The House Band Concept – Gig Gab 237

Have you ever been a house band? If so, or if not, what does that concept mean to you? Listen as Paul and Dave talk through the whole idea of what a house band could be, and how different folks are iterating on that idea. What can you adopt from the house band concept for your shows?

But first, none of these gigs happen without learning the songs first. Paul grills Dave on the process of prepping for his gigs using this past week’s Mad Haus as a guide. But don’t worry, these are universal lessons that Dave, Paul, and even you can apply to any gig for which you don’t already know the tunes.

That, plus a couple of geeky gear items as Cool Stuff Found make up this week’s show. Enjoy… and always be performing!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 237- Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  • 00:01:17 Feedback@GigGabPodcast.com
  • 00:01:38 JH Audio Jodi-Vac
  • 00:04:14 JH Audio Ambient FR
  • 00:07:16 SPONSOR: Circle Home Plus makes it easy to take childhood offline when needed, so they can focus on homework, chores, or bedtime.
  • 00:09:00 Mad Haus Background
  • 00:16:47 Mad Haus Prep
    • Get specific rehearsal tracks (everyone on same page)
    • Background listening for days, making loose notes as things come up, but generally just grokking
    • Sit down with script and listen intentionally to each song, pausing, making notes
      • Who starts the tune?
      • How fast?
      • What’s the feel (what does it remind you of instantly)?
      • Mark cuts based upon lyrics.
      • Describe end (or leave question mark for rehearsal/discussion)
  • 00:24:34 Mad Haus Performance
    • It’s all about trust and communication
  • 00:29:05 Paul-How does a House Band work?
    • House bands for open mic
    • Bluegrass night
    • Blues Jam (or other Jam)
    • Live Band Karaoke
    • The Wheel of Awesome
  • 00:44:29 Always Be a House Band
  • 00:48:18 Gig Gab 237 Outtro

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