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How was your gig last night?

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[quote name='Raymondo' timestamp='1503778918' post='3360901']
Did the gig that was the subject of my happy band tale thread last night and had a blast.

The odd problem with the sound "on stage" but was apparently good out front. Every one enjoyed the two acoustic covers acts that started proceedings and then we had them all dancing and singing along to an hour or so of Stereophonics songs.

I wore myself out and have spent most of today in bed as a "Fibromyalgia payback" but It was worth it.

Mention in despatches to our very own KevB who came along to see us too.
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Well done Raymondo. Great that you did it, enjoyed it and even tho suffering afterwards deep down you know it was worth it.
Hopefully you can do another occasional gig or even a short spell on stage with them would be good. Pretty sure the new bassist would be ok with you doing a few songs.

Take care and wish you all the very best.
Dave

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[quote name='EBS_freak' timestamp='1504423064' post='3364673']
80dB limiter. That is all.
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Mind you don't sneeze.....
:)

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The Wirebirds had a great Saturday night gig on their home territory, Swindon, with a good enthusiastic crowd - best way to spend Saturday night I can think of! Landlord had changed since the gig was booked, but the new guy was fine, really enjoyed the music and wants us back soon.

Our second gig with our new, more powerful, PA speakers, and the vocals are much clearer now.

I played my Thunderbird through Ashdown Rootmaster 600 evo and Barefaced Super Twin - bass heaven! Lots of clear, grunty bass, and the master volume was only about 10% open! I had the input level turned down as well, but the bass was still punching the back of my legs quite hard.

Nothing until next Saturday now, it's going to be a long week!

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I depped for my old band at a garden party... I'd left 2 1/2yrs ago (a bit messy) but the olive branch was always there and despite the fact half the set was new to me & the drummer couldn't remember a couple of the older songs I could, we really nailed it. Surprise gig of the year for me & I'd definitely do it again, if asked.

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Good gig last night except for the twerkaholic dancer. Yep, she twerked along to a good slice of 70s rock :D

The strangest part of the evening was when the dance floor was packed for Frankenstein by the Edgar Winter Band. Progtastic!

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[quote name='Norris' timestamp='1504455640' post='3364979']...except for the twerkaholic dancer...
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Like a fool, I [i]had [/i]to look it up. Hmm... Bad idea. :( Mind bleach, please..? :blush:

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1504456170' post='3364985']
Like a fool, I [i]had [/i]to look it up. Hmm... Bad idea. :( Mind bleach, please..? :blush:
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Here you go... :)

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It's not so bad when a young woman is doing it, but best avoided when you hit middle age or beyond :s

Edit: And I should also thank KevB for taking the time to come and see us - and for not twerking :) Edited by Norris

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No probs Norris, had been meaning to catch your band for a while but my last band was very busy with not many weekends off. Trying to get to see a few bc'ers now during a quiet period before next major project kicks in. Sorry didnt make it to end but sounded very solid what I heard, all good musos but gtr/vox guy from MT's band must be great to have around.

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[quote name='KevB' timestamp='1504473596' post='3365154']
No probs Norris, had been meaning to catch your band for a while but my last band was very busy with not many weekends off. Trying to get to see a few bc'ers now during a quiet period before next major project kicks in. Sorry didnt make it to end but sounded very solid what I heard, all good musos but gtr/vox guy from MT's band must be great to have around.
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Yes he is quite handy :) I've been playing in bands with him for over 32 years now

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[quote name='FinnDave' timestamp='1503780012' post='3360906']
Played in Melksham, Wiltshire, last night. Good venue, very enthusiastic audience and decent management, an ideal gig but an hour and a half from home for me, which combined with a one AM finish made for a late night. Still, I was in my bed by 4 AM. It obviously went as well as I remember, as today we have been re-booked.
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Nice to hear I'm not the only guy getting home from a gig at 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning.

Blue

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[quote name='chrisanthony1211' timestamp='1503997403' post='3361960']
Weired, DJ was playing out on the terrace when we got there and never stopped playing when we struck up inside. Unfortunately it was a lovely evening and most people stayed outside. He also didn't want to pay us and said we had agreed to play for free until I showed him the email he sent agreeing £300.
Not sure we will go back.
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Wonderful that you had that email.

Blue

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[quote name='Norris' timestamp='1504455640' post='3364979']
Good gig last night except for the twerkaholic dancer. Yep, she twerked along to a good slice of 70s rock :D[/quote]

Twerking, we had some young ladies twerking at a recent gig.

I'm 64, I remember commenting to our drummer;

"This is something I'm suppose to like, right?"

Blue

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[quote name='blue' timestamp='1504631955' post='3366232']
Twerking, we had some young ladies twerking at a recent gig.

I'm 64, I remember commenting to our drummer;

"This is something I'm suppose to like, right?"

Blue
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Apparently so. I don't find it particularly attractive myself - even when a young lady is doing it, rather than the chunky middle aged woman we were subjected to

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Got a text from a certain Oxford promoter who also has a band, 6 pm Sunday asking for bass at 8.30 for a private party at a community centre. It was mainly a space-rock/funky jam for about 35 minutes, mainly in E, purely winging it. The partygoers seemed happy enough and were all up and dancing. Weird though. Quoted "Good times" in the (unplanned) bass spot :) which kept me happy for a while.

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[quote name='blue' timestamp='1504631330' post='3366223']
Nice to hear I'm not the only guy getting home from a gig at 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning.

Blue
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I'm usually home by two, that was a late gig and a long drive home!

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[quote name='Norris' timestamp='1504634137' post='3366256']


Apparently so. I don't find it particularly attractive myself - even when a young lady is doing it, rather than the chunky middle aged woman we were subjected to
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Ouch!

Blue

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(grin) Despite my asking among my farcebook friends if anyone wanted to join me on a regular basis, the local drums bass and guitar Mafia once again have arranged a couple of gigs for me - tickles me the way they discuss it all, book it and THEN tell me!

Last nights gig was me playing as part of that same Cambridge Mafia - two regular members were on holiday - so I got to do my usual stuff AND play elecrtic guitar for a couple of other acts!
A busy, fun evening and amazingly my wife decided to come too - probably the first time in ten years she has attended one og my gigs!

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[quote name='Norris' timestamp='1504634137' post='3366256']


Apparently so. I don't find it particularly attractive myself - even when a young lady is doing it, rather than the chunky middle aged woman we were subjected to
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In the States we have a Federal Law. No twerking if your over 40.

We enforce this law with a hefty fine, community service and in some extreme twerking judgements, jail time.

Blue

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Played a club last night called T Chances in Tottenham with 3 other bands. The only problem was the mids were blown on the house PA and no monitors so the soundman and bands struggled with the vocals.

We all muddled through though and it panned out a decent night with a decent crowd who were dancing :) Edited by Number6

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James St Tavern just off the Cowley road, Oxford. Good, attentive audience, a couple of other decent acts, and we got paid. The Peavey p.a. was surprisingly good too. A nice evening all round.
3 gigs tonight... gulp!, at least it is 2 different bands in only 2 different venues.

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Well, not a bad evening. Was playing as a duo at a community centre all day charity jobbie, but had a tabla player on board for the first two numbers and a flute player too, which all sounded lush. Then I played a 30 odd minute funky space jam with the same guys that called me up to dep last weekend, then a quick dash from Oxford to Drayton for D-fest to do the exact same thing again in a well organized pub garden event.
I found it pretty tedious, as it was a vehicle for guitar twiddlery, but at least got paid £40 for that particular 35 minutes work. Some of the audience said it was good, but I doubt I would have stayed if I were in their place... Edited by MoonBassAlpha

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