Routing Of Acts
* Routing Of Acts.
I thought that some of you guys might like to see a “typical” e-mail (Jeff Eats received it this morning) that Florida booking agents, concert venues, country clubs, social directors, resorts, HOAs literally receive every day-from artist management companies-concerning the booking of talent. The gist of these e-mails is to arrange for ACTS to “get” a number of booking dates in the same geographical-area…this results in the buyer paying less for the ACT because various expenses are shared by multiple buyers.
Here are some exciting shows (18 different acts!) that we can offer PRICING DISCOUNTS for in your area, especially if you’re interested in some of the routed opportunities listed below! Trust that you’ll get quality entertainment perfect for a variety of venues, at a bottom-line price! Below are brief bios, video & website links, and some of the particular dates that we can offer substantial booking discounts around. Give us a call at 941.624.2254 with any questions, or reply to this e-mail. WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY TYPE OF VENUE, AND FOR EVERY BUDGET!! Below is a partial roster of some Motown, doo wop, classic rock, country, southern rock and comedy! And, as always, with Celebrity Direct, trust that you’re booking DIRECT! (NOTE: the “low” price listed is with ideal routing on our off days on tour, and the “high” price is usually a one-off fly date that includes air all-in) … also remember to view our full website at http://www.celebritydirect.net for our full artist roster and promo!
** CALIFORNIA SURF, INC. (former Beach Boys members) – Surf & Hot Rod
BIO: This is the ONLY show in the world that features ALL former members of the legendary Beach Boys! These men have, for decades, helped shape the sound of the Beach Boys on world-wide concert tours, television specials and legendary albums. This includes longtime BBs members Matt Jardine, Billy Hinsche (also from 1960s pop trio Dino, Desi & Billy), Bobby Figueroa and Ed Carter (all sing and play instruments).
SONGS: Their show is 100% Beach Boys hit songs! Surfin’ USA, 409, Kokomo and California Girls
WEB/VIDEO: http://www.californiasurfinc.com and http://www.celebritydirect.biz/profile-californiasurf.htm
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: 2/7/15 (FL), 2/14/15 (FL), 5/16/15 (CT), 12/26/15 (FL), 12/29/15 (FL), 12/31/15 (FL)
PRICE RANGE: $4000 – $10000
FORMAT: 5 on stage – all sing and play live
** FORMER TEMPTATIONS LEAD SINGER GLENN LEONARD PRESENTS HITSVILLE LIVE – Motown
BIO: The ONLY Motown review touring that features an actual recording member of Motown! Led by the former lead singer of The Temptations, Glenn Leonard (1975-83, 10 albums recorded), the show features 9 on stage, including 2 male and 3 female lead vocalists performing all the Motown hit songs by legendary artists such as the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, the Four Tops and, of course, The Temptations!
SONGS: 100% Motown hits: Get Ready, Mr. Postman, Superstition, Reach Out I’ll, Be There and My Girl
WEB/VIDEO: http://www.hitsvilleliveshow.com or http://www.celebritydirect.biz/cde/profile-glennhitsville.htm
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: Nov 11,14,16, 2014 (TX), 3/14/15 (FL), 5/16/15 (VA), 7/29/15 (FL), November, 2015 (TX), 1/23/16 (FL)
PRICE RANGE: $4500 – $7500
FORMAT: 9 on stage – live singing and instruments (5 vocalists, 4 musicians)
** SCHERRIE PAYNE & LYNDA LAWRENCE – FORMERLY OF THE SUPREMES – Motown
BIO: The ONLY tribute to the sensational Supremes… that features 2 or more actual former members of The Supremes! Former Motown Supremes members Scherrie Payne and Lynda Lawrence are joined by the phenomenal Joyce Vincent (of Tony Orlando & Dawn fame) in a show that is one-of-a-kind.
SONGS: Stop! In The Name of Love, Baby Love, Someday We’ll Be Together…. and all the Supremes Hits!
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: 2/4/15 (FL), 2/5/15 (FL), 2/6/15 (FL), 2/7/15 (FL), 2/9/15 (FL),
PRICE RANGE: $6000 – $15000
FORMAT: 3 vocalists on stage – with full band or backing tracks
** KEN BRADY’S ORIGINAL CASINOS – Doo Wop
BIO: Most well-known for their top-10 hit song, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” (rated as one of the top 5 all-time hit Doo Wop songs), The Casinos were a Cincinnati based group starting in the early 1960s, and from 1962-65 were led by Ken Brady, who is still in top vocal form! Today the group performs all the classic 1950s and 60s hit songs and features 4 on stage. They are easy to work with, affordable, and can travel self-contained!
SONGS: Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye and all your classic favorites
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: Looking to fill Feb / Mar, 2015 in Florida
PRICE RANGE: $2000 – $4500
FORMAT: 4 vocalists – can do backing tracks or live show
** GLENN LEONARD’S TEMPTATIONS REVUE – Motown
BIO: A 2013 R&B Music Hall of Fame inductee, Glenn Leonard – lead singer of The Temptations from 1975-83 – recorded 10 albums with the group. Since that time, his Temptations Revue has become the most popular show of its kind world-wide… due to the high quality of the show and the affordable price. They’ve recently performed throughout Brazil, Denmark, Australia and France with rave reviews!! All the sharp choreography and vocal talent are there! Mr. Leonard is also the voice of the record-setting Temptations version of the Christmas classic, “Silent Night,” and we are looking for performance dates throughout December, world-wide, for their incredible Christmas show (2014, 2015, 2016).
SONGS: 100% Temptations hits: My Girl, Just My Imagination, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Cloud 9, etc.
WEB/VIDEO: http://www.glennleonardpromo.com or http://www.celebritydirect.biz/cde/profile-glennrevue.htm
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: 1/24/15 (FL), 1/25/15 (FL), March, 2015 (Brazil), 4/11/15 (MD),
PRICE RANGE: $7000 – $12500
FORMAT: 10 on stage: 5 singers, 5 musicians
** “The First Family of Funk” THE JB’s- Funk
BIO: This show is the ONLY show authorized by the James Brown Family Foundation, and features the actual musicians and vocalists that Mr. Brown trusted and kept with his show for so many years. Booking this show now will get you ahead of the rush of publicity coming from the movie release!! From “The Capeman,” Danny Ray, Mr. Brown’s emcee since 1960, announcing to loving audiences, “Are you ready for Star Time?” … to bassist Fred Thomas, with The JB’s since 1971, and Martha High, who performed with James Brown starting in 1966… The JB’s are ready to make the world funky again!
SONGS: I Feel Good, It’s A Man’s World, Sex Machine and all the James Brown big hits!
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: 2/14/15 (KY),
PRICE RANGE: $7000 – $11000
FORMAT: normally 10 on stage – live vocals and musicians
** ELVIS AARON PRESLEY, JR – Elvis
BIO: The ONLY court-proven son of the “King,” Elvis, Jr. was born to Elvis and Delores Pettyjohn in 1961. He’s a riveting performer who’s made a name for himself worldwide because of his incredible singing voice, naturally reminiscent of “The King”, and a great sense of humor. Mr. Presley, Jr has appeared in 18 countries and 6 islands, including a sold out tour of 18 Japanese cities in 18 days! A gifted linguist, Jr. has surprised many crowds by serenading them in their native tongue. Also available for booking is one of the largest privately owned Elvis Presley museums in the world — this beautiful million dollar mobile museum is owned by Elvis, Jr., and has amazed Elvis fans throughout the United States at car shows, amusement parks, and festivals with it’s plethora of one of a kind Elvis memorabilia. The legend lives on!
SONGS: performs all the well-known Elvis hit songs, as well as some of his originals.
PRICE RANGE: $5500 – $12500
FORMAT: Junior with backup vocalists and live musicians – can customize to fit budget
** America’s Got Talent winner: LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY, JR. (can be joined by former members of the Temptations, Platters and Drifters (Glenn Leonard, Joe Coleman, Joe Blunt) **LCB** – Jazz/R&B
BIO: Landau rose to international fame when he won the 6th season of America’s Got Talent. A true rags-to-riches story, Landau went from washing cars to performing at venues world-wide! He’s a master at performing the classics by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, but is so versatile he amazes audiences with other genres of music in each and every show. He now has #1 hits, and is a highly requested performer worldwide. He has appeared on The Today Show, The View, CNN, Fox and Friends, The Wendy Williams Show, The Talk, Anderson Cooper, Tom Joyner, Sirius XM, NPR and dozens of other outlets.
SONGS: Jazz standards, Motown, variety – ALSO HAS A FABULOUS CHRISTMAS SHOW!
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND:
PRICE RANGE: $7000 – $15000
FORMAT: normally with live musicians, but can also do track show for smaller venues
** THE MICHAEL ALLMAN BAND – Southern Rock
BIO: With the legendary Gregg Allman (from the Allman Brothers) announcing he is no longer touring, his son Michael is perfect for a variety of events that will appreciate a true southern rock sound! He performs many of his dad’s hits and as well as his original chart-toppers.
SONGS: southern rock classics!
PRICE RANGE: $3500 – $7500
FORMAT: 6 on stage – all sing and play instruments
** LATRAIA SAVAGE’S “TINA & BEYOND” – Tribute
BIO: Explosive, alluring, electrifying, sultry and sassy are all words used to describe Ms. Savage. She’s opened shows for the likes of Alicia Keys and Chris Brown; She’s performed at military bases worldwide, in theme park productions, in commercials, and has become the industry’s sought after Tina Turner tribute artists. She also is well-known for her “Divas” show performing tributes to Tina, Aretha, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer & Beyonce… and even a spot-on Michael Jackson. One of our favorites for sure!
SONGS: performing all the legendary hits of Tina, Whitney, Beyonce and more!
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: 2/21/15 (FL),
PRICE RANGE: $2000 – $5500
FORMAT: variety: can do solo track show up to full live band with backup singers.
** THE REFLECTIONS – Doo Wop
BIO: These doo-wop legends (still featuring original members) are most well-known for their blockbuster hit “Just Like Romeo & Juliet,” that is now in its 50th year! They have a newly reformed Christmas concert that is available for affordable bookings world-wide. Also still available is their doo wop show full of hits!
SONGS: Just Like Romeo & Juliet, and all the doo wop standards. Their all-new Christmas show contains 50% Christmas classics.
WEB/VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4D1ctsy7U8 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVAHApFvxW4 (Doo Wop Christmas)
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: 12/12/14 (FL), 12/13/14 (FL),
PRICE RANGE: $3500 – $6500
FORMAT: 4 vocalists – can do track show or add live band
** FRAN COSMO – FORMER LEAD SINGER OF BOSTON – Classic Rock
BIO: The voice heard on millions of records world-wide! The former lead singer of Boston, Fran is joined by his son Anthony (also was an 8 year veteran Boston guitar player, and Boston songwriter), and a star-studded group that also features another Boston songwriter, and a Boston studio musician. Fran toured with Boston from 1990 to 2005, and was the lead voice on Boston’s album “Corporate America” and his lead vocals can be heard on “Boston’s Greatest Hits.” He was also featured on MTV and VH1 with his personal hit “So You Ran.” He shared vocals with the legendary Brad Delp for many years, and then became Boston’s sole lead voice after Delp’s departure from the group. This group isn’t Boston, but it’s the next best thing!
SONGS: More Than A Feeling, Walk On, Smokin, So You Ran, Foreplay / Longtime
WEB/VIDEO: http://youtu.be/iA78Q3tMmx0 or http://www.celebritydirect.biz/cde/profile-francosmo.htm
PRICE RANGE: $9000 – $15000
FORMAT: 6 on stage that all sing and play instruments
** THE FOUR PREPS w/ original lead singer Bruce Belland – Oldies
BIO: For over five decades lead singer Bruce Belland has become what one critic called “that rare creature – an Original Lead Singer from the Fab 50’s who can still bring audiences to their feet.” The Four Preps, during the 1950s, quickly became a favorite of the nation’s disc jockeys and soon their voices blanketed the airwaves. National television exposure and a sold old tour with Ricky Nelson launched them to international stardom. “26 Miles” soon hit the airwaves and their young lives were changed forever. That million-selling song (9 million at last count) about the “island of romance” became what Dick Clark called “the first surfer hit” and took the Pop world by storm. (In their recent biographies, both Jimmy Buffett and Brian Wilson cite that Preps classic as their enduring teenage influence). The hits just kept coming, and today the Four Preps are one of the most revered vocal groups in history!
SONGS: 26 Miles and all their hits!
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: 1/20/15 (FL), 3/27/15 (FL)
PRICE RANGE: $CALL
FORMAT: 4 vocalists – plus live band, or can do track show
** COMEDIAN / MUSICIAN: FORMER HARLEM GLOBETROTTER NATE BRANCH – Comedy / R&B
BIO: What a great combination! Take a stand-up comedian who happens to be a long-tenured Harlem Globetrotter basketball players (1960s – 80s), who’s also a world-class musical performer, and you have one heck of a show that the people come out to see! He can perform as a full comedy set, or a straight music show performing his R&B and blues hits. The combination is excellent… and VERY AFFORDABLE! He makes a perfect MC that the fans love to interact with.
SONGS: comedy, R&B, gospel
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: looking to route in California and Florida
PRICE RANGE: $800 – $3000
FORMAT: normally Nate by himself with a keyboard
** THE MILLS BROTHERS – original
BIO: For more than 75 years, the magical appeal of the eloquent music of The Mills Brothers has attracted adoring audiences worldwide. The magic continues unabated today under the leadership of John Mills – who is the son, grandson and nephew of the original group’s members. They perform all those hit songs, tightly woven with interesting facts and trivia from a musical era of yesteryear. Mr. Mills is joined by the fabulous Elmer Hopper, who was a 21 year lead singer of the Platters.
SONGS: Glow Worm, Paper Doll, Lazy River, Cab Driver… all their classics, plus some hits of the Platters.
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: generally available in California, looking to fill Feb/Mar, 2015 and 2016 in FL and GA
PRICE RANGE: $4500 – $9500
FORMAT: 2 vocalists with 3-piece jazz trio, up to full symphony
** MICHAEL PETERSON: country
BIO: Michael Peterson’s chart topping, country music classics “Drink Swear Steal & Lie” and “From Here To Eternity” helped make him Billboard magazine’s top selling new male artist and top new airplay artist in Country music in 1997-1998. With over 2500 concert performances and keynotes in 19 countries during a unique career that spans over 30 years, Michael Peterson has had the good fortune to be a million selling, Grammy nominated, Country music star with three consecutive, self penned #1 hits (Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie * From Here To Eternity * Too Good To Be True) and countless major chart-topping songwriting credits.
SONGS: All his hits and more!
WEB/VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NozGhhKyDUs or http://www.celebritydirect.biz/cde/profile-michaelpeterson.htm
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND:
PRICE RANGE: $6000 – $9500
FORMAT: normally solo with guitar, video screens and supplemental tracks. Can also do full band performances.
** MARK & CLARK – DUELING PIANOS : pianos, comedy
BIO: If you’re looking for standing ovations, this is the show for you! They’ve performed worldwide, headlined in Vegas and Atlantic City, but are versatile enough to formulate their show for ANY venue and any audience demographic. These “Twin Keys” give a show like no other – it’s fast paced, full of comedy, and the most masterful piano sounds you’ve ever heard. Mix the show with actual twins playing beautiful twin pianos, and you have a combination for success…. Every time!
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: 11/14/14 (FL), 3/21/15 (FL),
PRICE RANGE: $2000 – $6000
FORMAT: they travel with beautiful “shell” pianos with electronic keyboards inside…. Facing each other. Both sing and play.
** DENNIS TUFANO – THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF THE BUCKINGHAMS
DATES BOOKED TO ROUTE AROUND: 3/25/15 (FL)
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I have been on our country club’s entertainment committee for years.
Years ago we use to rely on local agents to book acts for us.
About 10 years ago we started to go directly to the acts themselves. We paid less because of no agent fees and we always look to see if the act has other bookings in our area so we save on expenses.
We are also on several lists like the one you have and this way we know who us voicing and when.
Interesting look at pricing and scheduling.
Knew about it but the email puts some great perspective on how it all works.
Only Jeffeats.com would do a story on this.