To assist you in booking Merseyside Based Guitar Singer Stevie M for your upcoming event, we recently had a Q&A session with him!
Q. What are the most common events that you perform at?
A. Pubs, clubs, bars, hotels, corporate functions, engagements, weddings, birthdays, private parties and functions, civic halls, theatres, retirement villages and care homes, garden parties.
Q. How long have you been in the entertainment industry?
A. Over 40 years – my first ever gig with my first band “Sienna” was in April 1973. After playing with several bands during the ’70s I helped to form Clear Cut in 1979. The band wrote and performed original material and were signed by Recorded Delivery records, who released and promoted several singles through a distribution deal with RCA. After the band split in 1985 I went solo for a while, then formed a duo called Start The Party with my wife Anne. We performed successfully on the club circuit and in Germany for 17 years until Anne retired from the business in 2004. I have performed solo since then, but regularly collaborate with local musicians in bands and on various musical projects. I am also a regular host at Open Mic nights and recently hosted at an audition for ITV’s “The Voice”.
Q. Whereabouts have you played in the country/world?
A. I perform regularly throughout the North, Midlands and Wales. I have also performed in Egypt, Spain, Germany and the US.
Q. Do you have any video links on your Profile for a booker to view your act? A.Video links are available on my profile and on my You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF55ZNoSKJdsU_oT41ZtueQ
Q. Do you need any special arrangements in order to perform?
A. I require a stage area no smaller than 3 metres wide x 1.5 metres deep with one 13 amp mains socket within 10 metres of the stage, plus a changing facility (toilets are not acceptable).
Q. Do you have an interval?
A. I can perform for up to 2 x 1 hour sets with an interval of 15 minutes minimum.
Q. Are you insured for Public Liability?
A. I do have my own Public Liability insurance.
Q. Are there any other services you provide, such as MC’ing?
A. For an extra fee I can provide a disco and/or karaoke complete with lighting to compliment the show, and/or be your MC for the evening if required – ideal for corporate events, functions or theme nights (I can offer an ‘80s Tribute Show).
Q. How long before the event do you typically arrive at the venue?
A. I always try to be at the gig at least one hour before my first set. It normally takes between 15-30 minutes for me to set up.
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