(1) CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING     Once a booking has been verbally agreed with The Vintage Wedding Singer, Simon Partridge (“the artist”), a formal contract setting out the details of the booking in writing is sent either by email or post to the client.  This contract must be signed by the client and a copy returned to the artist together with a non-refundable deposit (50% of the fee) within 14 days.  The booking shall only be deemed confirmed when a copy of the contract, signed and dated by the client, has been received by the artist together with cleared funds to the value of the deposit.

(2) PAYMENT    Payment of the deposit must be made either by cheque or electronic transfer. The outstanding balance must be paid to the artist either by cheque on the day of the performance or by electronic transfer 48 hours beforehand.  In the event of non-payment the artist reserves the right to withhold his services.

(3) REPERTOIRE AND REQUESTS    A copy of the artist’s up-to-date repertoire can be viewed at www.vintageweddingsinger.com/songs.html.  The artist is happy for the client to select songs from the repertoire and will endeavour to include these selections wherever possible, but reserves the right to make the final song choices for a performance.  Requests for songs not in the artist’s repertoire will be accommodated subject to their suitability and the availability of an appropriate backing track.  An additional fee of £20 is payable for such requests.

(4) SET-UP OF EQUIPMENT    The artist will arrive at the venue at the Set-up Time agreed with the client to set-up and sound-check his equipment.  A full hour must be allowed for the set-up and during this period the artist will need unrestricted access to the area where he is to perform.  All equipment will have been set-up and sound-checked ready to begin at the Start Time.  An earlier set-up can be arranged subject to a waiting fee of £60 per hour (or part thereof).

(5) BREAKDOWN OF EQUIPMENT    Breakdown of equipment will begin once the artist has completed his performance and takes approximately thirty-minutes.  A later breakdown can be arranged subject to a waiting fee of £60 per hour (or part thereof).

(6) TRAVEL EXPENSES    The first 100-miles of the total mileage from the centre of Lichfield, Staffordshire (where the artist is based) to the venue where the performance is booked to take place are included in the artist’s standard fees listed on his website and promotional literature.  Additional mileage is charged at 50 pence-per-mile. Parking expenses and congestion charges may be payable for some locations.  All additional expenses are included in the Total Fee stated on this contract.

(7) DELAYS    Where unforeseen delays occur on the day of the booking no charge will be made for the first 30-minutes that the Start Time of the performance is delayed.  Any delay over 30-minutes will be subject to an additional waiting fee of £15 per quarter-hour (or part thereof).  The only exception to this is in the case of wedding meals where the artist will, as a gesture of goodwill and at no extra cost to the client, EITHER set-up thirty-minutes earlier (to allow speeches to take place at the beginning of the meal) OR breakdown his equipment thirty-minutes later (to allow speeches to take place at the end of the meal).

(8) OTHER ENTERTAINMENT AND MUSIC    The artist will provide and play his own background music during any scheduled intervals in his performance.  The client agrees that no other artists or entertainment (including DJs) will perform and no other music will be played until after the Finish Time of the performance unless by prior arrangement with the artist.  The client is responsible for informing any such other artists, DJs or entertainment of this agreement

(9) CANCELLATION    In the event of cancellation by the client the following fees are payable:

In the event of cancellation by the artist (excepting force majeure) any monies paid by the client, including the deposit, shall be refunded.

(10) TRANSFERAL AND POSTPONEMENT OF BOOKINGS     This booking is non-transferable.  Any postponement of this booking will be treated as a cancellation and any additional fees due under the terms of Section 9 of this agreement will be payable by the client.

(11) FORCE MAJEURE   In the event that the artist is unable to fulfil his obligation due to circumstances beyond his control (including, but not limited to, “Acts of God”, adverse weather, civil unrest, industrial action or war) the artist shall not be liable for refunds of any kind.



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