The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65238 Message #1073330
Posted By: breezy
16-Dec-03 - 04:21 AM
Thread Name: are folk clubs shite?
Subject: RE: are folk clubs shite?
bad gigs make it harder for good gigs to be successful and get us negative image, and in England this image is a curse.
If folk pay to go in then it should be a better standard than the walk-in free-bees.
They expect their money's worth, and as an organiser you want to attract them back.
If a landlord is paying then it must be worth his while.
As a muso you must be able to carry a whole evening single handed, 3 hours or more, and be entertaining.
Its your gig, you have to balance up the needs of all and if some would-be performers are a risk to the event then they will probably not feature.Easy to judge by the numbers that walk away. I've seen festival performers clear a singaround!!
No insulting each other unless its mutual catty banter.
All performers have egos, but not all musicians.