Thursday, 17 March 2011

Important things I learnt from last night's gig:

From our set:

1) Just because you're not stuck behind a mic all the time doesn't mean you don't have to pace yourself. Going mental in the first song will mean you're half dead by the last song. Stamina is the name of the game.

2) Sweaty fingers + Fingerstyle bass = a new challenge. This challenge must be mastered.

3) Vocal warmups really are all they're cracked up to be.

From other people:

1) Do check that everything is plugged in. Especially just before you play. Last minute idiot checks are vital.

2) Stop bringing Line 6 Spiders to gigs. They sound horrible.

3) Don't ever, ever, EVER gig without a bass player. You lose 100% of the punch and impact from your sound. ESPECIALLY if you are a metal band.

4) If you didn't bring a big enough crowd with you, don't complain that the room is empty and people can't be arsed headbanging to your standard unoriginal sounding metal and would rather chill at the back of the room than come to the front, as you've spent the last 5 minutes trying to get them to.

And a good band. Practise, practise, practise, write some better music, then practise some more.

Most of all, love what you do ;)



  1. good to know, nice post

    + follower:)

  2. I'll admit, I like my spider for effects but it sounds down right horrible. Orange tubes for life, go big or go home hehehe.