Demolishing Walls & Pulling Teeth with Adam Moskowizard — Gig Gab 425 episode image

Demolishing Walls & Pulling Teeth with Adam Moskowizard — Gig Gab 425

This week on Gig Gab, Dave Hamilton welcomes guest cohost Adam Moskowitz from VAM Band, diving deep into the essence of musicianship and leadership. Adam shares his unique perspective on structuring your band life around personal commitments, showcasing how he manages the VAM Band. The discussion peels back the layers on how the “Bandleader Advantage” can help you book gigs Read more…

Gear Gab and Lessons from The Road with Area 52 Studios — Gig Gab 424 Episode Image

Gear Gab and Lessons from The Road with Area 52 Studios — Gig Gab 424

Dive deep into the essence of live music production with insights from Dave Cook and Lewis Fawcett of Area 52 Studios joining Dave Hamilton on Gig Gab. As they navigate the intricacies of creating the perfect in-ear monitor mix for artists like Natalie Merchant, they emphasize the delicate balance between clarity and ambiance. Incorporating ambient mics and reverb, while not Read more…

Taking Your Music Career from Dependent to Provider with Matt Gibson — Gig Gab 423 episode image

Taking Your Music Career from Dependent to Provider with Matt Gibson — Gig Gab 423

Guest co-host Matt Gibson and Dave Hamilton dive into the essence of evolving as a musician in the digital age, discussing everything from the impact of social media followers to the intrinsic value of having a producer. Matt Gibson shares his journey, highlighting a significant moment where he lost a million followers, yet, underscoring the lesson of going where the Read more…

Always Be...Respecting Your Audience — Gig Gab 422 (with special guest: Dallas Taylor) episode image

Always Be…Respecting Your Audience — Gig Gab 422 (with special guest: Dallas Taylor)

You’re in for a treat as Dave Hamilton sits down with Dallas Taylor, the maestro behind Twenty Thousand Hertz and Defacto Sound, exploring the intricate stories behind the world’s most iconic sounds. As they dive deep, Dallas shares his philosophy on respecting the audience, weaving in his journey of building an episode and the artistry involved in blending sound with Read more…

No Shame In The Pop Game — Gig Gab 421 episode image

No Shame In The Pop Game — Gig Gab 421

Diving deep into the heart of live performances, guest co-host Mike Schulte and Dave Hamilton kick things off with a critical eye on popular trends, emphasizing the unique appeal of embracing mainstream events and acts, illustrated by Diane Warren’s Relentless film at SXSW. The conversation swiftly moves into the nitty-gritty of music gigs, from the logistical challenges and rewards of Read more…

Temperamental Bass Players — Gig Gab 420 with @DaveHamilton and Chris Breen

Temperamental Bass Players — Gig Gab 420

Dive deep into insights that will resonate with every musician as guest co-host Chris Breen joins Dave Hamilton for this week’s Gig Gab. They kick things off by riffing on the best songs for a prom-posal, suggesting tracks like “Wang Dang Doodle” and “Teen Town” to set the mood (really?). The conversation quickly shifts to the gritty realities of performing Read more…

The Spirit of Your Band — Gig Gab 419 episode image

The Spirit of Your Band — Gig Gab 419

In this week’s punchy episode of Gig Gab, guest co-host Billy Butler teams up with Dave Hamilton to dive deep into the nuances of live performance and the essence of creating memorable gigs. Starting with the undeniable impact of a stellar opening act, they pivot to the electrifying atmosphere of SXSW, emphasizing the importance of finding and harnessing energy to Read more…

NAMM 2024 Gear Gab & Reflections — Gig Gab 418 with Daniel East episode image

NAMM 2024 Gear Gab & Reflections — Gig Gab 418

This week’s Gig Gab podcast, featuring guest co-host Daniel East, dives deep into the heart of music gear and performance wisdom. From the vibrant stage of NAMM 2024, where Yamaha showcased its latest with performances by Nathan East and company, to the detailed discussions on the latest in drumming gear like the Yamaha HHS9D Hi-Hat Stand and the innovative NanoMat Read more…

Nine Years of Gabbing — Gig Gab 417 with @paulkent1 & @davehamilton

Nine Years of Gabbing — Gig Gab 417

This week’s Gig Gab podcast marks a momentous occasion with Paul Kent’s return to celebrate its ninth anniversary alongside Dave Hamilton. Diving into the heart of gig life, they share insights on integrating new members into The Houserockers, emphasizing the essence of letting musicians thrive in their element. The evolution of a band is a journey of continuous learning and Read more…

Behind the Beat: Navigating Band Dynamics and Fly-Away Shows — Gig Gab 416 episode image

Behind the Beat: Navigating Band Dynamics and Fly-Away Shows — Gig Gab 416

Dive into the dynamic world of band life with Dave Hamilton and guest co-host Mike Schulte, as they explore the essentials of band dynamics and the logistics of playing shows. From the importance of understanding bandmates and fostering a positive environment by scheduling time to vent and finding gratitude, to the practicalities of choosing the right members based on personality, Read more…

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