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Stage Wardrobe

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by SpazzTheBassist, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Blaze Barlow

    Blaze Barlow

    Mar 8, 2018
    no..thats not it..people are getting drunk and partying..watching cell phone..head in the sky..
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  2. Well, I always wear a suit. People always notice and comment it.
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  3. Frndmoretti


    Jun 17, 2017
    Basically what I'm wearing in my profile picture with black or blue chinos and dark brown boots
  4. Check out early RHCP, Flea was a minimalist.
  5. Tom Burton

    Tom Burton

    Jan 16, 2019
    I never were shorts. Never.
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  6. rhodesworks


    Oct 8, 2007
    I work a mix of venues from mid size bars to classier nightclubs doing a mix of classic rock. The show is mixed with comedy but the music is played seriously. I wear black tux pants with loud Hawaiian shirts and heavy gold jewelry. I change shirts every set as I am quite active on stage. Black leather dress boots, no tennis shoes ever. It’s an unusual look but it’s hard to mistake who’s the performer!
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Nope. Paying homage. Country Music has that patriot streak.

    The shirt’s kinda in yer face in a triggering way too.
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  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Those guys coordinating launching aircraft off those carriers are the most awesome thing.
  9. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    DEVICES are the main competitor in our line of work. The quality of the music and the delivery are ways of overcoming this distraction.

    It’s like trying to pry the security blanket from Linus.

    We should be doing our best...always.
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  10. gozbass


    Apr 6, 2009
    me 39. to me 18. Depends on the venue and the show.
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  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Here are some shoes that I’ll wear onstage. The Red Wing shoes go with most jeans or western wear but it depends on the gig. The flower-power & leopard shoes I’ll wear when subbing rock or R & B gigs.

    It’s also about stepping outside oneself and just clowning for an audience. As George Harrison once said; ”They’d use us as an excuse to go mad.”

    Help them get there.
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  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    To pile on: depends. No, not that kind: depends on the gig. Always.

    I mostly play casual bar gigs with cover bands. So, I dress casually: black long-sleeved collared shirt, jeans (prefer dark blue or black), Chucks. For a hard rock/metal gig I often wear a dark t-shirt with graphics of some kind: anything from skulls to Rick'n'Morty to Batman to music gear logos.

    If I'm doing a wedding or corporate gig, I go with the dress code ordered by the client via the bandleader: tux, suit, or business casual (rarely).

    For unusual occasions -- private party, street festival, whatever -- I prefer casual, but follow instructions if necessary.

    If I played bigger clubs with bigger audiences (and bigger paychecks) then I'd make an effort to dress nicer. I went Johnny Cash when opening for Guitar Shorty at a cool theater venue: black dress shirt, black slacks, black dress shoes. Then Guitar Shorty and his band came out in worn jeans, some wearing sandals. :D

    The BL of my all-original power blues-rock trio likes to dress up -- bell bottoms, fancy hat, frilly shirts -- but he doesn't require the rhythm section to do so. And that's fine, the BL should be the center of attention.
  13. Stan Haldane

    Stan Haldane

    Feb 3, 2018
    Oh dear!
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  14. Martone


    Feb 3, 2019
    Lawrence KS
    Black wig, leather jacket, torn Levi's, and converses. Gtr player and drummer wear the same.
  15. I skipped from the first page to here. Please pardon me if I missed something relevant.
    My 2 cents' worth:
    A wise drummer once said to me, after my repeated showings to the gig with wrinkled shirts, "People don't go out to hear a band, they go out to see a band." Then he gave me an iron, which I still have.
    I can't understand players who look like bums, when they go out to play in front of people who are paying to see them.
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  16. gozbass


    Apr 6, 2009
    I'm a firm believer in drummers looking good from the waist up. Myself, if i were a drummer i'd wear shorts behind the drums. I've even seen some roll up thier jeans, looks uncomfortable. Look cool but stay cool. Just my two cents.
  17. Bassi5t


    Jul 18, 2017
    F5D7FC6B-5F49-427A-8F0D-D656DB6AB58F. 4FE1B3D2-B21F-4FE3-8E47-786C672111B6. Got to make an impression... even at a dive bar.

    Played a show at the Music Box in San Diego and I wore a skirt and bow in my hair. Kinda going for a political statement. We are playing the Roxy on the 22nd and I’ll be wearing a skirt there too. Something I always do, though, is paint my nails. I’m sure I’ll get a lot of grief for this but when you’re a white boy in a Latin ska alternative punk trio you gotta do something
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
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  18. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Life: It's sexually transmitted and always fatal Supporting Member

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
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  19. JohnN


    Apr 19, 2008
    Black jeans, black boots, usually a black T-shirt of my current fave band (Toska from the U.K.) and a black Jazz V with a black pick guard. Last time also black strings. I guess there’s a theme.
  20. Black sure is a good way to make you stand out, apparently. Or, wait ...

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