Here I go again

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Redaxes, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Redaxes


    Aug 8, 2015
    I answered a CL ad from a guitar player looking to get something going. We met and talked for over an hour. We got along just fine personality wise. Musically we are on the same page as well. He also heard from a keyboard player. We’re going to pick some songs to start working on. We’ll get together after the 4th of July. Hopefully we will find some other possible members soon.
    Wish me luck.
    ELG60, sludgetail and Spent like this.
  2. Sounds like it's off to a good start. Have you heard him play yet?
  3. Redaxes


    Aug 8, 2015
    No, I haven’t heard him play. The chemistry just meeting was very good. I have been in a couple bands where there were personality conflicts. Assuming he can play the stuff he mentioned in his posting I imagine he will be OK. We’ll figure out some songs to play when we get together.
    I also learned the importance of a good drummer. We’ll look for the other pieces of this puzzle.
  4. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef is modulating in time. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Don’t give this idea any more thought until you hear him play. There are 100 “musicians” out there who say they can play for every 1 that actually can.
    mexicant likes this.
  5. Redaxes


    Aug 8, 2015
    This went nowhere but......

    I have an audition coming up with a band looking for a bass player. I answered their ad, played phone tag. I made the last call but hadn’t heard back, then I did. Had a nice chat with the singer, they rehearse at his place. He sent a song list, some I know, some I don’t. Some really good songs plus a couple I’m not too crazy about. We’ll see how it goes.

    Earlier same day I got together with a guitarist that wanted to get back into it. He didn’t have a car, I had to pick him up. He had a low end Squier Strat, no case or gig bag. I’m not knocking Squiers, I have a Squier bass that I really like. When trying to tune up I said we’ll use the tuner on my phone, hit your high E. He didn’t have one. I had an extra one that I ga e him. No strap button on the horn, a really thin instrument cable. He had a Fender practice amp. We noodled a bit on a couple songs. Nothing much there. I initially thought, give this a another try before moving on. We talked about working on a few songs for next time but didn’t set a date. After hearing from the band I let him know I was going to focus on them.

    I ‘ll be auditioning them as well. I want to be sure it is a good fit. We’ll see. If nothing else I’m expanding my repertoire working on some new songs.
  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member


  7. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    Just asking for live video clips will weed out a lot of CL nonsense.