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01 Ever played a gig sitting down?
yes

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

Yes, I did my music degree playing the trumpet.

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

Unfortunately not.

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

No.

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

No.

06 Ever cried on stage?

Yes, playing for Les Mis, the founder of the company had terminal cancer and during Bring Him Home I looked up at the MD who was blubbing his eyes out. As he’s the singer in my function band I couldn’t help it, welled right up myself.

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

All the time.

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

Many times.

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

Yes.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

Yes.

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

Yes, the drummer’a mum’s knickers.

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

Yes, my fault too.

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

No.

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

No, but in the van plenty of times.

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

Yes.

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

No.

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Yes, my brother.

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

Yes.

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

Yes, the cap on the pickup selecter on my Tele had come off and I made a kebab of my thumb on it.

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

Yes.

 

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down?
Yes, lots on piano & keys many moons ago, pit gigs on bass.

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?
Piano, keyboard, t'other guitar, mandolin, recorder(?), Trombone, drums (but only once).

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?
No.

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?
No.

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?
No. 

06 Ever cried on stage?
No.

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?
Loads - mostly fancy dress stuff, but occasionally a 'sensible' hat.

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?
Lots. Tons of dep gigs back in the day, I'd met most of the players in the local 'pool', but occasionally an interloper would pop up. 

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?
Yes. My twin brother.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?
Yes. Festivals can be great when you're a dep.

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?
An item of clothing (but not an undergarment!).

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?
No. Once had my courtesy car vandalised at a gig though.

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?
No.

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?
Yes.

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?
No.

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?
All the time. Tendonitis, a chest infection and depression.

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?
Yes; my twin brother.

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?
Does Alton Towers count?

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?
Cut fingers, broken nails etc... 

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?
Yes.

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Just for fun... matching up some 'random' answers with different questions...

01 Ever played a gig sitting down?
I had to stop at least three times to pee and had body shaking with convulsive movements.

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

I vomited on a couple in the front row once. I'm not proud

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

a womble

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

think Robert Redford

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

Always wanted to. But I suspect there might have been some pointing and laughing at me...

06 Ever cried on stage?

No, but in the van plenty of times.

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

Yes, the drummer’a mum’s knickers.

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

Not explicitly, but I play original music so musical differences feed into this

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

  the singer at my first gig with a new band. Awkward.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

Yes, blackcurrant juice and verbal abuse.

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

nearly 300 different beers  And a drum kit.

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

I only did it once because I was told I had to

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

Yes, on many occasions.

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

Have crashed the following day if that counts.

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

Testicle infection.  Carpal tunnel. 

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

No, but did gig in a kilt once

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Yes - although to be fair, the band was on it's way out anyway.

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

Not a great experience most times, they're always filthy.

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

Yes, by an excellent guitarist.

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

I think so, but can't remember which ones now

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down?

Yes, just one it was an acoustic gig

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

Yes , drums

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

KInd of, Ive played in the band for Derrick Morgan and Stranger Cole, my band have also suppoerted Lee "Scratch" Perry who's definately one of my musical heroes if that counts

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

Not that i know of

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

Yes

06 Ever cried on stage?

No

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

Not for more than 1 song

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

No, not the whole band anyway

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

Yes

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

Yes

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

No

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

No

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

No

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

Yes

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

No, at least from my point of view

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

No

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Yes

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

no

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

No

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

Yes, and that its too loud, sometimes at the same gig

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3 hours ago, bassbiscuits said:

unhinged party guest. He was aiming for the banjo player. I can’t blame him. 

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down?

Does leaning against a pillar count? If so then day 3 of a 4 day stretch of gigging with man flu haha

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

Did a song or two on guitar at college, no full sets though

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

Been in the same bill as some of my faves

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

Quite a few knocking around yeah

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

Not in a dressing room

06 Ever cried on stage?

Naah

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

🤔 Don't think so I'm not a hat person 

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

Naah

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

Naah

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

Yeah loads haha

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

Only my sweaty best back at me after I launched it off stage haha

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

Luckily no

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

Naah

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

Think it was called alchemy in Chelmsford I think, was an circular roof with a train line going across the top, slept like a bass player

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

Erm . . 

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

Man flu?, Serious hangover?

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Hahahaha

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

No famous ones but done a few weddings

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

Cut my head open 

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

Hahahaha

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I can elaborate / qualify one answer, last band I was in we got contacted on FB by Nutjob from the US saying we had used his band name, he had it copyrighted (not possible) and that he even had a tattoo of it. So not really a fan. Looking on FB he clearly wasn't even in a band. I sent him a ridiculous long Joe Lycett style reply about copyright law etc just for fun, and he got even nastier after that. Apparently we'll never gig in the US again. We were playing small venues in West Yorkshire so weren't all that worried. 

For upcoming projects I'll be more careful checking that there aren't any slightly unhinged Americans who think it's theirs, even though they've never used it for anything.

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Posted (edited)

Here’s mine...

01 Ever played a gig sitting down?
A few times, sometimes by choice, sometimes when having back problems.

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

Yes, played acoustic guitar, bouzouki and bodrhan at gigs.

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

Paul Jones (from Manfred Mann) goes to the same church as me. He’s sung at a number of services and specials where I was playing bass as part of the worship band. Have also backed slide-guitarist, Bryn Haworth, at church a couple of times too.

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

Can’t be doing with tattoos, so that’s a No (edit) Oh a FAN? No, I really don’t think they would have... doesn’t really happen for drummerless 4 piece folk groups and wedding/covers bands.

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha... on so many levels!

06 Ever cried on stage?

Don’t think so.

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

Was going to say No but remembered a few baking hot open airs where some shade was a must. Never by sartorial choice.

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

No - not IN a band. Support slots to others, yes.

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

No

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

No. 

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

No, but a drunk punter projectile vomited over the guitar player’s amp once!

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

Not crashed but scraped the paint on my brand new car on one of those portable crush barrier things once - at Crystal Palace football ground. 

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

No

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

Not as a player but once, crewing, I fell asleep lying on some chairs a few rows behind the sound desk and woke up at 3 in the morning. All the rest of the crew had gone to the hostel we were bunking at and hadn’t spotted me so presumed I’d already headed off!

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

 Yes, the keyboard player from The Albion Band and his wife at the Ludlow Fringe Festival. 

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

I’m a Type 1 Diabetic so all of them, I guess!

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Yes. Twice.

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

Yes, a few weddings and the like.

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

No.  Well, scuffed and banged my hands or fingers humping around speakers, flight cases and whatnot.

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

A few times - never been one for ear melting volume. 

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down?

Not a whole gig - one band I was in fell into the habit of doing a few acoustic numbers halfway through the set a la Led Zeppelin and we sat down for that bit.

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

Yes, played guitar in the aforementioned acoustic bit. Also played guitar in a punk band for a while.

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

Not that I'm particularly interested in meeting any of them (the few that are still alive) but I very much doubt any of them would be seen dead in the dumps I played in.

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

What are these "fans" of which you speak?

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

No.

06 Ever cried on stage?

I haven't half felt like doing so on a couple of occasions.

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

Tragically yes, once. I really don't suit a hat but I decided to wear some bloody awful cowboy hat at my first ever gig. This despite the rest of the band pleading with me not to. I looked like a prize pillock and I discarded it after a song or two. I'm always jealous of fellows who can really rock a hat.

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

No, but it may have sounded as though that was the case.

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

No.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

I've always been a "one bunch of twits at a time" kind of guy.

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

Amazingly, no. Apart from a few insults.

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

No

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

Choice of material has only once been an issue but it was more to do with the BL being a twunt.

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

No.

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

Having played pretty much exclusively in originals bands, I've been on bills with many bands - some good, some bad, some unspeakable - but I don't recall ever being blown away by any of them or wishing I was in that band rather than the one I was in.

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

Only extreme drunkenness and then only once.

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Once or twice, usually the same guy. He's my oldest friend. We've known each other since we were 7.

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

I doubt if they'd let me through the gate.

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

Only my pride.

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

Good Lord, no!

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down?

Yes, after a knee operation some years back.

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

I did a few gigs doing just BVs and percussion after a carpal tunnel op. It was quite nice being able to concentrate on the singing.

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

No, alas.

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

Nope. Seen people wearing the t shirt though.

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

:lol:Who would want it?

06 Ever cried on stage?

No. Came close though, on the night my dad died.

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

Yes, every gig.

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

No, and I wouldn't like to. I hate being underprepared.

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

No and I wouldn't want to. Absolute minefield.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

Yes, and on the same bill too.

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

Spears, grenades, angry honey badgers. No knickers yet though.

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

No. Wrote my car off en route to a rehearsal once though.

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

No.

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

No.

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

Thankfully, no.

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

Yes, see 1 and 2 above.

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Yes, twice. A blues rock trio in Swindon, and also a fusion trio with @Witters.

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

Don't think so.

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

Like many others, only my pride.

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

Yes. What a glorious day that was.

 

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21 hours ago, Mickeyboro said:

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

 Yes, at the Lord Nelson in Poole. Never again...the audience was all related to the band

 

And, being Poole, each other I expect... :lol:

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11 hours ago, TrevorR said:

Have also backed slide-guitarist, Bryn Haworth, at church a couple of times too.

Saw him many years ago supporting Fairport. Great player!

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On 09/04/2020 at 20:19, stewblack said:

01 Ever played a gig sitting down?

Yes. Lots of times.

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

Yes, my original training was as a guitarist, and I've also had cause to play percussion of various kinds, mandolin - upside down (actually not as hard as you might imagine). Oh, and presumably singing counts as well.

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

Not as such, although I have shared a stage with people more talented and/or better-known than me on many occasions.

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

Not to my knowledge. Nice thought though..

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

Nope.

06 Ever cried on stage?

Nope.

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

Yep. Also worn really cool shades (which lastet as long as it took to realise I couldn't see WTF I was doing).

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

Not that I can remember.

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

Nope, although I have been close on a couple of occasions.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

Not that I can remember.

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

What, apart from insults you mean? I once played a charity gig at a school event. At the end of one of our songs, I was approached by a 10-year-old who expressed the opinion that our music was rubbish. "Your music's rubbish!" he said.

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

Nope. Going home afterwards is a bit of a different story however. No crashes as such, but more close calls than I like to think about. :/

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

Er, nope. Don't think so.

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

Nope, although it was nice when the gig came with a free overnight stay and breakfast at the hotel we played in. Does that count?

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

Is this a trick question?

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

Quite likely (although nothing springs to mind), but I have played a few when completely exhausted; and played like a zombie on vallium as a result.

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

On many occasions I was the guitarist in the band (see 2. above). So that would be a 'yes'. :)

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

Yes.

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

Not seriously (although I have fallen off my seat once or twice - see 1. above).

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

Yes. Especially in bands populated by musicians who were notably better than me. :/

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Mickeyboro said:

Saw him many years ago supporting Fairport. Great player!

Lovely bloke too!

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On 10 April 2020 at 07:19, stewblack said:

Just a bit of fun. 20 simple yes or no type questions but please feel free to elaborate if you have a good bass playing related tale inspired by a question. I have, on a whim, chosen 20 all of which I could answer (surprisingly in some cases) with a yes.

 

01 Ever played a gig sitting down?

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

06 Ever cried on stage?

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

 

 

Yes. Maybe 100-125

Yes keyboards

no

no

no

no 

no

yes

no

yes

yes

no but have on the way back

no

no

no as better is subjective but played a number of gigs where I thought the support band was more interesting

yes

no

no

no

yes

 

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down? - Yes

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument? - Yes

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours? -  No

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo? - No

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room? - No

06 Ever cried on stage? - No. Well. Yes, after the gig finished. Teenage hormones got the better of me and I was whizzed odd with my performance.

07 Ever worn a hat on stage? - Yes

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig? - Yes

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member? - No

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day? - Yes

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing? - Yes. Thankfully it was a bra from a lovely young lady, not rotten tomatoes

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig? - No. Flat tyre doesn’t count?

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list? - No

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel? - No

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you? - Always 🤣

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition? - Yes

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate? - Yes

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home? - Yes

19 Ever injured yourself on stage? - Yes

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough? - Yes. I love that band dearly, it’s happened at least three times with them.

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On 09/04/2020 at 20:19, stewblack said:

Just a bit of fun. 20 simple yes or no type questions but please feel free to elaborate if you have a good bass playing related tale inspired by a question. I have, on a whim, chosen 20 all of which I could answer (surprisingly in some cases) with a yes.

 

01 Ever played a gig sitting down? Yes - musicals/ acoustic gigs

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument? Does double bass count?

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours? God no. Still waiting for the call jay kay. 

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo? Yes I was in the stone roses (I wasn’t the answers  no)

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room? Nope, written on a few walls though

06 Ever cried on stage? Thankfully not yet

07 Ever worn a hat on stage? No - have made the mistake of shorts though.

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig? - yes a few bands on here.

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member? Kinda - played in my girlfriends band a few times.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day? No

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing? No, that’s for the blues brothers and Tom Jones. I did once throw a glow stick at Calvin Harris though.

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig? YES in a massive transit. Although I wasn’t driving.

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list? Probably.

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel? No

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you? Yes - anyone who says no is a liar or big headed lol

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition? Dehydration?

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate? Never - it’s always the drummer

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home? Ooh no but I will be for my wedding

19 Ever injured yourself on stage? No

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough? Yes - but not often enough

 

 

 

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down?
yes, had gastro enteritis. Was sick before the gig and in the break. it was over 30 years ago

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

Yes, in my last proper pub band, I have depped on bass, depped on guitar. Then I joined as the rythym guitar, ended up being the singer, then Wheb the original bass player passed away, I took over playing the bass

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

Yes, played at a Marshall amps demo in 1991, Geoff Whitehorn joined us for the 2 nd set

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

Not that I'm aware

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

Yes, loads

06 Ever cried on stage?

Almost. The pub band previously mentioned, when we lost the bass player (and last original member) to cancer, we did a gig the following day. We set his gear up, I played bass. Many many people came to the gig to show to pay their respects. I shed a tear just as we finshed

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

Sometimes

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

Many times, but the last time was the best. Chris Slade (AC/DC) was playing drums 

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

Yes.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

Yes.

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

Yes, a bottle. Hit me in the back, thrown by a [email protected] that played in another band

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

I've been rear ended by the guitar player on the way to a gig, many moons ago

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

yes

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

No, 

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

Yes.

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

Yes, as mentioned, gastro enteritis

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Yes, 

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

Yes.

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

Not massively

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

Yes.

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59 minutes ago, police squad said:

I've been rear ended by the guitar player on the way to a gig, many moons ago

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On 09/04/2020 at 20:19, stewblack said:

Just a bit of fun. 20 simple yes or no type questions but please feel free to elaborate if you have a good bass playing related tale inspired by a question. I have, on a whim, chosen 20 all of which I could answer (surprisingly in some cases) with a yes.

 

01 Ever played a gig sitting down? YES

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument? NO

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours? NO

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo? YES 

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room? NO

06 Ever cried on stage? NO

07 Ever worn a hat on stage? NO

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig? YES 

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member? NO 

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day? NO

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing? NO 

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig? NO

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list? NO 

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel? NO 

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you? NO

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

YES 

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate? YES 

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home? YES 

19 Ever injured yourself on stage? NO 

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough? YES 

 

 

 

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21 Ever played with a drummer too mean to replace his split cymbals and gone deaf as a result 

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down?

Yes, when I injured my left shoulder back in 2008  had to gig sat down for 2 months

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

Yes, I play trumpet/flugelhorn as well as bass

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

Unfortunately not!

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

No

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

No

06 Ever cried on stage?

Yes, when I was a musical director for Carnival Cruises in the states, we organised a Michael Jackson tribute set that happened to fall on the anniversary of his death. Closing the set with Man in the Mirror was an emotional moment for the whole band

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

Yes

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

Yes, its a regular occurrence when you work freelance!

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

No

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

IIRC ive gigged with 3 different bands on the same day

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

No

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

No

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

No

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

No

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

Absolutely

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

I have asthma and eczema but I don't consider either really debilitating 

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Yes

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

Yes

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

No

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

Yes, had an MD once that was adamant that I always played too loud despite audience members repeatedly saying turn the bass up

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down?

No.

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

Not a full gig, but in a band years ago, used to swap with the guitarist for one song. Can't remember why we thought that was a good idea.

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

Been on the same bill as a few bands I'm a fan of, but never performed with any of them..

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

Sadly, not as far as I know.

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

In a what? On the front of the stage occasionaly.

06 Ever cried on stage?

Came close, playing Romeo & Juliet the day after I was brutally & unexpectedly dumped. No actual tears & snot though.

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

Of course. Arguably it's a rite of passage.

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

No.

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

Yes - still am.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

Yes.

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

Regularly! It's an occupational hazard of having a singer who likes to lob stuff at the audience, sweets, usually.

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

Fortunately no - but broken down? That's a whole other set of stories!

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

No.

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

Been put up by pubs in the back room a few times - and have played a gig in the basement of a house I lived in.

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

Don't think so. Played with some very, very good bands, but different rather than better.

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

Have struggled through the odd gig with terrifyingly dodgy guts, and played with a cold so bad I could barely stand, never mind sing lead. Genuinely couldn't speak for a week afterwards.

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Three bands, including a duo. I have very low self-esteem.

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

No.

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

No.

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

Not since I could afford a decent amp.

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down? Yes, a few acoustic gigs.

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument? Yes, acoustic guitar a few times

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours? Not that i can remember

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo? None that i've ever seen

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room? Not in a dressing room. We were rarely that lucky,

06 Ever cried on stage? Not that i remember

07 Ever worn a hat on stage? Pretty sure i have yes. If i was gigging now i'd proably wear a cowboy hat for sh*ts and giggles.

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig? Nope

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member? Nope, though was in a band with an ex for a short spell.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day? Nope

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing? Yes, and been booed offstage by some lets just say older, snobbier musicians.

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig? Not that i remember, unless you count the endless times i caught my bass on a doorframe

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list? Nope

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel? Not intentionally. Might've had a quick snooze every now and then

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you? Not a band, but a solo artist who's now on the road to being fairly big

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition? Yes. Food poisoning from an earlier burger. Got home and spent the next 4 hours sat next to the loo

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate? Has anyone?

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home? Nope

19 Ever injured yourself on stage? Yes. Sat on the edge of the stage, tried to jump up onto the stage from where i was, caught my ankles, fell backwards into a crash cymbal and smacked my head. Never dropped a note though.

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough? A few times.

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01 Ever played a gig sitting down?

Yes, I was once in a band that did all their gigs sitting down. I hated it and we even went on tour supporting Paul Weller and had to do 3 nights at The Roundhouse sitting down. It was horrendous 😤😤

02 Ever gigged on a different instrument?

Not really, but did a bit of drums once on a song or two.

03 Ever shared a stage with a musical hero of yours?

I don't think so but maybe.

04 Any fan ever had a tatoo of your band's logo?

Not that I am aware of but certainly knew of posters on girls walls of us, being stalked and getting fan mail each week.

05 Ever signed an autograph in a dressing room?

Yep.

06 Ever cried on stage?

I don't think so.

07 Ever worn a hat on stage?

Yep, for comedy value and for what I thought at the time was fashion 🤣😂

08 Ever gigged with a band you hadn't met before the gig?

Yes, Earl Jackson and a video shoot with ELO for a charity song.

09 Ever been in a relationship with a fellow band member?

Nope.

10 Ever played in different bands on the same day?

Yep for a BBC Children in Need charity gig a few years back.

11 Ever had anything thrown at you while playing?

Yes.

12 Ever crashed on the way to the gig?

Nope.

13 Ever left a band over the choice of set list?

Nope.

14 Ever slept in the venue despite it not being a hotel?

Nope.

15 Ever been supported by a band clearly better than you?

Great question and I would say yes.

16 Ever played a gig suffering from some debilitating medical condition?

I don't think so.

17 Ever been in a band where the guitarist was your favourite bandmate?

Yes, but only once but now we are no longer friends so maybe just a bit delayed 😂🤣

18 Ever played in the grounds of a stately home?

I think so.

19 Ever injured yourself on stage?

Yes, nothing major but just cuts, bruises and blood.

20 Ever been told that your bass isn't loud enough?

Yes or what's more common is, "oh, you were much louder tonight than normal, it sounded much better with you being louder" 😂🤣

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