Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by fat-bottom, Sep 2, 2001.
I guess I'm somewhere around 2000 but I know others have many, many more.
With jazz band...7 or 8.
With my band...1.
Old band : 87
Current band : 0
6 or 7
The second was by far the best!!
hmm.. with old bands combined.... probably about 300.. with my current band... about 15 to 20..
I´m not sure, but counting all the gigs with all the bands I´d played, more than 100
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.
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.
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)
Goddamn no wonder my wrists are sore and I thought it was from the mas....errr...massive bruise..yes...bruise.
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
probably around 200 but I've never counted
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.
Over a hundred. I never counted.
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.
About 10 with my first band
Maybe 50 with my current band
And probably 50+ with my church band.
No idea whatsoever. My first paying gig was in 1963, on Upright bass, at the age of 13 with four high school seniors.
Maybe 10 or 12...not enough...
I have had... hmmm carry the 2 divided by...........
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.