EddiePlaysBass Posted June 3, 2016 Share Posted June 3, 2016 Right now I am in two bands. Well, sort of, anyway. One of them is my old rockabilly band which disbanded 5 years ago. In the interim, only myself and the guitarist continued playing music. In addition, the guitarist developed a coke habit This reunion is really not going anywhere. Guys want to play blues now but when I suggest songs I get zero response. Oh and in the 3 months since we decided to reunite, we rehearsed twice. Second band consists of 40- and 50-somethings (I am 35). Started as an acoustic duo, then added a percussionist and recently a bass player, me. Mostly pop songs, a lot of 90s material. I had 5 rehearsals with them and then played a 90 min gig in front of 500 people. Not their regular type of gig, I must say :-) Singer and drummer are okay but the guitarist is horrible. Strums one rhythm but fingerpicks quite well, has trouble soloing and will play random chord changes irrespective of the actual song structure. Hard to keep up with but for some reason it seems to work. We have 3 gigs lined up so far. Neither of these bands are really satisfactory for me. So I am thinking of finding a guitarist who can solo and sing, and start a duo where I play electric upright exclusively. If he cant solo, I will play some melodies on the upright or whatever. I am just wondering if its marketable, a bass/guitar/vocals duo. Itd be blues-based in nature cos that is what I really like best. I know a few venues where I could try and get a gig, and a place where I could make some decent (live) recordings. Anyone have any experience with this type of setting? "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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