03-17-2013 08:03 AM
Played for free at a well publicized Jammin for Jersey Sandy BENEFIT at Flemington Elks last nite to 8 other musicians and Zero audience !!!!!! I know bands are old schools but scheesh.
I gotta find another hobby
03-17-2013 08:53 AM - edited 03-17-2013 08:55 AM
many times I have played a benefit that had a less than stellar turn out but the hurricane sandy ones we did in PA were very well attended. This is shocking that doing one in jersey and no one showed.
03-17-2013 09:08 AM - edited 03-17-2013 09:09 AM
We are playing a benefit today. I have seen no advertising (other than from the five bands who are participating). The last I heard from the organizer was two weeks ago - asking if we were still planning on playing. We were given a start time but no other info - no set lengths or changeover times, no requests for an input list, monitor requirements, etc. I have a feeling that this is going to be a big shit sandwich.
03-17-2013 12:10 PM
03-17-2013 12:45 PM
I found out who is running sound (great guy) and contacted him to get the scoop, but I'm not sure what the other bands had to do to find out. For other benefits, I've always been contacted by the event organizer (or the sound company) well ahead of time to square away the details.
40 minute sets and a 20 minute changeover with absolutely no backline provided. I'm glad that we're on first!
03-17-2013 12:50 PM
03-17-2013 12:52 PM
It's whatever. We don't really fit in with the other bands anyhow. They didn't even put our pic or logo on the poster. I just want to get this over with. On the upside, we'll be done at 6:40!
03-17-2013 01:57 PM
unless the backline is supplied or it is a VERY personal benefit we usually decline. Not always but usually. Draggin all our stuff out sucks.
03-17-2013 04:18 PM
03-20-2013 06:22 PM
Don't give up! We played a benefit gig last fall for a large national health charity. We got there at 3:00 p.m. to set up. About 20 people danced in the half-filled room. Organizer said it was almost sold out(200 people), but many people just pay and don't show up. Companies bought entire tables too. Played two sets and finished loading out about 11:30 p.m. However, we got free food, drinks, and were well compenstated. Good luck.
03-20-2013 08:30 PM
03-21-2013 12:21 PM
I wish it was just a taped out issue. All the yuppy restaurants are packed again. but No way this was a 5-11pm chance for all those over 40 to see a band for a great cause with/without their kids before their 9 PM bedtime they claim as a reason not to attend our regular 9-1 gigs . Not much "partyin" goin on at 6pm
I'm still clueless on this show
03-21-2013 03:31 PM
03-22-2013 12:17 PM
Kevin T wrote:
Im 60 in april my friends are all out of our demo.i gave up beggin yrs ago when no one listened anyway
OK..so lets take the word begging out. What did you do to get peopel to the gig then? Hoped?
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