by Saoirse Reise
Going on a getaway is always so relaxing. What’s even better is being able to go on these getaways for free. Though our gigs are mostly in Metro Manila and Southern Luzon, we are quite open to having out of town gigs. Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to participate in event places such as Boracay, Capiz, Marinduque, to name a few. Most of the time, the clients make all the necessary arrangements. These include transportation, accommodations, and food. The client (sometimes the event coordinator) asks for the artists’ details to make the necessary transactions.
However, in some cases the clients give us the liberty to make our own arrangements as it is a win-win situation for the client and the artists. It would be less of a hassle on the client’s end and an advantage for the artists since they get to decide on all the other details (given a budget, of course).
Because we would be handling the arrangements ourselves, the client and the TSL agree on the following:
Usually, our artists prefer to be at the destination a day before the event. This gives them enough time to settle down and take a rest from the tiring travel as well as go out and check out the place. The same protocol applies as in all our gigs:
The artists will be at the venue 2 hours before the program starts
The artists will play for three sets at 45 minutes each with breaks in between
The artists will perform the final repertoire agreed upon by the client and the TSL manager (this was mentioned in our previous blog: The Song Selection Process)
Always remember that with TSL, events can never be too far to have good music. Cheerio!