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What do say when people ask about your band?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Bunk McNulty, May 14, 2019.


  1. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    My menu of responses:

    To my friends: “It’s a stinky little bar band.”

    2. To strangers: “We’re big in Hartford.”

    3. To people at a club who want to know if tonight’s band is any good: “We suck, but here we are anyway. It’s a mystery to me, too.” :D
     
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    "Our quality guarantee: The more you drink, the better we sound!" :woot::bassist::hyper:
     
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  3. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    "We're an instant country band. Just add beer!"


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  4. Paulabass

    Paulabass

    Sep 18, 2017
    Are you guys any good?
    We can bash out a tune if we absolutely have to.
     
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  5. reminds me of a few years ago I was in the mens room at a place we were playing at and 2 guys were also in there talking about my old band (not realising that I was in the band) and one guy said "that singer is ok for an older chick... I reckon she'd be a good ****" and his mate said "Yeah - she's got nice boobs, but she's probably married to some *******"
    Our Singer is Married to the drummer!
     
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  6. nixdad

    nixdad

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    We may be the best sounding Beatles band in our neighborhood!
     
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  7. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    They’ve all sucked and were a waste of time and money. Hence the retirement.
     
  8. I say "which one?"
     
  9. DirtDog

    DirtDog

    Jun 7, 2002
    Retired
    “I’m waiting for our big record deal to come in - then I’m going to fire them all”
     
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  10. “We just got signed to a contract.......If we buy one CD at the regular price, we get ten for free.”
     
  11. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    "Nobody's ever thrown anything at us. But there's always a first time"
     
  12. I really try not to talk about it.
     
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  13. Magthegrate

    Magthegrate Way less skilled than my gear suggests.

    Sep 18, 2017
    Austin, TX
    1. We're not good, but it keeps me off the streets at night.

    2. No, I don't need a $10k bass, I need a $1k bass, and $9k worth of booze to give away to make me sound good.
     
  14. Tnavis

    Tnavis

    Feb 25, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    "So you know early Weezer? We sound nothing like that"
    "We're progressive metal, so basically jazz that is mad at you"
    "We play 22% more notes than most bands in the area"
     
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  15. Charlzm

    Charlzm

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    We're the center of a Venn diagram with hard rock, metal and prog rock. Here's a CD. If you like it, check us out on Facebook.
     
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  16. "No, we're still together."

    Then you guys must know "Brass Bonanza."
     
  17. bigswifty1

    bigswifty1

    Dec 8, 2011
    "Are you in the band?"
    "Nope, just the bass player's roadie"
     
  18. jmon

    jmon Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Jax Fl.
    1. We are a disco polka band.
    2. We sound like the Incredible Hulk having sex.
    3. The band is great but the bassist is awful.

    3 is my favorite one while making small talk with strangers in the bathroom. I actually had a guy start arguing with me saying “Na man. He’s pretty damn good I think.” I saw him when I went back on stage for the 2nd set and he started laughing his @ss off.
     
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  19. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Portland
    I am a shameless promoter. Mostly based on marketing, if you tell someone that the experience is/will be superior they tend to carry those sentiments forward. You have to deliver it like you mean it.
     
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  20. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    USA, Phoenix, AZ
    Well right now I tell then that we are on hiatus. When we are playing I told them that we were a mix of Sinatra and Marilyn Manson.
     

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