FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS: Scroll down for BACKLINE:
If you would like to play in our Backroom please read ALL info below!
If you are performing – scroll down for backline.
We do NOT pay & We generally never do a cover charge, nor a drink minimum. Passing the hat is no problem (Please make your own arrangements to do so.) Selling merchandise is ok also. WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOUR EXPECTED AUDIENCE PULL WOULD BE HERE IN THE SOUTH SLOPE OF BROOKLYN?? Let us Know!!!! Do not expect to pull drinkers from the separate & sound proofed front room Bar, …it rarely happens. You should have an autonomous pull or you easily may perform to an empty room. We are 21 and over only!!
In ALL e-mail correspondence always fill the subject box with band name or event name.
First I need a brief PRESS WORTHY music description, with the strongest edited review or press mentions, etc..ASAP…. e-mailed to me in the body of the e-mail text. PLEASE use a simple default Font size 10 or 12 , nothing fancy. .. PLEASE Do not force me to edit it, re-format it, or re-write it !!. Check for spelling, punctuation and capitalization! Be professional, succinct, and VERY brief! This can make the difference between an event getting covered by the press or ignored.
Include web site link and a small web ready image for us to use – Max size approx 600 KB, 70 res. Go to a serious publication like “Time Out” for samples. This must be publication ready!
BACK-LINE: The new backroom is a small, multi-use space with concert-hall sound. If you approach it carefully, it will treat you very well. It is highly bass-responsive, so large bass amps are unnecessary and will muddy your sound, as will turning up the bass EQ on your amps or on the PA. The room requires little if any amplification.
Below is a list of what will be available
3 Mics & 3 stands
1 key Board stand
1 Bass Amp
1 Guitar Amp
Drum Kit that includes:
PLEASE NOTE ALL DRUMMERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN:
Cymbals (including high hat)
Sound system has speakers for the room, and a floor monitor. Mic’s are reasonable quality.
We run a projection system as well, that streams video imagery behind the band. (sample: http://www.youtube.com/user/prognosisgrim)
AT NO POINT DURING ANY PERFORMANCE ARE MUSICIANS ALLOWED TO MANUALLY RE-DIRECT The ROOM LIGHTS or the Art Lights!
Feel free to bring your own stuff to supplement what we have. Bringing your own drums, or large amplifiers is discouraged because of space and logistics. A good rule of thumb is to use what we have and only add your own small- to medium-sized equipment only when necessary.
Be Patient, Prompt, Prepared, Early or On-time.
If you have an early set ( Before 9pm ), or are the first or the only band performing ( Check Cal ), please call in advance on the afternoon of the performance – 718 768-0131 & tell the bartender the time of your performance & ask that the “house equipment” be readily available.
Do NOT call & ask for Backline info, what we have is listed above.
SAMPLE Band Bio/Music description #1
The Whiskey Boys: Folk music, original Irish, Old Time, & Bluegrass reharmonized with Jazz and Pop chord changes. Often rowdy, sometimes tender. www.whiskeyboys.com
OK – Now IF YOU ARE READY… PLEASE… Send A submission via email (satisfying the above requirements) to firstname.lastname@example.org