Scottish-American alternative rock group Garbage was founded in 1994 in Madison, Wisconsin, in the United States. Shirley Manson (vocals, guitars), Butch Vig (bass), Duke Erikson (guitars, keyboards), and Steve Marker are the band members (drums, percussion). Additionally, producers and remixers, Erikson, Marker, and Vig (Vig is best known for producing Nevermind by Nirvana). The band has sold over 17 million albums globally as of this writing. The three producers first got together for a loose jam session in Marker's basement. Angelfish's music video for "Suffocate Me" was seen on MTV by Steve Marker, who then taped it and showed it to the other members of his band. After Shirley Manson, a Scottish singer, accepted their invitation to join Garbage, Angelfish split up. Before Manson joined the group, Vig claims that Trash was given its name when drummer Pauli Ryan entered the studio as Vig was working on a remix for Nine Inch Nails and remarked that it sounded like "garbage." The group's debut album Garbage, which was preceded by their first single "Vow" in March 1995, was released in August 1995. With over 5 million copies sold and double platinum certification in the UK (#6), USA (#20), and Australia, this album was an unexpected hit. It was also featured in the book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" and earned excellent reviews from critics. The hits "Vow," "Only Happy When It Rains," "Queer," "Stupid Girl," and "Milk" were all taken from this album. Each of those songs made international charts. Since then, Garbage has released five additional albums, the second of which, Version 2.0, earned them two Grammy nominations..
How to hire Garbage for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Garbage to perform.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Garbage, 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 Garbage or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Garbage'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 Garbage for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Garbage, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Garbage. 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 accurate Garbage booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Garbage for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Garbage 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 Garbage charge for an event. One example fee to book Garbage is in the starting range of $150,000-$299,000. 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 Garbage for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Garbage agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Garbage, 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 Garbage 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 Garbage, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Alternative, Alternative-Rock, Grammy Award Winner Or Nominee, Female, Age Group-18-30's, Age Group-30's-50's, American, British