Please note, due to the time pressure we are under, I will need to take recommendations in the order that they are received. Just to clarify, the contract is between you and me (not between you and the other artist), and the artist must be in direct contact with me in order to be booked.
Here is a report of musicians we won't be employing in future.
Report last updated: 04/10/2017
You are using Bristol-based performers to cover a taco promotion at a Cuban restaurant in Cardiff. Although it was made clear that transport will only be provided from Bristol, one of the performers subsequently tells you after the contract has been sent that he is travelling from Devon, and it is unfair that his transport expenses are not getting covered by management. Two days before, he threatens to pull out of the event unless these transport expenses can be met, yet this was not what was offered in the first place. How would you respond?
"I've ear-marked those dates in the diary and I'd love to do both (June 17th for the Latin gig and June 25th for the Rory Jazz), but I would like request 20 to 50GPB extra on both dates due to the nature of the instrumentation involved and because I live out in the back of beyond. But that aside, the timbales need to be well-rehearsed with the charts and drum kit in itself (especially for a wedding) is always paid more as it's not like carrying a flute..."
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