Contract rider - Kalimba The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire

Contract rider - Kalimba The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire
KALIMBA CONTRACT RIDER
CONTRACT RIDER to contract dated ____________ between Kalimba LLC (hereinafter referred to as
“Artist”) and ________________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Operator”).
This rider is deemed necessary by Artist in order to make his presentation as effective as possible.
It is essential that you read it very carefully and comply with all of its provisions. In the event that
you have any questions regarding any of these provisions, please immediately contact Artist’s
representative:
ARTIST REPRESENTATIVE
Chris Siegmund
Kalimba LLC
32542 41st Avenue SW
Federal Way, WA 98023
(253) 334-9044
bookings@kalimbaband.com
The following shall be deemed incorporated in and made part of the Agreement to which it is
attached.
A. PAYMENTS AND TICKETS
1.
All Performance Fee payments by the Operator to the Artist must be made by cash, certified or
bank check, or university check in U.S. currency. There can be no exceptions. Make check(s) to
Kalimba LLC. Kalimba LLC is a Washington State Corporation, Tax ID: 45-3993550
2.
In cases where Artist is being paid on a percentage basis, Operator shall deliver to Artist’s
Representative at least two (2) weeks prior to the date of performance a plot plan and printer’s
manifest of the house. Operator shall have on hand at the place of performance on the night of
performance all unsold tickets. Artist shall be compensated for the difference between the numbers
of unsold tickets on hand and shown to his representative, and the number of tickets as shown by
the ticket manifest. A written box office statement certified and signed by the
Operator, will be furnished to the Artist by intermission. There shall be no multiple price tickets
printed (e.g. one price for tickets bought in advance and a different price for tickets bought at the
door on the same ticket). Additionally, Artist reserves the right to conduct a head count of the
audience.
3.
If there is an assessment of tax by any taxing authority on Artist for any moneys earned during the
performance, said tax is to be paid by Operator. If there are Agent fees/commissions said fees are
to be paid by the Operator independent of the Performance Fee. It is fully agreed and understood
that no deductions whatsoever are to be taken from the Performance Fee contract price or from
any percentage hereunder earned.
4.
Operator shall provide Artist with complimentary tickets per show upon request. Any reductions
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MUST be cleared with Artist before date is booked. If no changes are made before booking, then
regardless of any representations made by Operator, the aforementioned arrangement applies and
will be expected. Members of supporting media (press, TV and radio) shall also be admitted free
of charge and operator agrees to communicate to the Artist.
5.
No portion of the performance hereunder may be photographed, broadcast, recorded, filmed,
taped, or embodied in any reproducible form of such performance and Operator agrees that it will
not authorize any such recording without prior verbal or written consent of the Artist. Operator will
deny entrance to any person(s) carrying tape or video recording equipment (except those
authorized by Artist). Without limiting in any way the generality of the foregoing prohibition, it is
understood to include members of the audience, press, and Operator’s staff.
B. STAGE
1.
Stage area shall be a minimum dimension of 24ft. wide by 16ft. deep and with the exception of
essential personnel and equipment directly connected with the performance, must be kept free
and clear of all people and equipment during the Artist performance.
2.
The stage will be provisioned with the appropriate number of AC power consistent with the typical
backline and technical equipment required to support the Artist performance.
3.
Stage build-out:
Stairs will be provided at Stage L and Stage R
C. EQUIPMENT
1.
Drum kits: (On minimum 8 x 8 x 36” riser)
TAMA star classic birch/bebinca performer
Toms 10,12,14,16
Kick drum 22x18
TAMA road pro hardware 5 boom stands
Snare matching 6x14 or (7x13 S.L.P.)
Hi-hat kick pedal iron cobra or speed cobra TAMA saddle throne
Cymbals mine T-cymbals or Zildjian
OR
2.
Yamaha absolute hybrid same sizes as upper
10,12,14,16 short stack toms Yamaha stands or hardware saddle throne
Drums heads: REMO
Kick: power stroke pro 22"
The toms: emperor vintage clears or white suede emperor
Snare: Remo
Control Sound, Emperor X with dot, or power stroke with dot. (REMO)
Cymbals: Zildjian (A customs/ K's)
17,18"crash A custom,16,18 EFX A custom ,20" or K Ride, 10"(2) splash, Hi-hats 14" (K)
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3.
Keyboards (Provide what is available, keyboards are listed in order of preference)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Nord Stage 2EX 88
Nord Stage 2EX 76HP
Yamaha Motif XF8 88 Key Workstation
a. Riser 8 x 4 x 24” riser
b. Yamaha Motif XS-8 88 Key Synth (No substitution)
c. Keyboard Stand,
d. Throne - 3’ x 6’ desk (or larger)
e. Stereo Direct Box (Radial – Pro D2)
f. Microphone Boom Stand with Vocal Mic (Wired)
Guitar -1
1.
2.
(2) Fender Hotrod Deville (4x10)
(2) Short stand with Shure SM57 or equivalent
Guitar -2
1.
2.
5.
Bass (With speaker cable)
1.
2.
3.
6.
(5) pad min., Electronic Percussion Pad Station w/stand (Kalimba Provided)
(2) Splash cymbals on Boom Stands
Microphone Boom Stand (Wireless mic provided by Kalimba)
Percussionist 2/ Vocalist 2:
1.
2.
3.
8.
AMPEG SV17Pro Bass Amp Head
AMPEG SVT410HLF 4x10 Bass Cabinet Speaker
Direct output from amp to direct box
Percussionist 1/ Vocalist 1:
1.
2.
3.
7.
(2) Fender Twin Reverb
Short stand with Shure SM57 or equivalent
(2) Conga Drums
Conga Stands
Microphone Boom Stand with wireless Microphone
Percussion General
1.
2.
LP 11.75 IN Conga and Tumba (with stand)
Timbales (with stands)
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9.
Horn Instruments:
Riser 8 x 4 x 12”
Microphone Straight Stand X 3 (No Microphones or clips)
IF PERFORMANCE WILL TAKE PLACE WITH A STANDING OR DANCING AUDIENCE: Stage must be
of sufficient height such that performers can be seen easily by all audience members while performing in
their normal stage positions. In addition to platforms used for stage production, the appropriate use of risers
may be necessary.
Please also see F.4 for electrical Quad Outlet requirements; which also must be in place at the time of
Artist arrival.
D. SOUND SYSTEM
1.
A SOUND CHECK IS MANDITORY. During the performance the sound will be mixed by a
representative of the Artist who is to have complete control of the house mix. A house electrician
and engineer must be available throughout the entire sound check and performance. The sound
system must be operable at least 3 hours prior to doors opening and available for sound check.
IMPORTANT: All monitors and speakers must be tested and tuned, all mics and mic stands must
be set up, ready for placement and connection prior to the band’s load-in. There is (attached) a
detailed stage plot and mic chart allowing staff to set up the stage sound support without the band
present. Artist needs a minimum of one (2) hours of fully functional stage for reviewing monitors
and FOH house sound checks ending no later than one half hour (30 minutes) before doors open.
Due to the unique sound requirements of KALIMBA it is absolutely mandatory that, no matter what
the circumstances of the concert are, a full monitor check will be provided. The performance will
not begin until the band is fully satisfied with the monitor mix. If a full monitor check cannot be so
provided, then this contract cannot be completed and the engagement will be considered cancelled
by Operator and no deposit paid by Operator will be refunded. The monitor check will be at the sole
direction of Chazz Thomas Smith.
The sound check sequence must be as follows:
2.
a.
Before load-in, sound company personnel shall conduct a room tuning and calibration
utilizing methodology of the sound contractor and audio engineer’s choosing order to obtain
as close to a flat response as possible.
b.
The sound check will be conducted by the Kalimba band leader Thomas Smith (Chazz) and
assisted by the Kalimba Tech/Audio Engineer Greg Hearns.
If an opening act sound check following KALIMBA, they must not use the channels previously
assigned to KALIMBA, and all other settings MUST be marked and returned exactly to those set at
the KALIMBA sound check. The channels assigned to KALIMBA must be MUTED, (not turned
down) at the console. Levels must remain EXACTLY the same as at sound check. Please
ensure that all audio and production personnel are fully aware of this.
3.
If more than 50% of the console channels must be shared with another act or acts with
dissimilar instrumentation to that of KALIMBA, then another house console should be provided for
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this purpose. The same is true with monitor console sharing. This requirement does not apply to
festival venues. If in doubt, please consult with KALIMBA’s sound representative:
Michael Cole (253-341-9128) (michaelcole@kalimba.com)
Greg Hearns (253-691-5689) (greghearns@kalimba.com)
This requirement does not apply if Operator can demonstrate a console with fully Automated Recall
It is vital that copies of the rider and the attached stage plot and input list diagrams be
provided for the sound and stage personnel for their director to have at all times during the
sound check.
4.
A concert sound system of sufficient size, sophistication and quality to deliver to all members
of the audience an amplified blend of Artist’s music (including all instruments) free of distortion,
feedback, and extraneous noises to the satisfaction of the Artist or Artist’s representative. Said
sound system must consist of the following:
a. House Console (professional series only)
A minimum of twenty-four (32) low impedance inputs and four (4) post fader effects sends. Yamaha,
Midas, Soundcraft, Allen & Heath, BSW (equivalent to or better) are preferred. No old consoles,
second-hand, modified or marginally working and/or dated equipment are to be used.
Each channel must have:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Pre-fader level metering -Cueing -Mute
Fully adjustable input attenuation
Fully parametric equalizers (highs, high mids, low mids, bass)
Low-cut filter (preferably with adjustable frequency)
Patch point or access for compressors & additional processing.
Output assignment to a minimum of four (4) sub-masters, eight (8) for stereo systems.
Each sub-master shall also have patch points available.
7. Ability to go direct into mix
8. A minimum of four (4) post-fader effects sends (please also refer to fold-back monitor
situations, below.)
9. A professional quality one-third octave graphic EQ for house mix (two for stereo setups).
b. Microphones Mic Stands and Direct Boxes
The client house sound company shall provide all microphones, microphone stands direct boxes
and other interface/patching components of high professional quality as required, unless specified
by the Artist. (See attached input list)
c. House Power Amps and Speakers
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House system shall be a minimum of a 3-way active crossover with a minimum of 2500 watts of
power into 8 ohms (more power provides better tone and is not used for increased level unless
necessary), or if venue has less than 250 seats, 1200 watts into 8 ohms.
d. Monitor Console (This requirement is in effect only if Kalimba utilizes traditional
monitoring system – non in-ear)
A minimum of thirty-two (32) inputs mixable in any combination to a minimum of six (6) discrete
monitor sends with reverb.
Each channel shall have:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Fully adjustable input attenuation
A minimum of three (3) band parametric EQ
Mute capability
One (1) effect send for reverb
Each monitor shall have:
1. A 1/3 Octave Graphic EQ
2. A minimum of 200 watts into 8 ohms
e. Monitor Speakers (Kalimba typically performs with in-ear monitors, side fills are always
used, floor wedges are only used when in-ears are not or a guest vocal is present)
Eight (8) matching floor wedge monitors (TOAS, PAS, LPM2’s are preferred) capable of
handling 200 watts into 8 ohms. (A minimum of Four (4) monitors is required.)
Two (2) side-fill monitors (full range), Must have ability to function as a Bottom, midrange and
high frequency driver full range crossed over or equivalent speaker
f. Monitor Engineer (Kalimba travels with its own monitor mix engineer)
Monitor Engineer shall have a clear and unimpeded view of the performers.
IF MONITOR CONTROL WILL BE FOLDBACK, the house board must be capable of eight (8)
pre-fader monitor mixes (Four (4) minimum). These sends must not interfere with or limit the
necessary two (2) effects sends. Amps and EQs for the monitor cabinets must also be present.
PLEASE NOTE: Room acoustics and capacity will modify micing and power requirements.
Requirements given above are for normal situations. Chambers with extraordinary acoustics or
that are small will reduce the need for such thorough micing of the drum kit. If either of these
situations apply to this performance venue, please contact sound representative:
Michael Cole (253-341-9128) (michaelcole@kalimba.com)
Greg Hearns (253-691-5689) (greghearns@kalimba.com)
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E. Lighting System
1.
Lighting system shall have a minimum of fourteen (14) specials, four (4) (including 2 white) on each
lead vocalist, two (2) for keyboard, two (2) for horns, two (2) for drums, and enough color washes to
provide a well-lit stage. Specials should be used to highlight individual musicians when they solo,
as well as general washes, preferably dramatic colors and orientations. Requested gels are: red,
violet, amber, blue, green, yellow. The show needs intense colors shifting gradually throughout. A
Lighting Cue set list for lights engineer has colors specified for each tune and will be given to
engineer before the show. Spot lights will be indicated in Lighting Cue.
2.
Lighting console shall have a minimum of fourteen (14) channels of fader control with eight (8)
manual presets.
3.
Lighting console shall be placed near house console for adequate view of stage unless another
location is already resident.
4.
Means of communication between house sound engineer and lighting engineer is appreciated.
F. ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
1.
Power for sound and lights shall be adequately isolated and on separate main feeds.
2.
All power shall be adequately grounded to avoid noise and damage to equipment and to avoid
injury to crew and performers.
3
Power for stage shall consist of at least four (4) circuits of fifteen (15) amps each.
4
A minimum of four (4) outlets of AC power (120v circuits) and four (4) 4-way boxes must be
available on stage for Artist’s electrical equipment. If power conversion is required a sufficient
number of the proper converters are required.
G. STAGE HANDS
1.
A minimum of two (2) stagehands are required for load-in and load-out.
H. DRESSING ROOM
1.
Two (2) large dressing rooms with bathrooms for the sole use of Artist. All dressing rooms must and
be accessible to Artist from load-in to load-out.
I. FOOD
1.
If the venue is at a location where restaurant level food is not available, the Artist prefers the
following to be provided in Artist dressing room at the time of load-in. Bottled water; Assorted
Juices; Coffee (sugar + cream) Sodas both diet and regular Assorted finger food (ex: vegetable
platter, sandwiches, chips/crackers/dip, fruit, muffins, bagels)
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2.
If the venue is at a location where restaurant level food is available, the Artist prefers to have meal
vouchers (for an average priced meal) for 12 people provided.
J. SECURITY
1.
The Operator agrees to provide proper and sufficient security at all times in insure the safety of the
Artist’s person and equipment while they are in the venue. Security must also be provided at the
dressing rooms.
K. BILLING
1.
Billing on all advertising and publicity for this performance shall be as follows:
“KALIMBA - The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire”
a. The “KALIMBA” ‘Fire Letter’ name banner (horizontal or vertical) shall be used in print media;
b. The ‘Tech Phoenix’ Logo shall be used in print media.
c. The relative size and relationships between the Tech Phoenix and Fire Letter name banner shall
be maintained as viewed on the Kalimba Web Site, www.kalimbaband.com
2.
Artist shall receive 100% sole star billing (unless otherwise indicated on the face of this contract)
any and all advertising and publicity generated by reason of this performance, including, but not
limited to, newspaper ads, posters, flyers, marquees, signs, lobby boards, programs and tickets. If
less than 100% sole star billing, then artist name shall appear on above-mentioned advertising and
publicity proportionate to billing.
L. OPENING ACTS
1.
All must be notified in writing if an opening act is to on the bill except in the case of festivals.
Opening act shall perform for no more than 35 to 40 minutes. Artist believes that audiences prefer
contrast. Therefore, opening acts shall NOT be of the same character, style, or genre as the Artist.
M. PRESS
1.
Artist requests that any stories or reviews pertaining to this performance be forwarded to:
Chris Siegmund (253) 334-9044), (bookings@kalimbaband.com).
N. TRANSPORTATION
1.
If requested, Operator will meet Artist at airport with a vehicle(s) capable to transport 12
passengers and associated equipment and luggage to transport Artist to and from airport, hotel,
and venue.
O. HOTEL
1.
If hotel is being provided by Operator, it must be a clean, quiet, high-quality (4 star) establishment
close to the venue that is able to provide room service, quiet heating and air-conditioning, and
television. Artists must have individual, NON-smoking rooms with king or queen size beads for all
members of the band and show technicians. Rooms should be in the quietest part of the hotel,
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preferably close (but not immediately adjacent to) elevators. A rooming list must be confirmed and
provided to each member of the entourage.
P. MERCHANDISE
Artist reserves the right to sell CDs, T-shirts, hats, posters and other promotional items with no fee or
percentage whatsoever to the Operator. Any deviations from this must be cleared with Artist before date is
booked.
An area with two tables for the Artist to sell merchandise and allow meet and great with the Artist shall be
provided. Additionally, the area should be well lit in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Q. IMMIGRATION
1.
Operator agrees to secure any and all immigration clearances if concert is held outside the United
Stages.
R. CANCELLATION
1.
Operator agrees that Artist may cancel the engagement hereunder by giving the Operator written
notice thereof at least forty-five (45) days prior to the commencement of engagement if Artist shall
be called upon to render services in connection with motion pictures or television if engagement
hereunder conflicts therewith. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, inclement weather shall
not be deemed to be a force major occurrence, and Operator shall remain liable for payment of the
full contract price even if performance(s)called for herein are prevented by such weather conditions.
Artist shall have the sole right to determine in good-faith whether the weather conditions shall
render the performance(s) impossible, hazardous, or unsafe.
S. MISCELLANEOUS
Please report the box office results to Pollstar when turnout is favorable.
Pollstar fax:
Telephone:
559-271-7979
800-344-7383.
Thank you for your business and attention!
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ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO:
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SIGNATURE
[print name]
OPERATOR
DATE
ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO:
____________________________________
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SIGNATURE
[print name]
ARTIST (or Representative)
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