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Microphone & Stage Requirements

About the Farnum Family / Résumé Here

Letters of Recommendation / Song List Here

The Farnum Family Promo Brochure / 11 page PDF File

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Microphone & Stage Requirements

About the Farnum Family / Résumé Here

Letters of Recommendation / Song List Here

The Farnum Family Promo Brochure / 11 page PDF File


Requested Stage Arrangement

(From Audience Perspective)

Performer:

Trish

Norm

Hannah

Benjamin

Maggie

Nathaniel

Daniel

Instrument:

Piano

Banjo

Fiddle

Guitar
Mandolin

Fiddle

Bodhran
Resonator Guitar

Upright Bass

Vocal Mics:

Yes

w/Boom

Yes

Yes

Yes

Shared*

Shared*

Yes
w/Boom

Instrument Feeds (DI Box):

Direct Box

(Keyboard)

Mic

(Banjo)

Mic

(Fiddle)

Mic

(Guitar & Mandolin)

Mic

(Fiddle)

Mic

(Resonator Guitar)

Direct Box

(or drum mic)

Optional Vocal Mics:

Yes

w/Boom

* Shared Single Vocal/Instrument Mic

Yes
w/Boom

Note: For most venues we are equipped to set-up our own sound system to conform to our needs.
However, when a quality "house system" is available, we are always pleased to use it (and/or with our mics) as needed.
When available, we are also pleased to work with your professional sound engineer.

It Takes Work and Faith to be a Successful Family Band...

Our family band has been performing for the last six years or so, however my wife & I have been involved in music & stage performance for over 20 years together, and I another 10 years before! We perform with the oldest four of our six children, but with the two youngest joining in on some specialty songs. We enjoy traveling and sharing our Farnum Family flavored music with folks at churches, fairs, festivals, schools, private engagements and at Silver Dollar City. As a homeschool family we usually have the flexibility to travel whenever and wherever an occasion might warrant.

My current booking procedure involves the following steps… first, I determine a target audience (church, fair or festival, school, etc.) and glean preliminary information simply from an internet search. Most of my bookings are achieved by making the proverbial "cold-call" (however many are referrals from other family bands or past engagements). Next, I determine the proper decision-maker and introduce myself, giving a brief overview of our family & music ministry, entertainment, and/or educational value for the respective venue (i.e. church, fair or festival, school, etc.). If interested, I offer to make an immediate follow-up by sending a ‘get-acquainted’ email, offering it as a means of seeing our smiling faces and learning more about our family & family music. An example follows…

Hello (Contact Person):

Thank you for taking my call… We’d like to introduce you to music performance by the Farnum Family. We would be very pleased to share our Bluegrass/Gospel/Irish/Old-Time Western Music & Homespun Humor for your next community or special event. Since first forming our Farnum Family Band, we have been pleased to share our family music in a wide variety of family-oriented venues. Perhaps you or someone you know may have already seen us at Silver Dollar City, the Ozark Folk Center, an RV Resort, a local church or some other venue. Upon request, we can offer an educational & exciting school assembly program.

For your convenience, we've attached a printable promo document, including a glimpse of our family. To hear what we sound like, please visit our website and direct your attention to our Products page & click on some of the song titles listed under our Come and Rejoic, Folk Psalms and Leaning... albums. For a taste of our old-time family-style music, be sure to sample our Tomato Pickin’, A Time to Fiddle, and Song of the Bandit albums. And for availability, please check our Calendar page.

We’ll look forward to hear from you, or will follow-up with a call in a short time. Thank you.

In His Service & Yours,

Norm & Trish Farnum

417 337-3432

The Farnum Family is now on facebook

The general format is as illustrated above and includes the mentioned attachment, but some details change slightly depending on the venue being pursued (I keep a general template for each). I try to always make at least one follow-up call to make the booking, determine their level of interest for a future booking, or move on…

Hope this will be of some help to you and other family bands!

 

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Last updated: Feb 22, 2016 by Norm