Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Gig offer in China


I thought this email I received from a booking agent in Beijing was pretty warped on a few different levels. Read it over and see if you can see why.


Dear Alan,
How are you? I hope you are having a great summer!

I am looking for musicians for a gig that might not exactly fit the Woodie Alan band, but maybe some of its members or musician friends could be interested? Anyhow, I thought I’d spread the word in this direction too…

A client is looking for :

- a band with 5 foreigners

- I hate to say this, but you know how things are in China... : preferably no black musicians

- for a gig in Zhejiang (Zhoushan)

- on Sept. 5th-12th (8 days)

- perform 15 minutes each evening

- with a female lead singer (preferably good looking!)

- style : dynamic, exciting, attractive (jazz/pop/rock, no particular request)

- budget : 700 RMB / performer / night

- transportation and accommodation are taken care of

Would you or your friends be interested in this gig?

Please let me know ASAP!