I'm a French-American songwriter based in Avignon, France, and I'm looking for a motivated, passionate and committed booking agent to collaborate with. First, I humbly suggest that you listen to my live recording and only continue reading if you feel it (link: [url removed, login to view])
ABOUT ME -- The name of my project is "Layers And Frames" and it's a solo act in the style of néo-folk with live loops and touches of experimental/psychedelic. The stage name refers to the different labels we use to organize our identity, labels which often end up excluding huge swaths of humanity from our lives and social networks. For a long time in my life I was incapable of seeing beyond these labels, unable to respect people of different nationalities or beliefs, even wearers of different brands. These layers and frames slowly eroded over time, but they were really dissolved when I spent 4 years in China, living a local life away from the expatriate community, adopting the language and marrying a local girl, and slowly falling out of my previous worldview. That's also the time during which I wrote my debut album and decided to live a life of music and breaking down barriers between individuals. I came to France in 09/2012 and I've been playing (self-booked) shows around Europe since.
ABOUT YOU -- Preferably you are an independent individual, you have DIY ethics, you recognize and respect authenticity, and you are a firm but honest negotiator. Ideally our relationship will be more than a business partnership, but a friendship as well. You should be located in Europe. You will be expected to book 4-5 shows per week (more if possible), with reasonable travel distance between the show locations, in the following countries: Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark and the UK. We will communicate often to coordinate the optimal schedule of dates and cities. The type of space that best suits Layers And Frames is intimate, alternative and underground. You can be creative in who/where you approach (for example, I do several house concerts and I once performed in a massage school). You will be provided with all necessary promotional material.
COMPENSATION -- Monetary compensation for your efforts will be 20% of revenue, excluding merch sales, paid directly to you through PayPal. If revenue is a venue-guaranteed cachet (I normally secure 150 Euro guarantee per show), you will receive the 20% as soon as we receive venue confirmation. If revenue is a cut of ticket sales or donation-based, you will receive the 20% after the show along with proof from the venue/event organizer that the numbers are correct. As I am investing heavily both my time and effort into Layers And Frames, you can expect the size of the project to grow quickly during the next few years. If you commit now at the early stage, you will be in position to benefit from this growth.
Thanks for reading my post and checking out Layers And Frames. Here's to us working together, cheers!
Fred // LNF