Get the lowdown on gig promoters
Blog by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers, Live
Stewart from Bad Owl Presents show off his facial hair
S: Our only risk really is on the financial side but, other than the money we pay the bands, we try to keep our outgoings to a minimum so that we don't stand to lose too much money on a night if it all goes wrong. In saying that, we're in the midst of organising our very first 'weekender' for next year's Easter bank holiday which will have a financial outlay of around £1000. Thankfully the venue and the bands don't require paying until the weekend itself but there will be a lot of sweat and anxiety in the lead up to the event whilst we try to ensure we cover all our overheads! We've had a couple of nights where the band providing the backline have pulled out at the last minute which, I guess, is always a risk.
Pete from Artful Noise
D: It depends on the type of gig they would be playing. Every band has to start somewhere - they might be suitable for opening a 'smaller' gig, and then they could practice their trade in front of a crowd.
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