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!
Firing On All Musical Cylinders
One of the reasons we all take the stage is in search of those moments where the band is just firing on all cylinders and the energy is flowing perfectly. At least that's what Paul tells Dave this week, and Dave agrees! Listen as your two favorite weekend warriors talk about the components of a "perfect" gig, then listen as they explore topics of theater as it relates to rock-and-roll, getting the whole band on in-ears, and two new shows you need to watch. All this and more, and the only price of admission? Always Be Performing!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 314 - Tuesday, July 27, 2021
00:01:32 Houserockers Say Goodbye to Steve
Extra $$ for Extra Time
First come, first serve
00:11:56 When it’s firing on all cylinders
When the conversation morphs back-and-forth between verbal and musical
00:19:26 Theatre chops in a Rock Band
00:29:30 SPONSOR: Ultimate Ears Pro. To celebrate the return of live music, Ultimate Ears is offering listeners 20% off with coupon code GIGGAB20. Offer ends on 8/14.
00:32:00 Under The Volcano on 8/17
00:34:19 McCartney 3,2,1 on Hulu
00:46:59 The Claypool Lennon Delirium
00:48:18 Fling–All-Ears On Deck
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People Behaving Like People
Being a performer often means you get to be an invisible spectator... of the crowd who is watching you! Listen as Paul and Dave share some stories (new and old!) about what they've watched people do from the Working Musicians' side of the fourth wall.
Then it's time to negotiate. How do you ask for money? How do you know why someone said, "no"? Listen as your two favorite weekend warriors share their trials, tribulations, and advice. And remember: Always Be Performing!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 313 - Monday, July 19, 2021
00:02:33 Raymond-311-Went with the Electro-Voice EVOLVE 30M
00:05:00 Chafed–Same As It Ever Was
00:15:38 Bitter Pill–Angry Dude, Great Show
00:20:22 When an ‘OK’ gig trends bad
00:26:56 Negotiating is just a conversation
00:30:33 When do you mention price?
Always Be Following-Up (credit: Scott Jordan)
RFC = Reasons For Contact
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The Ever-Elusive "Great Sound"
There's always at least a bit of a gamble in taking the stage. More often it comes up pretty standard, sometimes you get the Stage of Dread, but occasionally ... every now and then ... things are just perfect.
Despite being a country apart, your two favorite weekend warriors each experienced that perfect stage with great sound this weekend, and they share their stories.
That's not all, though, listen as Paul and Dave talk through Dave's magic word: Costume. Listen and then send in your thoughts to email@example.com
All that and more... press play, and always be performing.
00:00:00 Gig Gab 312 - Monday, July 12, 2021
00:01:09 Bitter Pill – Hippies in the woods
00:10:26 When It Feels Good On Stage
00:14:05 Paul’s Road Trip
Every man for himself vs. No one leaves until there’s a clean stage
Dark Desert Eagles
00:31:40 The Magic Word: Costume
00:42:15 Antagonistic Club Policies
00:46:37 Replacing a Band Member
00:55:34 Losing the collaboration of a friend
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More Microphones Than Cents
Your favorite weekend warriors had a revelation: It's easy to have a lot of microphones! Listen as Paul and Dave answer your questions about gear, including in-ears, mixers, and PA speakers (the microphones were their idea!).
Also on the docket: the sacred space that is band rehearsal. Listen, learn, and enjoy. Oh, and send in your feedback, too! firstname.lastname@example.org is where you wanna be...and where we want you to be.
Always Be Performing!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 311 - Wednesday, July 7, 2021
00:00:52 Voyeuristic Rehearsal Outcome
00:04:55 Losing a Key Band Member
00:10:52 Old Dominion — Songwriters, Sammy, and Petty!
00:15:51 Eric-Inexpensive In-Ears to Get?
00:27:08 More microphones than sense
00:31:02 Raymond-Which PA to use for Small Acoustic Act?
Bose L1 - $899
Knox Line Array - $199.99
Fishman SA330X - $849.95
Mackie SRM Flex - $799
Turbosound iP500 - $838
Turbosound iP300 - $460
Behringer X Air XR18 (16 XLR inputs) - $549
Mackie DL16S (16 XLR) - $849
Mackie ProFX12v3 (7 XLR) - $329
Soundcraft EPM8 (8 XLR) - $295
00:43:20 Teasing up the “Dress” topic
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Bands and Connections
Music connects us all, but how do you define the connection between you and your audience? You and your bandmates? Listen as Paul and Dave discuss, dissect, and even debate a few aspects of all this. Press play, enjoy, and please remember: always be performing!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 310 - Wednesday, June 30, 2021
00:02:34 Bitter Pill — There’s something happening here
00:14:13 Paul – Three Gig Weekend… Houserockers and Solo.
00:17:00 Voice issues
00:20:01 SPONSOR: Ultimate Ears Pro. To celebrate the return of live music, Ultimate Ears Pro is offering big discounts! Plus, they’re giving away a free UE SWITCH when you buy ANY UE PRO model. To learn more go to pro.ultimateears.com.
00:22:20 Public rehearsals.
The key is knowing that what you’re doing sits in the balance between the most important thing and the most frivolous
00:29:05 Connecting your band
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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
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!