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How much you pay for a gig?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:58 pm 
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our last gig in London we ended up spending around £60 between renting the van, petrol and drinks/food.

we brought less than 20 people so we didnt get paid.

How much did your band spend for your most expensive gig so far?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:23 pm 
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Transport is always the bummer - van £40 juice £20 and you haven't even left home yet!
With my lot it's the alcohol intake they need to be able to play properly that's the killer though. Calculating PGK's bell shaped curve (oo-er) of alcopop consumption/playing ability has taken years to work out. Trick is getting him on the up-stroke (double oo-er) so he's just going back down (treble oo-er) after we've finished playing.
Oh, and the Ginger Cavaliers plectrum/D-String throughput is a constant drain on resources. I'd say drum sticks are expensive too but we haven't got a drummer at the moment, so batteries for the drum machine replaces that! :D
While on the subject.....any lost souls/drummers out there fancy joining MGM? Desperate plea.....we've managed to go through 7 so far! It's starting to all get a bit Spinal Tap to be honest! :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:30 pm 
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baita wrote:
our last gig in London we ended up spending around £60 between renting the van, petrol and drinks/food.

we brought less than 20 people so we didnt get paid.

How much did your band spend for your most expensive gig so far?


You are playing at the wrong venues! In Boro you could play to an empty pub and still walk away with £120.

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Nanas i'm learning to play the drums - would you have a girl drummer? Of course by the time i've mastered them you'll be collecting your pensions...

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Cavey wrote:
Nanas i'm learning to play the drums - would you have a girl drummer? Of course by the time i've mastered them you'll be collecting your pensions...


My band is looking for a drummer. Do you fancy playing with the Redskins in May?

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Bazza wrote:
Cavey wrote:
Nanas i'm learning to play the drums - would you have a girl drummer? Of course by the time i've mastered them you'll be collecting your pensions...


My band is looking for a drummer. Do you fancy playing with the Redskins in May?


Bazza, what's this about the Redskins? Is it a covers band?

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Bovine Juice wrote:
Bazza wrote:
Cavey wrote:
Nanas i'm learning to play the drums - would you have a girl drummer? Of course by the time i've mastered them you'll be collecting your pensions...


My band is looking for a drummer. Do you fancy playing with the Redskins in May?


Bazza, what's this about the Redskins? Is it a covers band?


My band was booked to play at this years Wasted Festival with an ex-member of the Redskins joining us on stage to run through a few Redskins classics. Doesn't look like it's going to happen now though as I no longer have a band :(

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An 8 piece orchestra (with hammond organ plus drums and cello etc.)always has its troubles getting around. You've got to sum each gig up on 'will it be worth it' factor.
We try to balance it by doing pretty much one 'home gig' to one 'away' and use one to pay for/go towards the other.

But this is until we get our 'entourage'. :lol:


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come and ply for me in Leeds!!

I pay all bands equally and juice money can be agreed beforehand!!

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Cavey wrote:
Nanas i'm learning to play the drums - would you have a girl drummer? Of course by the time i've mastered them you'll be collecting your pensions...


Are you serious Cavey...or is this some cruel joke? If you can play then we're definately interested!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:37 pm 
Well the standard stuff like strings, petrol (bit harsh on the throat but I smoked a bus ticket once for a dare), Starburst and congestion charge mean you've spent at list 20 quid before you even get there. Then....it happens. The missus walks in with her "oooh, is that a Marlboro light? I love them, giz a two's" and "cor, it was a long walk to the doctors to get the pill today....I'm parched, is that wine?". Thank fuck she's not on crack, then I would have to be the Donald Trump of the rock world. :wink: Thanks for the smashing review by the way chums.
Take care.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:51 am 
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Danny wrote:
Well the standard stuff like strings, petrol (bit harsh on the throat but I smoked a bus ticket once for a dare), Starburst and congestion charge mean you've spent at list 20 quid before you even get there. Then....it happens. The missus walks in with her "oooh, is that a Marlboro light? I love them, giz a two's" and "cor, it was a long walk to the doctors to get the pill today....I'm parched, is that wine?". Thank fuck she's not on crack, then I would have to be the Donald Trump of the rock world. :wink: Thanks for the smashing review by the way chums.
Take care.
Danny


Danny, thanks for the stream of consciousness! What was in that bus ticket when you smoked it? :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:13 pm 
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Bananas wrote:
Cavey wrote:
Nanas i'm learning to play the drums - would you have a girl drummer? Of course by the time i've mastered them you'll be collecting your pensions...


Are you serious Cavey...or is this some cruel joke? If you can play then we're definately interested!


I'm not capable of cruel jokes Nanas - i've neither the heart or brain :wink: Nice to know I am employable in the drumming market if I do master them - and that's a nod to my boro boy Baz also - but as it stands i'm nowhere near good enough yet to expose myself to the music public :?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:14 pm 
Johnny, there was nowt in the bus ticket. I don't believe in sugar coating a buzz :wink:
Danny


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:37 pm 
Gigging in London for a small new band is usually a bit of an ordeal. I'm sure youre all aware of the system but sometimes I find the whole process quite depressing. You spend hours and hours rehearsing and spend loads of money, time and effort getting to these gigs only to find you've been chucked in a room with 4 or 5 other bands, whose music invariably bores you to tears. I suppose its this kind of stodgy, luke warm band night that forces bands to propel themselves above the rest.

But, on the other hand, I love the fact that in all that mess you get the occasional gem of a band which makes it all worth while, like the wonderful Daddy Long Legs who we played with the other day.


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