This rising star has deep roots in jazz, having performed with icons including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Max Roach, Betty Carter and Nat Adderley among others. Bradley's total command of his instrument is also evident onstage with RJ & The Original James Brown Band. Referring to the pairing as "a unique generation gap between an artist emerging into the spotlight after many years...and a dynamic teen who is way ahead of his time, Willie Bradley and Nicholas Cole truly represent Another Day & Time in contemporary jazz – one every fan of the genre will want to experience.” – Jonathan Widran
Price Range: $400.00 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Willie brings a lot of energy and engages the audience by serenading the ladies as he swaggers through the crowd. Look out ladies, while Willie is floating around he might just find your lap to sit in and give you something to talk about for years to come...
Willie Bradley was in the midst of recording a project with his contemporary jazz/funk band Essential Elements when an extraordinary opportunity to do a solo project inspired him to take his career in a new direction. The Fayetteville, NC-based trumpeter with 'Heart 'N' Soul' invited several young urban jazz sensations, including saxophonist Marcus Anderson and keyboardist Nicholas Cole, to join him for one his regular gigs at the Holiday Inn.
From that encounter, a collaboration with Nicholas Cole has produced 10 edgy, urban jazz flavored tracks which are the essence of Willie Bradley's solo debut, 'Another Day & Time'. Bradley features a cast of respected players including saxmen Jeff Kashiwa and Marcus Anderson, guitarist Kay-Ta Matsuno and bassist John Dillard.
The title track single was well received earlier this year at radio and the current single, Bradley's interpretation of the Bobby Caldwell classic 'What You Won't Do For Love', gets a boost from fellow trumpeter Lin Rountree and is most added on the Billboard, Groove Jazz and Smooth (link hidden) radio charts.
This rising star has deep roots in jazz, having performed with icons including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Max Roach, Betty Carter and Nat Adderley among others. Bradley's total command of his instrument is also evident onstage with RJ & The Original James Brown Band.
Referring to the pairing as "a unique generation gap between an artist emerging into the spotlight after many years...and a dynamic teen who is way ahead of his time, Willie Bradley and Nicholas Cole truly represent Another Day & Time in contemporary jazz – one every fan of the genre will want to experience.” – Jonathan Widran
Additional Booking Notes
CONCERT PERFORMANCE RIDER
This rider is constructed in order that the artist may give the very best performance possible. This rider is a part of the contract to which it is attached and is to be signed and returned with that contract. If you wish to make any changes, please call the artist's representative before making any changes on this rider or the contract to which it is a part.
For questions, substitutions or further information, please contact: Willie Bradley (phone number hidden) or (email hidden)
Purchaser shall supply at no cost to artist, the following: all hotel accommodations, ground transportation and all technical & hospitality rider requirements per the contract agreement including:
A venue with a stage minimum 20 feet wide by 15 feet deep, one comfortable, furnished dressing room to include a well-lighted mirror and clothes racks, all well-heated or air-conditioned as appropriate and with direct access to CLEAN lavatory facilities with hot and cold running water, soap & towels.
All equipment must be top of the line and in excellent condition. Inferior equipment or unauthorized substitutions may be cause for artist to not perform. If purchaser has trouble supplying any of the equipment listed herein, please call artist's representative before arranging for a substitute. Permission for substitutes will not be unreasonably withheld.
In the case of outdoor performances, there is to be a professionally constructed covered stage and proper electrical grounding. Artist shall be paid in full, rain or shine; however, artist shall not be required to perform if such performance might be dangerous to artist, audience or any personnel.
There shall be adequate security for the artist, artist's equipment and possessions and for the audience. There shall be six (6) complimentary tickets (best seats) available to artist for each show.
When the artist is supplying own equipment, there shall be two (2) able-bodied stage hands to assist in unloading, loading in, setting up, prior to sound check and breaking down, loading out and vehicle loading following final performance.
BACKLINE EQUIPMENT as follows:
ALL EQUIPMENT MUST BE TOP OF THE LINE AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. INFERIOR EQUIPMENT OR UNAUTHORIZED SUBSTITUTIONS MAY BE CAUSE FOR ARTIST TO NOT PERFORM. If Purchaser has difficulty supplying any of the equipment listed herein, please call Artist's representative before arranging for a substitute. Permission for substitutes will not be unreasonably withheld.
Shure PGX 14 instrument wireless system and a beta 98 clip on mic (for trumpet)
Keyboards (George Freeman):
One (1) Yamaha Motif ES88 (88 key weighted keyboard)
One (1) Apex Ultimate Support Keyboard stand (or equivalent): a two-tier keyboard stand that holds 125 lbs and accommodates an 88 key weighted keyboard.
One (1) Keyboard Bench/stool
Acceptable substitutes: Motif XS88
Drums (Anthony Roberts):
Yamaha Drum kit (preferred Maple and/or birch); Zildjian A Customs Cymbals preferred; Yamaha hardware; Yamaha or DW pedals preferred
Bass Drum: 16” x 22”
Snare Drum: Prefer 12” x 5” ½ or 14” x 5”
10” Tom and 12” Tom and 14” Tom
13” Hi Hat
Double Bass Drum & Hi Hat Pedals (Yamaha)
All Hardware: including five (5) Boom stands and One (1) Drum Throne
Thin Indoor/Outdoor Carpet: Approx 6’ x 8’
Drum riser as suitable for stage
Acceptable substitute: any pro level kit as substitute
Guitar (Kennedy Atkinson):
One (1) Fender De Ville 212
Two (2) guitar stands
One (1) support for amplifier (riser, crate) to elevate amp 18”-24” off the floor
Acceptable substitute: Roland JC 120
Bass (Jermone Randell):
Two (2) EDEN Bass Speaker Cabinets: 4x10” with working tweeters
One (1) EDEN 800 Bass Amp: 800 watts
Acceptable substitute: GK brand
FIRST CLASS PROFESSIONAL SOUND AND LIGHT SYSTEMS. PA SYSTEM, MONITORING SYSTEM, LIGHTING SYSTEM AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO BE PROVIDED BY PURCHASER.
EFFECTS: Digital Reverb units to be used for the drums
Nine (9) for drums (bass drum, hi hat, snare, 2 floor toms, 2 rack toms, 2 overheads)
Two (2) for guitar amps (stereo) - DO NOT GO DIRECT
One (1) talkback to introduce songs (with stand) Shure SM 58 or any Shure PGX14 wireless
One (1) XLR input for Trumpet
One (1) direct box for bass guitar
Two (2) direct boxes for stereo keyboards
One (1) direct box for iPod
One (1) DI for wireless Trumpet mic
Total Channels: Seventeen (17) channels
Monitor Mixes: Five (5) separate mixes as follows:
One for Trumpet
One for drums
One for keyboards
One for guitar
One for bass
Stage Lighting: Medium stage lighting on entire stage area (white & colors –avoiding green whenever possible)
Spotlights: One (1) follow spotlight for lead, to spot and follow lead and four (4) stationary spots for Bassist, Keyboardist & Drummer & Guitarist*
*Alternative for small venues: five (5) stationary hot spots for the musicians (minimum of 1 hot spot at center stage required)
BACKSTAGE: The following shall be provided backstage upon the group’s arrival for sound check for group (up to 5 members) and shall include all utensils, plates, cups, napkins, S & P, Mayo, Mustard, etc. Meat and cheese sandwiches, salads, fruits, snacks, beverages: assorted cold soft drinks including bottle spring water (plenty), Iced Tea, Fresh Juices, etc.
DINNER: The following shall be provided for up to Six (6) people on the evening of the show. Dinner shall consist of hot entrees of chicken, beef or fish, salads, side dishes, breads, desserts & beverages. Please include all condiments, plates, utensils and napkins. Dinner buy out option: $25 per person x 6 people (cash only please).
ONSTAGE: The following shall be provided onstage, by each musician’s set-up:
Cold, bottled water, i.e., liter bottles of spring water, clean towels for each musician (prefer black to avoid lint & no bar rags please).
ACCOMMODATIONS: Five (5) single hotel rooms (or 2 double rooms and 1 single room) for the night of performance in a clean and quiet hotel within 10 miles of the venue. Must have high-speed internet access. Must be in a safe and secure area – no motels please. Artist and crew will be responsible for all incidentals incurred during their stay.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Purchaser to supply ground transportation for artist and crew to and from hotel and to and from venue. In cases where artist or crew is flying in – must also include ground transportation to and from airport.
The person signing this Contract and Rider warrant that he/she is of legal age and has the authority to so sign. Once executed by both parties, this contract is binding and if cancelled for any reason – Purchaser is still responsible for the DEPOSIT being paid to Artist.
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