Andrew Loog Oldham discovered the British lyricist Vashti Bunyan. She recorded a song for Decca called "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind" (written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards), which was mostly unnoticed in its time.
Her subsequent recordings of her own songs went unnoticed in a similar way. The pair's buddy Donovan was planning to start an artists' colony on some islands off the west coast of Scotland, so Vashti left London for a life on the road with a horse, a wagon, a dog and a lover.
She began writing the songs that would eventually appear on her album "Just Another Diamond Day," which Joe Boyd produced and which was published in 1970.
She was rediscovered with the re-release of "Just Another Diamond Day," which became a cult favorite and ranked #53 in the "top 100 British albums of all time" list compiled by the Observer songs Monthly. She then began to create songs once more. After a 35-year hiatus, Max Richter produced and published her second album, "Lookaftering," which this time drew considerable media attention and positive reviews.
Then Vashti began her first-ever tour, giving performances in Europe, the UK, the USA, Australia, Japan and Singapore.
In the UK, FatCat published her third album, "Heartleap," and in the US, DiCristina did the same. Vashti mostly wrote, played, edited, organized and recorded it at her Edinburgh home studio..
How to hire Vashti Bunyan for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Vashti Bunyan to perform.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Vashti Bunyan in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Vashti Bunyan or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Vashti Bunyan'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 Vashti Bunyan for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Vashti Bunyan, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Vashti Bunyan. 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 Vashti Bunyan booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Vashti Bunyan for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Vashti Bunyan 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 Vashti Bunyan charge for an event. An example fee to book Vashti Bunyan 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 Vashti Bunyan for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Vashti Bunyan agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Vashti Bunyan, 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 Vashti Bunyan 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 Vashti Bunyan, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Folk, Folk-Alternative, Folk-Indie, Female, Age Group-18-30's, British