- Jan 14, 2015
- Sweet Lorain, OH
If I ever play in a live band again, it will be an acoustic band with only two or three players, and no amps or live drums. Volume will not be an issue.
Where we play there is always a sound engineer.
At a recent gig I used my decibel phone app. It was a steady 90 dB every time I checked.
Hopefully the musicians are more or less grown-ups living in Realville. They actually understand that they're not playing at Bonnaroo.
There’s no reason for music to be overly loud.
I have found that DJs are often LOUDER than many of the bands that play the remaining clubs.Well that, and kids 26-36 don’t frequent bars nearly as much as we used to and bar owners (not music halls/music venues) are way more inclined to have a dj/someone with a laptop then they are a loud band that doesn’t know current tunes/tunes from the last 15 years.
Just because something used to exist , doesn’t mean it still needs to exist .
This is exactly what we have been told in more than one place.The bartender/servers control the volume as they need to hear the patrons orders.
It's very simple: bars don't want you talking, they want you drinking. The more you talk, the less you drink. Even bars with no live music deliberately have the jukebox too loud to talk over for that reason.That got me wondering what the appeal of that kind of volume is in places like those.
Right on! It's not up to me, either. And I'm keeping it that way.Not me. If it’s up to me nobody’s having a conversation about work until we’re done.