. The bottom line is I enjoy singing, playing guitar and not only leading a band but leading an audience. I'm proud to play with the very best of Melbourne's music community and I continue to learn a bit from each of the musicians I play with. I make sure that I give my best in each different musical setting I find myself in. My musical travels have taken me all over the world and around Melbourne and back. I hope to see you at YOUR special event 😉 Dan Melita - 0409 862 308
WHY SHOULD I HIRE POPLIFE?
Well, first and foremost, its a great sounding band ! Our musicians have been within the industry for quite some time, some of them even play on TV (the Voice band) . A lot of our experience has come through years of playing in venues and seeing firsthand what audiences really want - to be up on the dancefloor and having a good time! Another area where PopLife differs is: - there is no consultant or agent fee. The fee actually goes to the musicians - direct! If you work it out, you see some of the franchise bands are charging large $$ in commissions alone! PopLife removes that cost, so we are truly direct to client. The performance fee actually goes to the musicians. Its an important difference.