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RIDER TO CONTRACT
This Rider is an integral part of the Contract and should be read thoroughly
To assist the artistes in providing a quality performance,
may we request your co-operation on the following:
So you have made up your mind! You have listened
to PURE SILK and viewed the website. So what happens next?
Just give us a call or email us (Details below) and we can start to plan
PURE SILK pride themselves on a professional approach
and treats every event, whatever the size, with the utmost care and importance.
We would therefore also suggest that you read the following which outlines
our specifications as well as other requirements and information that
you need to be aware of to ensure the safe and smooth running of the event.
Please feel free to print out this page and show it to your coordinator
or venue banqueting manager who may be able to answer some of your questions,
prior to your contacting us.
Sound & Lights:
PURE SILK supplies a full “top of the range,
state of the art” sound and lighting system which is run by an experienced,
professional road crew, enhancing the band's performance. Specifications
include: 3.5K HK sound system (bigger power output available to suit larger
venues). MARTIN INTELLIGENT LIGHT SHOW run via DMX desk and colour changers
enhanced by the use of haze machines run by our full time technician.
The venue needs to supply an adequate safety earth
mains supply which is 30 amp, terminating into four normal 13 amp sockets.
Power for the band should be local to the stage and not more than 10 meters
distance. It should be available from the time the band is on site. Any
delay can cause the late start of the show. Please also note that dishwashers
and bar equipment can cause a drop if on the same supply as the band.
This can cause disruption to your evening and certain band equipment such
as processors will not operate. If the above cannot be supplied an external
generator will be required that must have surge protection (Please seek
the advice of a professional electrician if you are unsure.
Please provide a warm secure room/rooms for the
band and crew to change in, preferably with wash facilities and a mirror.
Note: the artistes should not be asked to change within toilet or kitchen
areas - suitable rooms must be made available. Please note that due to
the costume changes throughout the performance, this room should be approximately
4m to 5m away from the performance area. Alternatively, the artistes can
supply their own gazebo changing area and will require 2m x 2m to do this
near to the stage area.
The band need at least an hour and a half to be
set up and changed, ready to perform. We use a large van to transport
our equipment to the venue. It will be much appreciated if suitable parking
and a safe, clear access is made available to the function room prior
to the band's arrival. Any flights of stairs, lifts or ‘Long Hauls’
should be made aware to the band before the day. Most heavy flight cases
will however need the use of a lift. This ensures that the equipment is
both loaded into the venue and out from the venue (following the event)
in a speedy, safe manner.
The stage area should be a minimum 8ft ceiling
height, 12ft in depth by 16ft in width (if possible). Whilst it is not
essential to supply a stage - it does allow the artiste to be seen when
the dance floor is full. If you are able to supply a stage, it must be
safe and soundly
constructed. Alternatively, the artiste can provide
their own ‘mobile staging’. Please contact us (details below)
to arrange this.
If possible please arrange for any smoke detectors or sound limiters to
be isolated in the area of the stage. Please also note that volume sensors
are undesirable as they cause damage to the equipment. NOTE: Any damage
caused to equipment by the above devices must be reimbursed without question.
The band and crew arrive very early before the event and leave some time
after the event has finished. They can be at a said venue for up to 10
hours in some cases and it isn't always possible to leave the venue to
go in search of food due to location and the time factor. We therefore
request a hot meal and refreshments for the band members and road crew
(and DJ where applicable) two hours before our first performance. Soft
drinks should be made available throughout the night to both the band
members and the road crew at no charge. NOTE: Wherever possible a hot
meal is preferable, but understand that this is not always possible and
in this instance sandwiches (or the like) would be acceptable.
A microphone is available, free of charge, for speeches/announcements
during the event, subject to being confirmed before the day of show. However
use of any other band equipment (i.e.: lighting and PA) is not available
for use by other artistes except by prior
arrangement with PURE SILK and an extra charge will be made for this use.
Additional Services Include:
A “top” DJ who can play in between our sets keeping the party
going. This is a popular choice as it saves valuable space at the venue
as the DJ uses PURE SILK own sound and lighting equipment also using
less electrical power and most importantly it works out cheaper than if
you book a DJ separately. Stage hire as above. Starlight backdrop with
How to Book:
We will send you a booking letter with all the details discussed and a
20% deposit will be required at the time of booking. The balance can be
paid on the night or by prior arrangement on invoice. Invoices paid late
(i.e. outside the agreed payment term) will be subject to a 7% surcharge
of the total fee due.
Contracts are issued on the basis that it should not be cancelled. However
sometimes unavoidable circumstances arise then the following compensations
will be payable:
10 weeks prior to event - 50% of FEE.
Less than 6 weeks - FULL FEE.
The artistes trust that you will find these requests to be reasonable,
however, if you have any problems or queries, please do not hesitate to
contact Craig Dykes.
Contacting Pure Silk Management:
To make your booking please contact:
Tel: +(44) 1757 638444
Fax: +(44) 1757 630244
Mobile: +(44) 7736 669889
We look forward to “Your Party”.