Chick Singer Night (Boston)

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Now in its 18th year and in 10 cities, Chick Singer Night, which includes the “Are You Man Enough Feature,” is the nation's original and longest running songfest for female artists. The format is a simple one - all singers are welcome; all styles of music; all levels of experience; all walks of life. Some vocalists will be invited to perform with our world class CSN house band and others will have the opportunity to perform acoustically or with their own band. Featured artists do not get paid for their performance, however, promotion of all artists is quite extensive.

Each artist performs 3 songs. Artists can either choose to play all 3 with the house band, or 2 with the band and one solo acoustic (no charts are required for the solo song you perform). Whether you choose to perform 2 songs or all 3 with the house band, charts/CDs of songs will need to be provided in advance (chart writers are available if necessary). In order for the CSN band to have ample time to prepare, we require charts be sent at least a month prior to the show. If selected, you will receive an email from CSN Boston giving the details of your performance at the next available showcase. It is recommended that you have completed charts for the 3 songs you wish to perform if selected PRIOR to even applying for CSN. If you would like to contact us for suggestions of people who can do your charts, please email us. We 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, we will be forced to put someone else in your slot who has the information required. You may or may not be rescheduled as we are booked in advance.

CHARTS (Lead sheets): Charts should be good guide charts, meaning they should have chord symbols, 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; they also tend to go over the 3 page limit. If your chart is over 3 pages, IT'S TOO LONG!! You must provide charts in your key, that match the recordings, for each of the 4 members of the band. Each chart should be taped together on the back, accordion style (please no staples or paper clips). *It might seem we're picky about the charts, because we are. The band learns about 16 songs in a very short period of time. You have a brief rehearsal with them to get your songs sounding perfect and charts can make or break your set.

Please note: If you are selected to perform one of the Chick Singer Night Boston 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 $10/per ticket not sold on the night of your showcase. This is partially to ensure that our hard working CSN band is paid for all the hours they put in to make a successful show for you, which they do at a reduced rate, and the rest of the proceeds go directly to our local music in schools programs to benefit our next generation. CSN Boston is completely non-profit.

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

PLEASE NOTE: This is an ongoing series. Reviewing and booking will be selected in the order in which they were received. Please keep this in mind as you submit.