• Catch front man Rupert Guenther and his all-star band, performing a night of electric blues violin, from urban Chicago blues to Memphis rhythm & blues, Mississippi delta blues and other stories



Rupert's deep love for storytelling through the blues brings together an all-star band of some of Australia's most powerful blues musicians in a show featuring his immediately identifiable electric violin sound and unique vocal style. Classics from the likes of Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Little Walter, Robert Johnston, Link Wray, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker and more, from gentle acoustic renditions, to lively house rockers and searing barrelhouse blues. Renowned for over 30 years for his highly personal and spontaneous approach to music, in Born Under A Bad Sign he presents an intimate evening in performance and conversation with the maverick musician whose career has spanned from classical opera to world music, blues and Europop. Having spent two decades working as sideman to the stars (The Vienna Chamber Opera, Beatles' producer Sir George Martin, Olivia Newton-John, Demis Roussos, John Farnham, and projects with players from Procul Harum, Daddy Cool, Little River Band, and Frank Zappa band), he is enjoying sharing his music in more intimate venues with local audiences again.

Form and Style:
The show will be presented as a live music production.

Duration of performance: 2 hours

Interval: Yes

Maximum performances per week: 7 performances

Remount: $4,500

Weekly Fee: $15,750

Royalties: 3%

Date available: Now

No. people in Touring Party: 5

Bump-in Time:
Actual physical bump in time 1 hour but 4 hours prior to show including sound check.

Bump-out Time: 1 hour

First Possible Performance: Two hours after bump-in

Minimum Break Between Shows: 4 hours

Theatre formats: Suits all formats

Minimum Stage Width: 6 metres

Minimum Stage Depth: 4 metres

Minimum Stage Height: No minimum

Minimum Wing Space: NA

Set Description: Standard band stage set-up

Staging Description: PA including front of house and onstage monitoring, and side-fill for drums 1 x drum-riser 2 metres x 2 metres

Lighting - provided by company: N/A

Lighting Requirements - to be provided by venue: Tasteful lighting with consistent green, blue or red colours. No scripted light show required. No strobe lighting at any time during the performance.

Audio - provided by company: N/A

Audio Requirements - to be provided by venue:
Technical specifications: Drums - mic up, Bass - DI, Electric Violin - 1 mic up & 1 DI, Guitar - 1 mic up, 1 vocal mic on boom stand. PA including front of house and onstage monitoring, and side-fill for drums 1 x drum-riser 2 metres x 2 metres.

No. of additional lighting staff required from venue: 1

No. of additional sound staff required from venue: 1

No. multi-taskers required from venue: 0

Dressing rooms required: Yes - for 5 people

Other technical or performance notes:
Sound check required 3 hours prior to show

Marketing Collateral:
Poster artwork, post card artwork, video, photographs, draft media release.

Community Engagement:
Beyond their stage shows, Rupert Guenther and the band are passionate about interacting with local communities, to meet local musicians and to offer help with their music skills and creative vision for themselves, including inspirational talks about life as an artist and the creative process, interactive workshops in song writing and improvisation, and structured jam sessions to give them the experience of playing alongside accomplished artists. Additional coaching, mentoring. group and one on one lessons also available if required. Also, demonstrations and workshops in going electric for musicians, healing stage-fright, and music composition. In addition, the band's manager is keen to share her wealth of experience with sourcing gigs/performances, marketing themselves and their music, building a fan base, maximising social media and getting strategic publicity in newspapers, radio, and TV. These are available for any local outlets - at local schools or music groups, clubs, orchestras, bands, choirs etc.

Target Market
30 years and older male or female who enjoy good quality music.

Contact Email: tanya@unitymial.com.au

Company Website: http://www.rupertguenther.com/


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