BOOKING INFO 413-774-2411; Business Manager, Lynn 413-219-6975
College fees generally run from $400-$1000. MPTF Grants from the musicians’ union are available for school programs. Check with me to discuss teaching residencies. Otherwise fees for concerts generally range from $400-$500, depending on resources. Or we can do a 70-30% (Tom-you) of the gate with a $300 guarantee.
With the 70-30 split, if the gate is $600 = Tom gets 420; you get 180;
If the gate is $400, Tom gets $300 and you get $100
If the gate is $300, Tom gets the 300 which is the guarantee.
The donation/admission is usually $15 -20 dollars at the door. Fundraisers generally slide higher. Often the donation is a suggested $10-25. No one is turned away.
Sunday church services run $200-400.
In support of AFM Local 1000's living wage for its musicians, a pension fee of 5.4% is added to the fee. For example, a $400 fee x .5.4% pension fee = $421.60 total fee.
*** If you want us to hold a date for you, we need a $100 non-refundable deposit. If we are holding a date for you, it means we are saying “No” to someone else. Four out of five people who say they want a concert or other program don't follow through. Uncertain dates make it difficult to form a route and schedule other programs so we have had to request the non-refundable deposit. If you haven't firmed in 30 days, then the date will no longer be held for you and will be available to others. If you should then book after the 30 days with the same date, the $100 will still apply towards the concert fee.
*** With the exception of tornado, earthquake, flood, fire, plague, public health concern.., if you cancel a program (aka break a contract) within two months of its date, $400 compensation is expected or the otherwise agreed upon fee.
*** Unless you want something more formal (which we can provide) our emails can serve as our contract.
*** If Tom is being brought in for an event at a distance, travel money is requested. If it is a stop on his tour, no travel money is necessary.
Barring transportation snafus, Tom likes to arrive 1½ to 2 hours before the show. He needs a table for his CDs and literature. A card table will suffice, but a six foot table is much better, as he often has other information. The table should be in an area that can be lit and accessible during intermission and after the show.
*** There is no recording of the show pursuant to MA Law and Union regulations.
STAGE NEEDS: We know it is not always possible, but is nice to have a quiet room to tune and prepare. He needs a small table or stool to put picks, capos, other props, and a glass of water.
Tom does not travel with sound equipment. When sound support is needed, he requires 2 mics for voice and guitar. OR a voice mic and a patch into the sound system. Two voice mics are necessary if he has a back up vocalist, but we will know that well before the show. The sound check should be done before the audience arrives, one to 1 1/2 hrs before the start time. An engineer (someone familiar with the sound system) is required to set up and run the equipment during the show.
Any spare room will do. No smoking please; cats and dogs ok. Noise at night is un-desirable. Tom travels with a sheet, pillow and sleeping bag to keep his footprint small. If he and I are traveling together, then the footprint is a little larger and we need a bed.
Tom doesn’t have to be fed, but people always feed him and for that he is very grateful. At home, his diet is mostly plant based, organic; He avoids GMOs.