Each week Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton come to you sharing their gigging experiences, tips and tricks learned, and interviews with other weekend warriors and pros. Wanna talk shop with your musical buddies? Look no further than GigGab!
Chasing The Perfect Gig
What's the definition of the perfect gig? Would you know it if you played it? If so, how will that impact the next gig? Listen as Dave and Paul talk through their recent performances and relate them to what the future will look like. Just remember, folks, even when you're making it up as you go, you can still always be performing!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 309 - Tuesday, June 22, 2021
00:00:45 The Houserockers’ Triumphant Return
WAVS Custom In-Ears
00:13:15 The Perfect Gig
Bitter Pill at Eastman’s Farm
00:18:47 Brewhouse Gigs
00:33:57 Making it up as we go along
00:45:04 GigGab 309
Savor The Moment
Remember all the great gigs you've played? Guess what... your next gig could be one of those! Your favorite weekend warriors talk about creating those new memories by fueling your tank with the old ones.
Dave watched "What Drives Us", Paul saw Springsteen in the Killers' new video, they've both been experimenting with Facebook to promote things, and they share their stories, successes, failures, and thoughts.
Plus a new piece of gear is on the scene!
Press play to hear it all...and remember, always be performing. You might just be playing your next favorite gig!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 308 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021
00:00:43 The State of Things
00:10:13 Dave saw a concert!
00:14:35 The Killers with Bruce Springsteen
00:18:23 What Drives Us – Dave Grohl ‘Van Touring’ Documentary
Robert Berry on Gig Gab
Savor each moment, don’t take the time on stage for granted.
The college circuit started with DOA and Black Flag
Gathering of the Tribe (not Vibes… Dave misspoke)
00:41:54 Event Promotion: Facebook to “tease” an event
00:51:00 CSF-Catapult Ethernet-based sub-snake $140
00:54:06 GG308 Outtro
Basement Shows and New Faces
Gigs are coming back, for sure, but as what? Has your scene changed as a result of the pandemic reset? Are the same bands still out there doing there thing? Are new bands emerging?
Listen as Paul and Dave talk through all this and more. Plus, Dave played a basement gig and Paul's considering songwriting.
Press play, enjoy, and always be performing!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 307 - Tuesday, June 8, 2021
00:00:53 Learning the Blues
00:10:16 Basement Gigs!
00:15:07 New faces on the scene(s)
00:31:07 Should I write my own songs?
00:34:23 DLH-Bar and Nightclub Foot Traffic and Visits up 33% this year
00:40:34 Andy-Managing Live Tempos
Tama Rhythm Watch
00:47:13 GG 307
Inexpensive Gear, In-Ear Tricks, and a little Frank!
When can you buy off-brand gear and still get the quality you need without breaking the bank? Paul and Dave talk about a few experiments they've recently performed and their results with not-the-name-brand stuff.
Paul added a little Frank to his set recently, and it opens up a conversation about how to approach collaboration, in general. As Paul says, "a band is an exercise in compromise."
Lastly, Dave's played a few gigs recently which have expanded his thinking about approaching your in-ear monitor mix, and he shares those tips with Paul and all of you. Have your own tips? Share 'em with your two favorite weekend warriors at email@example.com and they'll read 'em on the next episode!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 306 - Tuesday, June 1, 2021
00:06:25 Behringer B906 Guitar cabinet mic ($57 on Amazon as of show date)
Behringer B906 vs Senneheiser E906
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00:16:09 Adding a little Frank!
00:19:11 The All Blues Gig
A Band is an Exercise in Compromise
00:33:32 More ears tricks
Remove the wedges
Add some reverb
00:39:50 GG 306
Brian Geller from The Atomic Punks and Ultimate Ears: In-Ear Monitors, Tribute Bands, and More!
Brian Geller, singer with Van Halen tribute The Atomic Punks (oh, and with a day job at Ultimate Ears) joins the show today to talk in-ears, tribute bands, and oh so much more.
Listen as Brian shares his tips with Paul and Dave about getting a good in-ear mix, selecting the right in-ears, how to keep your voice strong throughout a gig and more. Your three favorite weekend warriors really have a lot to say this week, and Brian leads the charge.
Press play, and don't forget: Always Be Performing!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 305 - Monday, May 24, 2021
Guest: Brian Geller, from both Ultimate Ears and Atomic Punks
Michael Starr from Steel Panther
Dave Strout, Vocal Coach
Playing with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony
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00:18:50 Getting back to Playing Live
Brian uses UE Live
UE 7 for Singers and Guitar Players
Jerry Harvey on GigGab
Tricks for selecting in-ears
Ask: What’s your repair lead-time
UE 11 for Drummers
Ultimate Ears Sping Sale
Getting the right IEM mix
Add some reverb
Mix ‘em yourself or let someone else do it?
Go with the Ambient Feature
00:56:54 GG 305 Outtro
Find Brian: Backstage.UltimateEars.com
What is a Wedding Band?
What is a Wedding Band? While there are many answers to this question, there is one which takes precedence over all others. Do you know which that is?
Listen as Paul and Dave chat through this interesting topic, including hearing them share a lot of your thoughts about the transition from club band to wedding band.
In addition, of course, your two favorite weekend warriors love gear, and they've got some ideas to share with y'all about that, too! Press play...and always be performing!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 304 - Thursday, May 20, 2021
00:01:37 New mic for PitchSlap: Beyerdynamic TG D57
Previously: Shure PGA98H-XLR
00:03:39 Rehearsals happen for The Houserockers and FLING
The Stinkfoot Orchestra
00:18:22 Dave-Gig Checklist Additions
Spare speaker cables
Extension cords for power and audio
Business cards both for the band and personally.
00:20:56 Transitioning to a wedding band
Bryan-Transitioning to a Wedding Band via Grooming
Dave-Wedding Bands are so much more work!
Matt-Trade-offs between a club band and wedding machine
00:47:51 GG 304 Outtro
Must-listen for working musicians
Paul and Dave, been listening for a long time. I appreciate what you do, and your thoughtfulness about the impact of the pandemic on all of us who love playing is a shot in the arm. My band has played a few gigs, had a few canceled, and canceled a few ourselves. It is helpful to have your experiences to benchmark against. Keep doing what you are doing, and I will keep listening!
Awesome guys. Good content. To the point.
Listening to this each week helps me with my fictional writing project about bands and other industry folks. Thanks so much.
Long time listener
I’ve been listening to the show for many years and always look forward to the conversation each week. It’s insightful getting to hear other weekend warriors share their experiences playing music. ABP!