EddiePlaysBass Posted November 16, 2013 Share Posted November 16, 2013 A week ago we played our first try-out, and today we had our first "full length show" - three sets of about 50 minutes each. The pub was bigger, attendance was about the same but due to venue size it seemed less The band leader had the god awful idea of setting up at 3:30 PM while we were scheduled to go on at 9:30 PM. Being who I am, I dutifully reported at 3:30 We got set up in around an hour, and then had a lot of time to kill Amongst different things we suggested starting a latin version of the band, called MariachiGold. Pretty sure it won't stick but I like the idea nonetheless Our first set was an "acoustic" set, with songs intended to draw people in and have them sit, listen and drink All in all it seemed to work well. Few minor mistakes here and there by all concerned but nothing special. I am happy to report that I played less mistakes than last week - and the ones I played today were different mistakes The second set builds up a bit more and contains some more "up tempo" and dance tunes. We had to start "Roxanne" over, because the guitarist messed up the intro. No biggie - but I half expected I would mess this one up as I never really nail the timing during rehearsals. Got it today, though! This was really the only "train wreck" moment we had for the entire three sets. For the third set, we had a prize to give away: we'd decided to award the 100th person to like our FB page with a 7" single with 2 tracks of the radio recordings we'd done. The band leader had made a nice gatefold cover for it and we all signed it The girl was at the gig and happily took receipt of her single. It's a one-off so she's got something truly unique there We put on sunglasses for the two Blues Brothers tunes we played, which went down a storm too. Like last week, we got to play 2 encores and one of them was "Jolene" again. Not sure if we should just move it to "encore" position and leave it there? Anyway, the pub owner was happy, the crowd was happy - a lot of people stayed until the end. And - this was a first for me - I had someone ask me for an autograph, a picture and whether we could be friends on FB. Best part is, this was a 60-year old woman :grin: I dutifully agreed cos she seems to really dig the band and at this point we need to build a following anyway All in all, a very good second gig. We made a little money (which we already mostly spent on renting a PA) and I am sure we will get booked again in this venue. Next gig won't be until January 4th but that gives us time to evaluate the current set lists and see what type of songs we need to focus on. "I'm a work in progress." Micky Barnes The Ross Brown Shirt World Tour Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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