Chick Singer Night-New York City

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Now in its 19th year and in 10 cities, Chick Singer Night 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. Each singer shows up the afternoon of the show to run her songs with the CSN band. Later that same evening they hit the stage to a packed house and give the performance of a lifetime!

Each girl performs 3 songs. If they so choose, they can do all 3 with the band, or 2 with the band and one solo acoustic (charts are not required if playing the song solo). In order for the CSN band to have ample time to prepare, they require charts be sent at least a month prior to the show.

If selected, you will receive an email from CSN NYC listing everything required from you. After CSN has received everything they need, they will then discuss the next available date with you. It is recommended that you have completed charts for the 3 songs you wish to perform if selected prior to even applying for CSN NYC. If you would like to contact CSN for suggestions of people who can do your charts, please email them. They have a couple of people that charge from $25-$35 per song.

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, itÂ’s too long! You must provide charts in your key for each member of the band. Each chart should be taped together on the back, accordion style (please no staples or paper clips). They are picky about charts because the band learns 16 songs in 2 hours. You have one half hour 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 New York 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. This is to ensure that the hard working CSN band is paid for all the hours they put in to make a successful show for you.

After the 10 minimum is met, you may have as many free guests as you want.

Please note: Reviewing and booking will be selected in the order in which they were received. Please keep this in mind as you submit.