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    Hey guys,

    So my band Maiden May had out first gig last night (31st May) and it went off!! We played seven songs for a 45 minute set, crowd wasn’t massive, probably around 30 or 40 and they mostly just observed but hey, first show, gotta start somewhere. Unfortunately, I forgot my earplugs and it was rather loud on stage so my right ear is bit sore at the moment (won’t make that mistake again). We have another gig booked for the 28th of June at a music studio, that one is probably gonna be a lower key gig I’d imagine.

    Anyway, here’s a couple photos:

    Me behind the kit (obviously). The kit was a house kit, all bands had to provide cymbals, snare and pedals. I used my metal Rockstar snare, Sabian HHX hats + crashes and my Carmine Appice sig. ride (thought I’d bring out the top brass for the occasion, I’ll be using my not-so-high end set for most gigs). Pedal I used was a Dixon.




    Full band shot. There were better photos of the whole band but I am currently writing this post late at night and there are 700+ photos that I can’t be stuffed going through at the moment lol. I’ll post more tomorrow or something.



    Finally, I posted this in another thread, but here’s a link to a recording of the song we closed our set with last night. If you got a sec, give it a listen and tell me what you reckon, download it for free too if ya like it. I mixed this song too, so feel free to let me know how I did

    http://maidenmay.bandcamp.com/releases
    Last edited by drumstix; 06-01-2014 at 08:57 AM.
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    Congrats!!!

    I hope you enjoyed it as much as the pictures seem to indicate.
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    Good pictures. Sounds like the gig went well.

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    Congrats! Here's to many more.

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    Congrats. I really like the song.
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    Congrats! I like the song as well. I think you did a great job on drums. I don't get to play that style of music very often, but it sure is fun!
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    Liked the song. Band sounds good and nice drumming.

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    Glad you had a good time on your first gig! I checked out the song, and really liked it. I don't think it will take long before you are playing before a lot more people.
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    congrats on the first gig.
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    Cool pics! Congrats on the first gig...the tune sounds good too!

    Edit: Is that a wig on your bass player's head or his real hair....thanks!

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    That looks like a real nice house kit... looks better than any house kit I have ever played on...congrats on the first gig!
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    Congrats Drumstix

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    Is that a wig on your bass player's head or his real hair....thanks!
    I was thinking the same thing

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    Congrats on the gig! Not my style of music, but if you were local I'd still show up and hang out.
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone!! Glad you guys liked the song.

    late and longgun, that is his real hair lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8beat View Post
    Good pictures. Sounds like the gig went well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickinit View Post
    That looks like a real nice house kit... looks better than any house kit I have ever played on...congrats on the first gig!

    Same thing here. When I think "house kit," I always think of a 5-piece set of Ludwig Rockers with cloudy, dented-in Remo pinstripes and a certain amount of duct tape and vice grips holding double tom holder together.

    Good job!

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    Ah, nice one Champ! Had no idea you had the Carmine Appice ride. Have you ever heard his Sabian signature chinas?
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