CME's UK Tour Autumn 2012

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CME Artist Services has been organizing and promoting musical tours in the UK since 2000 and has built up a consistent reputation on the live music circuit of the UK.

The Autumn 2012 tour runs during the last week of September and the first week of October and is open to most secular genres of original music from all nationalities. CME primarily books music pubs and small clubs so this tour acts as an excellent introduction to the UK touring base. There are 2 performance slots reserved for online Sonicbids applicants.

Within the UK all travel, accommodation, a minimum of one daily meal, promotion, and work permits are provided by CMEAS, CMEAS partners, and the venues themselves. CMEAS also provide all the amps, drums (not snare and cymbals) and backline PA. A stage piano and top end organ synth is available as needed. There is also a one day tourist trip to London included (optional) for those who want to walk across Abbey Road (for example).

Artists will receive a per diem of £10 per musician. This amount can be increased if tour costs are covered and there is a remainder from show income. This profit will be split 50:50 between the artists and CME Artist Services. Any profits we make are then reinvested into the company (new equipment, vehicle maintenance etc).

Artists can further increase their personal revenue by retaining 100% of the sales of their CDs and other merchandise. CDs in the UK typically sell for around $7 - $15 each depending on whether LP or EP length.

Acts selected for CME’s events have had little difficulty in returning to the UK for their own tours (Caravanablack from Brazil, Big Baby Ernie from New Jersey, Wabash Cannonballs from Chicago, Cafebar 401 from Holland, Gandhi from Costa Rica, Ghettobillies from Detroit to name a few).

There are no age requirements or limits for this event, though individuals under the age of 18 will not be permitted to drink alcohol at any of the venues on the tour (the drinking age in the UK is 18) and must supply a signed letter of permission from a parent or legal guardian allowing them to take part in this event. Participants will need a valid passport for travel to the UK and may need a visa too, unless you are Commonwealth, US/Canadian or EU citizens. Work permits are provided by CMEAS but if you need a visa you have to apply for that in person through your country’s embassy.

Sponsors and partners include: CME Artist Services, The Lancaster Music Festival, Promenade Music, and the UK band the Convulsions.

Check out the UK Tour 2006 Slide Show at: UK Tour 2006

The tour dates for Autumn 2012 are as follows:

  • 27-Sept-12 Thu- Old Duke, Bristol

  • 28-Sept-12 Fri- Queens Head, Box

  • 29-Sept-12 Sat- Three Horseshoes, Bradford-On-Avon

  • 26-Sep-11 - Mon - Bell, Bath

  • 30-Sept-12 Sun- Cooper's Arms (4pm), Pewsey

  • 01-Oct-12 Mon- Bell, Bath

  • 02-Oct-12 Tue- White Hart, Atworth

  • 03-Oct-12 Wed- Penny Street Bridge Hotel, Lancaster

  • 04-Oct-12 Thu- The Stork, Conder Green

  • 05-Oct-12 Fri- Aspinall Arms, Mitton