Are you someone who’s trying to break into the music scene? Maybe you took some time off from playing or maybe you’ve never played out. What can you do to get going? Your two favorite weekend warriors were asked this question by a fellow listener and they spend some time exploring all the different ways you can make this transition.
But first, it’s time to talk gigs. It is Gig Gab, after all. Dave played a gig on Christmas night(!), and Paul’s exploring the coffee house scene in his area to see what kinds of experiences he can create.
All this and more on the final Gig Gab episode of 2017!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 146 – Monday, December 27, 2017
00:01:34 Christmas night Rocky Horror
00:05:16 Holiday Gigs
00:08:25 Taking the gigs that come in
00:10:38 Acoustic Gigs that are truly acoustic
00:13:32 Coffee House gigs
00:16:17 How to get people to quiet down and listen?
00:20:44 Music rooms vs. Restaurants vs. Other venues
00:22:40 Ross-How to go about starting from scratch?
00:25:36 Jam Nights vs. Gig Nights
00:28:04 Hiring your way into the scene
00:30:01 The hidden gems
00:31:59 A-list cliques
00:34:06 Be discerning
00:37:08 Craigslist – go audition and get yourself hired
Sometimes that person in the crowd that wants to sit-in can be awesome… sometimes they can be awFUL. How do you tell which it’s going to be? Listen to Paul and Dave share some war stories and advice. Then it’s on to answering a question about Facebook and marketing and more. And, in the middle, Dave talks about a new toy for drummers who want to add some sounds and feels to their acoustic kits. Press play, download, and enjoy! Always be performing!
New sound for your band, new thoughts from your band members, even new sound for the show. Yep, the theme for this episode is, most undoubtedly, Listen and Learn.
First we share a comment about getting sound on stage just right and – no surprise here – it’s all about listening. Then we talk through Paul’s drummer replacement process. There was a message loud and clear there, too. Dave shares a lesson about listening to his fellow band members, and realizing that you’re not always hearing what you think you’re hearing!
Lastly, but not leastly, there’s new sound for the podcast itself, too… and some mid-show tweaks are necessary to dial it in. It’s ALL about listening, including Paul’s dog who has something to say, as well.
Download, press play and – you guessed it – Listen and Learn!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 144 – Monday, December 11, 2017
00:01:37 Andy-Gig Gab 142-Regarding Volume
00:07:40 The goal of good sound is to be able to have instrument
When it comes to being a singer, pitch is fundamental to doing it right. But that’s not all there is, and your two Weekend Warriors (and still-working-at-it-every-day singers!) talk through their respective journeys of gaining confidence and functionality in front of the microphone. But first, it’s time to talk about making music your life. It’s like two episodes in one, and Paul and Dave share their thoughts about making a living primarily through music. Could you bring yourself to do it? Listen in and cogitate while your two music geeks talk, then share your thoughts in the comments below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – Always be performing, folks!