Selling Your Band: First Contact – Gig Gab 231

Listener Sean brings us back to the marketing table asking how best to make that very first contact with a potential club to play. Paul’s the experienced one here, and he leads us all through a great lesson on how best to make that work.

It seems we’re all now members of the blackout generation, at least in terms of generating power during blackouts. Dave shares some of his tips about powering your band through a power outage, as both he and Paul have needed to do lately!

And, of course, there are all of your favorite gig-related stories. It’s amazing how much stuff happens at “normal” shows, isn’t it? We love it. After all, that’s what makes Gig Gab exist!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 231- Monday, October 28, 2019
  • 00:01:04 Holiday Gigs
  • 00:04:24 “Do you think we’d be good for that venue?”
  • 00:10:56 Member of the Blackout Generation
  • 00:13:19 Paul Simon Tribute
  • 00:18:41 Little Feat Listeners!
  • 00:24:11 Standers vs. Sitters
  • 00:25:57 Generation Revisited
  • 00:28:49 Adding Songs on-the-fly
  • 00:34:26 Client vs. Venue vs. Band
  • 00:40:43 Sean-Making initial contact with a club?
  • 00:56:48 GG 231 Outtro

The Rule of Three – Gig Gab Podcast 230

Does your band have a new song approach policy? Maybe you need to adopt the rule of three. Maybe you need to tweak the wireless frequencies of your devices. Maybe it’s good to have a conversation about trust between your bandmates. Listen, there’s a lot of maybes in the world, and your two favorite weekend warriors can only tackle a few each week. Listen as Paul and Dave address these topics (and maybe another!). Press play and enjoy!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 230 – Monday, October 21, 2019
  • 00:01:26 Musical Nomadic Life
  • 00:02:19 Collecting guitars is more fun than moving guitars
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  • 00:08:49 GG229 – Trust and Communication amongst bandmembers
  • 00:18:15 Band members vs. Band leaders
  • 00:21:12 Kevin-Rule of 3 for New Songs
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  • 00:40:41 Kevin-IEM Frequencies
  • 00:49:51 Little Feat with a Sub!
  • 00:53:25 GG 230
Comfy Slippers – Gig Gab 229

Comfy Slippers – Gig Gab 229

There’s a point you can get to with a band where playing together feels like putting on your favorite comfy slippers. Things are happy, things are smooth, and you have room and confidence to conquer the stage.

But what happens when the slippers aren’t comfortable anymore? Or aren’t even there? Well, your two favorite weekend warriors talk through all of this. Listener Tom even has a scenario brewing that requires an extended conversation jam between Paul and Dave, trading fours back-and-forth like two guys with something to say and listen to. It’s all yours right now, just press play!

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