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    Since playing a great gig at a great place is a form of "Finding Happiness", I post this thread here...............

    We return to the best club in town this Saturday to play their Valentine party gig.
    This club provides a "happy hour" band at 5:30 and the main stage act at 9pm.
    They ask us to play one extended set from 9 until 11PM and then the DJ takes over until 2AM.
    I have designed a two-hour set that starts on "GO" and ends on "GO".
    Should be exhausting.
    We are hoping for a huge night so they will book us for multiple nights in the months to come.
    Below is a photo from the loft during our first gig there...............

    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    that's great!! A holiday gig is usually always a great success! Glad to hear you scored the best club in town for that!
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    Cool, great atmosphere!
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    Congrats, looks like a nice little place to play.

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    Good going ! Break a leg...
    Rudy .

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    Ricardo, that's awesome! Have fun with it and post pics if you get any. Are the Gretsch's getting the nod for the event?

    Tex

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    that's great!! A holiday gig is usually always a great success! Glad to hear you scored the best club in town for that!
    Thank you SPAZ............the band is pumped !

    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    Cool, great atmosphere!
    Yes.............and the weather is cooperating too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    Congrats, looks like a nice little place to play.
    If you max-pack this place, your crowd is 750.

    Quote Originally Posted by jedi View Post
    Good going ! Break a leg...
    Rudy .
    Thank you Rudy........................maybe a drumstick.

    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post
    Ricardo, that's awesome!
    Are the Gretsch's getting the nod for the event?
    Absolutely...................they wouldn't miss it !
    Friday eve is devoted to a good cleaning and making sure we are all still in perfect form.
    Load in at 3pm Saturday afternoon followed by sound-check.
    We know the sound guy at the club and he is excellent (and so is the PA).
    7000 watts on the subs -- he makes the old bass drum lovely.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    That's awesome! Looks like a cool venue....and big! We play in TOWNS that aren't even 1/4th that big (750 people), LOL. The only way to get 750 people in one place around here is to have (A) free beer or (B) a football game. The place we're playing on Saturday holds about 60 people....as long as no one decides to scratch their back or has to use the restroom. We'll set up early as well, since last year we showed up 90min before show time and there were people standing up against the doors and standing around on stage. It was like trying to set equipment up in the middle of Times Square on New Years Eve.
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    That's awesome bud congratulations. If I was close I would come check it out. Let us know how it goes. 2hr set sounds long but if the place is packed and people are dancing it will seem to end too soon. Good luck and have fun.
    Mapex Saturn V

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    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing.

    http://www.redskymary.com/ NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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    I love a space where you can bring all your toys. I love cymbals too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    That's awesome! Looks like a cool venue....and big! We play in TOWNS that aren't even 1/4th that big (750 people), LOL. The only way to get 750 people in one place around here is to have (A) free beer or (B) a football game. The place we're playing on Saturday holds about 60 people....as long as no one decides to scratch their back or has to use the restroom. We'll set up early as well, since last year we showed up 90min before show time and there were people standing up against the doors and standing around on stage. It was like trying to set equipment up in the middle of Times Square on New Years Eve.
    As long as you have an appreciative crowd, then the gig is always fun, right ?
    This place holds 750 but it is constructed on two levels. If you have 300 on the bottom level, it still looks like a full house.

    Quote Originally Posted by MDK View Post
    That's awesome bud congratulations. If I was close I would come check it out. Let us know how it goes. 2hr set sounds long but if the place is packed and people are dancing it will seem to end too soon. Good luck and have fun.
    Two hours will wear me out............especially the set we are going to play.
    Go -- Go -- Go !

    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    I love a space where you can bring all your toys. I love cymbals too!
    Cool..............I use a lot of cymbals but they all have a voice in the choir.

    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Nice pictures. Your band looks professional.

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    whats your set list if you do not mind sharing?
    Mapex Saturn V

    Sabian HHX 21" ride and AAX crashes, Zildjian 14" K hybrid hats

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing.

    http://www.redskymary.com/ NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDK View Post
    whats your set list if you do not mind sharing?
    Promises in the Dark
    Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

    Go Your Own Way
    Mary Jane's Last Dance

    Coming of Age
    The One I Love

    Never Been Any Reason
    Voices Carry

    If You Could Only See

    The Warrior
    Message of Love -- Call Me

    In the City
    Do It Again

    Follow You Down
    Dirty White Boy

    Hash Pipe

    Dirty Deeds
    Cuts Like a Knife

    Kryptonite
    Midnight Rendezvous -- The Trees

    Heartless
    Run to You -- Summer of 69
    I Hate Myself for Lovin' You

    Too Much -- One Way -- Middle Road

    Are You Gonna Be My Girl ?
    Chain of Fools
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Promises in the Dark
    Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

    Go Your Own Way
    Mary Jane's Last Dance

    Coming of Age
    The One I Love

    Never Been Any Reason
    Voices Carry

    If You Could Only See

    The Warrior
    Message of Love -- Call Me

    In the City
    Do It Again

    Follow You Down
    Dirty White Boy

    Hash Pipe

    Dirty Deeds
    Cuts Like a Knife

    Kryptonite
    Midnight Rendezvous -- The Trees

    Heartless
    Run to You -- Summer of 69
    I Hate Myself for Lovin' You

    Too Much -- One Way -- Middle Road

    Are You Gonna Be My Girl ?
    Chain of Fools

    That's a fun set list...............Have fun brother

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    Hey that' a cool set . Some of my favorite songs on there . If I was closer ...and didn't already have a gig ...I would go !
    Rudy .

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    Dirty White Boy with a female lead? Interesting. In my old band, we had a female singer sing "Take it Easy" by the Eagles:

    "Well, I'm running down the road
    tryin' to loosen my load
    I've got seven women on my mind,
    Four that wanna own me,
    Two that wanna stone me,
    One says she's a friend of mine"



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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Dirty White Boy with a female lead? Interesting. In my old band, we had a female singer sing "Take it Easy" by the Eagles:

    "Well, I'm running down the road
    tryin' to loosen my load
    I've got seven women on my mind,
    Four that wanna own me,
    Two that wanna stone me,
    One says she's a friend of mine"


    Like when my brother sings Angel From Montgomery, LOL.
    "I am an old woman, named after my mother"
    "My old man is another, child that's grown old"
    "When I was a young girl, I had me a cowboy"

    I tell him it could be worse; he could be singing the female part on In Spite of Ourselves. If you're familiar with John Prine, you'll understand
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Dirty White Boy with a female lead? Interesting.
    No.
    I'm the only one out of five that doesn't provide vocals.
    The other four players are all very capable of singing a lead part........and they all do that during the set.
    The bass player is actually the strongest vocal in the band and sings lead on 25% of our songs.
    I would estimate the female sings lead on 60% of that set list.
    They are also very good at 3 and 4-part harmony.
    I'm blessed to be in a group that can handle all sorts of vocal arrangements.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    No.
    I'm the only one out of five that doesn't provide vocals.
    The other four players are all very capable of singing a lead part........and they all do that during the set.
    The bass player is actually the strongest vocal in the band and sings lead on 25% of our songs.
    I would estimate the female sings lead on 60% of that set list.
    They are also very good at 3 and 4-part harmony.
    I'm blessed to be in a group that can handle all sorts of vocal arrangements.
    That's awesome. Especially since they can and are willing to share the lead vocal parts. Saves everyone's voice and it sounds like there are no egos in the band. I would love to see y'all play someday.

    Tex

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    That's awesome! Looks like a cool venue....and big! We play in TOWNS that aren't even 1/4th that big (750 people), LOL. The only way to get 750 people in one place around here is to have (A) free beer or (B) a football game. The place we're playing on Saturday holds about 60 people....as long as no one decides to scratch their back or has to use the restroom. We'll set up early as well, since last year we showed up 90min before show time and there were people standing up against the doors and standing around on stage. It was like trying to set equipment up in the middle of Times Square on New Years Eve.


    Brian, the towns are bigger and have more people than you think. It's just that the wheat gets in the way and the tornados have relocated some people to Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    Brian, the towns are bigger and have more people than you think. It's just that the wheat gets in the way and the tornados have relocated some people to Kansas.
    Ahh. That's good to hear! I was afraid our band was causing them to leave town! Next time we play, I'll hire the local MC to set up road blocks around the town, LOL. Maybe change our name to "topless waitresses".

    SATURDAY NIGHT - TOPLESS WAITRESSES 9:30PM TO 1:30AM
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Promises in the Dark
    Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

    Go Your Own Way
    Mary Jane's Last Dance

    Coming of Age
    The One I Love

    Never Been Any Reason
    Voices Carry

    If You Could Only See

    The Warrior
    Message of Love -- Call Me

    In the City
    Do It Again

    Follow You Down
    Dirty White Boy

    Hash Pipe

    Dirty Deeds
    Cuts Like a Knife

    Kryptonite
    Midnight Rendezvous -- The Trees

    Heartless
    Run to You -- Summer of 69
    I Hate Myself for Lovin' You

    Too Much -- One Way -- Middle Road

    Are You Gonna Be My Girl ?
    Chain of Fools
    Quote Originally Posted by longgun View Post
    That's a fun set list...............Have fun brother
    I agree... Break a leg
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    Hit them hard hit them tight and most impotant have fun

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