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My Audition

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by bluewine, Mar 16, 2009.


  1. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    WI
    WOW, I am nervouse,

    My audition is tomorrow night.

    Getting back in the game at 56, and it's a Pop/Rock Band.

    I am going to lay down some super solid grooves, that all I can do. I know my age will work against me , but I'm going to do it anyway.


    You know, singing "Stacy Mom" at 56 just don't make a whole lot of sence.

    Please wish me luck,I'm going to need the support.

    blue

    BTW, I had my hair dyed today
     
  2. David1234

    David1234

    Jun 1, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: SWR Amplifiers
    LOL thanks for the "Stacy's Mom" line!

    You have my best wishes!
     
  3. no worries! just down the grooves and you got it... if that doesnt do it, you probablly didnt want it anyway! and the new dye job wont hurt... :)
     
  4. Medford Bassman

    Medford Bassman Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Medford, Wisconsin
    what part of wisconsin?
     
  5. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Good luck! Age is just a number :smug:
     
  6. Good luck, and don't sweat it. Just enjoy it. I too, have recently got back into the game after a 20+ year lay off. It took me a while to find the right band to join, but it was worth the wait.

    Admittedly, you have 10 years on me, but the same situation nonetheless. We're just a bunch of older cats having fun & making music. :bassist:
     
  7. nortonrider

    nortonrider

    Nov 20, 2007
    "Stacy's Grandma"
     
  8. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Best of Luck!!! Have fun and enjoy.

    Cheers,
    Jim
     
  9. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Tell ya what you will find alot of bands will find an older player with decent talent as a hot ticket. The older player is mature,normally has income, decent gear, dependable and dedicated. I got back into playing at 40 after not being in a real band since high school. After almost 7 years now of gigging and bands i still love it and have had no problems finding work. I saw a good cover band this past weekend where the singer (female) was quite young the older players were great and the bassist who might have been the oldest was groovin.
     
  10. funkmangriff

    funkmangriff

    Dec 29, 2007
    depends how old stacey is

    maybe staceys daughter!
     
  11. Eilif

    Eilif Holding it down in K-Town. Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Chicago
    What Color? Be sure to let us know how it goes.
     
  12. keep us posted on the audition tonight... good luck!
     
  13. Good luck bro!!

    & hey; sing "Stacy's Mom" with a huge grin & a big sparkle in your eyes.
     
  14. Go go go!
     
  15. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    So how did the audition go?
     
  16. BananaKing

    BananaKing Supporting Member

    May 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C.
    good luck!
     
  17. anon65884001

    anon65884001 Guest

    Feb 1, 2009
    im only 15,
    but as a bass player to bass player
    good luck
    ...sorry if you are reading this after the audition, just found this thread right now...
     
  18. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    WI
    It was really fun.

    Small rehearsal space, I nailed the 3 songs from their set list that I had been practicing all weekend.I laid down a strong groove on all 3.I bought my Hofner Club, they provided an Ampeg Combo

    You guys know I was sort of freaked out about my age.(56)

    The core founders of this band have been together since 1997;

    Founding Member, lead guitar & vocals (35)
    Another Founding Menmber guitar back up vocals (35)
    Femal on keyboards and vocals (21)
    Great drummer (21)

    I was relaxed, even told a few jokes.

    They asked, what kind of stuff do you like?

    My response;

    "I'm not sure, I really havn't listend to anything recorded after 1972"

    Female Keyboards tag along friend (very hot) leaves
    the room;

    Me:

    "How did I end up not being 18 anymore"

    They all cracked up.

    I am not sure I will acept if I get an offer.But I proved I can still do it.

    Bottom line, I am still the artist I was 40 years ago, maybe a little wiser.

    blue
     
  19. Great to hear that...a tale that warms the heart :D
     
  20. Congrats Bluewine. Good to hear you nailed it, keep us updated on how everything goes.
     

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