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Book McKinley James for your next corporate event, function, or private party.
With a serious blend of Motown soul and blues-based guitar playing, McKinley James' outstanding EP "Still Standing By" showcases his incredible talent to the fullest extent. Instead of sounding like the classic blues, it sounds like the playing of a guitarist who is so adept at using chord theory that at times you would mistake it for a horn section. That's because he plays in a duo. In contrast to the ham-handed modern bluesmen who fill guitar stores with their licks when they don't know shuffle from shinola, McKinley would enter the guitar store, plug in, and conjure the spirits of his own heroes, nearly forgotten pioneers like Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Otis Rush. His third EP, "Still Standing By," is excellent listening, but there's a catch. McKinley enlisted in the military before he was old enough to drink. The six songs on "Still Standing By" are a feast. It's soul music with a hint of blues growl, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys at his Easy Eye Sound facilities in Nashville, and it was completely written by McKinley (together with Patrick Sweany on "Whatever It Takes [For Love]") personally. The album's theme is introduced in "Stuck in the Shadows." He emulates the legendary Chuck Berry, whose patented double stops were created to replace horns that neither he nor they possessed..

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking McKinley James to perform.

Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like McKinley James in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking McKinley James or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
McKinley James'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 McKinley James for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book McKinley James, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing McKinley James. 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 McKinley James booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book McKinley James for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final McKinley James 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 McKinley James charge for an event. An example fee to book McKinley James is in the starting range of $15,000-$24,999. 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.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the McKinley James agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The McKinley James manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book McKinley James for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the McKinley James agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book McKinley James, 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 McKinley James 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 McKinley James, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Blues, Rock, Male, Age Group-18-30's, American
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