SIMPLY PUT is, simply put, an a cappella group. But what makes this ensemble different than most is that, less than one year from its inception, this group has created an entire original repertoire, performed huge live shows to standing ovations, recorded and released a full-length album, and been praised by critics and a cappella fanatics as “a diamond in the rough.” Singing everything from jazz standards to pop and rock, Simply Put infuses each of their songs with a uniquely simple, yet highly musical texture which supports soulful leads and celebrates both the power and simplicity of the human voice.
Individually, the six energetic vocalists that comprise Simply Put bring seasoned backgrounds to the group—spanning from NAACP and LA Ovation Award nominated musicals, to Disney and Universal Studios theme park shows in the U.S. and overseas, to backing and recording for commercial jingles, video games, and big name artists, including Barbra Streisand and Linda Eder. The combined performance credits of Simply Put’s members have seen them featured at the Staples Center, Disney Concert Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Shrine Auditorium, and Carnegie Hall. Simply Put’s singers include award-winning soloists, recording artists with their own solo albums, singers with the Long Beach Pops, performers on Celebrity Cruises across the globe, and competitors on NBC’s a cappella show, The Sing Off.
Most importantly, Simply Put brings vibrancy and positive spirit to every performance, and this energy is palpable in the audience. Not just a group of musicians, but a fun, raucous family, Simply Put brings love and antics into each of their shows. For more information, visit their website, follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook, and search for their newly released, self-titled album, now available on iTunes.
Andi Gibson: Business Manager, Soprano
Marisa Esposito: Mezzo
Melissa Stewart: Alto
Drew Tablak: Tenor
Loren Smith: Arranger, Bass
David Stal: Musical Director, Arranger, Vocal Percussion
Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima, Ray Charles, Sara Bareilles, Marc Broussard, John Mayer, Billie Holliday, Beyonce, Benny Goodman, Dusty Springfield, Adele, Mel Torme
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 2 minutes
6 dynamic microphones
6 XLR microphone cables
Mixer that has 6 XLR inputs
at least 2 speakers (with cables)
at least one monitor (with cable)
Simply Put is to be contacted regarding any special parking directions and
instructions at least 48 hours before event. In the event that the members of the
Simply Put has to purchase parking passes, client agrees to cover and/or reimburse
complete costs to up to seven (7) members.
Simply Put requires no less than one half hour for microphone check and it is to be
completed no later than 30 minutes prior to performance.
**Simply Put performs with an Octave Pedal. Ample time with an audio tech to
set up and test the pedal should be set aside.
ALL necessary patch cables and direct box for octave pedal can be provided by
Simply Put if not available at venue. They consist of two (2) 1/4”
UNBALANCED input cables, Two (2) XLR to 1/4” turnaround barrels or cords,
extra XLR cables and a direct box.
Public Access to the Auditorium
Under no account should audience members be allowed into the concert hall
before Simply Put has cleared the stage after the rehearsal. In the unusual case of a
technical delay occurring, this may not be until 15-20 minutes before the
Artist dressing rooms shall have adequate lighting, running water, restroom and
Dressing room should be furnished with chairs, and comfortable to entertain
guests and sponsors.
Dressing rooms are to be set up at load-in and should include each day:
One dozen (min.) bottled waters (room temperature preferred).
Hanging space for costumes
Lockable facilities should be provided, where available, for the group's
Payment of Deposit and Balance:
Client shall pay one-half of entire amount to Simply Put upon signing contract.
Immediately preceding performance, client shall pay the remaining balance to
Simply Put on site. Payment(s) shall be in the form of a company business check
and be made payable to Simply Put.
Should deposit and/or balance not be paid prior to performance, Simply Put
has the right to:
a. refuse performance until payment(s) are made
b. include a daily interest charge of 10% of total performance fee for
each day payment is delinquent.
In events where custom work is involved, Simply Put shall maintain ownership
and rights of all custom creation(s) unless otherwise negotiated. Simply Put
allows up to one year of repeat performance of custom creation(s) for no
additional customization fee. Outside of one year from initial performance of
custom creation(s), repeat performance of custom creation(s) will incur additional
customization fee, as custom work does not constitute a portion of artists’ working
repertoire. *Less than one week notice for custom work will incur additional fee.
The following times must be called to Simply Put prior to performance: 30
minutes, 10 minutes, 5 minutes and places.
A suitable and prominent space is required for the selling of merchandise (CDs,
etc). This area should be in the entrance hall or foyer and consist of:
One table (minimum 1.5m x 1m ) for venues less than 600 capacity
Two tables (minimum 1.5m x 1m ) for venues greater than 600 capacity
Available upon request. Full Jazz set and Full Contemporary set available.
Past Booked Dates:
09-25-2011 — Coffee Gallery Backstage $15 7p-9p www.coffeegallery.com/home.html
09-08-2011 — Genghis Cohen 9p www.genghiscohen.com
09-04-2011 — Mile High Vocal Jam Denver, CO
08-27-2011 — Universal Citywalk 8p
08-11-2011 — Anaheim Farmers Market 6p-7p
07-30-2011 — Benefit for Ensemble Theater Company/Boomkat Dance Company
07-22-2011 — Malibu Winery 7p-9p www.malibuwines.com
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Church Service, Competition, Concert Venue, Corporate Event
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