Any Idea Roughly How Much Celebrities Charge for a Weekend Night?

I have a nephew who has been talking about having certain Australian celebrities at his party next February, he is in his 30’s and has been hinting at having his patients pay for it.

Any idea roughly say to have Marcia Hines or Carlotta sung for a hour or so at a function

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  • +16 votes

    Have you tried contacting their agency/manager, and what did they say?

  • +16 votes

    This guy is 30

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      "in his 30s". So this guy could be 39 and still wanting celebrities with him AND wanting his PARENTS (?) to pay for it… Sounds like the celebrities should be his parents

    • +7 votes

      This guy is 30

      It does indeed sound like a sad situation.

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    It varies per celebrity.
    And most celebrities won't even entertain the idea.
    I know a celeb who as paid £50k for 2 hours + house benefits.

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      And most celebrities won't even entertain the idea.

      this, unless the celeb is a faded one with no work prospects, they won't be caught dead in a random's house. There is such thing as bad publicity

      • +12 votes

        True. Depending on who the patients are, it could be good publicity. For example, if the patients are disabled people, or sick kids, celeb's would get good publicity by helping them out.

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          Just as long as they don't tweet or Instagram something like "spent an hour with disabled kids today, I can totally relate to their life".

          So many celebrities seem to have to record everything they do via social media in an attempt to get good publicity.

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            @pennypincher98:

            "spent an hour with disabled kids today, I can totally relate to their life".

            hahaha

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            @pennypincher98:

            So many celebrities seem to have to record everything they do via social media in an attempt to get good publicity.

            True, it certainly isn't the best motive, if they are only helping disabled or sick kids for publicity. It probably is nowdays 1 of the best publicity moves they can make. It's all choreographed by image consultants and their managers also.
            I guess politicians and the like have always done the 'kissing a baby shot' but social media has taken publicity stunts and related snapshots to a whole new level.

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              @Chewybacca: I guess the thing I want to see is celebrities visiting disabled/sick kids out of their own heart and actually wanting to make their day rather than doing it for positive image.

              Certainly they are celebrities they donate and visit them out of the goodness of their heart. Others however just jump on the bandwagon because it's "in" and pretend they care.

              It isn't the worst thing for the kids who will be overjoyed nonetheless but it looks really bad on the celebrity.

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                @pennypincher98:

                I guess the thing I want to see is celebrities visiting disabled/sick kids out of their own heart and actually wanting to make their day rather than doing it for positive image.

                And by what medium would you like to see them doing that?

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                  @Scrooge McDuck: You can see more than just with your eyes if you are being a smart arse.
                  I don't care or not whether I physically see it, but it's what I want to happen (ie "see")

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                    @pennypincher98: And how would you like to become aware that it has happened?

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                      @Scrooge McDuck:
                      I don't need to become aware that it's happened. I know you are after an answer like "social media" so then you can say "ha, got you!" but ordinary people do great things every day without looking for a pat on the back from social media.

                      Yes, there's probably a lot of celebrities that donate and that's great but have they ever taken the time to actually visit sick/disabled kids?

                      • +2 votes

                        @pennypincher98: Wait… So you want celebrities to visit sick children without publicity but you also are saying that none do it because there is no publicity or evidence of it occurring?

                        If there is no evidence of a particular celebrity visiting a sick child isn't that exactly what you are after? A celebrity who has visited a sick child and not profiteered on it?

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                          @Name: This is the point I hoped pennypincher98 would realise. I was disappointed.

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                            @Scrooge McDuck: This is exactly what I knew you were trying to get at.

                            The word can still get out there that they have done a good deed, it just doesn't need to be patting themselves on the back via their Twitter/Instagram handle. I hear about good deeds all the time that are from people other than the celebrity. That's great.

                            For example, a hospital can tell a news reporter who will then relay the story on. Rather than the celebrity taking a photo and tagging it #helpingsickkids or #doingagoodthing - can you see the difference?

                            One is being an attention seeker and one is actually being a nice caring person.

    • +9 votes

      And most celebrities won't even entertain the idea.

      Robbie Williams will, if you'll let him.

  • +2 votes

    Marcia. Hines or Carlotta? My guess is that they would pay YOU… Just hit up randoms on Instagram

  • +1 vote

    For an evening, the likes of Joe Camilleri would be maybe $30K+ I suspect. Try here -
    https://premierartists.com.au/roster/

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    Australian celebrities

    lol…is that a thing?

  • -2 votes

    Marcia Hines or Carlotta sung

    LOL probably nothing because no one knows who they are

  • +7 votes

    Nikki Webster probably needs a gig

  • +19 votes

    Look, for a very reasonably $300 I will happily tell some very witty stories for an hour or so at your nephew's party.

  • +18 votes

    Go the ozbargain way, and get lookalikes. 90% the same for 10% the cost

  • +5 votes

    Honeybadger will turn up and snog ya sister and her friends and theirs too.

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    If he wants someone to sing at his party - is it a charity event or birthday party - then there's always cover lookalikes which could be more fun sometimes, or seek out some music talent show constant.

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    I'll turn up for free if there's a good meal and as much as I can drink involved.

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    Marcia Hines or Carlotta! Sounds like the nephew is in his 70s.

    I've heard of quite well Australian musicians who will perform at your home but the only ones I can think of at the moment are Deborah Conway and Willie Zygier. Most well known Aussie musicians are skint so I don't think they will charge a million bucks for singing you Happy Birthday like Elton John or Celine Dion.

    http://www.deborahconway.com/half-man-half-woman-parties/

  • +1 vote

    someone has too much spare cash

  • +2 votes

    Just invite Thor.

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    3FITTY

  • +3 votes

    Shannon noll might help

  • +7 votes

    Stormy Daniels US$130,000 (allegedly).

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    Hire some Sydney pop punk bands to play

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    It all depends on the celebrity.
    Aussie celebrities aren’t hugely in demand, unless you’re chris Hemsworth or Nicole Kidman.

    The two Aussie celebs you mentioned I’m not even aware of their names.

    So I’d be more inclined to believe they would go with lesser fees, for example, that of Lindsay Lohan, Spencer Pratt, The Situation, etc

    The three I just listed have club appearance fees for around $5,000 and upwards. But of course it depends on the event, the venue, how far they have to travel, accomadarion and all sorts of things.
    Often celebs will ask for things to be paid for on top of the fee, such as first class flights and 5 star hotels.

    People like Madonna, Mariah Carey, J.Lo etc all have appearance fees in the <b>millions</b>.
    In comparison, $5000 for Lindsay Lohan or Sophie Monk doesn’t seem so bad.

    Contact their agent for a definite price, but I’d guess around 5-10k for the ones you mentioned.

    Edit- upon googling their names and seeing they peaked in the 70’s and haven’t done a lot of media work in over a decade, it’s quite possibly even less than $5,000. Perhaps $500-$3000 per hour.
    Not because they aren’t talented anymore, of course they are; it’s just people forget about celebrities so quickly. Even months after a tv show, let alone several decades. Their demand has dropped big time.

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      Those prices seem too cheap. wedding singers/bands cost way more than that and they are nobodies

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        The wedding band fee will be split amongst all band members. The band will have to get to the venue early, lug their instruments and PA, set up, do a sound check and then wait around until it's time to play, play a few sets and then wait until the party's over until they can pack up their equipment and leave. They may have also had to rehearse some of the requested songs if they are not part of their regular repertoire. They might be on the job for 6-8 hours, event though they only play for 2-3. Taken as an hourly rate, it's probably not that great.

        The club appearance fee is just for showing up. ie. taking a limo ride to the venue, having a few free drinks and making small talk with the host and the guests they want to impress, then back in the limo for the next appearance in less than an hour.

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      If they made so much money over their careers, no way they'll get out of bed for a few thousand dollars per hour. They would all be financially independent.

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        Google their appearance fees. It’s true. It may on a per hour basis it doesn’t specify.
        A lot of celebrities mismanage their money, and reality stars often blow their limited pay cheque early on in the game and then try to scrape back whatever they can with club appearance fees.

        Some has been celebs have even been rumoured to stay with rich business men for the night if the price is right. lilo has been accused of that by multiple tabloid sources, as well as Sophie monk, Victoria silversted, etc

        Not everyone on TV is rich.

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        I don't think Lindsay Lohan made any money, she became suddenly famous for a year or two, and has spent the rest of her time being famous for how badly her life was (profanity) up after being famous.

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    Soulja boy charges 75k.

    Source: Bow Wow and Souljah Boy Tell ‘Em - Marco polo
    "Say the same lines but the fans aren't bored of me
    75,000 dollars if you want to order me
    Hold on!! Let me change my swag"

  • +3 votes

    Why not strippers?

  • +1 vote

    Call 2pac, he's available.

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    Why not some OzBargain celebs? Who could say no to the likes of JV, tightarse and Eastern culture? You could pay them in eneloops too.

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    Why the need for celebs at the party? What's he trying to compensate for? And why are his patients paying for it? Questions questions questions……

  • +1 vote

    Still make me laugh at the thought of someone in their 30's wanting to see Carlotta lip-syncing at their party. How did this person acquire their peculiar taste in music?

  • +2 votes

    How about celebrity impersonators? Find one that's really good.. So good that it'll fool everyone. Jason Jackson?

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    Call Corey Worthington, he might do it for a slab of beer.

    But seriously, this is a troll thread.

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    Prowl Moorepark Sydney or woolloomooloo and you might bump into Russell Crowe. Hit him up for a pair of clippers.

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    Disappointed in the people who haven't heard of Marcia Hines or who make disparaging remarks about her. Poor general knowledge of Australian culture I guess.

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      shhh then they'll know how old we are lol

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      @mikeoz , despite the internet, a lot of young people nowadays are clueless about the times before they were a teenager.
      I asked a young guy the other day ( 21yo) who told me he was into Auusie pub bands about the Hoodoo Guroos, he had never heard of them likewise with Dragon, mental as anything, Midnight Oil.

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        Yes, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I am not ashamed to note that I am 46, but also am a muso having played in lots of cover bands you tend to pick up lots of history even for bands before my time or that I wasn't into as a teenager. I've never been 'into' Marcia Hines, but I'm still aware of her work and importance to Australian music.

        On a positive note young people who aren't aware of the bands you've listed are in for a great voyage of discovery once an 'elder' puts them onto the good stuff!

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    My wife has working with a few 'celebrities' when they sponsor community events. This is normally business seminars and similar.

    For Australian comedians to speak for about 30 mins to 1 hour it has cost around $5k to $10k plus travel. The most recent she was involved with was Magda Subanski. Cannot commend on singers though.

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    just invite a few local THOTs

  • +1 vote

    This is one of the stranger posts I've seen. Hardly makes sense. Perhaps a language barrier?

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    Unfortunately a lot of young people under 25 have no idea of Aussie music history especially the great bands of the 80’s.

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    Why not hit up corey worthington?

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    Shannon Noll will probably sing at your nephews party for free

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    Hmmm, well me being a legend in my own mind I will do it for a six pack.

  • +1 vote

    Depends on how long you need them, I mean you don't want to pay for more time than you need them. Apparently Anthony Mundine charges in 96 second blocks.

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    Have you checked how much Tightarse charges per appearance?

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    Assuming you're in the same city as the celeb and thus travel is not an issue. … I'd imagine you will pay between 5 and 10k … that won't be a whole hour of singing or something though.. that would be say 3-4 songs and may or may not include the audio gear.

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