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Booking/Backline


BOOKING
ONLY CONTACT ONE EMAIL ADDRESS TO AVOID CONFUSION

Check out the types of bands we book first to make sure you are a good fit for our intimate venue.

We do not book bands with underage members, get back to us when everyone in the band is 21+

*RE-BOOKING 
Already played our venue and want to rebook your band 
contact: gailaheidel@yahoo.com 
Take a look at our calendar and email 2-3 dates when you are available to play that fit the format of our music series.

*NEW BANDS
contact: bookingtws@gmail.com with a short introduction and a link to hear your music or watch videos. If we like it, you're booked. Looking for one set of 40-45 minutes.

We book 3 months in advance, but sometimes have last minute openings.

This is a tip gig and we pass the hat during each set. What goes in the hat depends on the fans you bring and the crowd we have. Some bands pull in $40 while others $200+. Please do not invite underage fans to your show, they will not be admitted.

Everyone in the band gets 1 drink per set.

Your show will be promoted with listings, physical calendar, on the website, weekly email blasts, and other social media outlets. We advertise in the Village Voice as well.
 
TWS BACKLINE
Stage- 6x12'
12 Channel soundboard and JBL House Speakers
1 Monitor

1 SHURE SM81 LC
2 SHURE 57 instrumental mics
1 Sennheiser 935
4 SHURE SM58 Mics
6 Mic Stands (4 boom)

Roland Jazz Pro Series Amp (2 inputs)

Fender Blues Junior Guitar Amp 
MXB50 Crate Bass Amp
1415 Combo Hartke Systems Bass Amp
Electric Guitar
Keyboard stand

Yamaha Drum Kit
Bass Drum w Pedal
Snare and stand
Tom
Floor Tom

High Hat Stand
Cymbal Stand
Mat
Pork Pie Throne
There are no cymbals!

1 Active DI box

1 Passive DI box

2 music stands

Big Screen 70 inch plasma screen with a HDMI hookup to PC
Blu Ray/DVD Player/Flash Drive (Mp3 or Mp4 Files)

We have phantom power. 

Condenser mics:
One concern with condenser mics at The Way station is they sometimes feed back, because they're picking up the sound in the room. If there's a 180 degree setting, meaning it will just pick up everything from the mic and behind it, that might work.  Be aware that a 360 mic could be problematic.

A/V Note:
If you have a Video component for your performance, you must arrive at 6:30pm for a trial run to work out any potential kinks. Contact andy.heidel@gmail.com to alert him that you will be arriving early for an A/V run through. If you do not do a run through, we can only spend 5 minutes on the fly to try and set up for your performance. If it takes longer than that, we will not be able to accommodate your video element.

PERKS:
STREAMING LIVE ON GANDER.tv
The Way Station provides a Free Streaming Service that streams and archives all our shows live via Gander.Tv. You don’t need to contact us for this to happen. 
Additional services, contact our Gander Rep. Megan DiBello megan@gander.tv
The live show can be streamed as a subscription event for any price amount you choose. The performance can also be embedded on any website or blog. This can also be useful to reach any friends, family or fans outside of the tri-state area that will not be able to attend, but do want to tune in and catch the performance.
After the show you are able to download the footage for a one-time fee of $50.00. Megan will email you the footage via WeTransfer. 
If you have any questions or have decided to upgrade to a subscription event or video download, you can get in touch with our Gander Rep. Megan DiBello megan@gander.tv as soon as possible so she can add you to our streaming calendar and get Gander mobilized. If you do not wish to stream your show or if you do not want it archived on their website please let Megan know.
Videotaping:
You're welcome to videotape your show.  You can set up your camera anywhere that doesn't take up seating.  You may have a head or two pass in front, but basically you'll have the run of the place.  Please don't have a constant light on as it can be very distracting, and when pointed at the stage, it's also pointed at the sound board (super annoying while doing sound).  We can adjust our lights to accommodate your camera, to an extent.  We also have gander.tv (see above), which streams live and also provides an archive of the entire night within a few days.

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