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We like to work cooperatively with promoters who are interested in purchasing The Rolling Stones Tribute Band. It creates a win-win situation. Below are the Frequently Asked Questions when booking the band. These should give you some good preliminary information about our program. Our goal is to make the booking process simple. If you have any additional questions, feel free to visit our contact section (accessible top of this page) for a quick response. A member of our management team will be happy to answer your questions.
How much do you charge for a show?
That’s a great question. We know you have options when booking entertainment for your event so we endure to offer competitive rates and work within your budget. Our price is influenced by many factors such as date selection, travel expenses, production required, and the nature of the event, so we need a bit of information. We would be happy to provide you with a no-obligation quote. You can talk directly to the band and get the best price by visiting the contact page. A band member will contact you to gather some simple information, and then assemble a quote.
Will I know any of the songs you play? What songs do you play?
The Rolling Stones have over 400 songs in their catalog and have seen major radio, movie, and television air-play for decades. Yes, you will know and love the songs! We play the major hits that make people sing and dance. It is a high energy show that flows from start to finish. This show has a definite “wow” factor! Get ready for Start Me Up, Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Wild Horses, and many more.
What type of events do you play at?
Our show is common at soft seat theatres, festivals, motorcycle rallies, charity events, business conferences, sporting events, tailgate parties, cruise ships, universities, private parties, weddings, divorces, and more. If you have a vision, share it with us. We’d love to put something fresh together.
What is your travel range?
All of our members have Canadian passports and are ready to travel domestically and internationally. All of our gear is well packaged in professional flight cases. We can set-up just about anywhere. In fact, we are currently planning a 2024 tour of UK and Europe, and then Australia in 2025.
Are you like the 1964 Stones or the 2022 Stones?
Our show is closer to the Stones of the last 25 years. We bring 11 people on stage including the main Rolling Stones characters (Mick, Keith, Ronny, and Charlie) plus our bassist, horn section, keyboards, backing vocals, and percussionist. It’s a big production and the audience loves it!
Describe your show please.
We do our best to reproduce the energy, hype, and culture of a proper Rolling Stones show. It’s not just the music but the passion, charisma, costuming, and choreography of a Stones event. Our process uses moving lights, haze machines, lasers, and clever backdrops to duplicate the sound, movements, and look of the Stones incredibly well. The magic begins early as the audience sings most every song!
How long is your show?
We actually bring 2 shows to the event and this has proven to be very popular. Our opening act is called The UK Invasion and is about 60 minutes in length. It is a collection of songs by major artists from the United Kingdom spanning 5 decades. As a teaser, it includes music from The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and more. It has colour, pageantry, and impact. It sets the tone for the Rolling Stones Tribute show to follow. The fifteen-minute intermission allows you to sell product to your patrons and our team to convert the stage for the main event. The Stones tribute runs for about 70 minutes and creates a night of singing and dancing for all.
What are your technical requirements?
We have 11 musicians on stage. A full technical description of our needs is found in a PDF document. Click here to download and share with your production team. We do our best to keep our show simple and straightforward from a technical point of view. There is nothing outlandish about our needs.
Do you need accommodations and meals?
That depends on the location of the show. We have recruited the best musicians from across Ontario to fill our roster but our base is south-western Ontario. Some travel and accommodations are involved for each show.
Do I have to provide the drum kit, amplifiers, PA system, and lights?
The Rolling Stones Tribute Band prefers to bring their own back-line (drum kit, amplifiers, microphones, monitors etc) but we can work with your system provided it meets our requirements. We are quite prepared to provide full production for the show. Check out our technical requirements and feel free to have your technical crew chat directly with the band technical leader.
Can I hire your organization to provide the back line and secure additional acts for my festival?
Yes, we can provide everything including additional acts and stage management. It is one-stop shopping to produce a simple and successful festival. We certainly have access to other terrific tribute and cover bands.
Why should I book this act vs another tribute show?
The Rolling Stones are the best and most popular rock and roll band in the world. They have held that distinction for 60+ years. Booking this tribute act will draw patrons from a very wide demographic. It’s not unusual to see 3 generations of the same family at our shows. Further, clever marketing will result in patrons travelling a significant distance to see this event. This will increase your wrist band sales and promote your local economy.
Who is your main demographic?
Our largest audience is the baby boomers and this is to your advantage. They are the wealthiest demographic, are willing to spend their money, they love live music, and they attend the shows in droves! We have found the most successful festivals cater to this exact group. They buy tickets and souvenirs, they eat at restaurants, and have the disposable time to travel to the show.
Are you any good?
Oh my, how do we answer this humbly? We think so and so do the our fans. Our roster of musicians includes some staggering talent, most with formal degree’s in music from accredited universities or formal Royal Conservatory training. At least 6 of them teach music and play in a variety of other tribute bands. Most do this professionally. There is no shortage of raw talent in this show or infectious energy in the troupe.
Do you do photo’s op’s with fans?
Yes, we have found that photo op’s with the band following the shows are an essential part of connecting with the audience. We include a special backdrop in the meet and greet area for just this purpose. We encourage folks to post images to social media to help promote your future events.
What sort of a following do you have?
There is no short supply of Rolling Stones fans, and it shows. our draw and fan base includes the basic Rolling Stones fans, our tribute fans, and then the fans of our 11 musicians from other projects. When combine this with great social media reach, we can connect with a very large demographic.
Will you help market this show?
We will help push the show. We will provide you with high resolution images for posters. We will provide you with marketing videos. We will do media interviews. We will participate in meet and greet events to support general and VIP sales. We will use our social media connections to market the event. We want your event to be very successful. When you win, we win too. You will have marketing person assigned to your event to support its success.
I booked you last year… should I book you again this year?
We leap frog our set lists over a 2-year cycle. This allows us to play great shows in back-to-back years with a minimal overlap of songs. Naturally, there are certain hits that are played every show but we can provide a very entertaining mix of music that works year after year. It’s good for you and good for us. Our UK Invasion show does the same.
Do you do charity events?
Yes, our band tries to do 3-4 charity events each year. We recognize the importance of giving back to the community and supporting worthy causes. Do connect with us directly to discuss this in more detail.
How far do you book in advance?
We will book up to 24 months in advance. In fact, it’s not usual for the prime dates to be booked well in advance.
Do you require a deposit upon booking?
Yes, we need a 50% deposit to secure your booking date. This is refundable based on conditions found in the contract.
Is your show family rated?
When preforming at family-friendly festivals or similar events, Yes, our show is good for the full family. We know that the Stones have written some material with colourful references. We make careful song choices and lyrical adjustments to play to a wide demographic.
The Rolling Stones have a history of being bad boys on-stage, off-stage, and behind the scenes. What can we expect from your band?
We are professionals in the entertainment industry. We will arrive on-time, clean, sober, well-mannered, and will deliver a quality product. We have no room for ill-mannered staff. In fact, we have a wait list of musicians wanting to join the troupe. Our team is top notch.
Can I use Rolling Stones logo’s and images to market the event?
No, items like their lip’s logo is trademarked and copyrighted. It would be unlawful. We do our best to respect their legal rights and work cooperatively with their operation. We will provide you with excellent high-resolution images for marketing purposes.
Do we have to sign a contract?
Yes, we will provide you with a contract / rider outlining our requirements for the show, conditions, and remuneration. The contract helps us both to run a successful event. It is written in plain English and is very do-able. The contract will indicate everything you need to know.
How available is your band for shows?
Most festivals book us well in advance. They know that long weekends, Saturday nights, and special occasions are very popular. They know the draw-power of the Rolling Stones. They also know that folks plan summer vacations in the winter. These folks often use concerts as anchor destinations in their travel plans. If you are interested, we highly recommend you book as early as possible. The popular dates get scooped-up early.
How long does it take to secure your band for an event?
You can secure our band in a few hours. Simply connect with us, get a quote, sign the contract, and send the deposit.
I have no experience in running a festival or concert. Can you help me?
Yes, our organization has event managers on staff that excel at festival management.
Do you have fireworks or pyro-technics in your show?
We have the potential to hire a support team to provide this service. Fireworks are a great way to end a show.
I want your band! What do I do now?
Well … start with a mini-fist pump, then send us an email through our contact page and we will start the process.