New Band

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by torresfan, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. torresfan

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    So I was part of a covers band with some guys in work and was having problems in getting people to commit to some kind of regular practice schedule. We hadn't played in months and when I suggested we get together in a couple of weeks time only one person could commit. It always seemed like the bass player would never be available despite saying he wanted to be in the band. After this I told them all that I was giving up on trying to arrange everything and nobody showing any interest.

    I put an ad on a local musician's site. I basically put up the most honest ad you will ever see. I said i was an intermediate level rhythm Guitar who is 42 years old looking for like minded musicians in my area. I said that I'm not out to make any money on this and it was all about the love of playing live. I listed out all the bands I liked and who influenced me. That same day i was contacted by a drummer who also had his own PA system. A couple of days later a Guitarist got in touch and then a couple of days later I was contacted by a female singer. I was able to recruit the singer of my old work band to play bass and another ex work colleague for keyboards. This was all inside two weeks. A six piece band.

    We met up in my house on the 29th of September. We agreed we would play covers initially but not the obvious ones that everyone else seemed to play. We picked three songs to play and then We had a 2 hour practice in my house on the 3rd which went well. Last night we had our first practice in a local recording studio I found on Facebook. It has the most incredible gear. I had a choice of a Marshall JCM 2000 or a Vox AC30.

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    I'm the one with the Jazzmaster. The songs we have at the moment are:

    Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    Run - Snow Patrol
    How Soon is Now? - The Smiths
    Give Me a Reason - Tracey Chapman
    Zepher Song - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

    It's great to be in a band with people who are as enthusiastic as me. We are exchanging ideas via texts and emails constantly. We're using Dropbox to put up videos, songs and ideas as well as some videos and audio we shoot at practice.

    It's all good!
     
  2. torresfan

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    More pictures of the incredible studio.

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  3. emu!

    emu! Poster Extraordinaire

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    WOW!

    You must do pretty well for yourself to have a studio like that. Those musicians should be honored to be allowed to use it.
     
  4. Red Square

    Red Square Friend of Leo's

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    Everyone looks cool, normal and sane!
    You lucked out.
    Well done!
     
  5. Justinvs

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    Great for you guys! There's something exciting about putting a new band together and seeing how all the pieces fit. I miss it.
     
  6. uriah1

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    + nice link up.......have fun
     
  7. JayJ

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    Nice studio. Was it priced right?
     
  8. Flat6Driver

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    I'm jealous..... I have been working for months to set something up. People always cancelling, schedule conflicts, etc. I'm 40 with a family and an office job and with similar folks, it's darn near improssible. I was supposed to get together with some guys tonight (drummer I've played with before and his buddy the bassist). It took us 2 weeks to get this on the calendar and cancelled this morning at the last minute. Sigh.

    Congrats, the photos make it look like a lot of fun!
     
  9. studio

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    I was in a band (probably still am)

    but we haven't rehearsed in months.
    I think we've been keeping our distance
    from each other for various reasons

    It was an 8 piece group that grew out of my
    garage. Sad to see it go this way, BUT this
    thread so far is giving me a good feeling.

    I love the pics and the studio is way cool.

    I'm glad your dilemma ended on a positive note!
     
  10. studio

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    Please tell your band that there's people
    in the US that want to hear them on
    a recording.

    I for one would love to hear to guys!
     
  11. rz350

    rz350 Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Love that Jazzmaster!!
     
  12. telestratosonic

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    There's nothing, absolutely nothing, like being in a band, and being up on that stage (if there is one, that is). It's been 8 years for me since I last played in a band. I was 15 when I first played in a band. 1965. Great studio!
     
  13. Stubee

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    Played with guys for years & years, did so tonite at a short gig. They called me today about 2:00 to play at 6:30 and it was a squeeze at best but I've learned to do it if I can.

    It is a very good thing to play with guys you click with. Cool band there & good vibes to ya.
     
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    I sympathize man. Same story here, like minded folks with a good attitude are hard to find.
     
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