What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We try to stay in you budget, counting miles and time of year. Being on a holiday I have to charge more. But many people book us again and again, so we must be doing something right. Please take a look at our website, we are booked into 2016. But we still have a few good dates.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Well people have to contact me, then we work with them on a little of the music. I have to keep control of what we play, but if the customer want something or song played, we do our best to make them happy.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I listen to other song writers at our meetings of the Song Writers assn in Nashville. We meet about four times a year.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've been doing this for many years, I started when I was just a kid. So I really don't know when it turned from fun into a business.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have entertained for the people who love Country Music. Working at Casino's, Country Clubs, Country Music parties, Golf Resorts and all kinds of parties and Night Club's and Country Shows.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
My band and I were the featured act at the 51st birthday of one of the oldest night clubs in Arizona, the Maverick, king of Clubs. Wall to wall people on a Sunday afternoon. The afternoon moved on into the night and people I new from other bands started coming up on stage and singing with us. I must have asked 20 great pickers to sing with the band. Man! What a night!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
You can always find a cheaper Band, but that's what you are going to get. We are pro's who are known for being on time and playing the music and going one step further just to make you and the people that come to see us very happy.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Is your project worth bringing in the best or do your just want to get by. Bands that have been around and played for the best are always worth the money. Find a band that is in your budget and go for it.