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HELP!

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by EricMordus, Jan 8, 2018.


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  1. EricMordus

    EricMordus

    Aug 29, 2013
    NYC
    Please help!

    I'm in a band, and we all get along, agree on music to play, help each other learn songs and have a great time gigging together!

    Please, any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!








    ;)
     
  2. PauFerro

    PauFerro

    Jun 8, 2008
    United States
    You need to decide on your objectives as a band. Sounds like you may be in a bit of a honeymoon period that can evaporate quickly if you don't have a common understanding of what the goals of the band are. Do you plan to gig? Is money important? Is it a creative effort with original music? Are you out to get signed? What are your objectives and what are your plans to make those goals happen?
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018
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  3. RustyAxe

    RustyAxe

    Jul 8, 2008
    Connecticut
    Fire the drummer, and don't tell him why ... :whistle:
     
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  4. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    It's ok - you'll wake up soon enough
     
  5. Oddly

    Oddly Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Dammit. Beat me to it.
     
  6. GrapeBass

    GrapeBass

    Jun 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    Start dating the guitar player :thumbsup: Then see how it goes.
     
  7. Joedog

    Joedog

    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    Drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity will fix your problems, I promise!
     
  8. Give it time... :meh:
     
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  9. With that many things in your favor, I predict you won’t earn much at gigs, because there has to be at least one sour in your box of sweet.
     
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  10. No-one's been elected BL yet?
     
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  11. Start hitting on one of the other guys' significant others.

    or start hitting on one of the other guys.

    Or both.
     
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  12. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Fleetwood Mac anyone.
     
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  13. When I was younger,
    So much younger than today,
    I never needed anybody's help in any way.
    But now I'm older so much older than before, I realized, I've changed my mind.
    You've opened up the door.
     
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  14. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Song Surgeon slow downer. https://tinyurl.com/y5dcuqjg
    Oh, man...I thought this was going to be a Beatles thread. I was ready. Anyways, hear this in your head?

    Help! I need somebody
    Help! Not just anybody
    Help! You know I need someone
    Help!

    (When) When I was younger (When I was young) so much younger than today
    (I never need) I never needed anybody's help in any way
    (Now) But now these days are gone (These days are gone) and I'm not so self assured
    (And now I find) Now I find I've changed my mind, I've opened up the doors

    Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
    And I do appreciate you being 'round
    Help me get my feet back on the ground
    Won't you please, please help me?

    (Now) And now my life has changed (My life has changed) in oh so many ways
    (My independence) My independence seems to vanish in the haze
    (But) But ev'ry now (Every now and then) and then I feel so insecure
    (I know that I) I know that I just need you like I've never done before

    Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
    And I do appreciate you being 'round
    Help me get my feet back on the ground
    Won't you please, please help me?

    When I was younger, so much younger than today
    I never needed anybody's help in any way
    (Now) But now these days are gone (These days are gone) and I'm not so self assured
    (And now I find) Now I find I've changed my mind, I've opened up the doors

    Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
    And I do appreciate you being 'round
    Help me get my feet back on the ground
    Won't you please, please help me?
    Help me, help me
    Ooh
     
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  15. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    I like to do a bunch of Percocet every couple months at rehearsal just to throw a wrench in the gears. The guitar player is big NA guy and spots it right off, I think he gets jealous more than anything.
    But seriously we're getting along really good, now that we fired the first drummer who was promiscuous with other bands, suggested the most bizarre songs. Example- a song that was off ZZ Top's Eliminator, not one of the hits, some obscure song. Same with VH's Fair Warning. I'm locking in with the new drummer like I never could do before.
    Ok the rub is we rehearse on Sundays and the new drummer loves football. We have a new bigger PA, it's been pretty sweet.
    Peace N Chicken Grease
     
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  16. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Elect somebody’s significant other to be your manager
     
  17. lbbc

    lbbc

    Sep 25, 2007
    Seaford , DE
    Took us a long time to get to this point...but 18 years later we are getting along, help each other learn songs, gig regularly, make decent money for our time, the BL (me) and my wife (yes, spouse in the band) and best friend on guitar enjoy what and where we play. True story!
     
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  18. And it's January. How's the Irving Berlin cover coming along?:)
     
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  19. madbass6

    madbass6 Banned

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
     

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