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How many gigs have you played?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by fat-bottom, Sep 2, 2001.


  1. I guess I'm somewhere around 2000 but I know others have many, many more.
     
  2. With jazz band...7 or 8.
    With my band...1. :)
     
  3. Old band : 87
    Current band : 0
     
  4. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
  5. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    hmm.. with old bands combined.... probably about 300.. with my current band... about 15 to 20..
     
  6. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I´m not sure, but counting all the gigs with all the bands I´d played, more than 100
     
  7. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I'd guess that I'm sitting somewhere at about 1000, but most of them were some time ago. Currently, we're booked twice a month.
     
  8. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    At my church of 700 members I have been playing at least once, and usually 2 or 3 times a week for the past 10 years. With my fusion band, at least 20 times live. Recording as a session bassist 3 times. Recording with my church band twice. With various other bands as a sit-in, maybe about 10 gigs. I have actually done 3 weddings. :) Never played a solo gig yet, but hope to soon, once I get a good repertoire together.
     
  9. Murf

    Murf

    Mar 28, 2001
    Ireland
    Cover bands..every night for 4 years..errr I'm not gonna even try to add that up

    Shows/musicals...around 50 (shows...each one running on average about 2/3 weeks to 6 months)

    Studio sessions...200

    original bands.....40

    Goddamn no wonder my wrists are sore and I thought it was from the mas....errr...massive bruise..yes...bruise.
     
  10. BWB

    BWB

    Aug 30, 2000
    Knoxville TN
    I'm about in the same boat. 1982-1988, maybe 50
    or 60 total. 1988-1995, including three years
    full time on the road, probably about 1000,
    including 250 a year from mid-91 to mid-94.
    1995-1998, nearly nothing - burnt out, played
    fill in gigs maybe once every other month but
    no regular band. Jan 1, 1999 (yeah, that was
    the date I played the 1st gig) to present, played
    about 50 gigs in 99, 42 in 2000, on pace to do
    about 50 in 2001 - 3x to 4x a month. So about
    1200 gigs in 19 years with 1000 of them in a 5 or
    6 year span in the early 90's. I like the 40 or 50
    a year pace much better, 'cuz having a full time
    job means the bills are paid and I can buy bass
    gear!

    Scott
     
  11. probably around 200 but I've never counted
     
  12. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Wow, I never thought about that. I'm somewhere in the 400 - 500 range. I've only been playing for 4 years, so I don't have that many right now.
     
  13. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Over a hundred. :confused: I never counted.
     
  14. Been playing out for maybe 6 months. Probably about 25 gigs. But now we have "restructured" (kicked out a guitarist, and now getting new guy up to speed). So we haven't played in 3 weeks. Should be ready by end of september w/ a 2+ hour set. After that, probably back to normal. 1-3 times a week average.
     
  15. Hmmm...

    About 10 with my first band
    Maybe 50 with my current band
    And probably 50+ with my church band.

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  16. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    No idea whatsoever. My first paying gig was in 1963, on Upright bass, at the age of 13 with four high school seniors.
     
  17. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Maybe 10 or 12...not enough...
     
  18. I have had... hmmm carry the 2 divided by...........


    hmmm..... 0

    Ouch...


    Mikey
     
  19. Murf,
    Sounds like you've had a very fruitfull musical life.

    I'd love to jam in Ireland. My grandparents raised sheep in County Gallway and someday I'm going there to visit.

    My family name is Conroy.