Band Contract

 Red Herring Band Contract & Agreement


The following will outline what is expected of the Red Herring Pub and the bands that play at the pub.


Red Herring

1.    To Supply a full PA System that includes mixer, 2 monitors, 2 main speakers, 2 speaker stands for mains, & mic stands.

2.    To ensure prompt payment of musicians after music is finished.

3.    To provide band pricing in regards to food (50% discount) & special pricing in regards to beverages (Kitchen closes at 9:00 pm)

4.    To supply a safe venue for bands to play, and also provide an easy loading and unloading area for band gear.


1.     Load in and set up will be at 9:00 pm or as directed by staff (depending on when restaurant service has finished)

2.     Weekend band play times will be scheduled as follows:

a.    1st Music  Set 11:00pm -11:45 pm

b.    1st Break 11:45 pm -12:15 am

c.    2nd Music Set 12:15 am – 1:00 am

d.    2nd Break 1:00 am – 1:15 am

e.    3rd Music Set 1:15 am – 2:00 am

3.     Wednesday band play times is as follows:

a.    1st Music  set 10:30 pm – 11:15 pm

b.    1st Set Break – 11:15 pm – 11:35 pm

c.    2nd Music set 11:35 pm – 12:15 am

d.    2nd Break – 12:15 am – 12:30 am

e.    3rd Music Set 12:30 am – 1:00 am ish

4.    Mics, mic cables, and misc patch chords provided by band including ¼ to ¼ main speaker cables.

5.    All lodging is the responsibility of the band. 

6.    Musicians’ gear will be removed from Bar at end of night of music.

7.    Bands opening acts will not include a DJ of any sort – Live entertainment means live entertainment – solo or otherwise.

8.    Bands will take cues from Bartenders and other employees of the Pub when it comes to the sound level of the music ( ie. turn down or increase music volume as instructed)

9.    Band will return music equipment where and as it was found.



  1. Hi there! I’m a fiddle player, originally from Saint John, and I am based out of Sudbury ON, and in March I am headed East with an Outlaw country/bluegrass/rock band, “Murder Murder”. A friend mentioned we should look into playing your bar, and I was wondering whether that would be a possibility the night of Thursday Mar.6.

    Please check out the website to get a sense of the music. The hook is that we only play murder ballads, but it’s more about telling stories in an upbeat, danceable setting. People around here seem to really like it.

    Thanks very much for your time

  2. Nancy Lee says:

    David & I are planning a return trip to the Maritime Provinces this coming spring (March/April). We’re hoping to include The Vintage Bistro as one of our tour venues along the way as we promote our new CD Lost and Found.
    Please see our brief BIO below and have a listen to some of our songs on our website (
    Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

    BIO: David Sherman & Nancy Lee are a duo of singer/songwriters that met performing in a bistro outside of Montreal and soon began seeing each other, playing together and performing together. Their’s is a love affair on and off stage and their rapport in front of audiences prompted the artistic director of Montreal;s Infinitheatre, Guy Sprung, to ask them to write a musical about how they met.

    They have mounted two productions of the play with members of the legendary Stephen Barry Blues Band and are scheduled to have a two-week run of the play, Lost & Found, in the fall. Their soundtrack CD of the original songs from the play, is soon to be released.

    They finished 2013 with a tour of Nova Scotia venues and will be hitting the road again in late winter and spring to promote their CD.

    Sherman is a journalist, award-wining filmmaker, playwright and author. His first CD, If I Could Run, was produced by Big Fat Truck Records in Montreal. He is playwright in residence at Infinitheatre in Montreal, where he has had two hit plays, Joe Louis: An American Romance and The Daily Miracle. His first play Have a Heart was at the Centaur Theatre during an award-winning season of Montreal stories that included works by David Fennario and Michel Tremblay.

    Nancy Lee is a singer/songwriter who began her career in a touring rock and roll band when she was 17 and performed and toured for more than 10 years in several popular rock and blues bands throughout Quebec. She is noted for her powerful vocals and bluesy, jazz stylings and is a well-known and popular singer in clubs and cafés throughout Montreal and the Chateauguay Valley.

    Their songs, an original mix of blues, roots, pop and folk, tell stories of love and loss, of rusted cities and troubled souls. Their music and stage rap create an intimate bond with the audience and evoke tears and laughter.

    In concert or performing their play Lost & Found, Sherman & Lee are an original, artful duo performing haunting original songs and stories.

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