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Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Injury stories while drumming

I have a blister on my thumb which has simply never healed in like 35 years of messing around on drums.

It blisters, splits, pisses blood everywhere, then between gigs it heals, then blisters,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,985
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: The big debate: tribute bands - yay or nay!?

Thin Lizzy, and for punk officianados Sham69 sans-Jimmy Purcy.

I've seen both these bands in the last few years..they are supposedly 'the original band' but neither feature any original members.
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Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Ya...

Still, we'd do it all again and in fact are talking of doing exactly that later in the year/2016

Just don't get down if the actual gig turns into a bands playing for other bands and their...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Oooo ya...even the politicians come up to the Northern Wastes these days.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Me neither. Not a fan of PBC (Paedophile Broadcasting Corporation) at all I'm afraid.

Things have changed slightly...they're now Headquartered at Media City in Manchester. So a lot of the focus is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Me and friends will like on facebook.

Been there, tried it, and done it. It's thankless. People at large really aren't interested in supporting small local charity endeavours. You will find a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

I'm afraid to say BBC local radio and TV aren't interested in local charity attempts, and The Sun certainly aren't.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Gigs.....

Been there and done that...

Gold dust finding a decent one with commitment and a good attitude.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Gigs.....

Yeah...drummer bears the weight to in that regard.

Worth it though.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Gigs.....

Been booked for a while...just quite a few have cropped up all within the space of a few weeks after a fairly long period of hibernation. Although the one this evening was a short notice slot in to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By SquadLeader
Gigs.....

....Galore over the next few weeks.

Is that the greatest feeling in the world or what (aside from obvious 'great' things outside music of course) ?
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 874
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: I got the gig!

Great news. Dead exciting joining a new band.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By SquadLeader
Happy Easter guys....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKjVbhAvGk0#t=83
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

Stopped reading after your first paragraph.

I'm totally tired of your tenor mate. Right from the start of the entire topic you've spoken to people on here like crap.

Good luck with whatever...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Making a difference - Oz update :)

Ditto.

Choked up here.

This is just great and well done to all involved.
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

I can genuinely and honestly tell, from the bottom of my heart, that the lads I play with conduct ourselves with professionalism every time we go out and play, whether that's playing for free, or for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

It's hardly obtuse to point out hypocrisy in someone's position. If that pro-boxer attacks other pro-boxers for taking the same route through his career as he did, then he's a hypocrite. Attack the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

Purely for the record, 'pedestal' was never intended as a slight or an insult mate. More a reference to the fact that us 'hobbyists' or 'semi pro's' consider professional musicians to be on a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

Multibillion. But that's not important. All that's important is that I look after about 200k of business and my payrise, bonus, and future employability all revolves around whether that figure goes...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

For national acts I'd agree.

The overwhelming majority of musical acts are not national acts.

It's quite ironic in this whole debate that the one group of people who I've found are the worst...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

But I'm not saying it shouldn't be a professional line of work nor am I saying it shouldn't be paid. I find it incredibly sad to hear professional musicians demonising people who love their music so...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

Spot on.

I work for the largest insurance broking company in the world (Aon). I'm a Lloyds Broker who deals with commercial insurance to businesses.

If we walk into a businesses door to get...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

It's how every single unsigned band starts out, certainly in the UK.

No-one comes along and says "hey guys, I see you're a brand new band comprising of 20 year old kids playing original...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

But it's only your skewed perception that "it should be paid work".

Example...I go to a pub, on a railway station in Stalybridge a small town in Lancashire, once a month. The local guitar/banjo...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

Price to be paid for doing a job which is also an enjoyable hobby for some unfortunately. Your comparison with 'normal' work is flawed. Playing music isn't 'normal' work (or maybe 'conventional'...
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