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Johnny Mac

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'Band'
« on: March 14, 2011, 05:34:09 PM »
Me and two of my pals tried to get our band going again. So we booked a studio for 3 hours and waited patiently for our new drummer to turn up. He didn't. 2 years I've been trying to get this project going and it's got no where. So bollocks to it.
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 06:31:23 PM »
That sucks a lot... Some people are just idiot... sometimes I miss the time when you could punch someone in the face without getting sued :lol:

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 06:38:13 PM »
sometimes I miss the time when you could punch someone in the face without getting sued :lol:

Only sometimes Fernando?  :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 06:51:21 PM »
He's a drummer, he was probably lost.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 07:10:44 PM »
Perhaps he stayed outside because he didn't know when to come in.


Seriously though- that is a real pain in the neck. As much as I would never say it to his face, the drummer in my band is a top bloke-he is 100% reliable- (even if he is a rampant bi sexual moron).
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Re: 'Band'
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 07:53:18 PM »
Brows thread has some uplifting posts in. I did think about not playing too but I know I will. I may just stick to playing at home.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 08:06:43 PM »
hard luck, sounds about normal though

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 08:29:50 PM »
that sucks :(

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2011, 08:55:02 PM »
Is this the same jazz/funk combo with the sax player etc, Johnny?
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 09:17:56 PM »
 :(

replace them with some electronics mate.. don't stop making music.
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2011, 09:41:44 PM »
As much as I would never say it to his face, the drummer in my band is a top bloke - he is 100% reliable -

Why? :?

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2011, 09:46:02 PM »
Is this the same jazz/funk combo with the sax player etc, Johnny?

Yes Phil it is, more of a dirty funk sound. I gave the Tele a workout last night. It sounds lovely!

Good point Brow. :-) I did have a good go with a guitar and my mac this weekend
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2011, 10:40:04 PM »
As much as I would never say it to his face, the drummer in my band is a top bloke - he is 100% reliable -

Why? :?

Well he'd think I was going soft Fernando.  :) Actually though, he is a great guy and we have this long standing banter that goes back over many many years where we are rude to one another but we both know that we don't mean a word of it.When I lost my Dad, he was by my side immediately as I had been with him a few years back when he lost his. So we are pretty good friends. He would cringe if he heard me say anything like that- he'd prefer me to be rude to him.
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2011, 11:07:33 PM »
Like gwEm said, make up some stock backing drum tracks and just get on with it. That way, when you go out and do a live gig with your backing coming out of the P.A, you a) have everything spot-on in time and b) you can use it as an advert. Just mention halfway through the set that it's temporary and if anyone wants to audition for drums to get your contact details after the set.

Works a charm, mate.

My band did our first few gigs with a temporary Bass player (who is now our Guitarist) and we just said at the beginning of the set "This is Mike, he's stepping in to play Bass while we search for a permanent player. Anyone interested can see us after the set".

One of my old friends was in the audience and loved our sound so much he came up to us and said "I know I live 40 miles away, but could I try out?" I told him that, as I know how damn good he is, he didn't need an audition. He's been with us ever since.

Seriously, carry on with a backing track, and you don't know who might be listening and dig your sound, you might end up with a kick-arse sticksman!  :D

best of luck to you mate, I know it's frustrating, but nothing beats bad luck like a severe case of persistence. Even timeless immortal forces of negativity give up sometimes when it's obvious that your not going to. :wink:

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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011, 02:00:29 PM »
Like gwEm said, make up some stock backing drum tracks and just get on with it. That way, when you go out and do a live gig with your backing coming out of the P.A, you a) have everything spot-on in time and b) you can use it as an advert. Just mention halfway through the set that it's temporary and if anyone wants to audition for drums to get your contact details after the set.

Works a charm, mate.

My band did our first few gigs with a temporary Bass player (who is now our Guitarist) and we just said at the beginning of the set "This is Mike, he's stepping in to play Bass while we search for a permanent player. Anyone interested can see us after the set".

One of my old friends was in the audience and loved our sound so much he came up to us and said "I know I live 40 miles away, but could I try out?" I told him that, as I know how damn good he is, he didn't need an audition. He's been with us ever since.

Seriously, carry on with a backing track, and you don't know who might be listening and dig your sound, you might end up with a kick-arse sticksman!  :D

best of luck to you mate, I know it's frustrating, but nothing beats bad luck like a severe case of persistence. Even timeless immortal forces of negativity give up sometimes when it's obvious that your not going to. :wink:

Just such a shame you can't do the same thing with vocals!!!!!