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New Year's Eve Gigs

Any new exciting gigs tomorrow?

 

Let's talk about it.

Blue

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What Would NYE Be Like Without Maple Road?

Ariba's
4753 N. 124th Street
Butler WI
12/31
3:00-7:00

You know it's always a blast to spend an early NYE celebration with Maple Road.

Get there early and get a table.
We're looking forward to seeing all of you

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3:00-7:00..? Good gracious, it'll be getting light before the set's over..! I'll be fast asleep in bed by then; sorry. ;)

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36 minutes ago, Sibob said:

I'm playing in a Casino......it'll be interesting lol

Si

Nice!

I wish we could get some casino work. In the States casino gigs are suppose to be very good pay.

Blue

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A social club in Kent tonight, it's been a bit hit and miss at that venue, bit it should be good on NYE.

However, I'm not looking forward to the hour's drive home after a late finish 😐

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Essex pub gig 1/2 hour from home for me :-) Easy load in, decent pay and no volume or hazer machine issues there so we can use all the lights and lasers and put on a bit of a show.

We play there about 4 times a year normally and its a small but fun venue - good owners, friendly crowd and decent door staff.

I'm looking forward to it but not sure what the turnout will be like as they've had a couple of really good bands there on Friday and Saturday and i wonder if the regulars may be a bit spent out....

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46 minutes ago, Mudpup said:

Essex pub gig 1/2 hour from home for me :-) Easy load in, decent pay and no volume or hazer machine issues there so we can use all the lights and lasers and put on a bit of a show.

We play there about 4 times a year normally and its a small but fun venue - good owners, friendly crowd and decent door staff.

I'm looking forward to it but not sure what the turnout will be like as they've had a couple of really good bands there on Friday and Saturday and i wonder if the regulars may be a bit spent out....

Don't get to hung up on crowd size. Sometime it's out of your control and not your fault.

If the crowd is thin please don't let it effect your performance or attitude.

Play your heart out.

Blue

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I was booked to dep with a blues band for a NYE gig in Oxford - the venue cancelled yesterday afternoon due to 'lack of ticket sales'. Obviously too late to pick up anything else, and both myself and the band had turned down other offers for tonight as we believed we were sorted. 

I'll just wander down my local and have a pint instead. Won't be the same, though :(

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Small country pub (barely larger than my through lounge) up in the Chilterns, where we'll be playing for not much more than our regular fee.

The pub will make a loss on having us, and we could earn more elsewhere, but this will feel like the band is having a private party.

Anyway, last night's gig was big and fun so tonight being small and cosy works for me.

 

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9 hours ago, Bluewine said:

New Year's Eve Gigs

Any new exciting gigs tomorrow?

 

Let's talk about it.

Blue

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Good to see you Blue and also to see you're following the latest ethos of not displaying headstock logos since the recent debate (debacle?) here 😁😂😂

NYE gig is a posh pub with eating in a fashionable high tech part of Kent. As all of our band are generally in various other bands, some of which had previously accepted NYE gigs, we have two deps in the line up. I believe we have to play 3 hrs, finishing not too long after Jools Holland's chimes of Big Ben - should be fun. Mostly old soul stuff, which is always fun on bass. 

 

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Never gig on NYE as we always throw a party. However, as there's always a good ten or so musos among the guests, I always set up some gear in the corner.

 

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Very staid dinner dance at a large hotel for me. Not my idea of a great gig.......BUT!

It is 5 mins from my front door, we set up at 4pm but don't have to return to the venue until 9pm, very well paid

and it's 2x45 min sets (one either side of midnight) and we're finished by 1am.

Playing in a band put together by friends, which we do every NYE so no grief with deps/egos etc.

Our brief is to keep the audience happy by playing stuff they want to hear, so it can be anything from strict tempo / ballroom

type material through to Maroon 5. 

And yes, there'll be music stands involved at some point.....

Happy 2018!

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1 minute ago, gjones said:

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And this is exactly where I'd want to be!! Sounds great, have a good one.

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No gig here as lead guitarist and singer is booked with his other (main) band, but having a few people round who can play so it’s curry then jam session. Looking forward to it.

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We are playing at our favourite regular pub again. We do an extra half hour set after midnight. 200 tickets all sold out. Should be a blast 

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We got asked to play at short notice on NYE in our local pub. Had 4 rehearsals developing a dancy 3rd set and then last week the pub called it off. They are still paying us our fee, are most apologetic about it and will book us again in 2018.

Ironically I have woken up this morning with a virus causing dizziness and nausea  so may have had to bail anyway!

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Same pub for the third year running, and a strict 12.00 finish due to noise constraints (but the pub's open until 1).

If it's as good a s he last two years it'll be great fun with a great party atmosphere and whilst not a great payer, more than we get when we gig there during the year. It's only a small venue and they don't charge or ticket it so we don't feel as if they are taking the mick in any way. We got the gig originally because another band turned it down for not paying enough: their lead guitarist then spent the night watching us and spending his money in the bar. Go figure.  As a blues band we were surprised they asked but they took a punt on us and it worked out really well, we chucked in a few party standards and everyone was happy. This year they even advertised it as "becoming a NYE tradition" which I thought was very nice. If I can get next year on the way out I will. I'd rather do it than watch Jools.....

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I'm depping on guitar at the same British Legion I played last NYE, but with a different band!

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so we played a seafront bar in hastings last night 

and tonight we are at a local social club all tickets sold

should be another cool evening

that said got home at one this morning unpacked basses,and then a early setup for tonight,

I am bloody knackered,still would soon moan if I wasn't playing, 

hope you all have a good one

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First year without a gig on NYE for a while, which is a shame. Guess its a normal day here then!

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