Don't do weddings do you? Let me explain how the gig booking works.And that's perfectly fine if you don't want to play at the subsequent weddings of his other two daughters. There are a bunch of DJ's sitting in the wings just waiting for bands to lose their shit over such trivial matters. I'll happily continue this conversation in the "Where did all the good gigs go?" thread.
Wow. Seriously? That's borderline sociopathic.This
Never trusted keyboard players mesen, am 40 now and started playing in bands at 15. Only had 1 keyboard player in that time, and that was enough.
They asked me if he could use my kit and I said yes if I could use his girlfriend because it amounts to the same thing!
Being an arsehole is a 2 way street. The customer is never right in this situation.Wow. Seriously? That's borderline sociopathic.
I'm sure there are other solutions that don't involve being an asshole to customers or guests.
I'm not talking about sharing the kit. You can either refuse politely, or, as suggested before, you can agree for an extra cost.Some of you self righteous we always share our kit types should spend a year doing weddings and functions. Might open your eyes a bit!
Thanks for explaining this. After decades of being a booking agent, and professional musician, club owner, producer, and independent label owner, I had NO IDEA that it worked like this.Don't do weddings do you? Let me explain how the gig booking works.
That's all well and good if you are in a situation where you actually have contracts. In our bar scene around here (and admittedly, I would think that a wedding band would have to have a contract) there are no contracts. So someone manipulating the situation last minute won't have any contracts to be in conflict with. So it's up to the guy who owns the equipment, the drummer, to make sure nothing happens with someone he doesn't even know.Wow. Seriously? That's borderline sociopathic.
What's next? Pulling out a gun on anyone who goes within 1 meter of your kit?
Here's an idea: don't bring gear that you can't replace to a gig. Add a clause in your contract that specifies that the client will pay for any damaged gear due to accidents or misuse that can be attributed to anyone who's not part of the band, or hire some kind of insurance and add the cost of the insurance to the band's fee. I'm sure there are other solutions that don't involve being an asshole to customers or guests.