Last Minute Modification
As we feared, the promoter suddenly shortened the sets at the last minute.
2 x 65 minutes was what was negotiated originally, it was in the original contract and it’s what we’d discussed repeatedly ever since! They'd never objected to that until then.
Claire needed to step in at this point and a message to emphasise that this is what was agreed originally and that the band had worked very hard to prepare these sets.
A couple of things worth noting:
We used a diplomatic voice. We would have had to cut out half our set which the musicians worked so hard to prepare otherwise.
One question: would this have affected our payment? It did not affect our payment, no. However, Rory and the musicians were completely devastated to limit/confine ourselves to 2 x 25 minutes when 2 x 65 minutes was originally agreed. But we were able to be a bit flexible; i.e., how about 55 minutes?
On Sunday 31st July 2016, The Jazz Café are putting on an event called An Evening In Cuba. The night will feature Diáspora 12-piece Latin band + Fiesta Latina + DJ.
As a friend and colleague in the music scene, we would like to exclusively invite you +1 guest to attend the event for free and receive a complimentary cocktail (details below).
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00, 28/07/2016 if you would like to take up this offer, and we will confirm once you are added to the guest list.
You can also invite your students down to the event for the discounted price of £5.00 (£10.00 RRP), using the below private link and code.
Code word is ‘cuba’
We hope that you will join us for what promises to be a memorable evening.
Event Diary 26/10/2015
From: "Essence Music Agency"
We ask all of our musicians to make sure that they keep us updated with their availability at all times, ahead of any enquiries/quotations. Quoting 'provisionally available' (rather than a straight 'available') allows us to respond more quickly to enquiries (which don't always become bookings) without having to harass everyone every time there's an enquiry. We then re-confirm 'finally available' once the client has confirmed, at which point we would let them know if, for example, the lead vocalist isn't available after all but we can provide a deputy, giving the opportunity for the client to back out prior to the contract being signed.
It's really vital for us to know in advance any date(s) of non-availability that are likely to change or challenge the availability of the production, so that the client knows who they are booking from the outset:
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