I guess I should expound as this relates to my "tell us about your next gig" premonition.I'll preface this with: people danced, had a great time.
Sounds like a horror show Faith! I hope the rest of your regular band mates think twice before letting those guys play again. If you’re trying to be professional then a bunch of amateurs hanging around isn’t fun.I guess I should expound as this relates to my "tell us about your next gig" premonition.
fill-in keyboard player that gives me the creeps
(yup still did)
I avoided him as much as possible but continously being referred to as a man really pissed me off. I get it, I got my body shape from my dad, nothing I can do about that. I really thought I'd come to terms with how I look since there's nothing I can do about it but people like that really set me back. No, I'm no model but I am a woman but stop making assumptions about who I am!! (you'd think my bust line would be a hint ).
I will give music credit, he played ok, nothing fancy but solid. Crap voice which we knew. He told drummer that his mic didn't work. He wasn't supposed to bring one. I plugged it in but left him turned down (drummer knew this)
Fill-in singer, omg. where to start.
Bad timing, bad meter, kept looking at the drummer to be told when to come in on a song. when he did come in he started so quiet that no one could hear the first line.
mic control .. none. quiet and loud because he had no idea how to hold a mic. Like, you have to hold it to your mouth, it's not going to work when you keep turning your head away from it. I even yelled at him to *swallow that mic"! No better when he held it. I've yet to see a mic balanced for being an inch or so from your mouth to work right if you point it at your shoulder.
he kept asking me to turn his mic up, can't hear himself. I had him twice as loud as everyone else (I control the pa). Then he complained to the drummer as well. "Can't hear myself in the monitor" Dude, seriously? YOU DIDN'T BRING ONE!! We don't use large stage monitors, we use small personal monitors and we each bring our own. He knew that. If he didn't have one he could have asked, I would have brought my spare.
He had a bad mic cable, messed up during his singing. He looked at me like I was supposed to fix it. um, my hands are busy, sorry. I told him, bad cable, replace it. We skipped his song so he coukd do that .. he swapped out the mic and then kept trying to get my attention to help him .. I'm playing a bass heavy song, what? I'm supposed to stop playing in the middle of a song to help you?
I hung out with my gal friends all night, I couldn't handle being around those guys on breaks. As I said .. UGH!
I seriously hope they never get asked back
disclaimer: I am no music expert, I do have common sense.
Amen!Sounds like a horror show Faith! I hope the rest of your regular band mates think twice before letting those guys play again. If you’re trying to be professional then a bunch of amateurs hanging around isn’t fun.
And the keyboard player needs a serious word in his ear about treating you with respect.