Here’s a check list to remind ourselves of questions to ask when booking concerts in the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world. This list will be re-organised, re-prioritised, with time. There’s also lead time – i.e. when to ask or get the information beforehand.
Is there usually an intermission? One set no break or Two sets with breaks? Length of programme
Is encore expected?
What is the earliest time we can arrive to rehearse or record. Is recording possible before, during, and/or after the concert?
Is car parking available and free?
Payment: cash (preferred) at the concert, do we have to bring passports and sign a form, or do we submit an invoice?
CDs: may we bring CDs to sell?
Poster: will the venue be providing a poster or do we need to make one or provide information for a poster?
Programme: do we provide the basic information or include biography and notes? Translation?
Type of audience: attention span, knowledge of music, etc.
Is the concert free to the public? May we invite others? May we bring our own guests? May we publicise it?
What kind of piano do you have?
The guitarist requires a chair without arm rests. Is there also a music stand for him?
If there is air conditioning, can it be switched off for the concert?