Funky & Weak Entertainment and the L.A. Big Dadddy's (recording artist) is committed to providing our clients and patrons with a professional, unique and exciting performance. In order to achieve the standards we have established for performance, the following terms and conditions or deviations to the terms and conditions must be satisfied and agreed upon prior to performance.
1.0 General Terms and Conditions
The purchaser agrees to provide a representative experienced in both stage management and Production to be at the disposal of the Artist from the time of the commencement of the Load-in until the Load-Out is completed. This representative shall be English-speaking and must be duly authorized to act on the Purchaser's behalf in all matters related to the performance. All existing stage lighting, sound and all other production facilities and equipment at the venue shall be made available for Artist’s use during Load-In, Sound Check, all Rehearsals, Performance(s) and Load-Out without cost to Artist. The stage and all lighting and sound as required by Artist shall be installed in performance position prior to the Artist’s load-in call (usually 1:00 pm day of show); all stage hands as required below shall be present, and all equipment, including but not limited to lights, chairs, music stands and lights, and any other house equipment or rentals requested by Artist shall be in place on stage prior to such load-in so that Artist’s load-in can commence immediately with its musical and/or other equipment.
I. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS.
Provided and paid for by Purchaser)
A. Theaters and Permanent Stages: The stage shall be level, smooth, and free of bumps, holes, loose boards and unevenness. The stage must be capable of holding 5 persons and equipment. Artist reserves the right to refuse any stage he feels may be unsafe.
B. Temporary Stages (if applicable): The stage shall be level, smooth and free of bumps, holes, loose boards and unevenness. The stage must be capable of holding 5 persons and equipment. Artist reserves the right to refuse any stage he feeIs may be unsafe.
C. The stage, excluding sound wings, shall be no less than 32 feet wide, 24 feet deep, and 4 feet high, with two sets of stairs. Sound wings left and right shall be at least 6 feet x 6 feet x 4 feet.
D. There shall be one drum riser: 8' x 8' x 2' on the stage and an ADJUSTABLE stool or bench.
E. Stagehand Calls: Purchaser agrees to furnish, at his sole expense, the following for this engagement:
(1) Qualified and experienced electricians (union or otherwise) to operate electrical board for house and stage lighting. (2) Qualified and experienced sound engineer (union or otherwise) to aid in setting up, operating and breaking down Producer's and/or House sound equipment. (3) Qualified house lighting technicians (union or otherwise) to hang, focus, gel or re-gel, and operate the lights and follow-spots during sound check(s), rehearsal(s) and performance(s). (4) Artist has the unequivocal right to furnish his own sound engineer (s) together with any sound equipment said sound engineer or Artist deems necessary, at Artist’s sole cost and expense (except as may be specified on the face of this contract) for the engagement. Artist’s sound engineer may, at his sole discretion, use the entire house sound system or portions thereof as he deems necessary in which case Artist will furnish at his sole cost and expense a first class sound system, or the portions thereof designated by the Artist. Complete control of all sound facilities and their operation during all rehearsals and the performances shall remain in the hands of the sound engineer furnished by the Artist. Management will notify purchaser if Artist is bringing his own sound engineer, otherwise Purchaser will provide a qualified sound engineer. The Union Steward (if any) and the head electrician are not to be included as “working hands” or “loaders”. The times of the calls and number of men may be changed, at no cost to Artist, by Artist’s Tour Manager or Production manager; however, care will be taken to give adequate notice prior to such changes whenever possible. Load-in will start at 1:00 P.M. for an 8:00 P.M. show - or seven hours prior to performance. (5) Power. There shall be two separate services: one of 400 amps for lights (preferably at Stage Right), and one of 200 amps for sound (preferably at Stage Left) . These services shall be separate and each should be 3 phase, 5 wire, with a separate neutral and mechanical ground. There are to be at least four (4) separate 20 amp circuits for each service, with quad boxes and extension cables capable of placement anywhere on the stage, as may be required by Artist. The house electrician shall be present from the beginning of Load-In, and shall be on Call through Load-Out. In the event of power failure or faulty power, Artist shall not be required to perform, and Purchaser shall be liable for the full compensation agreed upon. Under no circumstances can AC power be shut down to the stage or any part of the venue without prior approval of Artist’s technical crew.
II. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.
(Provided and paid for by Purchaser)
A. Equipment Set-up. Artist shall have the preference over any other artist or act as to location of equipment on, near or above the stage. Artist’s equipment shall not be moved or used by anyone other than Artist or his representatives, and shall remain on stage, and overnight in the event of a multi-night engagement. No stage presentation or rehearsal of any kind (except for Artist’s rehearsal(s), if any), shall take place between performances by Artist at the venue on consecutive nights.
B. Dressing Room. Two (2) clean, heated and air-conditioned private dressing rooms, (one of which shall be the venue's prime star dressing room) shall be provided for use by Artist. Each shall contain a full-length mirror, a sink with hot and cold running water, private toilet facilities, a steam iron and ironing board and one 20 amp electrical circuit. Rooms must be lockable, with keys provided to Producer's designated representative. Artist’s designated representative will be given first choice of dressing room on behalf of Artist. Purchaser shall station security personnel sufficient to ensure the safety of Artist, Artist’s employees, their instruments, clothing, and personal property at doors of dressing rooms from 30 minutes before Artist’s arrival until after Artist leaves the building following each performance. Artist’s dressing room shall not be available for use by union or other stage crews, or anyone other than Artist.
C. Towels & Showers. Purchaser shall provide six (6) clean, pre- washed, lint-free towels for use by Artist. D. Secured Parking. Secured parking (commencing with eight hours prior to performance until two hours after performance) is required adjacent to the backstage entrance. Purchaser shall furnish free parking passes, if required.
(Provided and paid for by Purchaser)
A. It is Purchaser's responsibility to provide an experienced, first-class security staff to safeguard Artist, Artist’s employees and other personnel, equipment, personal property and vehicles from the time of their arrival at the venue until their final departure from the venue. Deployment of security personnel in the backstage, stage, lighting console, sound console, and other restricted areas will be controlled by Artist’s Production or Tour Manager only. Purchaser shall be responsible for and hereby indemnifies Artist and holds Artist harmless from any loss and all damages suffered from the failure to provide adequate security, including without limitation, the inability of Artist to perform because of missing equipment. B. Purchaser shall not permit any person or entity to record, broadcast, film, photograph or tape, in any manner whatsoever, for any reason whatsoever, any performance, sound check or rehearsal of the engagement, without the express, prior, written consent of Artist’s representative, and Purchaser shall use any and all reasonable security measures to prevent any such activity. A restrictive statement indicating “All cameras and recording devices are strictly prohibited” shall be placed prominently on tickets sold for the concerts and on signs at the venues, and notices to that effect shall be prominently displayed wherever tickets are sold. Purchaser will ensure that signs to this effect are posted at all entrances to the venue. (See Concert Rider Section III.3, if attached) C. All press and other forms of access passes are to be distributed solely by Artist’s representative.
D. Security personnel on the stage, and in backstage and dressing room areas are to wear matching jackets and I.D. badges.
E. Load-In and Load-out. There must be one security Person on duty at the loading door when the Load-In call begins (usually 1:00 P.M.). If the building is open to the public, one security person shall be added one hour into the Load-In (usually 2:00 P.M.) to watch the stage area. These positions shall be continuously covered until the end of Load-Out and shall be released only by Artist’s Tour Manager or Production Manager.
F. The number and deployment of the security personnel for each performance shall be subject to the approval of Artist’s Tour Manager or Production Manager. All security personnel shall be within the concert facility and available for a briefing by Artist’s staff thirty (30) minutes before the doors open to the public.
G. Artist shal1 provide all security passes for the band, traveling crew, and Artist’s guests. Artist’s passes shall designate appropriate access. Artist’s laminated “All Access” passes shall permit access to all areas at all times. J. For all performances, the backstage area must be separated from public areas by doors, gates, or sufficient means to ensure the safety of Artist, crew, and equipment. These shall be subject to approval of Artist’s Tour Manager or Production Manager.
IV. LIGHTING SYSTEM.
A. Purchaser will provide and pay for a state of the art lighting system for the entire performance in accordance to Artist’s requirements hereunder. Purchaser agrees to provide and pay for lighting equipment and instruments and operators to provide ample focused light on the Artist and other onstage performers during the sound check(s), the rehearsal(s), and the performance(s): Focused on the Artist and Band: Coverage using down and (high-angle) front, rear and/or side light. All lighting instruments are to be gelled per Artist’s instructions. (Lighting, staging and sound plot will be forwarded by Artist’s Tour Manager to Purchaser's Production Manager). Artist’s Tour Manager or Production Manager shall give all lighting cues and shall have final approval on staging. House lighting cues shall be made only by Artist, and house lights shall not be turned on at the end of Artist’s performance until cued by Artist’s representative. Artist shall determine hang, placement, focus, gels and cues for all lighting. Purchaser shall provide and pay for at least two (2) follow spot & two (2) trained and competent follow spot operators. Follow-spots shall be high quality Trouper-type instruments, in good working order.
V. SOUND SYSTEM (which includes Monitor System).
A. Artist has the option but not the obligation to provide a sound system for the entire performance for the fee, if any, indicated on the face of the Contract. This sound system will replace or be used in conjunction with the Purchaser's sound system, solely at the discretion of the Artist. PURCHASER’S COMPLIANCE WITH THIS PROVISION IS THE ESSENCE OF THIS AGREEMENT.
B. It is specifically understood that Artist shall have sole and absolute control over all sound equipment, its placement and direction, and mixing during all rehearsal(s) and performance. No public announcements of any kind shall be made except if approved in advance by Artist.
C. Mixing desk: located in a secure area, reasonably relative to the stage (in a location approved by Artist), with an unobstructed view to the stage. The minimum acceptable requirements for Purchaser provided, and paid for sound equipment shall be as follows: Monitors: Minimum 24 input channels, with 2 aux sends per channel Minimum 10 output groups with 1/3 octave graphic equalizer on each group 1 reverb; ie. SPX 90 9 mixes power 8 bi - amp monitors wedges 1 bi - amp drum fill 2 side fills, at least bi - amp, stereo power Power and wedge for Cue mix House: Minimum 32 input channels, with 4 aux sends per channel 2 1/3 octave graphic equalizers patched in left and right house sends 2 programmable reverbs; ie. REV 7, SPX 90 1 programmable digital delay; ie. SDE 3000 4 compressors, with patch to insert on channels 1 compact disc player with patch for playback 1 cassette player with patch for recording (parallel output from house) Talk-back from house to monitors, via aux send. Microphones: Two (2) Shure 81 or two (2) AKG 414, for piano. One (1) Shure SM 91 Eight (8) Shure BETA 57 Two (2) Sennheiser MD 421, or EV RE 20 Three (3) condenser Two (2) Shure BETA 58 6 direct boxes with 1/4 patch Technical: All inputs should be split on stage to monitors and house Phantom power should come from the House Mixing Console Venue to supply al1 mic stands, mic cables, and adequate power and a/c extensions for Artist's performance. All speakers must be in working condition and in phase. All power racks must be in good working order and properly cooled.
VI. SOUND CHECK.
Artist shall be allowed to perform a 2-hour sound check at a time specified by Artist. If Artist is not allowed a sound check through no fault of his own, Artist shall be paid full compensation without the necessity of performing. There shall be no one present during the sound check other than the necessary working personnel. If the doors to the hall are opened during the Artist’s sound check, Producer shall be paid full compensation without the necessity of performing.
A. Backstage for Load-In and Sound Check: And Backstage for Dinner - first day of show, after load-in and sound check: For 6 persons - time determined by Producer's Tour Manager Hot, healthy entree (Discuss exact choice- w/Tour or Prod Mgr.)
Fresh cooked vegetables
Potatoes or rice
Bread and rolls
Salad and dressings
Milk (regular and non-fat)
Bottled waters (still, no gas)
Coffee (Regular and de-cafe)
Tea (including herbal varieties)
Condiments for coffee and tea
*Sodas (including some diet and non-caffeinated)
Napkins and utensils
(Note: In the event that in-house dinner is not feasible, the Artist will arrange for a cash buy-out to Artist for Producer’s personnel (6) at the rate of $25.00 USD per person to eat at a location away from the venue.)
Dressing Room (available in dressing rooms 2 hours prior to performance, beverages stored in iced, leak-proof plastic-lined containers, and all items re-stocked, as necessary in the event there are two performances on one night):
1 6-pack Coke or Pepsi
1 6-pack Diet Coke or Diet: Pepsi
1 6-pack Seven Up
2 cases of bottled water
1 quart of fresh grapefruit juice
1 quart of fresh apple juice
1 6-pack Snapple
1 6-pack of Corona, 6-pack of Beck beers
1 bottle good quality Cabernet Sauvignon
1 bottle good quality (chilled) Chardonnay
Coffee, tea service (as above) with condiments
Fresh whole fruits (banana, apple, orange, strawberry, etc.)
Pretzels, chips (potato and nacho), unsalted Cashew nuts
Vegetable platter with low fat dip
Ice for drinks, Utensils and napkins
50 cold drink cups, 30 hot drink cups (not styrofoam)
Towels as indicated in II. above