Natalie Merchant first achieved success as the leader of the well-liked folk-rock group 10,000 Maniacs, but she later saw even greater success as a solo performer as her literate, socially concerned compositions made her one of the leading female artists in modern pop. Being a well-known social crusader, Merchant frequently runs campaigns in support of contentious subjects including animal rights, domestic abuse, and homelessness. Professional musician Natalie Anne O'Shea Merchant plays the piano. In 1981, she led the band 10,000 Maniacs, which she co-founded. She attended college after leaving the band, and in 1993 she launched a lucrative solo career. Many of Merchant's songs are original compositions, which she also produces. Three of her top-40 songs from her 1995 solo debut album, "Tigerlily," were "Carnival," "Jealousy," and "Wonder." She released her second solo album, "Ophelia," in 1998, her third, "Motherland," in 2001, and her fourth, "The House Carpenter's Daughter," in 2003. Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Michael Stipe, David Byrne, and Merchant have all performed with Merchant. Additionally, she has frequently worked with Billy Bragg, most notably on the album "Mermaid Avenue" from 1998. She has been actively involved in advocating a number of campaigning topics through her songs and through the causes to which she lends her name, much like Bragg, whose work touches on social and political themes..
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Natalie Merchant's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Natalie Merchant for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Natalie Merchant, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Natalie Merchant. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Natalie Merchant booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Natalie Merchant for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Natalie Merchant booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Natalie Merchant charge for an event. An example fee to book Natalie Merchant is in the starting range of $150,000-$299,000. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Natalie Merchant for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Natalie Merchant agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Natalie Merchant, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Natalie Merchant booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Natalie Merchant, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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