Sean Clive - 8/5 Music
12 Pearl Street - New Hartford, NY 13413
ph:315 - 723 - 4406
Catholic, Christian, Contemporary, Traditional, Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, “band” = other musicians (e.g. drums, bass, piano), some recorded accompaniment.
Varied. Similar to Steven Curtis Chapman, Joel Hanson (PFR).
Concerts are performed solo with some help from my friends, and I do ask my wee ones to come up if they are present and I also may ask friends or audience members to join me depending on the style of concert. Performances include a variety of songs and styles, from faster contemporary to traditional hymns with original and cover tunes mixed together. I seldom do requests unless the songs are part of my extended repertoire. I try to share my own personal experiences and understanding between songs and throughout the performance. Intermissions may be necessary for longer shows, allowing for fellowship.
Other Venue Styles
For Funerals, Weddings, Anniversary parties, Small Groups, Prayer Services, Retreats and Fund Raisers, I will meet or speak with you regarding your specific needs or desires. Specific songs are possible depending upon range and comfort with the language (I can’t sing Italian or French) . You may need to purchase the sheet music for the songs you wish to have performed. I am comfortable with the many liturgies within the Catholic Church (e.g. funerals, weddings, penance services). However, I am not as familiar with services or styles of worship of other Christian denominations. I would appreciate any special instructions regarding style, song selection, “hot topics,” and expectations. My message is inclusive, and I desire to accommodate various perspectives without compromising my own beliefs.
Since I believe God wants this ministry to touch as many people as possible, I do not want to limit His ability to speak through me in any venue. However, financial support for this ministry is a necessity. Fees vary depending on the type and extent of the performance, and my personal involvement. I am available for funerals and weddings (typical fees for these are $100 - $150, though adjustments are possible and sometimes necessary – most funeral homes have a set fee they pay soloists/cantors). Typical concert fees will range from $0 to $500 depending on concert length, attendance, publicity and expectations. “Free” concerts are possible depending on prior engagements and other commitments – “free will” or “love” offerings and album sales will be appreciated. Charitable concerts are definitely possible if the charity is consistent with my values and beliefs. Travel arrangements or additional travel expense reimbursement may be necessary if engagements are beyond the Central New York region (Syracuse, Utica, Albany, and Binghamton).
Travel with guitar (Yamaha Ac/El), Mixer, Amplifier (power mixer and power amp), speakers (small and large), CD player for accompaniment tracks, microphones, cables, etc.…unless equipment is available at the venue. With the “Band”, we usually bring our own drums, bass/amp, piano.
Enough time to set up and perform sound checks, assistance with moving equipment, adequate power sources to supply power to considerable amount of equipment, if long distances traveled without personal equipment – will need adequate sound equipment to perform – contact me with / for specifics. Also, accommodations with families are very much welcomed (versus hotels) as home cooking and relationships are what it’s all about!