What is Your Band's Purpose? – Gig Gab Podcast 223

What is Your Band’s Purpose? – Gig Gab Podcast 223

If you were starting all over again with your band, what would you do and how would you do it? That’s the question Paul poses to Dave – and, by proxy, all of us – today. Listen as your two favorite weekend warriors talk through all of this and a LOT more.

The LOT? Well, there’s a conversation about how best to handle people behaving badly (yep, time to revisit that one!). And then there’s a discussion about the attitude to take as you walk on stage, based on something Dave learned (again!) this past week.

Press play and enjoy, Gig Gabbers!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 223 – Friday, August 23, 2019
  • 00:01:47 We’ll wake her up… or not!
  • 00:04:44 Handling people behaving badly
  • 00:11:16 The crowd was small, but mighty
  • 00:17:10 If you had your druthers, what would you?
  • 00:27:10 The corporate band is the easy route
  • 00:34:57 What rejuvinates a cover band scene?
  • Bonamassa Cover Mainline Florida
  • 00:37:34 Create a scene
  • 00:41:18 Next episode: September 3rd!
  • 00:41:54 Make your band a purpose
  • Gig Gab Podcast Facebook Group
  • 00:44:50 Today we’re using the RØDECaster Pro
  • 00:46:29 GG 222 Outtro
The Final 45 – Gig Gab Podcast 222

The Final 45 – Gig Gab Podcast 222

How do you introduce new songs to your band’s setlist? This is a pretty loaded question, it turns out, and your two favorite weekend warriors chat through this. Seems it might even need some kind of intentional process, especially if you want new songs to enter your band’s top 10.

Mothballs might be involved. And you’ll need to learn about The Final 45. Dave certainly did, and thankfully Paul was there to help! Press play and enjoy!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 222 – Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • 00:01:57 Podcast Movement and Dave’s Steve Jobs Story
  • 00:05:36 Adding New Songs
    • The Dangling Participle
  • 00:10:24 The creativity of a cover band
  • 00:11:51 Bringing a song into your A-List
    • Break Glass in Case of Emergency
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  • 00:19:09 What do you look for in a tune?
  • 00:26:00 There are so many great songs
  • 00:31:26 Giving a song a fair shake
  • 00:37:04 What works for your band
  • 00:46:04 The Final 45
  • 00:51:51 GG 222 Outtro
Eff That – Gig Gab Podcast 221

Eff That – Gig Gab Podcast 221

Are you in for a rollicking good time? Enjoying your summer, either playing in the streets or watching bands playing in the streets? That’s fun! Got a player who can’t stay in the pocket? What about when the bandleader isn’t up to snuff? How about when a festival doesn’t wanna pay local bands? Uh huh. And what do you do when someone spends too much time looking at your pedal board?

Paul and Dave have answers… and not only the titular one. That’s right. We said titular. Enjoy!


  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 221 – Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • 00:01:03 Stones played Harlem Shuffle
    • The Stones are an Impossible Band to Cover
  • 00:03:50 Two gigs, one night
  • 00:08:30 Playing In the Street!
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  • 00:17:46 Martin-Pocket-less Players
    • “Eff That!”
  • 00:29:00 When the bandleader isn’t up to snuff
  • 00:35:51 Eff That: Santa Cruz Music Festival Not Paying Local Performers
  • 00:44:38 CJ’s Pedal Board Sign
  • 00:46:35 Gig Gab 221 Outtro
    • Hats off to Kevin Bryson!