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Need some advice.

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Geezerman, Nov 24, 2005.


  1. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Well i've had the oppurtunity to get together a band to play my highschools annual talent show a while back, hey its a senior year right? We ended up 'winning' (being voted the best act there) and i was incredibly happy. I mean all our hard work came together, and everything went as smooth as it could as it was our first performance (in front of 800 people!). Now a month or two has gone by and i'm really wishing we could have still stayed on task. We could do some awesome things, but we all just got side tracked. I want to play music with these four other guys, how can i get the ball rolling again? We have no where to practice and i really think thats killing us. I'm dieing to play live again, and would love to keep the 4 guys I work best with.
     
  2. ebladeboi123

    ebladeboi123

    Jul 11, 2005
    Oberlin, Oh
    You have no where to practice? Drummers house is usually the best area. If you all bring practice amps and such. Or make the drummer move to another persons house. There is a way to practice, somewhere. I wouldn't necessarily go out and say that these 4 guys are the guys you play best with. Have you played with everyone? Probably not, don't mean to sound like an ass, but if they don't want to play- they don't want to play. If they're forced into a band, they're not going to want to thrive and do well, like you. And the band could end up exploding due to it- you're just setting yourself up for failure. I'd talk to the guys and tell them that you want to get something together, and see how they react. Talk about where to practice, what you want to do with the band (playing live i take it...). If they seem un-interested, or if some of them seem interested, take the interested ones, and ditch the ones who aren't interested. Post and add on a forum somewhere, talk to musicians, somewhere there will be some1 who plays guitar, or drums.

    Just my .02

    Danny.
     
  3. I'd try talking to them, see what they want to do, what their goals are. If you can reach a consensus, go for it. They may have only wanted to win the talent show, and their goal was achieved. Maybe you're the only one that wants to go on with this. But you won't know until you ask.

    Randy
     
  4. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Yeah thats true, thanks for both your views.