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  • THIS Is Why We Play Cheezy Songs....

    I felt the need to make up for the stark 'crowdless' daytime vids I posted a few days ago, so here's a few quick clips from a 60's themed party we played a few weeks back.

    'Stang, Dynamite, Shout, Don't Stop Believin'....all the standards are here...

    Audio is atrocious, but you get the idea...

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  • #2
    Wow, that party is crazy! What was that party for? and is that mostly your following? I'm just amazed at the amount of people in that little place.
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    • #3
      Wow, that party is crazy! What was that party for? and is that mostly your following? I'm just amazed at the amount of people in that little place.


      Yeah, that was a crazy fun party. No, we don't have a following. This was for a private organization who held their annual conference in Reno. It was a big convention space at a casino. They had a huge sound system with different sets of speakers set up on delay as you went further back down the room. It was a lot of fun.
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      http://www.JumpStartYourParty.com
      https://www.gigmasters.com/Rock/Jump-Start
      https://www.facebook.com/JumpStartYourParty
      http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/jumps...587fe5f12.html

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      • #4
        Thats awesome. Guess that's what you get playing in a large band though. I wont complain though, I like being a three piece.
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        • #5
          I like being a three piece.


          That you like what you're doing and have doing it. That's what it's all about.
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          http://www.JumpStartYourParty.com
          https://www.gigmasters.com/Rock/Jump-Start
          https://www.facebook.com/JumpStartYourParty
          http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/jumps...587fe5f12.html

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          • #6
            LOL David... that's fricken insane. How much fun is playing "Shout" to that many people...I'd be loving life! You guys had them- nice work.

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            • #7
              That's a party!
              All there really is, is virtue and vice.

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              • #8
                That you like what you're doing and have doing it. That's what it's all about.

                Hey man, just admit it. You live in a big city that caters to the rich!

                WE don't have those opportunities withing 500 miles of here, BELIEVE IT!!!!! Closest thing to that might be playing Bogarts up in Cinci, but ****************, that chandelier cost more coin than probably Bogart's spent on their entire sound system!

                Count yourself fortunate to live in an area that has those opportunities! Your band is good but you need to understand that you have opportunities that most of us will never see!
                Kickin' it in the sticks...

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                • #9
                  Hey man, just admit it. You live in a big city that caters to the rich!

                  WE don't have those opportunities withing 500 miles of here, BELIEVE IT!!!!! Closest thing to that might be playing Bogarts up in Cinci, but ****************, that chandelier cost more coin than probably Bogart's spent on their entire sound system!

                  Count yourself fortunate to live in an area that has those opportunities! Your band is good but you need to understand that you have opportunities that most of us will never see!




                  What's there to admit? Dave lives in a resort area. The club pay is low but they are establishing themselves in a private market which is not always easy to do. This was a corporate event in Reno (and honestly have you been to Reno? I have... it could be called the "Saddest Little Casino Town in America"). The opportunity came to play for alot of people. His band got hired. I could see the same opportunity like this Orlando, Vegas, New Orleans... any market that attracts large conferences. Louisville may be on the skirts of Appalachia but it has several corporations based there... Humana Health, KFC/PizzaHut/Taco Bell, Kindred Health Care, Brown & Forman. The difference between Louisville and reno is that no one is going to willingly hold a company meeting in Louisville unless they are based there.

                  I hate to pull the Google card... this band is based in Indy IN... 2 hours from Louisville, and they are quoting $1500-6800 rate and have a client that includes the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers in their client list. I bet there is a band or a few bands in most every medium-large market getting top bookings. Those opportunities may not be that often, but when someone needs a band, someone's got to play the gig.
                  so over this signature BS!!!

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                  • #10
                    What's there to admit? Dave lives in a resort area.

                    Yeah, but the way he lectures some of us that don't would make you think he doesn't. That's all I'm saying.

                    Pull the Google card all you want bro! I'm sure the agency that band is with isn't the same agency that handles this area. I've been in a band that plays for THE agency around here. I know how it works. In fact, 3 of the 5 guys in my new band have all been with Triangle Talent at one point or another (punch that one into Google).

                    So don't think for a second I'm some disgruntled hack that doesn't know how to move up the ladder. Like I said, there's one agency in this town that handles all the "A" rooms (which still don't pay ****************, you're actually better off being non-exclusive but they try and bully you into an exclusive deal! ****************, the guy that took my place in Logan Street Band came over from an agency band and he's making FAR more cash playing non-agency bands 8 times a month, like I used to do).

                    So yeah, what I'm doing now is kinda taking the gloves off a little and dropping names so y'all will know I'm real. Still here to learn. Still respect your experience. But ya gotta know, dig?

                    Hell, Pawnshop Guitar does okay with casino and regional gigs if you wanna go there. I know one of the guys in that band....But they ain't playing a room like THAT. I don't care what you say about that casino town, it's gonna be more well funded than some damn riverboat up in Indiana, at least for the most part!
                    Kickin' it in the sticks...

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, but the way he lectures some of us that don't would make you think he doesn't. That's all I'm saying.

                      Pull the Google card all you want bro! I'm sure the agency that band is with isn't the same agency that handles this area. I've been in a band that plays for THE agency around here. I know how it works. In fact, 3 of the 5 guys in my new band have all been with Triangle Talent at one point or another (punch that one into Google).

                      So don't think for a second I'm some disgruntled hack that doesn't know how to move up the ladder. Like I said, there's one agency in this town that handles all the "A" rooms (which still don't pay ****************, you're actually better off being non-exclusive but they try and bully you into an exclusive deal! ****************, the guy that took my place in Logan Street Band came over from an agency band and he's making FAR more cash playing non-agency bands 8 times a month, like I used to do).

                      So yeah, what I'm doing now is kinda taking the gloves off a little and dropping names so y'all will know I'm real. Still here to learn. Still respect your experience. But ya gotta know, dig?

                      Hell, Pawnshop Guitar does okay with casino and regional gigs if you wanna go there. I know one of the guys in that band....But they ain't playing a room like THAT. I don't care what you say about that casino town, it's gonna be more well funded than some damn riverboat up in Indiana, at least for the most part!



                      I get what you are saying... I know Louisville isn't a vacation destination nor is it a casino town. I've been to Reno. It's not a rich town by any means. I think I know the Casino that this event was held... because there is 1-2 nice ones and a dozen of older, dilapidated ones. As Vegas has grown, Reno has dimmed. All I'm saying is that there are opportunities in every market.. large and small. Dave's worked hard with a focused band over a few years to get to that point. I'm sure there were opportunities like this a few years back when he had a different lineup and was hoping to scratch $400 to play a local casino. I remember when he joined this board, not all his bandmates were on the same page. Some are no longer with the band. His current mates are focused on getting higher paying opportunities, and this is an example of one of them. I'm sure that gig was originally a bid. And there were probably many that went after that business. In the end only one band can win the booking. It just takes time to gain traction.

                      For the record in my market there are no agents. Every market I witness with an agent controlling most of the opportunities, is a market where only one or two bands are getting the prime gigs, and the rest fight for the crumbs.
                      so over this signature BS!!!

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                      • #12
                        I'm thinking you're hating a little bit Wade...

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                        • #13
                          I'm thinking you're hating a little bit Wade...


                          I think the time of posting tells it all...

                          That gig looks like a blast. And I'm going to see if I can make "Shout" work for my C & W band.
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                          • #14
                            Hey man, just admit it. You live in a big city that caters to the rich!


                            Actually no. I live in a little town of about 20,000 people. Reno is an hour away and mostly caters to a fairly low-rent clientele. At least compared to Las Vegas. But they do have a couple of nice hotels with some nice convention rooms and this organization held their annual 3-day event there. Most cities of any size have some sort of convention business. I'm not even sure who they were exactly. Some group who works with student councils in California or some such. They liked to party though. I would imagine some groups hold their annual events even in Louisville sometimes. And some probably hire bands for their after-dinner dance. It's a good market to look into to. You never know what's out there. These folks found us on Gigmasters, IIRC.

                            WE don't have those opportunities withing 500 miles of here, BELIEVE IT!!!!! Closest thing to that might be playing Bogarts up in Cinci, but ****************, that chandelier cost more coin than probably Bogart's spent on their entire sound system!


                            You think some groups might hold their conventions in places like this?

                            http://www.northernkentuckycvb.com/meeting-planners/meeting-facilities/rivercenter-convention-package.aspx

                            Count yourself fortunate to live in an area that has those opportunities! Your band is good but you need to understand that you have opportunities that most of us will never see!


                            Most of our "opportunities" involve marketing the band well, being willing to travel (because there aren't that many gigs of the type we like to play locally---I've got to leave in an hour or so to do a 4 hour drive to play a wedding later today in Napa Valley and won't get back until tomorrow) and then being a good enough to deliver on the promises we make and know how to entertain the crowd.

                            But the truth is that we were just a band willing to travel to Reno that they found on the internet. They could have hired a lot of bands, so it was the marketing that sold it.

                            This crowd was easy. They were ready to go from the start. All we had to do was put the band in high gear and let 'er rip for 2 hours. And they had a great time, so we had a great time.

                            And---now the bragging bit---we knocked it out of the park for them. They wanted a band who would deliver a certain sort of party and we delivered it. THAT part we do very well.
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                            http://www.JumpStartYourParty.com
                            https://www.gigmasters.com/Rock/Jump-Start
                            https://www.facebook.com/JumpStartYourParty
                            http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/jumps...587fe5f12.html

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                            • #15
                              Jeeezus...that's crazy!!!...what kind of drugs are those people on?!?!?!!!

                              Did you guys play Land Of A 1000 Dances? I could see that going over quite well at a gig like that.
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