Gig droughts and floods

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  1. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    I swear, usually it's one every other month... maybe!

    I have a two-night out of town gig on the 19th and 20th. Those were confirmed ages ago. Cool!

    Then, we were invited to a local pizza joint on the 23rd. Ok, three nights in a week. Liking it!

    This dive bar I posted about called us back on the 25th (yes, we are using a sound man!). Dang, dude. Busy.

    A few hours ago, I get a text asking to fill in for a nursing association's banquet in a museum downtown, playing with a jazz quartet on the 12th. Now we're on fire!

    Five gigs across a two week period. Haven't been this busy in years!

    I'm almost excited for the down time... :D
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  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
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  3. Yeah , I've run into both ends of this spectrum. A couple of years ago when both of my bands were pretty active , I had a couple of months that were an absolute whirlwind. Both bands were running about 2 gigs a month at the time , but when the clubs call , you play. (See the one strike and you're out thread.)
    Just the opposite this year. While one band hasn't officially disbanded , we haven't played since November. The other band has been fairly busy but we don't have anything at all in August. That and the fact that I'm sitting here with a broken left hand that will keep me out for probably another 4 weeks means this will be a pretty slow year for me.
  4. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    It's usually all or nothing.
    Enjoy the good times.
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  5. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    Nice! Between 09 and 13 i played about 75 gigs a year. Way slower since then (1 or 2 a month) but literally nothing for over a year now other than subbing. My funk band has a new drummer and keyboard player and I finally have a gig this Saturday!! Can't wait...
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  6. Six gigs in April, no gigs in May (subs for 2 dates), five gigs in June.

    "I just don't know what to do with myself".....
  7. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Go buy a lottery ticket...

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