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alsieboo
24-11-2010, 15:44:32
Serious answers only, please!

If you were to try and book a band, like, for instance, East 17 (not my taste, please don't judge me!), for a short appearance, how much do you think would be a reasonable amount to pay?

Obviously this is all hypothetical, and it's not like I've already made enquiries as to wether or not it's something they'd do and been told they would, but I need to tell them what my budget is. I'm guessing a couple of hundred wont cut it?!

mr_B
24-11-2010, 16:39:50
+ some pair of socks

Fistandantilus
24-11-2010, 16:46:32
What does short appearance mean? They show up say hello and leave?

protein
24-11-2010, 16:52:42
i would think somewhere between one and seven grand. whatever the booking agent thinks would be better for his cut!

if you convince him/her that you will be booking several acts from them on a regular basis they may lower the price if it's a one off they might want to just rinse you for what you have. also, they may have alternative acts that are in your price range.

you might want east 17 but they might be a full band and crew and expensive trip for them to cover - getting all the members there, gettng the session players all paid, expenses, roadies, vans, soundman, tour manager, hotels etc. they have to pay alot themselves to get to you so will want more fee. you might be able to get someone xfactor-esque to do a half hour set singing along to a backing track for less. not sure how the pop/appearance side of things works really.

i know a few people who book this sort of thing so if you are going for it i can find out prices.

protein
24-11-2010, 16:55:16
do you want them to play or just say hello?

alsieboo
24-11-2010, 17:14:01
Think I've already fucked it as I said it was for a wedding reception. To play would be awesome, but as I haven't won the lottery and it's unlikely I can talk them into doing it for free / greatly reduced without saying that one of us is dying, a hello would be just as good.

Phil doesn't do much music, but for some reason he absolutely loves East 17, and if I could facilitate them turning up on our big day, he might just stay with me forever lol.

Lazarus and the Gimp
24-11-2010, 17:15:02
I have heard from one in the know that a private booking for Sting can be yours for 70,000.

Towards the other end of the scale, to book Current 93 would cost about 5 grand.

Funko
24-11-2010, 17:20:18
Them asking what your budget is is a cunning way of them finding out how much you are prepared to pay, on the basis they think there's a possibility it might be a lot more than they'd ask for.

Rob's estimate seems reasonable. If it's just for a PA you might be able to get some of the less famous members (ie. the two that aren't Tony or Brian) for less money.

mr_B
24-11-2010, 17:23:33
and dont't forget the socks

alsieboo
24-11-2010, 17:28:06
Think this is going to be one grand gesture he'll have to live without :( At the most I could afford 2k (and some socks), but I think if I told them that budget he'd laugh in my face!

Maybe he'd settle for a lookalike? Might not even tell the difference!

Koshko
24-11-2010, 22:57:22
I have no idea what East 17 is, but I'm sure there's a North 34 for cheap.

Funko
25-11-2010, 08:56:26
Think this is going to be one grand gesture he'll have to live without :( At the most I could afford 2k (and some socks), but I think if I told them that budget he'd laugh in my face!

Maybe he'd settle for a lookalike? Might not even tell the difference!

Can't hurt to tell him your budget. If he says no, you haven't lost anything. :beer:

Have a think about what else your 2k could do for the budget though... for instance, it'd be a pretty good honeymoon fund.

Nills Lagerbaak
25-11-2010, 09:31:01
Just tell Brian that there'll be "bucket loads of pills" and that he won't have to drive so no danger of him running himself over. Again.

Cheshire Cat
25-11-2010, 10:14:50
and dont't forget the socks

like this?

http://cms7.blogia.com/blogs/v/ve/ven/ventin/upload/20070303165511-rhcp-socks-1-.jpg

mr_B
25-11-2010, 11:17:19
no

Cheshire Cat
25-11-2010, 12:07:41
ah, ok

Cheshire Cat
25-11-2010, 12:13:04
Asking for Trouble?
Here it is

Trouble oh trouble set me free
I have seen your face
And it's too much for me
Trouble oh trouble can't you see
You're eating my heart away
And there's nothing left of me

I've drunk your wine
You have made your world mine
So won't you be fair
So won't you be fair

mr_B
25-11-2010, 12:34:10
no

Greg W
25-11-2010, 12:58:07
I'd suggest just telling them that he's a massive fan, but you can probably only afford $2k, but seeing as it's your wedding, you'd love to do something really nice for him. Tug the heart strings in other words.

Probably won't work, but what they hey...

Otherwise, just get Joey Ultra (or Sonic Undermind) to dress up in drag and do covers. :cute:

Funko
25-11-2010, 13:01:26
East 17 weren't women, why dress up in drag?!

Provost Harrison
25-11-2010, 15:10:27
You could book South East 9...I hear they are great ;)

East 17 nowadays...I'd say about 2.50 for a day ;)

alsieboo
25-11-2010, 20:40:08
That may be their 'street value' but they probably think they're worth a bit more than that :p

Greg W
26-11-2010, 14:40:08
East 17 weren't women, why dress up in drag?!1: Sounds like a girl band's name.

2. Makes you lot dress up in drag. Leads to possible incriminating photos! :p

Fistandantilus
26-11-2010, 14:52:17
I guess East 17 were not popular in australia.

Greg W
26-11-2010, 15:20:27
Googling their photos I can see why! :eek:

Cort Haus
29-11-2010, 19:23:40
it's unlikely I can talk them into doing it for free / greatly reduced without saying that one of us is dying


Indeed. Most people don't like being asked to work for free. Emotional blackmail isn't always too popular either.

Their website and myspace don't look very active ... (unless there's somthing wrong with my browser)

http://www.eastseventeen.co.uk/
http://www.myspace.com/east17official



Phil doesn't do much music, but for some reason he absolutely loves East 17


I can see a connection here.

Funko
30-11-2010, 08:50:39
1: Sounds like a girl band's name.

2. Makes you lot dress up in drag. Leads to possible incriminating photos! :p

It's a london postcode, not sure why it would springs like a girl's band name

Greg W
30-11-2010, 13:23:42
I was being facetious. :p

Cort Haus
01-12-2010, 17:15:04
I was actually living in Walthamstow at the time that East 17 had their day in the sun. They did put the postcode on the map.

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-12-2010, 17:42:17
I bought their debut single by mistake.

I was a big House of Love fan, and I thought "Ooooo! They've released a new single called "East 17"! How enigmatic!"

Tizzy
01-12-2010, 17:58:26
I have nothing useful to add to this thread except "when's the wedding?":D

Japher
03-12-2010, 18:25:13
how much for the women?

Funko
04-12-2010, 14:03:50
I bought their debut single by mistake.

I was a big House of Love fan, and I thought "Ooooo! They've released a new single called "East 17"! How enigmatic!"

:lol:

alsieboo
05-12-2010, 12:32:57
@Tizzy - that's a very valid contribution!!! Aaaages away yet, we're planning on it being around the first bank holiday in May, 2012.

mr_B
05-12-2010, 22:05:52
I'll be there

Funko
06-12-2010, 08:59:27
He's always interested when another married woman appears on the scene.

MDA
06-12-2010, 11:47:41
:lol:

Provost Harrison
06-12-2010, 14:02:26
I bought their debut single by mistake.

I was a big House of Love fan, and I thought "Ooooo! They've released a new single called "East 17"! How enigmatic!"

:hmm: Riiiiiiight...

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-12-2010, 19:03:21
True story.