How to Hire CAKE For Your Event!
John McCrea, Vince DiFiore, Xan McCurdy, Todd Roper, Daniel McCallum
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Cake is an alternative rock music band from Sacramento, California, consisting of singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Daniel McCallum, and drummer Todd Roper. The band has been noted for McCrea’s sarcastic lyrics and deadpan vocals, and their wide-ranging musical influences, including norteño, country music, mariachi, rock, funk, folk music, and hip hop.
Cake incorporates a wide range of genres into its music, including country music, mariachi, new wave, college rock, jazz, funk, Iranian folk music, Brazilian music and hip hop. McCrea himself cites Hank Williams, Tom Zé, the Golden Gate Quartet and Sly and the Family Stone as particular influences.
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Cake is most often noted for four things: the prominence of DiFiore’s trumpet lines, McCrea’s ironic, sarcastic lyrics, his “droll, deadpan … monotone” vocals, and the use of the vibraslap. DiFiore’s trumpet work originated with McCrea’s desire for a second melodic instrument to go with a song he had written.
“A lead guitar playing those lines would have been really hokey. I like it when it’s a contrapuntal thing, where the guitar is doing one melody, the vocal is doing another melody, and the trumpet plays this third melody. If the music can be transparent enough, you can hear all three at the same time”.
In 2002 Cake had planned a tour in Europe, but in view of the September 11 attacks chose not to travel overseas. Instead, the band streamed a performance internationally from the Yahoo! headquarters in California, playing emailed requests.
The United States tour went ahead as planned, with Cake playing concerts in Birmingham, Alabama, St. Petersburg, Florida, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas.
This was followed by the Unlimited Sunshine Tour, a traveling festival headlined and planned by the band and featuring Modest Mouse, De La Soul and The Flaming Lips. A second Unlimited Sunshine Tour was undertaken in 2003, featuring Cake, Cheap Trick and The Hackensaw Boys.
Cake has received several awards and nominations throughout their career. Some of their notable awards and nominations include:
- 1997: Nominated for the “Best New Artist” Grammy award
- 1998: Won the “Outstanding Music Video” award at the GLAAD Media Awards for their video for “The Distance”
- 2003: Nominated for the “Best Rock Album” Grammy award for their album “Comfort Eagle”
- 2007: Won the “Outstanding Music Artist” award at the GLAAD Media Awards
Cake has also received several awards and nominations for their live performances and concerts, including being nominated for the “Best Live Band” award at the NME Awards in 2002 and 2004.
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Frequently Asked Questions About How To Hire CAKE for a private party or special event.
HOW TO BOOK CAKE?
(i.e., how to hire CAKE for an event)
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Simply click on the “Let’s Get Started!” link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.
Include information about your plans for your event and how taking steps to hire CAKE (or someone similar) might be of special interest.
If you decide you want to look at other names, simply include your talent-fee budget range and indicate that you want to see who else you might be able to afford with such a budget. We can send you a list of names that are affordable and in the style of music you prefer. We hope to save you time and frustration!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK/HIRE CAKE?
(i.e., what is the booking fee to hire CAKE for an event?)
(i.e., what is CAKE booking fee to perform at an event?)
Official booking fees for CAKE, or any other celebrity, are determined based on a number of factors and may change at anytime without prior notice.
Factors influencing pricing vary and may include date, location, type of event, whether a private party or a public concert, the artist’s calendar, whether the artist is on tour or not, how well tickets are selling at the artist’s concerts, the current demand for the artist’s music, market activity, etc.
As you might expect, the more in-demand the artist is, the more buyers are prepared to pay. Of course, this causes the artist’s price to increase as the artist becomes more popular or decrease when becoming less popular.
Exclusive agents with exclusive representation frequently quote a range instead of a specific price, since changes can occur at anytime. Generally, the artist’s manager has a role in the decision to accept any particular offer from a talent buyer.
To learn the most current artist’s pricing, or the estimated artist’s fee for your particular event, simply click on the “Let’s Get Started!” link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.
IS CAKE AVAILABLE TO WORK MY EVENT?
(i.e., what is CAKE‘s availability?)
To learn the artist’s current availability for your special event, simply click on the “Let’s Get Started!” link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.
Once we have your event/party information, we will be better able to assist you with putting your entertainment talent booking plans in place as your entertainment consultant. Let’s get this done right! We look forward to working with you!
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