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Latin/salsa band Diáspora is looking for a male lead vocalist. Established in 2009, Diáspora’s music celebrates the unity and diversity of rhythms that emerged out of the African Diaspora and their dissemination throughout Latin America. Ranging 5-12 piece, performances over the years have included jazz clubs, corporate functions, weddings, festivals and even house parties.
For more information on Diáspora, please visit www.diasporamusic.co.uk
PROJECT 81: Cuban dance album.
All original music. Lyrics in English and Spanish. Scores, lyrics and guide tracks will be provided, and available in advance prior to the recordings.
12 songs (max). Each song between 4-7 minutes duration.
Since it’s a large ensemble, everything is recorded separately and layered on top of one another so it’s a less formal arrangement than having everyone in a studio at once (although we do record kit/timbales, congas and sometimes bass in the studio). The only time everyone is required to be together is for the photo shoot, which is compulsory for all musicians on the project.
All songs will be recorded to a click track, and superimposed over a guide track. All guide tracks are available immediately, and provisional scores subject to key/structure changes. Songs will be collated and edited in Logic Pro. Percussion/bass will be recorded in a studio. Piano will be recorded separately in MIDI. All other instruments/voices will be home-recorded.
SESSION 1/2: FEMALE VOCALS
Percussion ensemble (kit/timbales, congas, bongo-bell) to be recorded at Perry Vale Studios 18/04/2018.
1. Like A Bird
2. Don't Come Crawling
3. Summer Luxury
4. Original Rebel
5. Come On Down
6. En La Mañana (TBC)
SESSION 2/3: MALE VOCALS
Percussion ensemble (kit/timbales, congas, bongo-bell) to be recorded at Perry Vale Studios 30/05/2018.
1. Saint of Mine
2. Castle in the Air
3. Stairway to Inferno
4. Calle Verano
SESSION 3/3: PHOTO SHOOT
New photos for the Diáspora album recordings. Individual shots against a plain backdrop (white canvas or green screen TBC) to be later compiled as a montage. Costumes: red, blue and green. Please note that the photo shoot attendance is a pre-requisite of being offered the album recordings.
Red & white for lead vocalists, pianist, bassist, percussionists and male backing vocalist.
Red & black for backing vocalists and horns.
Blue & white for lead vocalists, pianist, bassist, percussionists and male backing vocalist.
Blue & black for backing vocalists and horns.
Please feel free to add hats, sunglasses and flowers as we are creating a summer holiday theme to fit many of the songs' lyrics.
Green & white for lead vocalists, pianist, bassist, percussionists and male backing vocalist.
Green & black for backing vocalists and horns.
In addition to the studio work, the male lead vocalist will be offered a retainer in the band (in the form of a digital pdf certificate, which will set out all of the fees and expectations). This means that the male vocalist can expect to receive 1st offers for Male Lead Vocals.
For Deal Code 1 engagements (engagements where we are approached by a client for a quotation), we quote for the following minimum* performance fees:
*Please note that these are the base minimum performance fees for a London-based Early Bird (booking made more than 6 months in advance), and exclude transport, hotels, subsistence and any other additional add-ons. Performance fees increase accordingly:
We're listing the minimum base fees here to properly manage your expectations. In 99% of cases, actual fees will be higher. Diáspora also occasionally takes Deal Code 2 engagements (engagements where we approach the client for the booking), for which conditions vary.
Recording Fee (per hour)
Provided: please claim expenses
Provided: please claim expenses
All recording equipment/manning provided.
Before applying, please check through the list of prerequisites on the opportunities page:
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Please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm Monday 23rd April
24/03/2018 - Date Open
23/04/2018 - Date Close
12/05/2018 - Auditions 1
13/05/2018 - Auditions 2
15/05/2018 - Appointment
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Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and potentially able to take on engagements anywhere in the UK.
All payments are made electronically via BACS (online).