Wedding bands: Breaking in
For years now I have been wanting to join a gigging wedding band. I've been playing for 28 years, Berklee grad and I have top equipment so I'm not worried about the playing aspect of such a gig since like many of you, I've done a lot, experience wise.
The problem I have is how do I find these bands? Of course I've attended weddings before where there was a band but never got a chance to chat with anyone in the band. Is there a directory of some kind that wedding planners use that I could access? Do I speak to people managing wedding halls? I guess these questions could also be region specific. For myself, I'm in the NYC/Long Island area.
Anyway, any advice that anyone can give is always appreciated. Thanks.
A Valenti bass and a Genz Benz amp.
Why would I need anything else?