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  Technical information

 
General
  stage/indoors 'on the street'/outdoors
Length of show approx. 10-25 min. approx. 35 min.
Language spoken     Primary: English. Secundary: French, Italian, Spanish or German  
Stage surface flat, hard, non-slippery (dry!)
Min. stage size 4½ x 3½ m 7 x 10 m
Min. height 3½ m ---
 
Sound
Wireless microphone   864.875 MHz (Kanaal E4 Samson)
Amplification 'Small' environment: my own amplification
'Large' environment: PA system required
Sound output Voice: Balanced, ⅛" (3.5 mm) phone-type connector (jack)
Music: Stereo, ⅛" (3.5 mm) phone-type connector (jack)
 
Light
Light sources   min. 2 x 400 Watts, at 3 meters (10 ft.) height

Sound:
Because I use a wireless microphone system, one of the frequencies mentioned needs to be 'clear'. This means that no other device around is working on the same frequency, or interfering with it. Like for instance an other wireless microphone system, portophones, communication systems, etc..

No power supply is needed. For sound amplification I will bring a portable, battery-fed wireless sound system. In relatively quiet circumstances this system is sufficient for an audience of about 300 people. In more noisy surroundings I can also use my stronger (but not so portable ...) sound system. In loud surroundings or for a large audience a PA system is required.

Generally, quiet surroundings are best for the show. But if this is not the case, it is important for me to know in advance what I can expect, so I can take precautions.
If you expect really loud surroundings, please, just do not hire me. A 20 person brassband next to me is lethal for the show (and for me) ...

Light:
I do not own a lighting installation. With insufficient lighting additional lighting of at least 2 x 400 Watts is necessary. The two light sources should be placed in front of me, in the left- and right corner, with the lights approx. 3 meters (10 ft.) above the surface.

Fire:
Juggling fire torches will be part of the finale. Although I use the cleanest parafine available, this will still generate some smoke and smell. This means it could be unpleasant in too small a place with too little ventilation. Also fire or smoke detecting devices should be temporarily switched off.
In 'impossible' cases the fire finale can be replaced by a non-fire finale.
 

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  Finances

I am sorry, but I can not give a fixed rate per show or something like that. The actual performing fee depends on several factors, such as place, date, total number of shows, days, etc. But to give some indication, I stated some global prices, based upon a 'short' gig (one day).
For longer gigs a (considerable) discount apply. It would go too far to describe all possible combinations and situations.
Please, contact me by phone, fax, post, or on-line for a specific proposal.

  The Netherlands Other countries
Indicational price: EUR 500-700 excl. 6% BTW EUR 600-800 excl. 6% BTW
Travelling expenses: Based upon the single-journey-distance between Amsterdam and the performing location:
EUR 100 for the first 100km, plus EUR 0,70/km for every additional km (excl. 21% VAT).
or:
The actual travelling expenses (f.i. flight ticket + taxi).
For convertion to your own currency you can use The Universal Currency Converter(tm).
(published rates are indicative only).
Including: Use of wireless microphone system with 'small' sound amplifier
     (see above, 'sound'),
Dutch income taxes (self-employed).
Excluding: Travelling expenses,
6% VAT for performances,
21% VAT for all other stuff,
(If relevant:) accomodation,
(If relevant:) PA system
     (see above, 'sound'),
(If relevant:) light system
     (see above, 'light').
Travelling expenses,
6% VAT for performances,
21% VAT for all other stuff,
If applicable: All local taxes, levies and similar additional costs,
Accomodation,
(If relevant:) PA system
     (see above, 'sound'),
(If relevant:) light system
     (see above, 'light').
Billing: You'll receive a VAT invoice from me, as 'self-employed'. I'll send you a copy of the socalled 'VAR' tax declaration.
Although nothing is sure in Tax-Country, in reality this means you can just book the total amount as costs.
You'll receive a VAT invoice from me, as 'zelfstandige'. I'll send you a copy of the socalled 'VAR' tax declaration.
Although nothing is sure in Tax-Country, in reality this means you can just book the total amount as costs.
Note: However, sometimes still local taxes and levies will need to be paid. These will need to be paid by the employer. It's the responsability of the employer to find out if this is applicable.

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  Options en bookings

You can take an option by telephone, fax, post, or on-line. An option is valid only after it has been confirmed. It stays valid for three weeks, but never longer than two weeks before the performing date.

Bookings only by contract. I will provide the contract. Special details can be discussed and included in the contract.
 

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