Ever wake up the morning of a gig too nervous to do the gig? Does your band have signals or a plan for when a uninvited guest graces your stage? Do you understand the difference between a contractor and an employee?
Have you never thought about any of these things? Paul and Dave have, and they work hard in today’s episode to distill it all down into examples that mean something for you and your musical career.
When is it time to buck the traditional flow of a party or wedding gig and do something a little different? When you have a better idea, that’s when! Dave attended a wedding this weekend and learned quite a few new things just by being a guest.
Paul’s got a club relationship that’s going sideways (and down in pay!) and he and Dave talk through all this and more on this week’s Gig Gab!
A big part of performing live music involves engaging with the crowd. The better you can do that, the better your band will do in a general sense. But there’s a cost… what happens when that one member of the crowd goes too far? What happens when they see the relationship as more than just performer-and-audience member? What happens when they think that you’re friends?
Your two favorite weekend warriors, Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton, talk through this and more here on Gig Gab this week. Press play… and enjoy!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 180 – Tuesday, September 4, 2018
00:00:45 Using failure to level set
00:03:43 Paul’s Party in the Park
00:04:26 Evolving your own events
00:06:15 Sensitive to reputation
00:07:11 Proper planning leads to…
00:08:21 …Good Vibe!
00:09:07 But… one more thing!
00:10:12 When a fan has an agenda
00:12:14 Fans distracting your focus
00:13:49 How to handle the over-reaching fan
00:16:30 Notice the clench!
00:18:16 Fan is rooted in “fanatic”
00:19:50 Billy Joel: Don’t take any shit from anyone
00:20:57 Will you play for racists?
00:25:20 Ryan (not Bryan) Adams, the father of alt country