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Kelly Rae Band at Tustin Ranch Golf Club, 06/19/14

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BassCliff, Jun 20, 2014.


  1. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hello friends,

    The Kelly Rae Band started our summer season at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club last night. We played this gig last year and it's quite a fun crowd.

    I got there waaay early because there was very little traffic driving down from the IE to the OC today. But I'd rather be early than arrive late and have to rush. It was a beautiful day in So. Cal., a little warm but clear with a nice breeze. It cooled off nicely at sunset.

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    It's a nice entrance to the club with the palm trees, fountains, greens, and fairways along the entrance road.

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    I was the first to arrive and pulled around behind the clubhouse to the patio area. They were still clearing the area from an earlier function.

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    The clubhouse itself is an interesting building and really nice for a public course. This is just the east wing.

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    This was the view behind the stage area. As you'll notice later, the audience sat all around the band on the fairways and putting greens.

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    The staff set up the drum riser while Jack (Kelly's husband) and I start setting up the PA. We are running our own sound for this gig and decided to combine our two systems. It worked out great and sounded killer.

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    The rest of the band starts to arrive. We used Jack's Mackie gear, powered speakers for monitors, an 808S, and his Mackie mains for "toppers". My Carvin gear used a line out from the 808S, was slaved and used mostly for subwoofer duties. I'll show you EQ settings later. There were several musicians in the crowd and they all said they were impressed with our sound.

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    This was the first time we've tried combining our gear and thought it was a good gig to experiment with. We'll be using this in the future when we want to save money on the gig instead of hiring a sound company. Of course, this won't work in every situation but we'll use it when it fits.

    I think Jeff has forgotten something he needs for sound check.

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    We were teasing Daniel a little because he showed up to the gig in concert black. We figured he must've come from a real gig. Daniel is a string coach for several OC schools and he had just come from a chamber music concert that he and several other coaches/teachers put on for his students.

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    Ha! That was his J.C. Penny model pose.

    This is Jack running lines and hooking up stuff. He also had is friend Skyler helping with stage duties.

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    Here's Mario setting up and getting ready for sound check.

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    Art seems happy to see my PA on the gig.

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    Jeff needed to cover his keyboard in the sun. At least Carvin gear is good for something.

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    It looks like Mario is ready for sound check.

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    My rig is ready for sound check.

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    Art and Daniel are ready for sound check.

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    Is Jeff ready for sound check?

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    And this was our sound booth. Jack and Skyler really did an excellent job with this gear.

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    And here's the view from my mic as we soundchecked. The audience in front of us were seated on one of the practice putting greens.

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    That's 20 pictures. The gig will continue in the next post.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  2. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    Continuing...

    This is looking out from the pro shop at some of the beverage and food facilities. There were all kinds of food and drinks around as well as a full restaurant in the clubhouse.

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    The "stage" and dance area.

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    Just the stage area.

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    As you can see by the EQ settings on the powered mixers, the Mackie 808S had the lows rolled off and my Carvin rig had the highs rolled off and the bass frequencies boosted. The PA sounded really full. For a bunch of used and cheap gear it is a nice system.

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    At one point we were even told that we could turn it up. We were more than happy to oblige!

    They fed the band in a private dining room. Actually it was just closed to the public. They treated us nicely.

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    The food was excellent. They even had my favorite energy drink.

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    I guess we had some VIPs in the house too.

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    We're about to get started. This is Brian (the guy who hired us) announcing the band.

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    This is the crowd to our left.

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    And this was the crowd behind us.

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    Here I am about to start the second set.

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    Now how about a few action shots of the band and the crowd?

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    Yes, we had two-steppers and line dancers.

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    It was a fairly large crowd.

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    They also had a DJ playing around our sets.

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    Yes, we are having our fun now!

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    These two were a little distracting.

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    OK, just a few more pictures in the next post to finish up the night.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  3. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    Just a few more pictures.

    After the sun set and people had had a few, they really started having fun on the dance area.

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    Soon the night was over. They were screaming for more even after two encores. But, alas, it was time to earn our money.

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    I can put my basses, my bass rig, and my PA in my "tour van" and still have room for 5 adults. My little Astro van has been quite a workhorse, over 100,000 miles and still going strong.

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    And that's all the news that's fit to print. We are going to be pretty busy this summer with our concerts, The Ranch, Gilley's in Vegas, and quite a few dates at Disneyland. I'm looking forward to a lot of fun.

    I hope your weekend gigs go swimmingly. Let's hear about them. Break a leg!


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  4. modulusman

    modulusman Banned

    Jan 18, 2004
    montana
    Looking at the way you guys hook up a PA makes my head hurt. lol. Good thing for the soundguy guy he is married to the singer otherwise he would be out of a job.
     
  5. This looks like my first wife (in front).:oops:

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    These two look like my third and fourth wives. :thumbsup:

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    Unfortunately, I haven't told them yet.:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
     
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  6. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I was totally planning on posting a BassCliff style gig report for a recent gig but I got home and realized I was missing the most important thing. A butt load of pictures! :atoz:

    You must shoot a hundred pics over the course of a gig adventure!
     
  7. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    It's just a sub-mixer for some instruments into one channel of the 808S. Then a line out from the 808S into my little Carvin. All four mains are getting the same program, just EQ'd a little differently for a full sound. The Mackie powered monitors also got a monitor out feed from the 808S and were all daisy chained, just one monitor mix but it works. Not a big deal. Sometimes you gotta make do with what you have. ;)


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  8. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    Oops! I'd love to see your gigs. Maybe next time. ;)

    Yes, I take a LOT of pictures. If I take 100 pictures I might get 30 good ones. My little point-n-shoot does OK if you give it a chance. :)


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  9. modulusman

    modulusman Banned

    Jan 18, 2004
    montana
    And sometimes you got to buy the right tools for the job.
     
  10. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    Our tools work most excellently, thank you very much.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  11. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    The punchline would've been the view from the venue, which overlooks Petco Park in San Diego.

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  12. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi Mr. elgecko,

    We've got a concert in North County next week, Friday the 27th in Carlsbad at Stagecoach Park. I'd be honored if you could stop by and say "Hi".


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  13. great report as usual Cliff! I see you DI'd your bass? was that needed? asking to learn BTW not being a smartass!
    keep 'em coming!
     
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  14. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    Thank you. Yes, the outdoor area was large enough that we mic'd the drums (kick drum mic and overhead mic pointing at the snare) and put all the instruments in the FOH. We rarely try to cover the venue with just our stage amps. Our stage volume is moderate so we rely on the FOH to carry the venue.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  15. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    "At least Carvin gear is good for something." Too funny.

    The best part of these threads is you playing country on that 6-string Carvin. It isn't a Fender, and it isn't a four string, but then again, you aren't in Nashville. Your gigs are WAY better than Nashville gigs. :)

    You play some amazing venues, and I will bet both you (individually) and the band are both killer!
     
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  16. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    Another GREAT post, Cliff!! Livin' the dream!!
     
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  17. mwbonsall

    mwbonsall Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2000
    Casa Grande, Arizona
    Cool gig, thanks for sharing, Cliff.

    Mark
     
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  18. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    I try not to take myself too seriously. ;)

    I've seen the gigs on Broadway. But I'm sure there are better gigs around Nashville too. We play mostly events, private parties, casinos, amusement parks, etc, and only one particular nightclub that's really top notch. I don't play the five star dive bars too often any more. But I like to play a real honky tonk once in a while, just to keep up by "dive cred". ;)

    My LB76 is a very versatile axe. As you know, "modern" country isn't very country and can encompass many styles and sounds. Plus, we play a good bit of pop and classic rock. I do bring my Fender Jazz Special with flat wounds for a more vintage country sound when we play a "real" country song. I also use my Fender Kingman ABG when we do our acoustic sets. That's really fun.

    I appreciate the kind words. As a whole the band is very, very good. I'm surprised they let me play with them. I'm not a monster player by any means but I guess I bring enough to the ensemble to make it worth their while. :rolleyes: :whistle:


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  19. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi guys,

    Maybe, but I have to wake up too often! ;)

    My pleasure. Thanks for having a look.

    I'd love to see more of you posting about your gigs. I *know* I'm not the only working bass player around here. :wacky:


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  20. Oh I can see why: you have a great attitude, great work ethic, you understand the sonics of the gig and bring the right sounds, you sing, I bet your playing is solid as a rock, and you're a handsome fellow! Another great thread. I will try to photo log some of my gigs coming up here.
     

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