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Alan Casey Entertainment Agency has
the largest range of bands and musicians for every event.
Bands vary in cost depending on quality of the Musicians performing in the Band
The following is a guide only and subject to change
Based on a 4 hour performance
Solo Entertainer Rates
$1000+ for Best in Town
$750+ for High Quality
$600+ for Quality Bands
$450+ for Good Standard
Band Rates - $$$
$600+ for High Quality
$500+ for Quality Bands
$400+ for Good Standard
+ 10 % GST
Goods & Services Tax
+ 25% per additional hour over 4hrs
Add to the above the following fees if applicable
+ Travel costs if required (outside capital or base city areas )
+ Extra production costs if your
audiences is over 200
Peak special days or dates may double or triple rates
New Years Eve, Christmas Day, Christmas Eve,
Other Prime Days may also increase the rates of a band
Australia Day, St Patrick's Day, Melbourne Cup, Mothers Day, Oktoberfest, etc.
You pay musicians from the moment you wish the music to start for the day to the moment you want them to stop and they can pack up and go home.
Any stops and starts in the program etc. are to be paid as performance time.
Arrival & Setup
Bands arrive and are set up ready approximately 1hr prior to commencement of music.
Example if the music starts at 7pm
- the band usually would be ready by 6pm.
Extra Early Setup
If you require the band to be set up extra early this can incur extra costs.
The extra time is called down time and is calculated at 50% of performance time
Example if you wanted the band to set up 3 hours
prior to commencement
They may charge you down time
If your paying $400 per musician for 4hrs = $100 per hour per musician
Down time is then $50 per hour per musician
Mostly all amplified music groups play music through their sound system while on breaks.
The average break
period in a 4hr performance is
In a 5hr performance is
Yes - If they have the songs in their repertoire
Some high quality
professional bands are willing to rehearse a
special song for you
Please note that they will require ample notice.
approx 30 days to prepare this for you.
If you require more than one song additional costs may occur.
Note you can supply your own music to be played
through the Sound System during the bands Breaks
GST - Goods & Services Tax
Goods & Services Tax is a government tax imposed in Australia,
calculated at 10%.
Eg. If a Band costs
$1500 the GST would be $150 making a total of $1650
to be paid.
Not all bands charge GST some groups are exempt because their earnings is not over $50,000 a year and are considered to be hobbyists.
Be aware that most professional high quality band do charge GST.
Speeches & Announcements
Bands, Musicians, DJs etc. are willing to allow you to use a microphone
As the microphones are attached by leads to the bands sound system
you would need to stand on
to the stage
for this purpose.
If you require a roving
microphone, this would need to be hired specially
It is wise to check with your functions/venue manager as most venues have roving radio microphones and PA's available as part of the venue's facilities.
How do I Choose
& Book a Band
We take all the details
of your event over the phone
We can help you choose the right band for your special event
Give you personal advise
We can send you details on different bands by email
You can visit our office
and select your band with a consultant if you prefer
Once you have Chosen
the band you want we will send you by email
You then have a written copy of the booking to ensure all is correct
Usually a deposit will be required
- usually 25%
The balance paid
on the day of performance or prior to performance