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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2012, 10:17:34 PM »
Cheers Richard. Some of our regulars are Queens Head (Horsham), Prince Albert (Copthorne- can be a bit iffy though) John Harvey Tavern (Lewes- very small though) Shelley Arms (Broadbridge Heath- near Horsham) and Tanners Arms (Horsham) though the latter is unusual in that the Landlady encourages original material and full credit to her for that as she got my songwriting out of retirement bless her.
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2012, 01:29:02 PM »
most I've been paid is 950euros, but usually I only get my expenses covered and a pint. Often, I just play for free if it looks like being a cool party and I know it will be well organised.
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2012, 05:59:59 PM »
If you can pull a crowd, putting on your own gigs and selling tickets is the best way to go.
We did one last year at the Forum in Aberdeen.
500 + tickets at Ł15 each
We cleared over Ł2000 each (before tax ;) )
Bit more stressful, but worth it.
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2012, 10:54:19 PM »
average pub gig in the midlands 200 - 350 for a standard pub gig 25-30 tunes for a 4-5 piece band. Stingiest pubs will give less than 200.
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2012, 10:40:05 AM »
This thread has got me thinking i really should have joined Bon-Journey. At least i would be out playing...

I really need to get something sorted again.
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2012, 12:51:28 PM »
This thread has got me thinking i really should have joined Bon-Journey. At least i would be out playing...

Is that a real band?  Sounds cool.

(The Journey bit, anyway!  :P  )
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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2012, 12:52:44 PM »
This thread has got me thinking i really should have joined Bon-Journey. At least i would be out playing...

Is that a real band?  Sounds cool.

(The Journey bit, anyway!  :P  )

yeah they're a localish band that were looking for members a while back.
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2012, 12:55:06 PM »
I would not approve of their tunes. But I thoroughly approve of their name. One day I'll find something else the calibre of Gallus Cooper.
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2012, 01:04:54 PM »
One day I'll find something else the calibre of Gallus Cooper.

Embarrassingly, I had to spend a while thinking about that....  :oops:


This thread has got me thinking i really should have joined Bon-Journey. At least i would be out playing...

Is that a real band?  Sounds cool.

(The Journey bit, anyway!  :P  )

yeah they're a localish band that were looking for members a while back.


It would be great being in a Journey covers band.  I can only dream of being able to sing like Steve Perry and play like Neal Schon....  :)


(In reality it's more a case of sing like Schon and play like Perry - and even that's making a bold assumption about Perry's guitar playing....  :|  )
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2012, 03:09:54 PM »
I play in a covers band nearly all old rock stuff what I grew up with..............the money is a little bonus i'm just enjoying playing :)
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2012, 08:08:26 AM »
I am in a covers band and feel no shame whatsoever. It means that I get to play a lot plus we do three of my songs in the band- we sneak them in. I also play original material either on my own or with a few select mates. For the latter I generally get hardly a bean and the message I get is that I should be grateful that they let me play. I don't need to do it for the sake of my ego though. I don't get anything like the same volume of gigs for my original material because the venues don't particularly encourage it ( and I can't blame them when times are hard for a lot of them). If I were younger I'd do what I used to do-play nearly every night and build up a following but those days are behind me.I am lucky because I have a small group of folks who turn up when I do play my own songs-mainly because they have seen the band and know that I am going to be playing. When I was in my teens and twenties I wouldn't have been seen dead in a covers band. These days I don't give a toss- I enjoy it and apart from a moron sitting behind the drum kit, I have a bit of a laugh with a bunch of mates. Some of you younger guys might change your views when you get a bit older- maybe not. Each to his own.

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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2012, 02:24:45 PM »


I mean Just Wanna Dance The Night Away. What's wrong with people? Five minutes of E and A and a rubbish solo and stupid horns. Weirdos.

I think you'll find it's E and B................

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« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2012, 03:04:08 PM »
Is it? I was sure it was E and A. I've spent five or so years avoiding it, though.
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2012, 08:38:38 PM »
Is it? I was sure it was E and A. I've spent five or so years avoiding it, though.

Now you know how to play it proper... I'm sure you appreciate it so much more :lol: :wink:
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2012, 08:53:11 PM »
I don't think I'm technically good enough to play in a covers band.. I play my stuff alright though, but even that could do with a brush up.

What I'm saying: its not an easy job being in a covers band.
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