Educational, helpful, informative advice!!!!!! ,
Being a "pro" SHOULD you have to put up with arrogant, moody,"touchy" (NOT "touchy/feely but "touchy" emotionally)?.
I just lost a tribute band gig because i called the singer moody&touchy because,
I dared to suggest we can all learn&practice a certain song if we take the effort, energy,learn it, practice it.
I was also asking about her inspirations ,
She then proceeded to question my " professionalisim",
& Said my 'services are no longer required",
& Thanked me for auditioning&learning the songs,
She then removed me from the group's FB page,
Her partner (guitarist) also reiterated her comments.....,
I've since moved on.
If the manger or someone else ( lead singer) says the band is too loud don’t complain just turn it down.Get to the gig/session early.
Be courteous & friendly.
Don't bad mouth or bitch about other musicians .
Any more tips ?
I'm no pro, but my band was recently chatting and someone mentioned something about me never making mistakes. I had to laugh, and responded that I make them all the time, but do my best to hide them and/or integrate them into my playing.I should have added “while performing”. Move forward, the past is dome.
In my experience the more the person publicly displays their progressiveness and caring and how great they are, they care about the planet etc, the more they are unmoored from mores and being a good person. Watch that type. They will stab you in the back and can be very political if you're not part of the Borg Collective.
I have no problem with shorts whatsoever if it's hot. I love playing and have been doing this for decades, but I'm not going to die of heatstroke for it. That said - if the gig is a wedding or something formal, etc.., I will always wear the required attire. But for a regular gig on a Friday or Saturday at the local Irish club or bar, in the middle of a summer heat wave....heck I might even play naked.Same. If it's outside and 110+ I understand if the other guys in my band are wearing shorts but even then I'm wearing jeans. My legs are almost see-through and no one wants to see that.