Gig report 21/4/18

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Paulabass, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    I took five years off after my brother/co-band leader/lead singer died suddenly. We had played together for 45 years, and run the same band for 30 years.
    Last fall I decided that sitting around was not getting me anywhere, and I got back to it. I've been subbing, and running a jam.
    Last night was my first headliner since un-retiring.
    Booking the best room in the area wasn't easy, as an unknown quantity, so I stacked the deck, called in a favour, and got David Henman- Rock and Roll hall of fame, and Juno lifetime acheivment award winner to OPEN for me. Irony.
    David and his wife did a wonderful set of originals, then we took the stage, playing from the three Kings songbook- Freddie, B.B. and Albert, in a power trio format. David came to join us for a couple of pre-arranged tunes, and a guitar summit erupted. We became a four piece then and there. Tight rhythm section, and loose guitars made the blues come alive!
    Kudos to the house soundman- Everyone told us the sound was primo, and the monitors were certainly about perfect, considering a power trio has to kick some butt for it not to sound thin.
    Oh Yeah...bass forum. I used my GK rig- RB1001, and two neo 12 cabs. I brought a my relic P, a Anniversary J, and a G&L L-1500 for the funky stuff.
    Home late...back at it for the jam in a couple of hours........
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  2. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    There you go! That's the way to make a comeback! It looks like everyone was having fun. I'm glad it went well. In addition to your jam sessions, are you making plans for more shows too?

    What was this venue? Gotta link? Thanks for sharing.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  3. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Very nice Paula .. you rock girl ;)
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  5. ScrewDevil

    ScrewDevil Guest

    Feb 18, 2018
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  6. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    That’s great that you’re getting back out there again! :thumbsup:
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  7. growlypants


    Nov 10, 2012
    Atta girl! I've enjoyed reading all your posts, but now I'll enjoy 'em even more!
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  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    it's nice to drop names when you're 'on the bill', too! glad your event was a success, but i'm even gladder that the players had the 'right stuff' (monitors/FOH) to showcase the awesome talent!

    good luck on your continuing journey! :thumbsup:
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  9. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Cool deal! Back in the saddle again. :cool:

    I love this photo. You look so happy. :)

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  10. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Great to hear the comeback went so well!
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  11. BassManKK


    Feb 1, 2016
    Great come back gig!

    Thanks for sharing.
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  12. Back where you belong!
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  13. 2tonic


    Dec 22, 2015
    Good on ya'!!
    Glad to see anyone getting back down to business.
    Looks like you were all enjoying the moment.

    Now, a little bourbon and cigar talk.........
    I like your Jazz bass and all , but..............
    Tell me about that flaked out Strat with the Tele neck!!!
    Gorgeous !!
    C'mon, dish!!!!!:D
  14. rocu


    Jan 28, 2015
    Missoula, MT
    Good for you.

    What's a Busholme?
  15. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    Way to go @Paulabass! Always Smart to get a Juno Award winning, rock n roll hall of famer on stage with you to buttress the situation! ;) :thumbsup: Awesome rig by the way, and looks like you guys had an awesome time rocking out ; Keep at er' eh?! :smug:
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  16. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
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  17. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Perfect snag!
  18. Rock on - that is just excellent. Good on ya
  19. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    It's all in the name of self promotion. I needed a 'name' ringer on my poster, and an old friend was willing to help out.
    Reverse irony- his own band is very arrangement oriented, and he enjoyed being with our 'fly by the seat of your pants' philosophy.
  20. Sheldon681


    Mar 26, 2008
    Ha! I spot Reif in the pics. I played with him for a few years - stellar guy. Never expected his pic to pop up on Talkbass.