Communicating Your Professionalism – Gig Gab Podcast 171

Guitarist in a suit. Communicating Your ProfessionalismWhen you’re looking at promoting your band, what are the important factors to portray? Is it all about the music? Unfortunately, that may not be case… in fact, it’s not the case. But don’t fret… Paul and Dave have some answers or at least some perspective for you, answering questions from all of YOU, dear listeners. Press play and enjoy!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 171 – Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • 00:01:12 Drummers crossing the backline meridian
  • 00:02:15 U2’s Elaborate Simplicity
  • 00:06:50 Deconstructing the U2 show
  • 00:08:53 Stadium Shows
  • 00:14:36 Playing with your back to your band
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  • 00:19:40 Rob on Facebook asks…
  • 00:21:38 Who you know matters
  • 00:24:16 Marketing matters, too!
  • 00:25:26 Cultivating your Following
  • 00:26:17 Communicating your professionalism
  • 00:29:55 Don’t Dilute the Pool
  • 00:36:28 The barriers to entry are different
  • 00:37:24 The hardest worker wins!
  • 00:43:02 GG 171 Outtro

Value Simplicity, Highlight the Differences – Gig Gab Podcast 170

Picture of drum set with lyrics on bass drum, text Value Simplicity, Highlight the differences, Gig Gab Podcast 170How do cruise ships, fiddle players, Joe Zawinul, percussive guitar, and taping lyrics to a kick drum all tie together? If you had asked Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton that question before they recorded this episode, they probably wouldn’t have had an answer.

Now, though, not only do they have an answer, you do, too. Download or just press play and enjoy!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 169 – Monday, June 18, 2018
  • 00:01:04 Alaska thoughts lead to…
  • 00:01:39 Cruise ship bands!
  • 00:05:39 The logistics of the R&B band aboard the ship
  • 00:09:33 Dave Matthews Band Changes
  • 00:15:38 Feel the groove
  • 00:18:15 The uniqueness of DMB
  • 00:26:06 An eclectic mix
  • 00:29:53 DOMi with Jazz is PHSH
  • 00:35:34 In-Ears Warning
  • 00:39:57 Follow the lyrics!
    • The Value of Simplicity
  • 00:50:17 GG 170 Outtro

Music From the Fan’s Perspective – Gig Gab Podcast 169

Picture of a crowd at a bar with the text Music from the fan's perspective - Gig gab podcast 169Bars are intimidating things to some people. When was the last time you, as a musician, thought about that?

It’s good to think about music from your audience’s perspective and consider the vibe that you’re creating for them… and that’s exactly what Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton talk about today. From attitude to song selection to choosing the actual room you’ll play in, you can control the vibe before the downbeat even happens.

Listen, learn, and let your two favorite podcasters know what you think! feedback@giggabpodcast.com is where the mailbox is always open for you.

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 169 – Monday, June 11, 2018
  • 00:02:29 Hearing the subtlety in harmonies
  • 00:03:38 Managing Humility and Confidence
  • 00:05:27 Developing Chemistry
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  • 00:11:36 Music From the Fan’s Perspective
  • 00:18:50 Put Yourself in their shoes
  • 00:20:41 Sharing yourself
  • 00:23:37 Be present and in the moment
  • 00:25:18 You can’t be that if you’re not that!
  • 00:26:53 What does your scene need?
  • 00:30:35 Serve the vibe instead of enforcing your will
    • “Bars are intimidating things”
  • 00:37:26 GG Outtro

The Art of “No” – Gig Gab Podcast 168

The Art of No, Gig Gab Podcast 168“Hey, would you like to do a project together?” It’s easy when your answer is “yes,” but what happens when it’s not? How do you deal with this now-difficult scenario? Paul and Dave talk through all of this for you today. We’re not sure they come up with the magic answer, but there might be a magic phrase or two that they share.

Then Paul nudges Dave into talking about playing “behind the beat” and what that all means. Do you know? Do they? You’ll have to listen to find out! Press play, download, and enjoy!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 168 – Monday, June 4, 2018
  • 00:01:04 The Art of “No”
  • 00:04:57 Be Honest
  • 00:07:39 Watch social cues
  • 00:10:17 Educating someone
  • 00:16:30 “What do you have in mind?”
  • 00:21:29 Framing your Nos (not your Nose)
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  • 00:26:16 Dead and Company
  • 00:29:00 Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, John Mayer
  • 00:32:48 Kreutzmann’s playing Behind the Beat
  • 00:41:55 Paul’s playing in a Fogerty Tribute
  • 00:43:50 GG 168