I find this thread very confusing, this person Tam the Man who
ever he is, speaks continually of Europe, which part of Europe
does he mean.
I live and perform all the time in EUROPE, and while I agree that
many of the bands Isee here rely on notes, music stands and the like,
I do not.
I am very much of the persuation Seamus Kennedy enounced earlier.
There is a world of difference between a profi, and a hobby musician, when large numbers of people pay to hear you they expect
a different standard to an occasional singer in a session.