Your Two Weekend Warriors Share a Weekend – GigGab 79

Dave's View from behind The HouserockersIt finally happened: Dave and Paul played the gigs together that they’ve been discussing for the past few episodes. As always there are lessons that were learned, stories to tell, and sometimes both are about the same thing! Listen as these two weekend warriors share their shared weekend with all of you!


Chapters include:

00:00:00 GigGab 79

00:01:04 Big Ears

00:05:06 Beginning of the Trip

00:06:10 It all began with wine

00:10:58 Heading to the gig

00:17:59 Your sound is your style

00:20:36 Sorting out the time

00:23:04 Finding the groove

00:26:24 What is Hip?

00:34:17 Sunday – We (ain’t) Got The Power!

00:40:42 GG Outtro

Embracing Intensity and Lessons from the Pros – GigGab 78

drummer-intensePaul and Dave are in the final stages of their shared gig prep, but take a detour today to talk about all the other projects they each have going on and the value of embracing intensity. Then it’s time to look to the pros and learn some lessons about requests and stage presence. As if we thought honing our craft on our instruments was enough, that’s only the beginning!

Confident vs. Overconfident Subbing – GigGab 77

substituteDave’s coming out to sub for The Houserockers in a couple of weeks, so it’s time for him and Paul to chat through some of the details required to ensure a good gig. Equipment, dress code, charts and confidence are the topics discussed today, and it’s a good one! On top of that, listener Kevin has a question about how much input and influence a subbing drummer should exert. Dave and Paul have slightly differing approaches to answering this particular question. Don’t worry, it’s only a little awkward! Buckle up, press play and enjoy the ride.

Outdoor Summer Gigs, Musical Inspirations & Uninvited Stage Visitors – GigGab 76

cartoon-rock-starsPaul curses Dave by revisiting the subject of People Behaving Badly™, this time with the twist of discussing folks who feel the need to join your band (or any band!) on stage without invitation. Before getting into that, though, your two favorite weekend warriors discuss the joys of playing outdoor summer festivals, and why you might want to do that with your band. Finally, have you ever gone to see a band and been so inspired that you want to change everything about the way you do what you do? You’re not alone!

The Energy Required To Be Intimate – GigGab 75

Today, Paul and Dave address the question a new bandleader asks about getting things started. As you might expect, your two favorite Weekend Warriors have a differing set of opinions on this, and that makes for a good podcast! First, though, it’s about how much energy it takes to play a “simple” acoustic gig. Keeping the crowd engaged is always an effort, and as a musician you’re constantly reminded of just how necessary that effort is. Hear Paul and Dave talk about all this and more!