Hello esteemed musicians and band members -- I need your help.
So we are a bar band of 30- and 40-somethings that is aiming to move to corporate and wedding gigs. To that end, we have landed a gig for a company's annual meeting next month. It's a sales training company, and many if not most of the people will be coming from out of town. Abouto 75 are expected, most in their 30s with some a bit younger and some a bit older, I'm told. They will have a dinner and an awards ceremony, and we are to provide the music for afterwards -- 9 to midnight on a Saturday night at a pretty nice downtown hotel. We are playing mostly danceable music from 60s through modern (Dusty Springfield and Beatles to Elvis Costello to Adele and Pink).
Normally we wear whatever combination of jeans, skirts, dresses and jackets (we are two women and four men) that we happen to come up with. So my question is: What should we wear for this kind of gig?
My instinct is to go black/dark colors, no jeans (or nice jeans) and no t-shirts -- rather, cocktail-y dresses for the ladies and jacket-and-nice-jeans kind of thing for guys. Should we be more formal than that? Coordinate colors?
Thanks for your thoughts,