where do you play?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by 5120mantis, May 17, 2011.

where/what do you play?

Poll closed May 27, 2011.
  1. Live original Band (1 to 2 covers, any musical style )

    6 vote(s)
    16.2%
  2. Live Cover Band

    15 vote(s)
    40.5%
  3. Home alone as a hobby

    15 vote(s)
    40.5%
  4. what's a guitar?

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. Gilpy

    Gilpy Electromatic

    82
    Dec 7, 2010
    the desert
    Playing a mix of originals and "classic rock" covers. This month we're at a bunch of bars, a barn dance, an outdoor music festival, a car show, and working on our 6th original CD. My new Gretsch 6130 Roundup is all over our new recording!
     
  2. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Home alone for me these days too!

    I use to get together with the family,uncle and cousins ,but that hasn't happened in years,sad really,cause i miss that.:(
     
  3. joscato

    joscato Electromatic

    Age:
    56
    10
    May 19, 2010
    spain
  4. MatchlessMan

    MatchlessMan Country Gent

    Nov 29, 2010
    Swindon UK
    Officially playing guitar and singing some BVs in Life and Soul (party band - soul, disco etc), but currently working much more with Thirst (trio playing mainly 60s music, RnR etc) in social clubs, taking an increasing proportion of the lead vocals - good way to get my vocal chops together for my planned C&W trio!
     
  5. stixthedrummer

    stixthedrummer Electromatic

    22
    Feb 5, 2011
    hannibal, mo
    Almost anywhere they'll give us a gig! lol Mostly bars, county fairs etc. All classic rock cover tunes. But lots of fun! www.facebook.com/dert4
     
  6. razor

    razor Synchromatic

    Age:
    63
    531
    Sep 26, 2009
    Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    ...behind chicken wire!
     
  7. beep.click

    beep.click Country Gent

    Apr 30, 2009
    California
    Egad -- you ANIMAL!!! :eek:
     
  8. rick31797

    rick31797 Synchromatic

    594
    Oct 27, 2009
    Canada
    This is where i spend many hrs playing..

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  9. NWAttorney

    NWAttorney Country Gent

    Feb 27, 2010
    Idaho
    In my bedroom, living room or family room. But hopefully spike strider, the undecided-one and myself will venture into new uncharted waters soon by picking some music and learning it nearly perfectly. Who knows, maybe we'll even perform somewhere.

    Someday I hope to do retirement centers too, but after Jukebox sent me the list of what they'd listen to, that total new song practice hill was too tough a nut to crack for a newbie like me, so I'll wait until I get better. Hopefully it won't be too long though.
     
  10. B-rad

    B-rad Gretschie

    399
    Jan 11, 2009
    Olympia Washington
    Our Band http://www.myspace.com/stircrazyband plays about 30 plus weekends a year at most the big casino clubs along our corridor of interstate 5. The band was formed in 95. Im the last original but now the same line up has been together going on 8 years now. We easily book a year in advance. Whats cool for us is our longivity and the huge varity that we can put out. We also play some of our favorite smaller clubs as filler. Having a blast. At the same time working in construction as a carpenter.
     
  11. FETCH THE GRETSCH

    FETCH THE GRETSCH Electromatic

    Age:
    53
    9
    Mar 22, 2011
    australia
    I get to write, record and play country , so my touring takes me anywhere in Australia , i am payed to go or where my fans want me to tour!! I count myself blest.
     
  12. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jul 29, 2009
    The Netherlands
    I play both at home and in a practice venue here in town.

    At home I mostly play in the living room or in my kid's bedroom (she thoroughly enjoys a tune before sleeping :)).

    But I get the most playing time out of the weekly practice session with my band.
    Normally we practice in a conferenc room of a nearby hotel (just out of town), but these days we're doing a jazz workshop in a local Jazz venue, pretty close to where I live.
     
  13. DaveT

    DaveT Synchromatic

    563
    Oct 14, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I play at home mainly, at the Seniors Home occasionally and recently have done a public gig. My Daughter and I play together, we've apparently got 3 more gig's tee'd up for the summer (Via our neighbour and her band), should be great.
     
  14. DaveT

    DaveT Synchromatic

    563
    Oct 14, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Hey, NWA, re the retirement home gig, just give it a go. Honestly the folks at the homes are just so happy to listen, you can play a wide variety of stuff. I dont suspect your playing heavy metal (nothing wrong with metal, dont get me wrong) for that audience so im sure they'd be appreciative. I was a littlle un sure (ok, alot un sure) whe my daughter an I did it a month or so ago for the first time, but it was great. We played everyting from John Denver to Lady Ggaga and they loved it, as did the staff.
     
  15. Topfooldugster

    Topfooldugster Electromatic

    89
    Jan 9, 2011
    108 MIle Ranch BC
    I play in 2 local bands that we limit to 2 or 3 gigs a year each. I play 2 nights a week as a single, and sing and play every weekday at school with my guitar classes. And I lead a worship band every third week. I'm not getting much better,(maybe a little) but I'm tougher. Some days I play 6 to 8 hours.
     
  16. Bob M

    Bob M Former Member

    We play every Wednesday night at our steel player's house. Electric hillbilly and Honky Tonk. 2 guitars, pedal steel, banjo, drums and bass. Most of the guys are in their 60's and don't need (or want) to gig. Fine by me.
     
  17. Sarah93003

    Sarah93003 Friend of Fred

    Mostly in the living room with two very appreciative dogs and a cat who doesn't give a hoot. We have a few coffee shops, etc. locally that have open mic night so I like to do that as well. I've been in bands in the past and getting the itch to do that again but I would like to focus on original material more than covers.
     
  18. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    The Jill Martini Soiree is a 4-piece gypsy jazz band - 2 Manouche guitars, violin & upright bass. We have about 1/2 dozen originals, and the rest are standards or gypsy jazz pieces. CD out July 1!

    We've play all sorts of crazy venues, from concert stages to laundromats. We have a list on our website of "weird places we've played."
     
  19. macatt

    macatt Gretschie

    Age:
    73
    276
    Mar 18, 2011
    Silverdale WA
    I do about 150 nights a year in a country/rock dance band to pay the bills. Also am accompanying song writer Bill Carter (Stevie Vaughan's "Crossfire", "Willie The Wimp", Thunderbirds' "Why Get Up", songs written for John Anderson, Brian Setzer, The Derailers,Terry McBride etc.) on some of his shows and doing some sessions in Seattle.

    I occasionally play with Gail Davies and use to work with both Buddy Knox and Al Kooper.
    I manage to make a living doing this (such as it is). 48 years and counting.

    S Mac
     
  20. MacStevenXIII

    MacStevenXIII Synchromatic

    Age:
    40
    957
    Jan 9, 2009
    Boston
    4 piece original band. We do a few covers when we need to fill time or when we're in the mood.
     
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