How many gigs have you played?

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

  1. fat-bottom

    fat-bottom Guest

    Apr 2, 2001
    Portland, Oregon
    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. 6 or 7
    The second was by far the best!!
  5. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    About 50.
  6. ldiezman

    ldiezman Guest

    Jul 11, 2001
    hmm.. with old bands combined.... probably about 300.. with my current band... about 15 to 20..
  7. 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
  8. gweimer

    gweimer Guest

    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.
  9. 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.
  10. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    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.
  11. BWB

    BWB Supporting Member

    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

  12. terms bassist

    terms bassist Guest

    Mar 18, 2001
    Queensland Australia
    probably around 200 but I've never counted
  13. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    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.
  14. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Over a hundred. :confused: I never counted.
  15. 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.
  16. Hmmm...

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

    Rock on
  17. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur In Memoriam

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


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

    hmmm..... 0


  20. fat-bottom

    fat-bottom Guest

    Apr 2, 2001
    Portland, Oregon
    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.