Friday, 4 December 2009
Agents & Tour Managers
A recent GIG and a future GIG here at the Inn at Lathones proved that there is NO loyalty or professionalism in some of todays Agents/Tour managers.
A gentlemans agreement-What's that!
I had the misfortune to have to deal with the worst tour manager I've ever met in over 12 years of promoting live music. Talk about obnoxious and rude as well as being full of his OWN importance.... Talk about taking advantage of our hospitality. The sad part was that out of a party of 5 people it was the TM himself that took advantage NOT the Artist. Still I will remember......what goes aroung comes around and HE certainly will not be welcome at the Inn again. I have had the privilege of meeting many many top class Tour Managers......Some have worked with, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner etc etc and they are approachable and reasonable that always look at both sides of the Position and MANAGE the situation accordingly.
Now for Agents! How can you have a GIG that's already arranged...events have gone to press and then are told the GIGs off. These things happen I'm afraid...thats what I'm told. But think of this readers. What would they have said if I had called them up to cancel? No chance Eh! Oh yes and I will not be dealing with them anymore either!!!!
We live to fight another day!