Greggie And The Jets is a sonically accurate tribute to the music of Elton John. The sound and feel are recreated, so the front-of-house (FOH) mix must reflect a live rock and roll sound to replicate Elton’s live show. Sound reinforcement must be of suitable size and quantity to deliver clean, undistorted, full range sound at appropriate volume to all viewing areas. The system must have sufficient headroom and power for clean, transient reproduction. 

The PURCHASER, at no cost to the ARTIST, shall provide the following backline equipment, if needed per the Tour Manager (Johnny Lawson). Please note that the ARTIST understands that not all brands and models as noted are available. Therefore, the PURCHASER should contact the ARTIST’s Tour Manager, who will be able to suggest and agree to reasonable substitutions. For all “drive” dates, the ARTIST tours with a complete backline and uses in-ear monitors. They suggest that onstage monitors be available at the venue in case of equipment failure, however. For “fly” dates, the ARTIST tours with minimal backline. Contact cell phone:  321-684-0711. Email: margaritaville@bellsouth.net 

Therefore, per the Tour Manager, the following may be requested: 

MIXING EQUIPMENT: 

The ARTIST utilizes a QSC-TouchMix 30 system with 32 inputs. For “drive” dates, this system travels with the ARTIST. For “fly” dates, discuss with the Tour Manager whether he will bring a thumb drive of the system mix setup and will need a QSC-TouchMix 30 system provided (this is essential and must be the exact same system – no replacement systems will function correctly). All mics and lines go directly into the TouchMix system, and we have 24 outputs that can be patched directly into the Front-Of-House’s audio snake. This allows FOH full control of the audience mix while the band controls our in-ear monitor mix onstage. The band does not use onstage amplification – everyone is patched directly through the QSC system. The drums are acoustic and mic’d directly into the system as well. 

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INFORMATION FOR “FLY” DATES: 

GUITARS, BASSES, AND AMPLIFIERS: 

TWO (2) Marshall JCM 800 (strongly preferred) or 900 series heads and 1960A 4 X 12 cabinets 

ONE (1) Marshall JCM 800 or 900 series head and 1960A 4 X 12 cabinet, SPARE 

TWO (2) Electric Guitars: Gibson SG, or Gibson Les Paul. Alternative choice would be Fender Stratocaster. 

ONE (1) Electric/Acoustic 6 string guitar, Takamine, Ovation, or Taylor or other comparable instrument -  

     Confirm with Tour Manager, 

ONE (1) Set of Ernie Ball Skinny Top, Heavy Bottom Guitar Strings, or similar set with gauges: 10, 13, 17, 30, 42, 52 

ONE (1) Set of standard medium gauge electric guitar strings - Ernie Ball preferred 

ONE (1) Set of standard medium gauge acoustic guitar strings 

ONE (1) 5-String Electric Bass, to be used for spare: Fender Jazz 

TWO (2) BASS RIGS: Gallien-Krueger Neo 412, Ampeg SVT 

ONE (1) set of appropriate replacement bass strings for Fender Jazz bass. 

MISCELLANEOUS: 

FIVE (5) Quality Microphone Stands with booms. 

SUFFICIENT XLR and 1/4” INSTRUMENT CABLES for all equipment. 

SIX (6) Quality Guitar Stands 

TWELVE (12) PROCELL/DURACELL 9-VOLT PP3 BATTERIES 

TWENTY-FOUR (24) PROCELL/DURACELL AA BATTERIES 

FOUR (4) A.C. Electrical Power Transformers 220V to 110V – ONLY if the engagement location is 220V (non-North American standards). 

At least FIVE (5) direct boxes. (NOTE: for most concerts, all instruments are D.I. with no stage volume. 

All needed 110V electrical outlets, multi-plugs, and extension cords. 

PIANO (for Greggie): 

ONE (1) ‘88 KEY’ KEYBOARD; ROLAND RD 700 or 800 with ONE (1) BABY GRAND or LARGER PIANO SHELL, OR, ONE (1) DIGITAL BABY GRAND PIANO, OR, ONE (1) ACOUSTIC, FULLY-TUNED GRAND PIANO.  The piano shell or digital piano should be, preferably, WHITE in color. 

ONE (1) piano bench, preferably WHITE in color. 

KEYBOARDS: 

(1) Ultimate Apex Pro 2-tier keyboard stand  

(1) Yamaha Montage 7   76-key keyboard/synthesizer. If this particular keyboard is not available, then a Yamaha Motif 6 or 7 (must be the original Motif model, NO E or X model/version) will suffice.  

(1) Korg Krome EX-61   61-key keyboard/synthesizer. If this is not available, the Korg Krome 61 original model will suffice.   

The keyboards can only be those listed above.  There is no flexibility in this unfortunately, other than the options which are specified. Regarding these options, we must know in advance exactly which keyboards have been procured and backlined.  If either one or both of these are not possible to get, we will need the funds to bring my own. We have flight cases for both keyboards, but only as an absolute last resort. 

DRUMS: 

ONE (1) DRUM RISER, at least 8’ x 8’ in size, ideally 2’ in height, preferably carpeted. 

ONE (1) DRUM CARPET AND FULL ROLL OF GAFFA TAPE 

ONE (1) 6-piece YAMAHA RECORDING CUSTOM ACOUSTIC DRUMSET CONSISTING OF: 

ONE (1) 22" BASS DRUM (CLEAR POWERSTROKE HEAD)     

ONE (1) 16" FLOOR TOM (WITH LEGS) 

THREE (3) 12" x8” Rack TOM AND BASS DRUM TOM HOLDERS 

THREE (3) TOM TOMs 

ONE (1) BASS DRUM PEDAL (TAMA PREFERRED) 

ONE (1) 5x14" BRASS OR METAL SNARE DRUM and STAND 

THREE (3) STRAIGHT CYMBAL STANDS (YAMAHA PREFERRED) 

ONE (1) PORTER DAVIES GIGSTER OR BC2 DRUM THRONE (or comparable) 

ONE (1) GIBRALTAR B9608S SHORT THRONE BASE (ONLY) 

ONE (1) HIGH HAT STAND (3 legged stand, not 2 legged stand) 

ONE (1) SET OF ZILDJIAN K, MEINL, PAISTE (or comparable quality) CYMBALS 

FOUR (4) 16” MEDIUM THIN CRASH CYMBALS (USED AS HI-HATS) 

TWO (2) 20” CRASH CYMBALS (DARK and THIN PREFERRED) 

ONE (1) 22” OR 24” RIDE CYMBAL (DARK, DRY, THIN PREFERRED) 

NOTE:  SPARE COATED REMO EMPEROR HEADS MUST BE PROVIDED FOR ALL DRUMS SUPPLIED EXCEPT KICK (CLEAR POWERSTROKE) 

Professional quality Drum Microphones sufficient for the entire acoustic kit. 

OR: 

ONE (1) ELECTRONIC SET OF ROLAND V-DRUMS CONSISTING OF: 

AT LEAST FIVE (5) ELECTRONIC DRUM PADS 

AT LEAST FOUR (4) ELECTRONIC CYMBALS 

ALL CORRECT, FUNCTIONING V-DRUM HARDWARE 

ONE (1) PORTER DAVIES GIGSTER OR BC2 DRUM THRONE (or comparable) 

TWO (2) Large Electric Fans 

MONITORS AND TRANSMITTERS: 

FIVE (5) Sennheiser Wireless In-Ear Monitor System with paddle antennas. If up-to-date Sennheiser systems are not available, high quality Shure systems may be substituted. However, the cheaper and older Shure and Sennheiser systems are NOT to be used, and Paddle Antennas are essential. 

FOUR (4) Shure or Sennheiser Guitar Transmitter/Receiver Systems. 

NOTE ABOUT OUTDOOR CONCERTS: 

There can be no West-facing outdoor stages during the Summer months (June 21 to September 21, approximately). Outdoor stages must face North, East, or South. This is because of past experience with West-facing outdoor stages and the amount of constant, direct heat onstage.

We look forward to working with you to have a great concert!!!!!

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