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Our drummer quit

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by jakelly, Jan 12, 2012.


  1. jakelly

    jakelly Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    Just when we were starting to roll (start up cover band, been together about 9 months). Man its hard holding a band together. For once I wasn't the one quitting. We do have a guy who really seems to want the job and has it, at least temporarily, maybe permanently, so our gigs are covered. But dang...
     
  2. Get used to it mate. Very common for (cover) bands to have issues once gigs are booked, its all work and reputations are on the line. Get a library of fill ins and best of luck rolling on :)
     
  3. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

    Jan 27, 2010
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Drummer is probably the easiest position to replace if there are gigs on the books. They don't have to worry about notes or chord changes, just tempo and meter.
     
  4. Skarekrough

    Skarekrough

    Aug 7, 2006
    You got it out of the way now rather that a few months down the road when things are picking up and you have to play "dangle a carrot" in front of him to get him to play out the gigs that are booked.

    You haven't lost anything. You will gain someone that knows what they're in for and is willing to rise to the occasion.

    Use this time wisely; run a good rehearsal, work on promo stuff and concentrate on building what you've started.
     
  5. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Our originals band used a drummer friend as a sub while our drummer was cross country for work.
    The sub had a lot of difficulties with our original material, but he nailed just about every cover that we did.
    (the gig was 2 sets of original & cover music, and paid!)
     
  6. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    In Nashville, maybe. But in these parts, even finding guys that can just keep a beat is a challenge. Good drummers are worth their weight in gold up here, and harder than gold to find. Around here if you've got a good drummer and you lose him, you're in a world of hurt more often than not cause the good ones are usually taken two or three times over already.

    Our drummer's last gig with us is the end of this month and we've 6 weeks between then and our next gig and we don't have a solid lead in the pipeline yet. So yah, you could say I'm a little nervous about that.
     

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