ARTIST PORTFOLIO/EPK REQUIREMENTS

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WELCOME!

Congratulations! Welcome to Sound Praise artist’s roster.

Before we can get started scheduling you for opportunities, we will need to have some basic information, so we may prepare your media kit, advertisements, web page on this site, and requests for booking.  This is a lot of work “up front”, but it is necessary to market your skills effectively.

First is our checklist of items we need from you right away.  Next is an ongoing list of items we will need as soon as you can get them to us.

This all must be in place before we can send offers to you, so the sooner the better!    These items will be needed for your media kit, which is crucial to all applications for gigs:


NOTE:  THERE IS A FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE;  YOU TYPE or PASTE YOUR INFORMATION THERE!*


IMMEDIATE CHECKLIST:

  1. Good Professional photos (at least one headshot, plus photos with your instrument or band). No selfies, please! See example below.
  2. One-paragraph bio (include a brief musical history, and your testimony. See example below
  3. Music samples:  links to your Christian youtube/vimeo videos (downloadable), links to your Christian sound recordings (downloadable), mp3s.  No secular, pop or rock songs are acceptable for your EPK at Sound Praise.

Soon after, we will need:


  1. A more detailed bio (three to five paragraphs),
  2. Stage plot for pared-down performance, separate stage plot for full band performance (see example, below)
  3. Detailed list of stage gear (see example, below)
  4. List of original songs (if you are a songwriter) and
  5. List of cover songs (all worship songs, hymns, other Christian songs – no secular covers, please)
  6. Testimonials from current fans or friends
  7. Press releases or articles written about you (if you have them)
  8. Personal Mission Statement
  9. Your current performance/worship schedule, (if you have one)


EXAMPLES



Examples of photo:


 Examples of Bio:

After more than a decade of playing and teaching in Los Angeles, Eric recently relocated back home to Seattle.  Since graduating from USC, Eric has pursued professional jazz and music education with equal passion.  While in Southern California Eric directed the award-winning combos at  Downey High School, and was on faculty with Children’s Music Workshop.  Eric played saxophone in clubs, restaurants, and at weddings up and down the West Coast.  Eric was the tenor saxophonist in James Gang, one of the most in-demand private event bands in the country.
 ‘I was a member at City Light Church in Los Angeles from 2007 till we moved to Seattle in 2018.  In those years I have played sax for the worship team, and eventually in 2012 I took over the position of music director.  This move, which I resisted at the time, reintroduced me to my love of singing, and showed me a powerful new way for me to serve my church.  Since then I haven’t looked back, and I know I will be leading worship for the rest of my life!  In April 2017, we brought on a new leader, and I happily took a step back to the assistant worship leader role.’

 


Example of Stage Plots:

(If you can hand-draw me pictures, I will put it into my stage app)


Example of Gear List:

SOUND EQUIPMENT AND GEAR should be as follows:
Basic Version: (Specific brands are available but get quite detailed)

PA: Based on the need between 4 and 12 Microphones (4) Speaker Cabinets 2 Monitor cabinets Many Cables
4 Guitars (one Acoustic 3 Electric) and guitar stands
2 -3 Amplifiers using 2 to 4 speaker cabinets (Bass and Both Acoustic and Electric Guitar)
5 PC Drum set with about 5 Cymbals not counting Hi-Hat
Laptop with Digital PA Connection
Wedge Monitor And In Ear Wired Monitors.
Lighting is AD
J Tri-Par DotZ System.


Example of Song List:

SONGS:

”PSALM”

”LEVIATHAN”

”STAY THE PATH”

”CLARITY”

”THE CALLING OF JEREMIAH”

”MOUNTAIN”

”HAGAR’S SONG”

”WHEN MY WORLD FALLS AWAY”

”YOUR BLOOD”

”LOCK AND KEY”


EXAMPLE OF COVER SONG LIST

1.You Are My Daily Bread by Fred Hammond
2. You Are Good by Israel Houghton
3. Thank You Lord by Israel Houghton
4. Saved By Grace by Israel Houghton
5. Speak To My Heart by Donnie McClurkin
6. Through It All by Andrae Crouch
7. My Strength by Israel Houghton
8. Moving Forward by Israel Houghton
9. Show Yourself Strong by Fred Hammond
10. Here In Our Praise by Fred Hammond
11. God Has Smiled On Me by James Cleveland
12. Take Me Back by Andrae Crouch
13. I Know What He’s Done by Fred Hammond
14. Everywhere That I Go by Israel Houghton
15. Just Wanna Say by Israel Houghton
16. You Alone by David Crowder
17. Everlasting God by Brenton Brown
18. I Am Not Ashamed Of The Gospel by Dawn Thomas (Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir) this is the newest for us
19. Magnificent And Holy by Israel Houghton
20. In The Sanctuary by Kurt Carr
21. Lord I Lift Your Name On High by Rick Founds
22. I Call You Faithful by Donnie McClurkin
23. I Feel Good by Fred Hammond
24. Don’t Want To Leave by Israel Houghton
25. Lord I Give You My Heart by Hillsong
More titles available upon request…

Example of Testimonials:

“Beautiful Worship song lifting up our Lord Jesus Christ ”
” Laura Savitz still has such a wonderful voice….wonderful performance ”
” I love your arrangements”
” Just listening to the first tune gives one the impression that there is beauty indeed to worship”

Example of Current Schedule:

RECENT CONCERTS

TUE DEC. 18, 2019, 7PM “Holly Starr Christmas Concert with Sophie Stiles”, Rise Coffee House, Medford OR

THU SEP 27 2019 6PM, “Whirled Music Series” 199 w 8th, Eugene, OR

 



*ARTIST INFORMATION FORM

Cut-and-paste your information into this form.  If you have trouble getting media onto the form, email the rest of your information to:  soundpraiselive@gmail.com