Chick Singer Night Milwaukee (Dec-Mar '13)

Posted by:  Chick Singer Night Milwaukee


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Now in its 20th year and in 11 cities, Chick Singer Night is the nation's original and longest-running songfest for female artists. The format is a simple one - all singers, styles of music, levels of experience, and walks of life are welcome. Each singer rehearses with the Chick Singer house band the afternoon of the show. Later that same evening they hit the stage to a packed house and give the performance of a lifetime.

Each girl performs 3 songs. In order for the CSN band to have ample time to prepare, they require lead sheets/charts be sent at least a month prior to the show.

Charts/lead sheets: Charts should have chord symbols, bar lines, time signatures, important melodies, and important bass lines. Unacceptable charts for the band would include lyrics with chord symbols written above them and published "piano & vocal" arrangements. They do not have enough musical information to help make you and the band sound as good as possible. If your chart is over 3 pages, it's too long and will not be accepted. You must provide charts in your key, that match the recordings, for each of the 5 members of the band. Each chart should be taped together on the back, accordion style (please no staples or paper clips). The band learns about 16-20 songs in a very short period of time, so adhering to these requirements is very important. You have a brief rehearsal with them to get your songs sounding perfect and charts can make or break your set.

CSN can refer artists to chart writers if they need help creating a chart prior to their performance. They have a couple of people that charge from $25-$35 per song, an investment in your music that will last the lifetime of your songs. If you are selected for CSN and fail to provide correct charts and info in a timely manner, you will lose your spot and may or may not be rescheduled.

Please note: If you are selected to perform one of the Chick Singer Night Milwaukee shows, you must guarantee 10 people or 10 tickets sold. If you do not bring 10 people or sell 10 tickets, you must pay Chick Singer Night $8/per ticket not sold. This is to ensure that our hard working CSN band is paid for all the hours they put in to make a successful show for you. They provide you with the very best musicians in Milwaukee, print posters, postcards, programs and put you on our national website so your Chick Singer showcase is the best it can possibly be. Chick Singer Night alumni include Norah Jones and Sheryl Crow.

If you are selected, they will email a letter with everything we need including charts. After CSN has received everything they need, they will then discuss the next available date.