Recently, there has been some confusion regarding pricing and representation.
Diáspora comes 11-piece as standard, and breaks into anything down to 5-piece. This means that the possible lineups for Diáspora are 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5. Anything less than 5-piece is not Diáspora and the band performs under an affiliated name such as the name of the solo artist. Diáspora has never performed as less than 5-piece and the one time that it did perform as a 3-piece, Diáspora lost a booking because a prospective client came to see the gig, but decided not to make a booking because he was looking for a larger band, which is ironically what Diáspora is - a larger band (as the name implies)! Ever since, so that we are not confusing people (people are easily confused) Diáspora has never performed as anything less than 5-piece because it is simply not Diáspora. If you are an agent or promoter, please do not hire or bill us as 'Diáspora' or put 'Diáspora' on the contract unless it states 'Diáspora' in the original quotation.
Tony commissioned Rory to put together a brass section for the Manchester School of Samba @ Parklife Festival (Ear To The Ground). Tony didn't pay Rory or the band members for 3 months claiming that there were cash flow issues, but it soon transpired through the festival that he had been paid in cash on the day. Read below for the full discussions.
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