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Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Phil Smith, Aug 31, 2008.
http://www.willdoo.com/IMN/IMNadmin/uploads/ES QUARTET w GUIT WEB RIDER 6.17.2008-07109.pdf
Actually a pretty reasonable contract rider.
She's referred to as "Mrs. Esperanza Spalding" several times and "Ms. Esperanza Spalding" once. Is she married, or are the authors of the rider not getting it right?
very reasonable IME
If you are working with here on the venues end then, believe me, you really would dig all of the specific info. Whether she should be getting all of that depends on whether she can sell them tickets. Obviously.
Nice work if you can get it.
Edited to add that the woman's got it going on.
You can tell which parts were written by lawyers and which parts were written by soundguys, haha.
So, GK endorses her? Funny, I thought it was the other way around...
That's about as straightforward as it gets. I've been the production manager for quite a few different venues, and riders like that are nice to get. It's basic, thorough, and reasonable.
That's a good one. I've seen Iggy Pop's rider, and it's the funniest thing i've ever read. It's not safe for TB, but if you PM me, i'll send it.
good rider very clear on whats needed.Interesting that she uses a rental bass for every show but I know a lot of guys who are doing that now even ron carter because it cost to much to fly them in now.
this information is important!
I ran into Todd Philips at the Hartford, CT airport a couple months ago, and he actually buys a ticket for his upright and carries it on a handcart along with a bag with his cables and other sundry items.
Here is my contract rider:
1. Is that when to show up, or when you told the drummer to show up, to trick him into showing up on time?
2. Do I need to wear a tuxedo?
3. Electric or upright?
4. Don't forget the 30 bucks you owe me from the last gig.
Just one thing missing ... someone to proof-read the rider!
>> "Properly cutlery / glasses, napkins ... "
>> "For the Maless Dressing Room ... "
... not to mention random and indiscriminate usage of initial caps, upper case text and apostrophes.
The Punctuation Nerd
I think what Phil is getting at - is that it's a bit different to being "just the bass player!!
It's got be disconcerting to play someone else's bass for every performance. Ugh.
It's kind of the same thing that pianists have dealt with forever. I've worked shows with some great, great players (Marvin Hamlisch, George Winston, and Ben Folds, to name a few), and all of them used locally obtained pianos. The only one who had a very specific request was Ben Folds; it had to be a specific manufacturer due to endorsements.
Best rider ever.
That just made my day.
I bet it's a breath of fresh air for runners and venue managers too!
i didnt know if it was TB safe lol