Where do you gig?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by basstrader, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Pro tour

  2. studio

  3. bar/dance club

  4. church/worship

  5. garage

  6. Noodle around at home

  7. other

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Probably not the right forum but none of the other ones seemed quite right either.

    Just signed up for my church's worship band and since it's my new gig it got me to thinking, where do people gig?
  2. Humblerumble


    Feb 22, 2004
    Play in a Church worship orchestra and a rock band. We mostly play benefit /outside gigs.
  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Miscellaneous? :)

    Mostly in bars, but also in the studio and at private parties. I also checked "noodle at home", but that was a mistake because I don't gig at home, I only rehearse there. :p
  4. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    I'd say the Band Management and Performance forum.

    I play in Bars/Clubs.
  5. GRoberts

    GRoberts Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    Me too. And Resort Hotels/conventions/special events and private parties. - Gary
  6. freakbass

    freakbass "Pile-drivingly Heavy" since 1983

    everything but the Pro Tour for me!
  7. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    I used to play in a worship group at church but that was before my split with christianity (my the things you find out about people on TB :D )
    Of course i noodle at home - sometime i even practice
    i've gigged here in CT since 1985, most of the gigs here in CT are at smaller clubs/bars, private parties are a blast when you can get 'em
    plus i'm really lucky in that my guitar player/bandleader is loaded so he built a studio in his home that would make most gas prone individuals have seizures - we get to record a lot (when we have time) - and take all the time we want getting the original signals and mixes right
  8. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    i have to do gigs for my school.
  9. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Yup. Moved.
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    All of the above, except pro tour.

    I primarily play praise & worship at church, 3 times a week.

    My original Christian rock band plays out 3 or 4 times a month, at various clubs and churches.

    We also rehearse once a week, and go in the studio a couple of times a year.

    I also jam with other friends from time to time, and occasionally take my bass to an open mic.

    I used to play in an oldies band too. The pay was good, but it got to be too much of a drag. And the singer's ego was big enough for all 7 of us. We played out at clubs all over the place, 4 or 5 times a month.
  11. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member

    Restaurants, parties, weddings, art events, street fairs, festivals, Saturday Farmer's Market, clubs, yadda yadda...
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    just about everything- i just played a concert at the Shrine Auditorium in LA ( where they have the Grammies, etc..) with 2 major recording artists- yet tomorrow, i do a bar/lounge gig for a fraction of the pay and the drunkards of downtown Vegas- i still enjoy every gig as much as i can - its all good, as long as i am playing!
    they are all blessings from GOD to me!
  13. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    My last two gigs were outdoor festivals - in really nice weather with huge crowds - great buzz!! :)

    Of the options in the poll - I wouldn't call most of them a gig at all!! Noodling at home is not a gig!!

    Whereas most of the situations people I know play - like a lot of the things 'Passinwind' mentioned - are not covered? :meh:
  14. Sounds like fun:)!

    OK, maybe "where do you play" would be better.

    It's not like I pondered all the possible selections for mor than a minute.

    Interesting. I thought there would be a more even spread actually.
  15. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I play bars, parties at people's homes, charity events, and I noodle around at home.
  16. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    All of the above. Except for church, don't get there too much. "Other" would include parks, parking lots, festivals, corporate venues, casinos, and Nicky's back yard. :)
  17. JohnThomasson

    JohnThomasson Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa Boogie, DR Strings, Fender, Source Audio & Fishman
    Playing on a pro tour. Right now we are a supporting band for a well known band playing 6000-12,000 seat places (Jones Beach, Greek Theater, Fleet Boston Pavillion, etc.). Back home in Austin I love playing my club gigs (rock and jazz) but the studio is my favorite place to work.