VICTORIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: CLIFF YOUNG AND LIVING SACRIFICE ESTIMATE AND EPK

Name of Band:  Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice

Description: Christian Soul Band

Location:  Lomita, CA

Number of Band members:  Seven (7) plus road manager, total of eight (8)*

Preferred Billing: Headliner, but will also open or co-perform for another band

Set Length:  45 minutes

Sets per day:  up to 2

Days Available:  Wednesday through Sunday (will consider performing 2 or more consecutive days)

* This performance does not include the horn section


COMPENSATION


ESTIMATE OF COMPENSATION REQUEST FOR VCC HONORARIUM*

HOTEL (Provided by VCC).                                                                                           $0.00

AIRFARE   $1299.20 (+ 187.00 RT FOR ROAD MANAGER)               $1486.20

INSTRUMENT SHIPPING AND INSURANCE

(DOES NOT INCLUDE DRUM KIT):  $122. X3  =                                         $366.00

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

7-PASSENGER NISSAN ARMADA

(Thrifty$82.41./DAY X 3 days (PLUS TAX)  =                                                    $351.93

DODGE CARAVAN FOR LUGGAGE and INSTRUMENTS

(Thrifty) $  62.04/DAY, FOR  DAYS                                                                        $271.14

MEALS:   $10/EA + $2. TIP/EA X 9 MEALS FOR 8 PEOPLE

(unless breakfast is provided at hotel) =                                                        $784.00

GAS MILEAGE TO AND FROM SEATAC (74mi RT x .58 (2019)              $42.92

TOTAL EXPENSES                                                                                                                  $3302.19

*Proof of estimates available upon request



Standard compensation:
Local (WA & OR State): $3500 – $5500 per show date, depending on mileage and time required. May include one long or two short performances per day.
Out- of-state: $5500+ , in addition to airline fare, meals, ground transportation and hotel for 8 people (band plus manager). See below for more details on hospitality and tech rider.

– See Bios, Gear List, and Hospitality & Tech Rider Information below –



Booking:
Sound Praise LLC
(425) 283-8930
soundpraiselive@gmail.com
Online booking: https://soundpraise.live/booking-request/



  CONTENTS OF THIS EPK

Recent Experience

Attendance Statistics

Testimonials

Stage Plot/Placement

Equipment/Gear List

Technical Rider

Hospitality Rider

Bios of Band Members

Samples of Concerts

Photos

Song List

Heart and Vision of Cliff Young


Website: http://www.cliffyoungmusic.com

Booking: Sound Praise LLC (425) 283-8930



RECENT TOURING/PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

31 DECEMBER 2018 “Praise & Prayer New Years Eve”
OCTOBER 2018″Praise & Prayer in the Park, Pasadena”
15 FEB 2019 – PALOS VERDES CA
01 MARCH 2019 – BELLFLOWER CA
17 MARCH 2019 – REDONDO BEACH CA

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Praise & Prayer in the Park Torrance – 2016 – 250, 2017 – 150

Praise & Prayer in the Park Pasadena – 2017 – 350, 2018 – 125

Praise & Prayer New Year’s Eve 2019 (New Hope Christian Center) – 75

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”

 

 

STAGE PLOTS

TECH RIDER

SOUND SYSTEM: If Sound System is supplied for ARTIST, sound system must be connected and functional at time of load in and sound check. This system shall be in perfect working order and free of noise or distortion.

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
2 Guitars (One Bass guitar and one 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 (should be provided by VCC)
Laptop with Digital PA Connection
Wedge Monitor And In Ear Wired Monitors.
Lighting is AD
J Tri-Par DotZ System

FRONT OF HOUSE: A FOH technician shall be provided by the Venue who is competent and familiar with the system and with all duties and equipment associated must be available.

MONITORS: A monitor engineer will be provided by the Venue who is competent and familiar with the system must be available. Talkback and intercom must be connected between stage and FOH.

SOUND CHECK: ARTIST requests a 45-minute sound check at least one hour before doors open.
STAGE PLOT: A stage plot can be viewed in the accompanying EPK.

*** Cliff brings FLASH DRIVE for media projection to be used during show.  Suitable for pc or mac formats. Projection capabilities should be available at venue..If not..let Road Manager Carolyn Jerry know (carolynjerry@att.net)
FOH Sound, Monitors and Light Production to be provided appropriate for venue.

NOTE: The Band does not supply SOUND or LIGHTING personnel; PURCHASER to provide all sound and lighting technicians at no additional cost to ARTIST.

If PURCHASER is unable to supply the technical requirements, please call/contact  Musical Director / Tour Manager Carolyn Jerry at the below contact so an applicable substitute may be provided.
Tour Manager:  Carolyn Jerry  carolynjerry@att.net

HOSPITALITY RIDER
(Western Washington)

DRESSING ROOM AND BACKSTAGE
A clean, comfortable, lockable dressing room is to be provided. If lockable room cannot be provided, PURCHASER will provide security to guard personal items and gear during rehearsals, concert, and required public appearances.

REQUIREMENTS – the following (prioritized) items should be placed in dressing
room prior to sound check:
– 2 cases of bottled water, preferably purified by reverse osmosis
– adequate seating for band members
– adequate restroom facilities near the dressing room/backstage area.
– adequate room to stow personal gear

One knowledgeable personnel member to advise band of locations, times, variables and general knowledge of area and venue. This assistant shall remain with the band during all working hours, and be equipped to liaison between venue/management and band.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
● Unless stipulated otherwise in the Contract, Buyer will provide eight (8) single occupancy non-smoking rooms (see names of occupant band members, below) at nearby established hotel chain, i.e. Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, etc. for the evening of performance, and will provide Artist with a confirmation number when show is advanced. Please guarantee rooms will be available for late arrival and late-check out.
● Breakfast to be provided at hotel, unless otherwise arranged
● Hotel to be within walking distance of venue unless otherwise agreed upon in “Transportation”

BAND MEMBERS: Cliff Young (lead singer),MariaBella Soriano (keyboard, songwriter), Chris Van Duyn (electric guitar), Laura Savitz (lead/backup vocals), Matt Jamele (drums), Kurt George (keyboard, vocals), Michele Brazil (vocals),Bryant Simpson (bass), Sandy Burch (vocals), Carolyn Jerry (road manager).

 

 

BIOS

Cliff Young – Founder

Cliff Young was raised in Los Angeles. He has always loved church music and jazz. Before college he toured with USC in Europe playing jazz music. Cliff graduated from USC with a BA in Music Education and Trumpet Performance and later received a Masters of Music Education. He’s been a music teacher, a choir director, an audio visual director, a couples and family therapist and is now the lead Pastor at New Hope Christian Center in Lomita, CA. Pastor Cliff is in the process of writing a new book, “Christian Soul”, designed to bring people to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and to each other. We are so grateful he found time to start Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice in 2009 and for his dedication to excellence in music as well as excellent work for our Lord Jesus Christ. His commitment to share the saving grace of Christ remains at the top of all he does.

Co-Founder MariaBella Soriano

MariaBella Soriano began training as a classical pianist at age 3! She has participated in music festivals and competitions. Maria played cello in the All City Junior and Senior High Orchestras. She also plays keyboard, organ and glockenspiel. She immersed herself in R&B, soul, funk and jazz and developed a passion for improv, composition and creating and layering her own melodies. In 2009 Maria was working as Cliff Young’s assistant at Calvary Chapel where she developed a passion for arranging hymns with a modern vibe. As a composer, arranger, songwriter, worship director and co-founder of Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice, she currently leads worship at New Hope Christian Center. Her goal is to write and arrange great and unique music to ignite and unite listeners as God captivates and satisfies hungry hearts with Himself.

 

Chris Van Duyn (electric and acoustic guitar)

Chris is a musician who finds he just can’t sit still playing only one style or genre but it’s rock and jazz/fusion that remain at the center of his passion. Born and raised in Iowa City, Chris began touring the mid-west in an R&B/Funk band, expanding the landscape of music by covering artists such as Earth Wind & Fire and Tower of Power. “I have found one of many great things about working with Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice is that Cliff gives me tremendous freedom to apply all the skills I’ve learned throughout my life.. The large pallet of styles allow me to stretch out and push me to never become complacent.” Chris is passionate about leading others to Christ. He says “I want to not only see people find salvation in Jesus; I want to see them find transformation in Him and know their true identity” 

 

Laura Savitz – Lead/Backup Vocalist

Laura Savitz is a Professional Vocalist and an Elementary School Music Teacher. She has been singing professionally for over 25 years. Laura traveled and recorded with world renowned band leader Ray Conniff for over 15 years. She performs various styles of music from Big Band to Rock and Roll and everything in between. She has vocal credits on numerous television and radio commercials, film and television scores including Barbie commercials and Penguins of Madagascar. Laura says “I became a Christian after my junior high choir director asked me to sing in his church choir. This was at the same time that my parents had separated. I stepped into that sanctuary that first Sunday and knew that was where I belonged, and a few months later professed my faith in Christ”.

 

 

Drummer Matt Jamele

Our youngest band member, Matt Jamele has been playing drums since he was a kid. He plays a variety of styles including jazz, gospel & rock. He attended CSU Northridge with an emphasis in jazz performance, and has performed with the likes of David Benoit & Christopher Cross. Matt was raised in a Christian home but became serious about his faith in high school. One of his favorite scripture verses is from Galatians 5:22-23- “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.” Working with Matthew you can see those fruits of his faith are evident!  Matthew plans to continue sharing his faith through music throughout his blossoming career.

Kurt George, vocals

Kurt George began his musical journey as a child with his parents who were both singers and musicians and his older brother was a jazz guitar player.  His brother started him on the keyboard by taping notes on the keys and teaching him to create guitar chords.  He gave his life to Christ at a young age and felt the need to share his faith in song immediately.  He sang in church and school choirs and was leading worship at a small church by the time he was a teenager.  Kurt has always felt that he was most at home playing the piano and singing songs of worship whether alone in his home studio or leading worship for large congregations.  Kurt enjoys the leadership and the heart for worship that Cliff brings to the group.  Kurt can be found on any Sunday morning leading worship at a variety of SoCal churches on the piano or singing with Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice.

 

Michelle Brazil, vocalist

Michelle never thought she would be doing what she LOVES! She was working on a professional dance career when the Lord began to work on her heart and strike a desire to sing. She left the Hollywood scene and began attending a wonderful church in Orange County, CA. “I got approached to sing at church and I have not stopped singing since then. I love harmonies and all types of music – soul, R&B, swing, classical, rock and roll and hip hop. God has given me this gift that I never thought I’d use. But when He says ‘GO!’ I am learning to GO!” Michelle is thankful to Jesus for this opportunity to serve in a way she never thought she could. We are grateful that God brought her to us!

 

 

PHOTOS

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Available for:

– Live Concerts
– Fairs and Festivals
– Worship Services
– Special Events and Occasions
– Church and Charitable Fundraisers
– Church Events
– Website: www.cliffyoungmusic.com

SONG LIST

Note:  Christmas songs performed for Victorian Country Christmas will be at the discretion of the management of VCC.  The normal program is 45 minutes of season-appropriate carols, songs, arrangements and compilations of Christmas selections.

LIST OF COVER SONGS

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
26. Open The Eyes of My Heart by Michael W. Smith
27. Agnus Dei by Michael W. Smith
28. How Great Is Our God by Chris Tomlin
29. This Is Your House by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
30. Total Praise by Richard Smallwood
31. Order My Steps by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
32. Above All Else by Vicky Beeching
33. Alpha and Omega by Israel & New Breed
34. Jesus The Same by Israel Houghton

 

ORIGINAL SONG LIST
“BEAUTY IS TO WORSHIP”

”LORD I’M STEPPIN HIGH”

”ALL IN ALL”

”POWER OF YOUR NAME”

”LEAD AS YOU WILL”

”COUNT IT ALL JOY”

”JESUS MY KING”

”AMAZING”

”HERE I AM”

”NO CONDEMNATION”

“EVEN TIL THE END OF ALL TIME”

Hear Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice on Vimeo and YouTube

 

THE HEART AND VISION OF CLIFF YOUNG

With a love for Jesus and inspiration from Romans 12:1, a song-writing choir director (Cliff Young) and a hymn-arranging worship assistant (MariaBella Soriano) came together to form the band, Living Sacrifice. From their first performance in 2009 to the present, the passion behind this vibrant group of talented worshipers has been to ignite and equip people worldwide into a worshipful relationship with Jesus Christ through Christian Soul Music. What is Christian Soul Music? It’s an inspirational and evangelical genre that combines gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, Latin, hip hop, and multi-cultural world music.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. ” Rom 12:1

Cliff Young & Living Sacrifice has performed at many churches around the Southern California area including Calvary Chapel South Bay, Rolling Hills Covenant Church, New Hope Christian Center and Orange Hills Assembly. However, something different about us, is we began several years ago holding events we call “Praise & Prayer in the Park”. These events are specifically designed to bring churches in a community together to worship and pray as One Church. The results have been so exciting that in 2019 we have themed our year “Praise & Prayer Everywhere”. We will continue to hold events in the park in the summer months. We are now also holding Praise & Prayer events at host churches, inviting Christians from the area to come and worship and pray together.