The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #108997 Message #2276684
Posted By: Mo the caller
01-Mar-08 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: AABBAB All together please
Subject: RE: AABBAB All together please
"What else, the obvious, if your just starting a band, practice a lot, and don't charge too much"
Yes indeed, that's where it all started. I had a booking that couldn't afford a band (only expected 30 - 40 people) and asked for recorded music. I quoted them the price that I get from the band that pays me most, and said "if you can afford a little more I'll try to bring one or two musicians along". The musicians who sometimes come with me were busy, those who came out enjoyed themselves (and were enjoyed) and want to do it again. So we are discussing names, charges, website, and TUNES. Oh, and I've got to buy some mikes and a mixer.
I'm not sure about the 'slower pace' bit. At the rehersal I was speeding them up and saying "don't leave the dancers up in the air too long"
As for watching the dancers having a good time, yes we all enjoy that, it's the sitting around watching the interval games or waiting for the wedding speeches to finish, that gets tiring.