“Tom Neilson did a fund-raiser for us. We have a history of mostly good, sometimes excellent programs. There are no more than one or two (out of hundreds of programs) that rank with his.” Don Friesen, Reedley Peace Center, First Mennonite Church, Reedley, CA
BOOKING INFO - Financial Arrangements
At present, Tom is able to do on-line concerts and church services from home over platforms such as Zoom.
If you do not have a contract, we have a short agreement/contract that we can use. Our agreement in e-may may also serve as our contract. We will also be sending an LS-1 form from the musicians' union, AFM Local 1000, for you to sign and return to me. Please remember that recording the show without written permission is not allowed. During these COVID times (unless you have a suggestion) all programs are on a fee basis. You pay Tom the fee and you keep the gate (ticket sales, donations...).
Church Services usually run between $200 to 400. Tom does talks, mini concerts, and/or both.
College programs have run $400 to $1250.
Other concerts run $400 to 600.
Since online concerts are global, the fundraising potential is significant.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is necessary to save the date. This is deducted from the fee on the night of the concert. We need to ask for a deposit because too many people firm dates and then don't follow through.
Once we have an agreement/contract, if the show is cancelled within two months of the performance date, we are requesting a $400 fee for breach of contract. This does not include forces of nature such as earthquakes, tornadoes, blizzards and venue destruction.
Part of our agreement will be the host's provision of a good pair of ears to determine a good mix. A sound engineer familiar with Internet platforms such as Zoom and FB Live is ideal, but someone familiar with the sound equipment on your end is important as we cannot control the speaker volume. We would like this individual’s contact info ahead of time. Tom's levels are set on his equipment, but we have found sometimes need tweaking. Also, he occasionally brings in other performers to play with him. So for optimum enjoyment and professionalism, we need those ears. Tom will do a sound check about an hour before the show.
Thanks for keeping the music alive!
Lynn Waldron, Business Manager
For more detailed information on making the show happen, see ORGANIZE A SHOW