The Backroom (for Musicians)

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If you would like to perform in our Backroom please read ALL info below!

Peformers are not compensated & We generally never do a cover charge, nor a drink minimum. Passing the hat is encouraged -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. Go to a serious publication like “Time Out” for samples. This must be publication ready!   Include a web site link (if applicable) & any (brief ) reviews.                                         Once Booked We will need a small web ready image for us to use – Max size approx 600 KB, 70 res. Please do NOT send image before a performance date & time are finalized.

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 VERY little, if any amplification. If you play Too Loud you will be asked to turn down, or Turn OFF.

Backroom early sound check

view from the stage:

Below is a list of what will be available-

House P.A. – (Europower 14 channel 2000 amp powered mixer with 800 watt effects processor. )

Two Speakers: (Mackie C300 )

One floor monitor. ( Kustom Dual speaker)

4 Mics & 4 stands (Varied Brands & of reasonable quality.)

1 key Board stand:

One Bass Amp: (acoustic B100)

One Guitar Amp: (X Fender 25R)

Multiple electric plugs on power Strip.

Drum Kit includes: (Varied Brands & of reasonable quality – the following.)

One Bass Drum

One Throne

Two Cymbal Stands

One Floor Tom

One High Tom


SnareCymbals ( including high hat & High Hat Clutch )

Foot Pedal

Any additional Toms

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.

We run a projection system as well, that streams video imagery behind the band. (sample: 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, but space & storage is an issue.


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.


OK – Now IF YOU ARE READY… PLEASE… Send A submission via email (satisfying the above requirements) to

Donald O’Finn

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