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Happy Jack

Bassist and drummer wanted for rock trio

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Incidentally, I'm looking for 16–18 1st violins, 16 2nd violins, 12 violas, 12 cellos, 7 double basses, 4 flutes (one with piccolo as a specialty), 4 oboes (one with English horn as a specialty), 4 clarinets (one with bass clarinet as a specialty, another specializing in high clarinets), 4 bassoons (one with double bassoon as a specialty) plus 5–8 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones (one with bass trombone as a specialty), 1 tuba, 1 kettledrum player, 3–4 percussionists (of whom at least one must also play kettledrum), 1–2 harps and a keyboard player (piano, celesta, harpsichord, etc.) to form a new orchestra.

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My last group was an advert from the drummer looking for a guitarist and bass player with vocals. That worked fine.

If he already has bookings with the group it doesn't seem unreasonably I wouldn't have thought.

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1 minute ago, Woodinblack said:

My last group was an advert from the drummer looking for a guitarist and bass player with vocals. That worked fine.

If he already has bookings with the group it doesn't seem unreasonably I wouldn't have thought.

If I lived anywhere near Plymouth with the same contacts I have round here (and if he was any good) he would have a full band with two phone calls...! 

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59 minutes ago, peteb said:

Am I missing something here??

Joining a band = one thing.

Forming a band = another thing.

Asking all the other members to join a non-existent band = a silly thing.

YMMV

 

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54 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

Joining a band = one thing.

Forming a band = another thing.

Asking all the other members to join a non-existent band = a silly thing.

YMMV

 

Dunno about that – it’s a three piece blues rock set (not exactly Zappa-esque material or a 7 piece funk band complete with brass section) and IF he does have loads of gigs in the diary and IF he is any good, then it should be quite feasible for him to quickly pick up a new rhythm section.  

Of course, if I was considering taking the gig then I might be interested to know why the drummer was so quick to jump ship when the bass player left…!

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1 hour ago, peteb said:

Of course, if I was considering taking the gig then I might be interested to know why the drummer was so quick to jump ship when the bass player left…!

Doesn't seem that unusual in a group of 3, the drummer and the bass player gel well, and probably the drummer isn't that bothered about the guitarist but stays because he enjoys playing with that bass player.

Frankly in groups that I have been with, a change in guitarist wouldn't have that much impact, a change in drummer is pretty major.

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20 hours ago, Woodinblack said:

Frankly in groups that I have been with, a change in guitarist wouldn't have that much impact, a change in drummer is pretty major.

I'm not sure that is generally the case, depends on the band I suppose. From what he has put in the ad (the name of the band, etc) it seems that he is probably the frontman / band leader. 

Anyway, good luck to the guy. I'm not really sure what the point of this thread is - of all of the daft / incredibly unrealistic ads you seem to find on sites like Lemonrock or JMB, this one does not stand out as one of the worst (to me at least)...

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On 07/08/2018 at 19:29, Happy Jack said:

Asking all the other members to join a non-existent band = a silly thing.

It's an established band that the leader wants to keep going. presumably with enough music to fill a couple of sets.  That's not starting a new band IMO.

 

 

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Both our drummer and myself would be happy do more gigs (slowdown due to new baby for one bandmember) if he wasn’t a few hours away I would give him a shout. We are used to working with each other and could fit a (decent) guitarist in no problem. If they already have gigs booked then brilliant.

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I know the Band leader ( guitarist/singer ) and the situation

 

I'm confused as to why he is a "tryer" 

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