Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, Bettye LaVette is an American soul singer-songwriter who also incorporates elements of blues, rock, funk, gospel, R&B and country music.
Over the course of her many years in the industry, she has published eight studio albums and countless singles. She has been nominated for five Grammy Awards; most recently, "Things Have Changed" and "Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight" were nominated for Best Americana Album and Best Traditional R&B Performance, respectively.
LaVette's first record, "My Man-He's a Loving Man," reached number 7 on the R&B charts and launched her career. Soon after, she went on tour with Otis Redding and Ben E. King.
Since she began, some of her most well-known songs include "Things Have Changed", "Let Me Down Easy", "Crazy", "I'm Not the One", "Nights in White Satin", "Wish You Were Here", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" and more.
The autobiography "A Woman Like Me" by LaVette was also published. LaVette has been inducted into the Michigan Rock & Roll Legends Hall of Fame and received a Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year..
How to hire Bettye LaVette for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Bettye LaVette to perform.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Bettye LaVette in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Bettye LaVette or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Bettye LaVette'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 Bettye LaVette for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Bettye LaVette, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Bettye LaVette. 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 Bettye LaVette booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Bettye LaVette for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Bettye LaVette 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 Bettye LaVette charge for an event. An example fee to book Bettye LaVette is in the starting range of $40,000-$74,999. 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 Bettye LaVette for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Bettye LaVette agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Bettye LaVette, 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 Bettye LaVette 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 Bettye LaVette, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Gospel, R&B-Funk, R&B-Urban, Dance, Blues, R&B, Female, Age Group-60's+, African American