d.b.a. Jamey's House of Music
Mailing and physical address:
5841 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19131
215-477-7578 (also good for day of show tech contact)
Contact: Jamey Reilly
Load-in Time: 6:00 pm (Earlier times by request)
Sound-check Time: 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Doors: 7:30 pm
Show Time: 8:00 pm to approximately 9:45 - 10:00pm
Set Length -
Solo act: (2) 45 minute plus encores
Co-bills: (1) 45 minute set apiece plus encores
Opener: (1) 30 minute set
Headliner: (1) 60 minute set plus encores
Intermission: 15 minute
No attendant for CD sales during intermission / CD signing.
The 60 cushioned chairs may be removed for floor sitting performances. Cushions are available for floor sitting. General admission seating.
Equipment load-in through the front door. Driveway parking for performer vehicles. We may have volunteers available to help with equipment.
This is an all ages venue, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Small children are not appropriate for most performances.
We usually proceed on a verbal agreement, but will sign your contract if provided as long as it complies with our policies. In either case, please provide a stage plot or tech rider. We've built our good reputaion on trust... and it works both ways! Please don't cancel an engagement once it's confirmed, unless it is for an emergency. Our patrons expect us to live up to our billings.
16' wide by 10' deep, 8" rise from floor. No legs, curtains or backstage egress. Small tables and stools available.
Performance room size:
Approximately 560 square feet (5000 cubic feet volume). The room is acoustically trapped and treated for balanced response and has a warm, dark quality for clear and intimate sound at all sound pressure levels.
Wireless access, queen sofabed, shower and bathroom, practice amps and drums, (Studio 'C') multitrack recording station, sauna, massage table, treadmill.
There are dozens of local eating establishments, and quality lodging is available at:
Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia West
(2.5 miles [12 traffic lights] from PSALM on City Ave. at the I-76 junction)
4100 Presidential Blvd, Philadelphia PA 19131
Artists are treated to the delicious vegetarian or meat buffet dinner of the evening created by Chef Suyun at no charge. We do not accommodate hospitality rider requests, dietary restrictions or meal buy-outs. In addition, we provide hot and cold beverages and chips. There are dozens of restaurants on City Avenue within a 2 mile radius.
We no longer have a guest room available, but the green room has a queen size sofa bed and 2 twin beds, and if you have a sleeping bag, the stage is available as well. We do not arrange or pay for hotel accommodations, although there are Hilton and Crowne Plaza hotels within 2 miles of the venue on City Avenue. We do not recommend the small independent motor inns in the area.
We have a top-of-the-line Nord Stage 2, 88 key weighted action keyboard, great stage sound drum kit (Precision maple shells with 22" kick, double DW pedal, 14" and 12" rack toms, 16" floor tom, roto toms, maple or steel snare, Zildjian cymbols - 20" ride, 17" crash, 14" thin crash, vintage 14" hats; 14" Wuhan china, block and cowbells, assorted hand percussion (bodrhan, bendir, tar, shakers, etc.)and very good bass (600 watt Genz-Benz with 2 - 12" bottoms or an insanely high end 4250 watt custom built active 4 way rig with a 21", 2 - 12", 2 - 8" and 2 bullet tweeters, Crest amplification and a highly modified Demeter tube preamp), and guitar amps (Fender 60 watt Blues Deluxe, Vox AD100VT-XL) available for use if needed. The band will be responsible for carrying the gear up and back from the green room.
Sony 3 CCD high definition robotic camera with PTZ control, HD SDI feed to BlackMagic Design video capture including embedded stereo sound sub feed from board with comp/limiters, recorded to DataVideo HDV recorder for a tapeless workflow, and live broadcast to Ustream.tv PSALM Salon channel with archived video available on server. We also use a Sony handheld/tripod mount HDV video cam and Nikon still camera. We can also do 10 minute artist interviews, edited in Premiere Pro CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5 for upload to Ustream and Youtube at no charge. Epson Projector and screen available for multimedia presentations and DVD playback.
(8) Par 56 white LED lighting fixtures. Single scene, RGB LED color stage wash, follow spot, par 65 color gel room accent lights, green/red laser light room wash, black lights, strobe lights and fog machine.
Midas Venice F 32 channel board
Rain Element workstation with dual 6 core Xeon CPUs and 48 Gb RAM and terabytes of Glyph storage, running 64 bit Nuendo 6 for 32 track live recording
Lexicon PC92 stereo reverb
TC Electronic stereo rhythm delay
Alesis master disk recorder
24 channels of dbx compressor/limiters on mic inputs, and on all 8 outputs and groups
8 channels of dbx noise gates
Klark Teknik Graphic EQ on the mains and DOD Graphics on the 4 monitor sends
dbx feedback suppression on the mains and 4 monitor sends
QSC two way 15" stereo mains double stack, with JBL 18" subs - per side
4 monitor mixes with JBL 12" front wedges and s and JBL 15" side fills. 2 hot spot monitors available
Full selection of Sennheiser wireless, Shure, Sennheiser and AKG dynamic, Neumann and Shure condenser mics, assorted quality direct boxes and straight mic stands or assorted boom stands
We have a few music and guitar stands, but recommend bringing your own
Sound is engineered by Jamey Reilly, who has 4 decades professional experience in international pro-touring FOH Sound with major groups ranging from Aerosmith to Frank Zappa, large and small venue management, theater sound reinforcement design and installation, recording studio engineering/producing/consulting, and high-end pro-audio equipment engineering design including mixing consoles, microphones, loudspeakers, preamplifiers, amplifiers, noise reduction, signal processors, filters and equalizers. Jamey has designed equipment that has toured with some of the biggest names in music like Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris, gone to the top of Mount Everest and even into outer space. Jamey also plays bass guitar. You'll love the way you sound.
All live performances are (up to 32 live track) multi-track recorded via Nuendo 6 for archive. The studio 'B' gear includes the main Midas console running into a Rain Recording "Element" workstation with SSD raid drives and dual 6 core Xeon processors using 48 gb RAM and Glyph storage.
"Live off the board" mix CDs can be provided to performers after the show for $20. Fully produced live performance master CD or multitrack raw files export to your drive is available, billed at $75/hour plus cost of any media. Fully edited 1 or 2 camera HD performance videos on BluRay or standard video DVD or web-ready format are available at $75/hour plus cost of any media. There is a $100 fee to set up a second HD camera. We can also provide raw video files to your supplied hard drive for $75/hour.
We have the ability to do 24 bit / 192 kHz HD quality (up to 16 live input) multi-track session recording in "Studio 'A'", with high end state of the art tube and solid-state preamps from D.W. Fearn, Amek Neve, Steinberg and Reilly Design with premium quality studio mics from Neumann, Telefunken, Sennheiser, AKG, Crowley and Tripp and Schoeps. We use an HP Z800 workstation with SSD raid drives, dual 6 core Xeon CPUs and 24 gb RAM running Nuendo 6 and WaveLab 8 with Lynx Aurora converters and G-Technology SAS raid storage, with Waves, Lexicon, Antares, Izotope and assorted other plug-ins. We provide mastering services and full graphic design for disc and packaging services, as well as CD production project management. We can also mix to video for 5.1 DVD or film. Our video editing utilizes a Quadro 5000 graphics engine, BlackMagic Designs HD video capture, running Premiere Pro CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5.
As usual, terms are subject to change without notice...