FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS:
If you would like to play in our Backroom please read ALL info below!
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. Approx 10 to 20 words (See below samples).. 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.
Guitar Amp: Peavy Bandit
Bass Amp: 100 watt Acoustic B100
Keyboard Amp: Roland Cube
Drums: Pearl Forum full kit, including kick drum pedal and snare
Cymbals: Meinl Hi-hat, crash, and ride, with stands for each
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) If desired you may arrange to project your own material, or you may request to terminate the projection all together.
AT NO POINT DURING ANY PERFORMANCE ARE MUSICIANS ALLOWED TO MANUALLY RE-DIRECT The ROOM LIGHTS or STAGE 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.
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
SAMPLE Band Bio/Music description #2
The Sharks Come Cruizin: Energetic and original sea shanty punk Irish. Played with Dropkick Murphys, & Others! “It seems the band has taken the saying ‘That’s so crazy it just might work’ to heart — and, shiver me timbers, it has.” -New England Performer
SAMPLE Band Bio/Music description #3
Flea Market: “Norway’s finest Bluegrass Punk” hails from Oslo. Their high-energy live performances are darkly skewed takes on romantic obsession, revenge & disaster. www.myspace.com/fleamarketband
OK – Now IF YOU ARE READY… PLEASE… Send A submission via email (satisfying the above requirements) to email@example.com