"As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation. Musician, author, filmmaker, curator, conservationist, digital music theorist, bicycle advocate, urban designer, visual artist, humanist ... David Byrne has many ways of expressing himself -- all of them heartfelt, authentic and thought-provoking.
From his groundbreaking recording career, first with Talking Heads and then as a solo artist and collaborator, to his recent use of digital media to connnect his creations to the world, he has been meshing art and technology to create jaw-dropping, soulful masterpieces that tell a story, and often invoke his audience to create some masterpieces of their own. In a recent art installation, Playing the Building, Byrne transformed an empty building into a musical instrument, and then invited visitors to play it.
His book Bicycle Diaries is a journal of what he thought and experienced while cycling through the cities of the world. And his 2012 book How Music Works expands on his 2010 TEDTalk to imagine how music is shaped by its time and place. ".
How to hire David Byrne for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking David Byrne.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like David Byrne, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking David Byrne or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
David Byrne'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 David Byrne for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book David Byrne, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing David Byrne. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to 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 David Byrne booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book David Byrne for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final David Byrne booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will David Byrne charge for an event. 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 too. 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 David Byrne for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the David Byrne agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book David Byrne, 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 David Byrne 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 David Byrne, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Male, Age Group-30's-50's, Sells Public Event, Rock