My guairtist is getting married and wants to play our set at his wedding

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by neo 7, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. neo 7

    neo 7 The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    We're a punk band. I'll do it since it sounds like fun, but it seems kind of silly to force Grandmas and Uncles to listen to us. Thoughts?
  2. marmadaddy


    Oct 17, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    Punk's been around since the mid-70's. Some of those Grandmas and Uncles might just look at your band and say "look at this bunch of Hot Topic posers". :)

    Not that you are, but your concern could be for nothing. And it's their wedding, they should celebrate it however they see fit.
  3. noiseguy


    Apr 1, 2013
    Think of it as a chance to expand your repertoire.
  4. Yeah, who gives anything about the granny's and uncles? It's the happy couples' day! If he wants play, then play darnit! :bassist:
  5. Go for it. Weddings are family and friends. And chances are most of your friends will like the same things you 2 do. So, majority is rule here and the fact that it is a day for the bride and groom.
  6. modulusman

    modulusman Inactive

    Jan 18, 2004
    You should probably play it since it may be the beginning of the end. Chances are his dominating B**ch of a wife will make him give up playing in a band.:D
  7. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Tell us how you really feel! :eek: To the OP, bring it!
  8. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Y'all didn't capture the humor of his post?
  9. We play in all of our weddings, ... we play something like MISFITS PROJECT 1950 kinda thing, and everyone like it, summer of 69, sweet child o mine, sharp dressed man, footloose, great balls of fire, jhonny b goode, summertime blues , authority song, ... a guy was leaving to Alabama, so we play sweet home alabama ... and close with a medley: back in black-purple haze-smells like teen spirit-symphony of destruction-smoke on the watwer-enter sandman ... really good results ... in about 6 weddings ...!
  10. Wow, that's pretty rough.
  11. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Charge him wedding band rates!
  12. will33


    May 22, 2006
    That decision is entirely up to the bride-to-be...and her Mom....probably mostly her Mom. It has nothing to do with the wishes of the groom and most certainly nothing to do with the opinions of his bandmates.
  13. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Again, Y'all didn't capture the humor of his post?

    I found it pretty funny.
  14. I played in a punk band back in the mid-80's. We were invited to play a wedding once. We opened the evening with "Holiday In Cambodia". Everyone made a beeline for the front door, except for the bride and groom - which is exactly the way they wanted it. We cleared out all of their relatives in less than one song. :D
  15. Jbass4me


    Jun 27, 2013
    That's pretty funny..They certainly wont be hard of hearing afterwards..You might even fry a couple of hearing aids in the process. lol But a wedding is a wedding, Be good to know a few simple non-life threatening heart attack tunes as well being able to take requests and play them with confidence.
  16. VeganThump


    Jun 29, 2012
    South Jersey
    What a broken man...
  17. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    I loled :bag:
  18. Yeah cool, don't worry about it and just have fun. btw, what is the dress code for a punk wedding band?
  19. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I photographed a wedding where the band was an Irish Punk band, and the drummer didn't have a kit; he played a shopping cart. They didn't have a PA, either, and the bride and groom talked the DJ into letting them go through his system. I don't think they did that system much good, either.

    But the guests loved them.
  20. modulusman

    modulusman Inactive

    Jan 18, 2004
    It was meant as a joke.:D Although there is some truth to it. The band I'm in has had 2 drummers get married and both times they quit within 6 months because their wives didn't want them playing in bars.