Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Why Do Impersonators charge the way they do ?                                                                                                                                A. After years of perfecting  the look, sound, getting specialized costuming made, websites made and marketing themselves. Then it frequently it takes two or more people,  which might include an assistant, driver and or soundman. It also takes many hours to prepare, rehearsal and practice time , get to the gig early, they may need to set up equipment, do a sound check before guests arrive. Typically for women,  up to two hours in make up and hair to transform into character. Then typically meet and greet and to do a full show in character, then breakdown and load and unload back into storage. So a typical half hour show, can be eight to ten hours of preparation work of two or more people.
Q. What else do I need to know to hire an Impersonator ?                                                                                                                     A. This is typically covered in a document called the entertainment rider it usually consists of a green room a designated room to change and get ready in. This may include drinks (soft drinks/water) and possibly a meal or light snacks for an event that lasts three hours or more. Depending on length of travel, A flight,meals, and a hotel stay may need to be arranged as well as transportation to and from the venue.
Q. Should I tip the performer ?                                                                                                                                                                      A. This relates mostly to private events , Although not mandatory a tip for a job well done, is always appreciated and welcomed.