- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I base my pricing on my experience, value, and professionalism. I will always be fair and honest, and always try to work within your budget. That being said, my typical pricing is $150 per hour. That includes consultation, local travel (up to 45 minutes, one way), providing my own sound equipment as well as a couple of Par lights (when necessary), and, of course, my performance. If the travel to the event is longer than 45 minutes (one way), I would work it out with you to adjust the pay accordingly. As I can also provide a duo, trio, or even a 5-piece band, with which I currently sing, pricing for that would also be adjusted.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I love speaking to a potential new client, finding exactly what their needs are, and honestly letting them know if I am indeed a good fit for their event. I have declined events because I sincerely felt that I wasn't right for it, and that wouldn't be fair. I will spend time talking to you to make sure everything is completely understood, so that there are no surprises or let-downs, i.e. - "Please play this song" or "Please do NOT play anything by this artist", etc. Making your event 100% enjoyable for you and your guests is my main priority.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been singing in bands and/or solo for over 25 years. I have worked with many extremely talented musicians, including going to California with a former band and recording an album, with John JR Robinson on drums, and Mike Post as producer. Look either of these guys up...it's impressive what they've accomplished. I play consistently...anywhere from 2-4 times a week.