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Anyone know any places that has live music?I play in a band that plays 70s 80s rock.We have played alot in letcher and perry counties.We would like to get some places in johnson and floyd counties to play.
Theres a apple festival coming up in october that always wants musicians playing,
I used to play alos and is it clubs that you are wanying to play? If so you all need to put a promo disk together and take it to a few places. You will also need about 50+ songs to make it through the night.
If you dont want to play clubs then youll have to check with the different chambers of commerce (still need the song demos...probably 3-4 songs on it) you can maybe get some gigs doing some of the political events. Anything helps when you are trying to get out of the box.
If the club scene are an interest , once you start playing (if you are good enough) they will book 2 weeks at a time and sometimes there will be others scouts for other clubs that will approach you and ask if you are booked.
Youre usually looking at 350.00 a night reg. dont play for the door...it will get you burned. New years night dont go no less than 1000.00.
You need someone who can talk for you, girls are better (like girl friends, wifes...whatever) asign them the task of making calls and get your bookings.
Good luck too, I played music 4 nights a week for years and loved it.
Thanks for the advise.I know what you mean when you said don't play for the door.We played at the vfw in Whitesburg one night for a total of 9 people 45 dollars but we played as if there were 100.They was having something at another bar close by and all the people were at it.The god honest truth 7 out of the 9 went to jail that night only a man and a woman went home.We put on a show for them and at the end they put on a show for us.
Been there on that one too, but there are so many great funny stories to tell about the years I played.
Best thing is just enjoy it and have fun doing it, that's what makes it worth while.
We had fun as a group and always hung out together , and once we got in the circle the different groups would go watch one another play their shows.
One night 2 other bands showed up at the same club and we were asked to join in with the band playing that night, the result was one of the best jam sessions I have ever been in and it was amazing.
One other thing to remember is that when you're playing the music is only the half of it, if you really want your group to shine over the others then you want your following to be strong. You are an intertainer...mix it up and get the people in the crowd involved.
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