I just wanted to check in and fill everyone in on the latest band “stuff”.
There has been some information and rumors going around that are simply untrue and I thought maybe we had better put the correct information out there for you.
First things first.. The Hideaway.. It was not our choice to lose a gig that has been good for us for a long time. There is a new owner there who decided for whatever reason to not honor our contract. They originally said they would, then claimed to not be able to find it.. Our issue was simply that a former member who shall remain nameless had our contracts and refused to give them to us. So, with the help of an attorney, we had a new version drafted just for the Hideaway. They waited until two days before we were scheduled to play to demand a 30% pay cut. It made no sense for us to do that and there was no reason given other than, “I’m just starting out”.. This was all done through a 3rd party because the actual “owner” was never there for any of the face to face meetings. The whole thing was suspicious from the start. The funny thing is, after everything was said and done, mysteriously the original contract re-appeared.. Hmmmmm…
In any case, we sincerely apologize for that mess and I’m working hard to get the band back in the Lafayette area. We do have a September date at Champ’s on Earl Ave. in Lafayette. More on that one later but they accepted us happily and we hope it works out for everyone involved.
The rest is cake.. The band is fine. We are learning new material and putting together a complete new show. We will honor every contract and every gig on our books for this year and already have some shows in the works for next year. We are better than ever and we think you will agree when you hear us. We are excited about the new lineup and think you will be too.
Thanks and un-thanks go out to those deserving and they know who they are.
The Snake Charmers are alive and well..