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Who here is in a band?

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  • Who here is in a band?

    Let's hear the details...
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/idea.gif" border="0" alt="" title="idea" class="inlineimg" /></div>

  • #2
    Yep

    Called "Rusty Fingers". We play rock / blues standards and stuff in bars and in open-air things in summer, and we do it just for fun - everyone's got a day job, which is just as well, because we only play about 20 gigs a year...

    I've known these guys for years, and played with the drummer and the other guitar player in various bands since about 87, although I only officially joined this band about 2 or 3 years ago, when their singer/guitarist left.

    Two of the guys are over 50; the drummer's a baby of 34...

    I've played in bands that were more serious, and considerably more accomplished, but these lads are my buddies - we rehearse once a week, and it's as much a social event as a work session...

    It doesn't satisfy all my musical needs, which is why I'm also into the Cubase etc. thing, but I do love playing in public...
    <div class="signaturecontainer">Rusty<br />
    <br />
    ...it's only rock n roll, but it'll fry your neurapses... <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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    <a href="http://rustyzone.free.fr" target="_blank">Visit the RustyZone, folks!</a></div>

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    • #3
      Originally posted by captain_rusty
      Yep

      Called "Rusty Fingers". We play rock / blues standards and stuff in bars and in open-air things in summer, and we do it just for fun - everyone's got a day job, which is just as well, because we only play about 20 gigs a year...

      I've known these guys for years, and played with the drummer and the other guitar player in various bands since about 87, although I only officially joined this band about 2 or 3 years ago, when their singer/guitarist left.

      Two of the guys are over 50; the drummer's a baby of 34...

      I've played in bands that were more serious, and considerably more accomplished, but these lads are my buddies - we rehearse once a week, and it's as much a social event as a work session...

      It doesn't satisfy all my musical needs, which is why I'm also into the Cubase etc. thing, but I do love playing in public...


      Same here.

      I've posted my expoits. Just do a gig report search.

      Karlos
      <div class="signaturecontainer">Trooper #219!<br />
      <br />
      <a href="http://www.thedangerrangers.com" target="_blank">The Danger Rangers</a><br />
      <br />
      DJ's on the radio<br />
      Karaoke in the shower<br />
      ¡Support Live Música! <br />
      <br />
      </div>

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      • #4
        Electric Guitar player in a 10-piece acoustic-funk band... we play all originals, and try to gig about twice a month (any more is fan abuse)... we've been playing together since June, and Gigging regularly since October... we are assembling our promo kit so that we can try to get some outdoor festivals and private parties this summer... more details available at the website...

        It's all good...
        <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' &quot;<br />
        — Isaac Asimov</div>

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        • #5
          Four Toad Sally

          4 piece original rock unit

          Phoenix AZ

          http://www.FourToadSally.com ( go check out the MP3 downloads )


          This Thursday @ Eugene's Rock Cafe in Tempe ... 9pm ... be there if you can, you won't be dissapointed

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          • #6
            My band is called "The Fickle Pigs." We play BOTH kinds of music. Rock, AND roll.
            <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist.&quot; - Mother Teresa.<br />
            <br />
            &quot;If fascism ever comes to America, it will come wrapped in the American flag and carrying the cross of Jesus&quot;- Sinclair Lewis. <br />
            <br />
            'Ketchup is a vegetable&quot; - Ronald Reagan.<br />
            <br />
            &quot;Let's all hope Olbermann gets put in the hospital for something serious fairly soon&quot; - G.Z. Sound<br />
            +++++<br />
            <a href="http://www.perlowinmusic.com" target="_blank">My web site</a></div>

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            • #7
              ****************, who hasn't heard of the Gobos?

              Well, nearly everybody, actually.

              Still, if you need a punk version of a Neil Diamond song, and you need it, like, NOW, we're your bitches.
              <div class="signaturecontainer">CONTAINS TRACE AMOUNTS OF ROCK AND COUNTRY. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.myspace.com/southboundlane">South Bound Lane</a><br><br>HC 3.0 -- Making you miss HC 2.0</div>

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              • #8
                I wish I was

                /Johan
                <div class="signaturecontainer">Capt'n Rusty-talk : &quot;Ou est le Jam du Cyber ???&quot;</div>

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                • #9
                  Pretty much the same story as Captain Rusty, only I've been playing with these same guys since '76. We're all in our forties now. We try to practice at least once a week if jobs and families allow, whether we have a gig or not. We still have a lot of fun.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">Rock and Roll isn't dead, it's just wounded - Caveman</div>

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                  • #10
                    Details = yes, 2

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                    • #11
                      I have my own blues thing going on once in a while,, "The BlueNotes".... and of course,, I whore myself out as frequently as possible....mostly for Blues, R&B and limited Jazz and Country..
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">Columbia SC, USA<br />
                      bluesman at large/musician for hire<br />
                      current passport-no travel restrictions</div>

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                      • #12
                        I'm playing in 2 bands right now.

                        The most commercially viable one is "Custers Last Band". It's a 4 piece; chick singer, me on guitar, bass player and drummer. We play hard rocking up tempo soul and r&b, some rock.

                        There are some aspects of the power trio thing that I really dig. Trying to fill out the space tastefully is a challenge. Connecting with the drummer is of paramount importance. He can't just sit back and lay down the groove when I take a lead or else it starts to sound thin. It leaves him a great deal of room to embelish and we find ourselves playing off each other a great deal, which is fun.

                        The drawbacks are that I continually feel the need to "fill the space". There are far fewer places where I can lay way back and allow the rhythm section to groove and just add a little here or there. Marginal statements don't really cut it. I find myself thinking that a keyboard would be really nice but then the band gets bigger and there is more bull**************** and less money. It's a trade off.

                        All that being said, I think we're pretty damn good. The singer can belt out the vocals with a lot of attitude ala Janis style. The better the rest of us play the better the audience thinks she is, typical.

                        The other band is a blues/hippie jam band made up of me on vocals and lead guitar and three old friends on rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. I actually have more fun with this band as I get to play whatever I damn well feel like ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
                        I like long leads and jams and I like playing to the kind of people who dig that stuff.
                        We played our first gig a week ago and it went really well, better than I expected. I managed to make it through a whole night of singing without losing my voice(I'm not a very good singer).
                        We're working on some originals in that band. If I ever get around to getting some proper recording gear I'll try and post something sometime.

                        Between those two bands I'm playing virtually every weekend and practicing twice a week, which is cool. I'm noticing some serious improvements in my overall abilities which is why I always encourage people to play with others or in a band, it just makes a huge difference.
                        The only drawback is I'm starting to get kind of TIRED.

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                        • #13
                          No band here.

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                          • #14
                            Yep, we do a bit of everything.

                            2 Bit Jive

                            Check us out.
                            <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;I use heavy strings, tune low, play hard and floor it. Floor it. That's technical talk.&quot; — SRV<br />
                            <br />
                            &quot;..There is no way, NO way that you came from my loins. The first thing I'm gonna do when I get home is punch your momma in the mouth.&quot; Buford T. Justice</div>

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                            • #15
                              Not right now, although I just discovered one of my friends can sing really, really well. Now to get her into Yngwie....
                              <div class="signaturecontainer">I AM COLIN.</div>

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