Bankview Public House

Bankview Public House: 2905 - 14th Street SW. 

Set Times.  Fridays: 9:30-1:00am.  Karaoke Saturdays 9:30-1am. 

House pa includes 2 powered mid hi's and one bass bin.  12 channel mixer with on board fx and eq.  2 monitor sends are rack mounted for easy access in front of the rig.  These sends are EQ's by a Klark Teknik eq.  

There is one unpowered monitor on Aux 1 (EV unpowered speaker).  it is driven by one channel on a dual channel amplifier and is using one send (Aux 1) of the rack mounted monitor sends..  So, if you want to bring another powered monitor you can simply patch into Aux 2 on front of the amp rack or: you can patch into the unused channel on the amplifier for a second monitor (Aux 2)   If you use the rack mounted patch bay and not go direct from the mixer into the amp you will have benefit of the Klark Teknik EQ (Aux 2/right channel)

If you have 2 powered monitors, it is simple enough to remove the xlr cable from the front of the rack labelled Aux 1 and plug in your own speaker.  Just remember to plug it back in when your finished.  Again, if you use the front of rack aux send/monitors patch bay the Klark Teknik EQ is wired inline to them so no matter which way you set up your monitors, you have control of the frequencies.

The pa and band area set up is along the hip wall across from the vlt's.  The bass should be positioned with the bass bin facing the bar through the little stairway opening. Position the one mid hi facing the three quarters point of the service bar close to the corner....The other mid-hi towards the pool table.  This seems to cover the room the best and allows for sound from the one speaker to spill into the stage area a bit.

You will need to bring: all cables, mics, stands and powered monitors if required.  Remember this is a small room, please watch your volume.

 

 

Bookers Crab Shack & BBQ

Booker Band Info. If you have seen the stage you will know it is kind of narrow and there is a pole on the right hand side that makes things a little tight.  Set times: 2 x 75 min sets,9-10:15 and 10:45 to 12am.  Special events times may alter to 930-130am so check with Darcy to confirm. 

Load in must be in the afternoon.  If sound is being taken care of for you Sound man will set up the pa at approx. 230pm, band to arrive 3pm, the drummer can come a tad sooner if he likes.  If you are providing sound please adhere to the above load in times too. 

Volume is an issue so typically, we/you are mic'ing the kik and vocals only and tone match the bass and guitar amps.  We/you can di keyboards, accoustinc and other instruments if required. 

Please keep in mind that Booker's is firstly a Restaurant.  Again, please be respectful with the volume.  If any of your fans or relatives want to book tables for the night, please have them use Booker's reservation systems vs walking in and saying they are with the band. If they know they are coming, they will go out of their way to make sure they are looked after, which helps create a great experience above and beyond for them.
 
Please make arrangements with Darcy to receive your pay by entransfer.  Cash is no longer an option.   Have a great show.....

Canmore Hotel

BASIC GUIDLINES ONLY.  New details out soon....

ALL ARTISTS: FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA IS ESSENTIAL IN EFFECTIVELY MARKETING YOUR BAND AND YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROMOTING YOURSELVES.  PROMOTION MATERIAL, POSTERS ETC MUST ALSO BE SUPPLIED TO US NO LATER THAN 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT.  PLEASE MAIL PROMO OR POSTERS TO: 738 - 8th Street, Canmore, Alberta  T1W 2B6 OR: DIGITAL FILES TO: espdc@shaw.ca 

CANMORE HOTEL HOUSE RULES:
LOAD-IN:    anytime after 3:00 pm.  Bands to be set up by 8:30 pm.
STAGE LIGHTS AND POWER:   see TECHNICAL BELOW
P.A., LIGHTS & SOUND TECH:  Supplied by venue.
SOUND CHECK:  Usually only a line check and monitor check is required.  Sound tech arrives at 9:00-ish...he'll tell you more.

START /FINISH TIME:
1 BAND PLAYING
Set 1) 10-10:45pm  (45min)
Set 2) 11:15-12:30am  (75min)
Set 3) 1:00-1:30am  (30min)

2 BANDS PLAYING
Set 1) 9:30-10:45pm  (75min)
Set 2) 11:15-12:30am  (75min)
Set 3) 1:00-1:30am  (30min)


ROOMS:  Check-in after 3:00pm   Check-out 12:00pm
PAY:  Bands will be paid each night after their show. Hotel reserve the right to withhold pay until rooms are inspected.
COMPS: Sorry no meals.
NO SMOKING IN ANY PART OF THE HOTEL!

 

TECHNICAL/DJ SETUP - TEMPORARY PLEASE CHECK WITH AGENT OR HOUSE SOUND MAN

1) FOR DJ SETUP: Go to “show” button, top right corner of the software (similar to the bar)  On the bottom should be a template/snapshot of DJ Chad….Click on it and recall, asks if you want to recall go yes.

2) Make sure that the monitor rack that the mixer sits on is turned on.  That is the Furman Power Conditioner, the switch is under a switch cover far right of that unit (very top piece in rack)

3) Lights:  Someone has been unplugging the lights from the ceiling sockets.  (one on each side, rear ceiling, white cords)  That’s OK but, they can be left running 24/7.  Anyways if unplugged, they need to be plugged in. 

     Power to the light controller along with the mixer should be left on 24/7.  If it isn’t, power the light controller on. Switch is at the rear of the unit to the left.  Make sure mode is in SCENE and then either AUTO or MUSIC mode….I like MUSIC mode and adjust the sensitivity to go with the beat of the music.

     That is top right red rotary knob.  If the lights are blacked out, it will indicate that it is with a red light beside the BLACKOUT switch.  Turn it off and the lights should come up.

4) TURN ON THE SOUND:  Make sure speakers are turned on.  The hanging mid-hi speakers and the front lights power switch is on the remote control fob tied to the electrical conduit running up the wall just to the left and up from the mixer. (there is a dimmer switch dangling near the door…That is for the front lighting too.  You can tell if the speakers are on by looking for lights on the back of the speakers.  SUB SPEAKERS.  Subs need to be plugged in.  There is a male plug near the mixer on the floor.  Plug them in to the nearby plug on the stage near the front.  The ones taped down.  Just the one plug powers up both subs.  Check for indicator lights.

5) DJ needs to send his left and right outputs to channel 1 and 2.  Just unplug anything in those slots if they are used…  Go to the input knob, that is under the taped section at the top of the mixer. It is velcroed down to avoid accidental changes to those settings.  Make sure the input know is at 9oclock to start

    If he needs more gain he can turn it up in small increments.  Careful not to overpower things obviously.  If the DJ wants to plug in another input for monitors or cueing, he can do so.  Just note were DJ Chad had it plugged into.  I think channel 4.

6) AUX FED SUBS:  Similar to the speaker control in the bar.  Sub frequencies do not go to the mid hi’s.  They are controlled separately in AUX 6.  Clicking on Aux 6 you will notice Channel 1 and 2 have the sliders up and AUX 6 master on the right Is up.  If it is muted, you can unmute it.  Go back to the Mains

(L&R) that’s the button above all the Aux channels.  Now when you bring up Channels 1 and 2 (‘DJ feed) The sound will come up in the mid-hi’s and subs in proportion

 

The dj Chad setting should be ok for most any dj really….

 

I would suggest anyone using the pa, check out these utube instructional.  Some are on the older softwar but, explain the basics well….

1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLUTcS_ELmE

2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU63U2_lKFo  

3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4_q6NPmzms

 

Also, if you go to:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI_Nkm_xeQc   There are individual tutorials…One thru 8 that are good too….

 

 

Elbow River Casino

The Elbow River Casino, 218 18 Ave SE, Ph:403-266-4355:  Load in and set up must be done by 8pm.  To be clear, that means done by 8.  Do not start your load in then.  If you bring amps make sure they are not ripping loud or turn them away from the audience. Sound man (Lyle Coombes) expects the band to load in at your discretion. Obviously larger more complicated bands will take more time. You need to be plugged in and microphones placed no later than 8pm. Lyle will give you a good sound check at 8pm but, he is gone at exactly 8:30 pm and you are on your own for the weekend. (set and forget).  If you want to have a little more time for set up and load in and sound check earlier in the week please advise Darcy and he will see what he can do.  Actually it is preferred as Lyle can spend more time with you.  Sets are: 9:30-1am. 3 x 50 min sets with 2 x 30 min breaks.  Please note:  If you are late for sound check, the sound man simply leaves and the band is left with out a proper sound check.  This is not acceptable and the band will probably not be asked back to play at The Elbow.  Further, if another sound man has to come in to complete the sound check $75 will be charged back to the band.  The sound man service offered is a courtesy to the bands and is not mandatory in any way.  If you do not wish to use the sound man and are interested in supplying your own sound man please advise Darcy you are going to do so.  Of course this is at the bands expense. 

NOTE: There is absolutely no drinking of alcoholic beverages on stage.  Further, no drinking prior to or during the show is allowed.  Drink only after the show.

UFC fights etc....Unless directed specifically by management (not customers or general staff) Do not stop playing or alter your sets for UFC fights, Hockey games or other events.  Play as per normal.  The lounge will close the doors if neccesary.  

It is incumbent upon the band that upon your first engagement at the Elbow or, if any technical details change for your band, to email the bands stage plot and input list at least 10 days prior to Lyle Coombes at: lylecoombes@gmail.com  As well, indicate the dates of your performance.  This is neccesary to ensure all neccesary microphone, di's and other associated equipement essential to your performance are provided.    If you need to contact Lyle Coombes his number is 403-852-7166

The venue has 4 vocal mics, 4 boom stands, 1 straight, 3 instrument mic, drum mic package with kik stand and mini booms, 3 di boxes/They have 3 mackie monitors and 1 powered drum monitor/xlr cable are loombed and run/ Allen and Heath 24 channel board with effects and compression.

There are no drink riders or free meals. Pop, Coffee, Juice, Water etc. is comped and you can get that in the lounge behind the stage.

After your Friday show, please make sure you mute the channels on the mixer.  After your last show, please make sure the power to the Mackie monitors, powered bass speakers, drum monitor and the 1 QSC power amplifier that run the speakers at the top of the rack on stage are turned off.  It is important that under no circumstances you turn off the cross-over above the speaker amplifier, the mixer and gear under the mixer. Serious damage to speakers can occur if you do. To state it another way, only turn power amplifers or powered speakers off. Everything else stays turned on.

If you find that the mixer or other electronics have been turned off. Turn off the speaker amplifier, all of the powered speakers then, turn on all the other gear. When absolutely everything has been turned back on including the crossover above the speaker amplifiers, you can turn on the powered speakers and speaker amplifier.

We have had an ongoing issue with the front lights needing to be re-set from time to time. This is a problem if the bands do not know where to reset them. This is achieved by powering off and on the power bar marked front lighting at the front of the amplifier rack on stage. 

Please leave cables, mics and stands in neat order and left were you initialy found them.  Take your cues from the duty manager, he/she can advise you regarding pushing start times for hockey games or anything that comes up...Having said that though, generally, they do not want you to change the start times for hockey or UFC

Please make arrangements with Darcy to receive your pay by entransfer.  Cash is no longer an option.   Have a great show.....

Grey Eagle Casino

Grey Eagle Casino gig info: 37 St & Glenmore Trail SW. Ph: 403-273-3200. Times: Fri-Sat 7:30pm load in then sound check 9:00pm show to 1:00am. 3 X 1 hr sets. 2 X 30 min breaks.

Thursday's and/or weekday shows were a main stage artist is performing: Load in 7:30pm speak with in house sound tech Craig to confirm start times.  Most shows get out around 10:40pm so, sets as follows:  Set 1) 9:30 – 10:15, break 15 mins.  Set 2) 10:30pm – 11:30pm, break 30 mins.  Set 3) 12-12:30 or 12:45

No backline, no meals or riders except for water, pop and juice. They are sticklers for punctuality. They are at 37St & Glenmore Trail SW. Good sound and techs.

Absolutely no outside liquor is allowed to be brought into the casino period.  Band members can purchase drinks from the bar to drink in the green room but absolutely no booze on stage.

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