100 episodes

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!

Gig Gab - The Working Musicians' Podcast BackBeat Media

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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!

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5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

pfinch ,

Excellent tips and band conversions!

Love this podcast and look forward to their Band conversations every week !
Thanks guys !

PG prog ,

Addictive for Weekend Warriors

I play drums and percussion and sing in my wife's original/cover band, Groovy Judy. She told me about the Kenny Aronoff episode, which I loved. I started checking out other episodes and have made a point of listening to all of them. I think I'm addicted.

There have been plenty of discussions where I found myself nodding my head and thinking, "Yep, been there, done that." Other discussions had me thinking, "Huh, that's interesting." It's always nice knowing I'm not the only one who feels a certain way about the triumphs and trials of being in a local band. I also appreciate the perspective and knowledge Paul and Dave bring to the table.

I live in the Bay Area, not far from where Paul lives and have played in at least one of the same venues as The House Rockers. I've never seen the band, but I'm curious about them now.

I tried and, thus far failed, to get my band on Slack. I recently got a Telefunken M80, based in part on a mention in Gig Gab and I'm about to find out if it performs as well at a gig as in rehearsal.

Thanks, guys, for your contributions to the betterment of weekend warriors and for your entertaining and enlightening podcast. Keep up the great work!

seenoevil20 ,

Essential Listening for the Working Musician

There are plenty of podcasts that talk about music, but very few (that I've found) that really dive into the nuts and bolts of being a working musician. Everything is discussed from personalities in a band, technical details, crowd handling, gig frequency, song selection, promotion, the list goes on and on. And these guys are overqualified! They have been in the trenches for decades now and speak to you directly as a gigging musician. I can't say enough about this podcast, I've already learned so much from their insights.

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