Dear Restaurant / Club Owner, I applaud you for supporting the arts and welcome you to the growing number of exclusive restaurant and club owners who include live music for their patrons, if only for special occasions!
Because we specialize in restaurant/club entertainment, we have the resources to coordinate music with over 550 local musicians including strolling violinists, classical guitarists, jazz pianists, combo's or bands in any genre of music or size. The styles of music range from Jazz, Country, Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Beach, Top 40, Soul and Rhythm & Blues Bands. From acoustic singles, duos, trios or whatever the musical format of your venue may be. These are the best musicians and bands that you can find in the Triangle area.
We focus on full-time, professional musicians. These musicians play for a living. We feel that our responsibility to you and the Arts is to offer these musicians enough work that they can take care of their financial responsibilities and still remain musicians. We utilize local musicians because they are cost effective. The reputation of each of these musicians is well established, and their high visibility in the local club scene ensures a significant following. Our goal is to provide you with affordable local musicians that have a following and mailing lists of their own. This will generate sales at the door and at the bar! We also represent International and Regional bands, perhaps for a special event or grand opening or when you need a headlining band we can plan far enough in advance, that we can route them into our area, hence, saving you money.
Every weekend, we switch hats from music coordinators to talent scouts. We find out where the players are - we may visit several clubs on one night - searching for new talent. We scout, so you don't have to. We keep our roster current- which ensures that you always have the hottest bands in town. Only after we have heard a band live and they have passed our criteria, do we even begin to consider representing a band to you. Triangle Entertainment Agency is known for our ability to place bands within hours of a call. So remember, if you have a cancellation at 6:00pm on a Friday night, we can have a band setting up at your club by 8:00pm!
Already having bands? But your tired of dealing with the hundreds of phone calls a month that you receive from bands and you wish that someone could just take care of the music on a monthly basis - we can help you! Each month that you decide to have entertainment in your club, whatever the day or whatever the frequency, Triangle Entertainment Agency will handle the “complimentary” advertisement. We submit your listing to The Independent, The What's Up Section of the News & Observer and the Durham Herald, The Social Life E-mail database & several hotels, radio stations & restaurants in our area. The name of your club, the name of the band along with press materials including photos, the date and time of performance would be submitted weekly. If you choose to have entertainment on a regular monthly basis, we would also print 100 calendars for your patrons. This calendar would include your clubs' name, address, and phone number, with the name of each band and date they are scheduled to perform. Drink specials and special events could also be featured on the calendar.
Triangle Entertainment Agency receives payment from the venues. We do not inflate prices of the musicians & bands! If you were to call the bands direct, they would quote the same prices that we have. But what you won’t get is the guarantee or benefits that we offer. TEA has contracts for each performance that is geared for your protection as well as the protection of the bands. We also work directly with your accountant - your music is tax deductible and we keep up with Social Security numbers and how much you have paid them every year.
We have had a marvelous response in the Triangle as well as in the Greensboro, Winston- Salem, and High Point area. Triangle Entertainment Agency is striving to make this the premier area in the Carolinas for its night life featuring quality entertainment.
We appreciate your time and interest. We also sincerely look forward to scheduling an appointment with you. If you have questions please feel free to call.
Note: We have also dealt with ASCAP & BMI on behalf of local venues for whom we schedule music. You can't escape them regarding your seating capacity, TV's, or Jukeboxes. Nobody likes these guys and although they say they are supporting performing artists & songwriters, no one can say for sure, exactly where the funds are going. They certainly have damaged the local music scene by intimidating venue owners by their "mafia like antic's" and approach. We have on ocassion had dealings with them and TEA made formidable cases, where afterwards our venues were not held liable for their fees. There is a way to do this.
Call and music coordinator we will be happy to tell you the "four letter word" that they can not charge you for.