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Does your band wear a uniform?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by I-Love-Ratm, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    I'm not talking about police or fire-fighter or anything but does your band have an outfit you all wear to gigs? Particularly interested in hearing about cover bands here.

    My band does bars and weddings and functions and we wear white shirts with blue ties and either jeans or dress pants depending on the gig. I'm kind of getting sick of wearing this as I don't feel it suits the band and I'm wondering what other bands do?

    Black shirts are a bit too common and makes you look like one of the catering staff!!

    Let me know what you guys are rocking and what kind of music you do also!!
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    My old band did....

  3. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I played in an oldies band for several years, we would wear white collar-less dress shirts for mor formal gigs, white polo shirts in the summer over black slacks.

    We had two singers, one who was a total primadonna. He would occasionally show up dressed differently so that we (including the other singer) looked like his backup band.

    I haven't played in that sort of band for a long time. Now I dress comfortable, not sloppy.
  4. tmdazed


    Sep 29, 2012
    offensive t-shirts, jeans, runners and my skully beanie, dont give a rats rear end what the other guys wear
  5. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    I wear shorts........:bag:
  6. I wear REI hiking clothes. Quick dry socks, undershirt, shorts. And the most important: Ex-Officio brand underwear. No swamp ass. Ever! Mostly black and gray or black and dark green (matches my black bass nicely). It's all about comfort if you wanna play your best.

    Oh, and the only reason any of that applies to the bands I've been in and my current project is that I've converted band mates to the quick-dry undies. They're worth every penny.
  7. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Looking coherent is a good thing, but too uniform starts to look dated IMO. Unless you're wearing tuxes for a wedding, are in an actual military band, or are backing a big star, you can overdo uniformity.

    That's theory, though. In real life, my bands find any coherence hard to achieve. One, I don't play in bands without female singers, so we probably shouldn't dress really identically. Two, I like to dress like an attention-starved douchelord, and none of my male bandmates have the confidence to do that, LOL.

    And as much as I hate to admit this, metal bands seem to be better than most at looking coherent.
  8. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Tampa, FL.
    Band uniforms might not really exist anymore, but genre uniforms certainly do.
  9. In that last picture, the singer strikes me as being afraid of that double-necked, spiky thing you call a bass. :D
  10. Not since high school........
  11. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    I've noticed Rihanna's live backing band seems to wear all black while avoiding the rock/metal look, with the end result that they dress a lot like these guys.


    I guess it works, though.
  12. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    One of my bands (variety) likes to wear khakis and Hawaiian shirts occasionally (I hate it), but usually it's just something that looks ok and not all alike. Except, tonight we're in tuxes for an Elks Club NYE party. One of my other bands (classic rock) wears whatever. And my blues band does the same. I like it best when each of us can be who they wanna be onstage.
  13. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    That is killer! Seriously, great look!! :cool:
  14. ... Are these guys all related or something??
  15. AdamR


    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    Skinny jeans and deep V necks ?
  16. I had a couple friends in a hardcore band that used to wear shirt and tie and some slacks. Sometimes they all matched, sometimes they didn't. Pretty odd for a hardcore band.
  17. Unprofessional


    Mar 5, 2012
    Blues and blues rock covers: BL insists on matching band t-shirts in black over blue jeans. But, the BL designed and paid for the t-shirts so, what the hey!
  18. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    Our band used to wear matching outfits...in high school, in the mid to late 60's. I was in a classic country band in the mid-late 70's. We wore jeans, white western shirts, cowboy boots and hats. It worked. I haven't been in a group that has done so since. We ain't much to look at these days. Dressing alike wouldn't make us look any better or sound any better.
  19. 4dog


    Aug 18, 2012
    Im pretty sure we are all wearing underwear,, well ,,, reasonably sure.? Maybe.
  20. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    They're a family. A family business.