Band Spec

Stage Specification

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The Tzars do provide their own Backline, High spec Sound and Lights when agreed which will cater for up to 500 persons. Larger events will require larger and sound and light re-inforcement than the standard production provided by the band.

 

Client to supply

Minimum stage size: 24 feet wide x 12 feet deep (plus drum riser: 7 feet wide x 7 feet deep x 1 foot high).
Minimum stage size WITHOUT drum riser: 16ft wide x 12ft deep
Minimum stage height clearance of 8.5ft.
Minimum of 4 13amp power sockets to be provided on the stage.
If any of these requirements can’t be met please contact [email protected] to arrange alternative set up options.

The Tzars are a very visual group of entertainers and can only perform to the best of their ability if they have an  adequately sized stage. They do not stand still.

Vehicle and load in requirement
Parking for Mercedes Sprinter Van is required for duration the band is on site. The band provide a lot of heavy backline and production equipment so sensible load in access should be available at the agreed load in and load out times. If there are stairs or long walks for venue access please arrange crew to assist load in and load out and inform band management in advance.

 

Sound – Technical Specification

The Tzars provide as standard provide IEM’s, backline, instrument amplification and microphones mixed with onstage x32 RACK. Stereo tails will be provided for installed systems unless otherwise agreed. The band provide touring FOH engineer who will mix from remote controller.

 

In the event of full production provided. Microphones and DI’s are needed for the following:

Microphones and DI’s are needed for the following:
4 PIECE DRUM KIT – Kick Drum, Snare Drum, 1 Rack Tom, 1 Floor tom and 2 overhead condenser microphones
BASS GUITAR – DI Requires Phantom Power
LEAD AND RHYTHM GUITAR – 2 Cab Microphones
2 KEYBOARDS – Mono DI’S next to the keyboard amp
TRUMPET – 1 Microphone, stage right with keyboard
VOCALS – Preferably Wireless Radio Microphones
SAMPLER (At Drums) – 1 XLR with Phantom Power

Front of House Engineers

All of the microphones on the front line of the stage will need to be loud in the mix as each member of the band on the front line will sing lead vocals at some point in the set.
Due to the energetic nature of the band, they rely on the bass drum being loud in the mix out front as well as in the monitors.
The track play back must be clear in the front of house mix during and in-between songs.
The track player should not be muted at any point during the bands performance. (Sound effects via the bands playback will be running for the bands intro, during songs, in-between songs and as they leave the stage).

 

Monitor Engineers
Preferably a 5 way monitor mix as shown in the stage plan

Backline Specification

Please Note – this is only required if agreed or band are flying in to an event.
4 PIECE GOOD QUALITY DRUMKIT i.e, PEARL,YAMAHA,GRETSCH ETC.(Bass drum, Snare drum, 1 Rack tom, 1 Floor tom, hi-hats, 2 crashes, 1 ride with boom stands)
BASS GUITAR COMBO OR AMP AND SPEAKER.i.e, AMPEG, SWR, MARKBASS
GUITAR AMPLIFERS (GOOD QUALITY VALVE AMPS) + 2 Channel (CLEAN+DRIVE) preferably FENDER HOTROD, BLACKSTAR HT Series, Marshall 602, Peavey Classic
KEYBOARD COMBO. Any good quality 12″ or 15″ COMBO.
KEYBOARDS MUST BE A NORD ELECTRO + MICRO KORG
MICROPHONES SHOULD BE SENNHEISER/SHURE
ENGINEERS PLEASE NOTE ALL THE ABOVE IS REQUIRED WITHOUT EXCEPTION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES REGARDING THE PA SPECIFICATION PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]

Lighting and Screen Specification

The Tzars provide onstage lighting controlled by DMXIS triggered by Abelton and is synced to the bands performance and can cater for venues up to 1000 persons. For venues larger a lighting engineer and adequate lighting system should be made available to deliver pop rock concert style lighting. A cue sheet will be provided to lighting engineer. DMX channel control can be offered from our system for show integration into house lights if required. Please contact us for DMX spec.
The Tzars offer screen output synced to the bands performance for shows where screens are provided. If screens are installed please provide HDMI/DVI to the rear stage to connect video output to installed screens. If you wish to locate our video content system in near proximity  to your video processor station please arrange a cat5 link cable from rear of stage to video processing station.

Food & Drinks – Catering Rider – Corporate Event Rider

A pot of tea and a pot of coffee with biscuits, a selection of fresh fruit, and sandwiches (ham, cheese & onion and tuna and sweet corn) for 6 people to be served on arrival at the venue. and a HUG!
A hot meal to be available for 6 people at least 2 hours prior to the bands performance. It is not acceptable to eat at the same time as other guests if the band are expected to perform within 2 hours of the meal being served and an alternative must be agreed with the band on arrival at the venue.
Remember we want to give you the best performance possible and performing on a full stomach is not going to enable the band to give its best.

Festival & University Catering Rider (please add this to the rider above)

A bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine, 48 good quality bottles of beer e.g. Becks or Heineken , 12 cans of soft drinks, 6 x 1 litre bottles of still water and 2 litres of fresh orange juice.
N.B. THE TZARS are not unreasonable guys and if any of the above proves to be difficult to provide please contact us so that we can come to some alternative arrangement.