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Intro song?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by themacinator, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. themacinator

    themacinator Always looking for the perfect gig

    Oct 8, 2009
    8,600 feet in the Colorado Rockies
    Endorsing Artist: Babicz FCH Hardware
    So when doing band introductions often each member will play a short lick from a well known song. Any fellow bassist do this? If so what song do you play?
  2. droo46


    Jun 16, 2011
    Personally I think it's lame when I see bands do that. Nobody cares about the band members names. Less talk, more music.
  3. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I've done the line from Jungle Boogie and Sir Duke but usually, I'll just solo a bit.
  4. kb9wyz


    Sep 8, 2008
    I wish that (being a musician) I could disagree with this. However, I have always thought this was silly to do. As a small act (meaning that you don't have a following large enough to threaten a bar's occupancy limit at any given show), the best way to get the names of the band members is just to be proactive and talk to people in the bar or venue.
  5. themacinator

    themacinator Always looking for the perfect gig

    Oct 8, 2009
    8,600 feet in the Colorado Rockies
    Endorsing Artist: Babicz FCH Hardware
    I think it depends on the situation really. Bigger bands don't need introductions of course.
  6. birdman14


    Feb 7, 2011
  7. the wako kid

    the wako kid

    May 11, 2011
    when I played my first show I played a lick from this band called Bongzilla when I was introduced.at my high school talent show.they'll never know.One small victory for the counterculture.
  8. 4stringfiend


    Jan 15, 2012
    SF Bay Area
    I usually play the bass solo from "Caught in a Mosh"
    I think it's pretty cool and it gives me 15 seconds of fame.
  9. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    I think it's cool to have a set bookend song, like a 40-60sec thing at the beginning and end of sets, where everyone has a bit of space to do their thing when they're introduced and the rest of the band holds it together. I think it's a professional thing to do, but showmanship is a bit like customer service these days.
  10. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    We don't do introductions as such, however I do get an introduction from the singer when I take over the singing duties on a couple of songs. Don't really see much point in it otherwise.
  11. We do and me and the drummer do jazz licks, Funk, country a few other things improv stuff people don't expect it so it goes over well. we did the begin of Fifth of Beethoven people cracked up it is about fun!


    Mar 26, 2012
    New York
    may I ask what part of the song is the solo?
    maybe you meant got the time?
    just wondering cuz I never heard a bass solo in caught in a mosh
  13. SeaBassSteve


    Nov 14, 2008
    I just play a bit of the stars wars theme ! ( usually only get introduced if doing a fill in or something g)