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Old 12-31-2012, 02:04 PM
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Anyone here playing for New Years Eve? Share.....
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:11 PM
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Country club jazz gig. Mostly brushes, piece of cake. 5:30 till 9:00. Loaded out by 9:30 and I still get to ring in the new year with my one and only....
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:24 PM
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Excellent! My favorite kind of gig.. Home early.............
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:52 PM
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Yep, playing for myself in my basement, it's gonna be fun :)
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:09 PM
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I'm not playing a gig tonight but yesterday I went to a jazz jam session with a couple of buddies, had a great time, played some good tunes with awesome musicians and a club owner approached us for a possible steady gig after New Years so I couldn't be happier. Today I'll be home as my mother is throwing a party for the whole family. Happy new years!
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:09 PM
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Yep, playing for myself in my basement, it's gonna be fun :)
Ditto. I gave up gigs on this night years ago. Would much rather be home.

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I'm not playing a gig tonight but yesterday I went to a jazz jam session with a couple of buddies, had a great time, played some good tunes with awesome musicians and a club owner approached us for a possible steady gig after New Years so I couldn't be happier. Today I'll be home as my mother is throwing a party for the whole family. Happy new years!
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:11 PM
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No, but just played a storming gig Saturday night :) Perfectly positioned between Christmas & new year's eve, but without having to deal with all the crap that goes with NYE gigs. Got paid NYE money too, so all's good in the Andy camp :)

That said, we are planning to host a "Fired Up" NYE rock night next year. We're hiring our own venue. We have our own mini concert sound & lighting systems, so that's taken care of. Two support bands & a rock DJ already lined up, + we leave the gear set up & return the following day to dismantle. We invite our family & friends along free of charge, everyone else pays 10 each to get in. Now that's great NYE value, because even the pubs are charging 5 to get in, & that's a rip off!! Recon the band should net absolute minimum 3,000, so each member should walk away with the best part of $1,000 each = happy days :) :) :)
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:14 PM
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i'm rocking out 3 hours over midnight in ealing tonight. i get to do the cheesy 10 second drum roll to lead into 2013.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:25 PM
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Nothing tonight, but last year I played 2 gigs on New Year's, so I'm covered. :)
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:34 PM
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My band is playing tonight, 3 bands at a bar and we go on last, around 11:00

I'm excited about it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:48 PM
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Yep, 9:30 to midnight at a local drinkery, me and a friend doing some acoustic stuff, I'll even be doing some backing vocals, which is about as rare as raw steak for me. Have fun, everyone, no matter what you're doing tonight, and stay safe.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:39 PM
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I was going to be filling in on drums for a band called Romans and opening for Janes Addiction at the House Of Blues in Atlantic City tonight .....but for some reason they dropped off the bill ...just got the call this morning ....kinda bummed

but spending tonight with the family for once will be very nice
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I have had a new years gig pretty much every year, this year i am having a house party. Have a bunch of friends and some of them are great players. Emptied the living room, set up the kit and the PA.

Home safe and still jamming, going to be a blast.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:00 AM
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I will be playing in a trio with an old friend (keyboards, harmonica, vocals) and his wife (vocals, flute, bass, guitar). I will get to do a little singing too (lead on a couple)! It's been a long time since I've done that!
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I'm playing from 8pm to 1am at a Greek Restaurant with a sextet, three horns, piano, bass and drums. Good pay and lot's of food!!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:37 AM
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Playing bass in my cover band tonight. 10-1
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Two different NYE gigs evaporated over the last two weeks. Used to be the money night. Now nobody want's to pay. Got asked to be on call if a fellow doesn't make it back from the east coast in time, but I'll probably go to a friends house party and jam with them for awhile (playing a casual with some of these folks next Saturday so it will kind of be a jam/rehearsal) then come home and watch the ball drop.

Friend of mine just posted on FB that a high profile gig he was booked on got canceled. Lots of other friends just playing in small bars instead of big money gigs. What is this world coming to?
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Staying home tonight. Hope I don't fall asleep before the ball drops. Won't be the same without Dick Clark, though.
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No gigs. I was watching this



... from a family friend's unit overlooking the harbour. I've never had such a good (and comfortable) vantage point. I was gobsmacked.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:46 AM
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Just came back from two 50 minute sets, 1 bagpipe player and me on snare:

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:10 AM
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My son played bass, my wife played a Jam Block, and I played my 14x10 WFL drum that rarely ever gets played. We did this the last thirty seconds of 2012 and the first thirty seconds of 2013.

Everyone have a great 2013!

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:13 AM
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I'm in Hawaii so I've still got 3 hours to midnight. Had the night off gigging though.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:25 AM
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Had a four hour gig at a Movie Lounge....I had a good time but the stage was waaaay too small for an 8 piece.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:31 AM
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My NYE gig came with discounted memberships to the local Moose Lodge for my wife and me. In fact, with my pay from the gig, it was really free. It's supposed to be the 2nd largest Moose Lodge (in terms of square footage) in the US. There are pool tables, shuffleboard, big screen TV's everywhere, a huge bar, food service, a dance floor, and I don't know what else. I'm starting off 2013 as a Moose.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:43 PM
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Hope you all had a great gig...
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:39 PM
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My gig was great but.....

We did not go on till 12:45am because the previous band playing before us decided to play 30 minutes longer than was supposed to.

Then my band has to cut 6 songs off our set list.

The icing on the cake.....our lead guitarist did not care about cutting songs off our set list as long he was able to do the 4 minute national anthem guitar solo to open our set with and a long 10 minute guitar solo half way into are set which last night was only after 4 songs.

We had all the women in this bar dancing, we do covers of lots of pop songs. They were all yelling "let them play" at the bartender lol. Last call is last call though....it is what it is!

Our lead guitarist is awesome yet he lacks maturity!

Anyway....that situation is annoying but I like playing with this band so in the end I just smile and put up with stupidity.
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Our gig was sparsely attended, but fun. It was in a little brewpub about 15 miles from where I live, owned by a musician acquaintance. A lot of classic covers, and a few fairly nice looking girls to watch as they danced... can't complain. Like a paid rehearsal, really, with tips and eye candy. Have a great New Year, everyone.
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