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Would you want someone who is overweight and ugly in your band?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by milkman-27, Oct 30, 2013.


  1. milkman-27

    milkman-27

    Jul 4, 2009
    Just a question.
     
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    One or the other, OK. But both, no.
     
  3. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oakland,CA
    Both or neither, but not just one.
     
  4. remainthesame

    remainthesame

    Sep 24, 2008
    Well im fat and ugly. So no, i like being the fat guy.


    i cant tell if this is a serious question. if they have chops and are dedicated, i wouldnt have a problem. unless youre trying to create a band that promotes hollister.
     
  5. Johnny StingRay

    Johnny StingRay

    Nov 24, 2006
    So Meat Loaf wouldn't be allowed?
     
  6. Fretless1!

    Fretless1!

    Feb 19, 2007
    Can they play?
     
  7. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    for over fifteen years we had a 450lb, imposing bald guy as our frontman. he was great and an incredible lyricist and performer. we played post punk kind of stuff. we got an equal share of people who said we could really go somewhere if only we "looked good" as we did people who thought we were that much cooler because we didn't have a pretty boy singer and it made us more credible and honest. the latter group were the fans worth having.
     
  8. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    If I had a fake band, I would not.
    If I had a real band, a persons physical attributes would not matter.
     
  9. father of fires

    father of fires Commercial User

    Nov 29, 2006
    BALTIMORE CITY
    Chief of Medicine at Damnation Audio
    I'm fat but I feel I play and present well and anyone would be lucky to have me. I think it's all about confidence. Fat, ugly, and awkward is a losing combination though.

    You can't perform well if you're too self conscience. Pretty or not.
     
  10. Unhealthy you don't need, too many complications, but big and ugly is fine if they get it done.
     
  11. GlamJam

    GlamJam

    Nov 5, 2012
    Tata, Hungary

    They are pretty big in Hungary.
     
  12. Itzayana

    Itzayana

    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    This can be a real problem if you are flying coach next to them. Seems like fat people always take the isle seat, immediately putting the armrest up, taking off their sneakers, and stretching out for that trans-Atlantic red-eye.
     
  13. The answer is yes... as my band has me
     
  14. It's not a dealbreaker, but it is a medium-level consideration.

    Look/Image is important in live performance-arts, albeit at some gigs more than others.
     
  15. kikstand454

    kikstand454

    Sep 28, 2012
    I think its much more relevant of a question for original bands trying to "make it". Image is fairly important then.

    In a regular cover band.... I don't think it matters as long as the individual brings it.
     
  16. Itzayana

    Itzayana

    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    Look/Image is important in live performance-arts, albeit at some gigs more than others.[/QUOTE]


    Try telling that to Orson Wells, Raymond Burr, or Ernest Borgnine!
    Yeah, yeah, I know they are dead. But still...
     
  17. flam

    flam

    Sep 20, 2010
    Tempe, Arizona
    In a metal band? No

    If I was putting together a band to play to tween girls? Yes. I wouldn't be able to be in it, either.
     
  18. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    I dont judge people by their looks, if they can play they can play.
     
  19. It's a small consideration for me. As long as they aren't absolutely horrid in both aspects, I have no issues.
     
  20. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I wouldnt care.
     

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