■ Private Gig Bookings
■ Book a private gig for your event or party.
■ Private gig bookings require planning, patience, time, and a lot of co-operation on both the booking party, and myself.
■ In 2021, I mostly do private functions for people I know well, and as a result, it is rare for me to take on private gig bookings these days, but I am always open to discussion and dialogue regarding a booking.
■ Some FAQ's as to what is required, or what I need from you is outlined below... mostly light hearted folks!
■ Where can I book you to play?
Anywhere that is not outdoors. That is a no.1 rule for me. We are in the U.K, and the weather can turn so easily. No flimsy marquees, or put up tents, unless they're super heavy duty industrial style ones, with a proper groundsheet will stop rain covering everything and everyone. It never ends well, so as a rule, please book a hall, or have a sufficient space available. Thank You.
■ Can you come and play in my house?
Yes. I've done numerous house parties, and provided the house is big enough, and I have adequate space to setup, I'm more than happy to come and play for you. The last few private house parties were absolutely brilliant!
■ How long do you play for?
Depending on the evening, if it's going really well, I can play up until midnight. Normally playing times are either 2x45's, or 2x1hr slots. But that is never a rule, I'm there to help your party or event go well, and I'm always happy to play for longer. Get in touch and let's have a chat!
■ How far do you travel?
I've played private corporate events in Europe, and done house parties a few streets away from where I live! If the fee is right, and I'm looked after well, then I can promise you, I will make sure I give 100%. It's important for everyone to feel happy and be comfortable with a booking.
■ Are you expensive?
In a single word, No! I'm am reasonably priced. I carry everything I need to entertain a crowd, full 3k PA system, a fully automated lighting system, and even smoke/haze machines, if needed/allowed. Just specify what you want, and I will work out what price I can do it for. I allow for petrol, travel times, setup times, and length of set times when I cost up a booking. Of course if you want to pay me a massive fee for playing, then that's absolutely fine!
■ Can you DJ in between sets and afterwards?
This has happened on a few rare occasions, and mostly, I prefer to perform live with my backing tracks. However, I keep a list of legally licensed music on my laptops and can always play background music before my sets. If you are interested in a bespoke DJ/Live Performance package then it will almost certainly double in price due to logistics and setup times. I'm always open to offers and suggestions though!
■ Can my friend sing or play using your system? She's very good, and I want her to sing for us all.
Mostly, I say no to anyone using my equipment during a private booking. This is due to equipment insurance and PLI (Public Liability). Sorry.
■ Do you do any Adele, or Daft Punk? Your music is not what we want or like.
Then why are you reading this? On a more serious note, I play Classic Rock and Pop tracks from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and 00's, but I am not a human jukebox. I play what I do because I feel that is what I play best. If you have a request and I know it, and more importantly if I have a track for it, then yes! sure no problem, I can do it. As for playing any Adele or <insert famous chart topping artist here> I very much doubt It. Although I do my own version of Lady GaGa/Bradley Cooper's, 'Shallow' so you never know! Check it out here.
■ What time do you need to arrive and setup?
Generally speaking, if a gig is going to start around 9pm-11:30pm, then I would prefer to be at the venue around 6pm, especially if it's a new venue for me, so can navigate loading in with the equipment, and setting up. I like to be ready to start at least an hour before showtime, so I can make sure everything is working.
■ Great, I want to know more, how do I ask more questions, or book?
Easy, call me 24/7 on 07849 278188 (UK) or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
■ Are you a lunatic?
Yes, absolutely. I keep chickens in the basement, and regularly perform satanic rituals. So we will get along just fine! :D (joke!)