Never Too Late!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Wallygator, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Hey TalkBass'rs

    On the last day of 2014 I was reflecting on the year past and the years past in my "bass world" and I am smiling ear to ear as 2015 is ready to roll in.

    After many years of just really goofing around with my bass and my headphones, my wife (in her thoughtful and wise way) enrolled me in the League of Rock. A program that groups you with like minded musicians and mentors you for 10 weeks before getting to perform at a real rock club live! It was the inspiration, motivation and totally instilled the confidence in myself that I had the ability to play with a band.

    At the ripe young age of 44, I now find myself in a band getting ready for our first gig, a 10 song set at a birthday party, but a complete set nonetheless. There is nothing like the feeling of locking in with a band and riding the music.

    Happy New Year!
  2. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Cool man, enjoy it.
  3. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    Enjoy! Hope all of 2015 will be that good for you.
  4. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    Fantastic!!!! Go get 'em!
  5. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Very cool Wallygator enjoy every minute of it. Rehearsing and learning on our own is one thing but playing with a band is whole new experience. After all isn't that what we all play for? I pray that you will develop enough confidence that you will never look back.
    I don't know your skill level but there a a lot of bands who are happy with bassists who can hold down the bottom end. Nothing fancy just a good steady rhythm that holds the band together and causes everyone else to shake it. In fact some bands prefer a bassist who keeps it simple.
    Rock on my brother!
  6. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    congrats man! Rock on with pride.
  7. neckdive


    Oct 11, 2013
    I had no idea this existed for adults. They have a similar concept for kids here and in other places called Rock University where they play a show at the Hard Rock Cafe. League of Rock sounds like a grear way to meet others for a long term band situation as well. Glad you enjoyed it!
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Very cool. It will be fun, beyond your wildest rock and roll dreams.

  9. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    Cool. Have fun.
    Don't forget, bass guitarists are the second class citizens of rock bands.

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  10. Had a blast at our first gig.

    Playing with the new EMG Geezer's
  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    That sounds like a fantastic gift. Enjoy!