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My illustrations take a light hearted look at the bizarre and intriguing requests listed in the band contract rider.

The contract rider is a legal document containing terms and conditions that must be satisfied before a band will put on a scheduled concert. Failure to provide items on the contract rider can result in embarrassing show-cancelling drama queen tantrums.

The most infamous contract rider probably belongs to 80’s rock group Van Halen, which included a bowl of M&M sweets in their dressing room – clearly stating that all of the brown coloured ones be removed before the band arrived.

The following band rider illustrations range from the sublime to the ridiculous.

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The Beatles

Tea time with Elton

School dinner with AC/DC

Tin bath time with Mr Graham Coxen

Absinthe and The Happy Mondays

Keith Flint and his crunchy nuts

Ozzy Osbourne loves a red snapper

Iggy helps the homeless

Acrobat Kiss

Bowie(Ziggy)