Scott Slay and the Rail
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Great band! Easy to work with and they were good at taking requests at the last minute.Sep 8, 2017
Scott provided a 4-piece bluegrass band for my sister's wedding. He was knowledgeable and learned all the songs we needed for the toast and first dances and played them well. He was willing to make changes at the last minute and he was very professional. Great band!Sep 8, 2017
Scott and his group were the best band I've ever hired. They arrived early, provided their own sound, dressed professionally, and kept my party guests dancing all night. I'd hire them again in a heartbeat.Sep 8, 2017
Scott and his group showed up early to set up for sound check and were really fun to work with. When we had some last minute hiccups at our event during set up, they were flexible and laid back while we figured them out. Once they began playing, our guests kept commenting at what great music we had chosen and how great the band was. Without Scott and his group, our party would not have been as fun or engaging for our guests. I HIGHLY recommend hiring him for any event, big or small. We definitely will be for our next party.Sep 2, 2017
I would hire Scott again in a heartbeat!Sep 8, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I am professional and I only play with other professionals. Therefore my pricing may be higher than others, but it will be worth it. Also if your budget doesn't allow for a full 5 or 6 person band, consider a duo version of the group.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to get a feel for what the client envisions their event looking and sounding like. Then I want to know the budget to help determine how many musicians should be involved with this event. I want to know if it is inside, outside, do I provide sound, what time of day it is, and how long do you want me to play? We then put in writing what the client expects of me and what I expect from the client. Finally we have a good time together at the event and everyone ends up happy in the end.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been playing mandolin since I was 6 yrs old. I've won various mandolin, guitar, and bluegrass band competitions. I record and work with bluegrass legends such as Mark Schatz (bassist for Nickel Creek, Tony Rice and more), Sammy Shelor ( IBMA and Steve Martin banjo award winner), and will live up to that kind of professionalism. I also have a BA in Music Performance.