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Offline Rollin22x

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Fast As You - first performance in years
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:08:12 am »
https://youtu.be/EW49LGyHcNQ
I need to work on stage presence.

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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 07:15:35 am »
Hello Rollin, welcome to the forum.
Are you going to tell us a little more … ? :)

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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 03:47:40 pm »
https://youtu.be/EW49LGyHcNQ
I need to work on stage presence.
Which I guess means you're not the lady singing  ;)

Generally sounded good.

I'm with Close ... tell us more please.

Then maybe share some more :)

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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 07:27:14 am »
You're right. I'm not the lady :)
I've been playing guitar since grade 6 but never got out of the bedroom for years.
I joined the keyboard player/vocalist and her husband (bass) a little over a year ago.
It's taken some time to find the right fit for drummer and lead guitar. Either not quite at the level we'd like or super talented and involved in 6 projects.

Our keyboard player has been doing this since she was a kid and she's got quite the stage presence.
Time for me to get out of the shell and really have some fun.
We are going back to this venue in a couple weeks for a cancer benefit.

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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 07:30:28 am »
Good on ya!
Making the transition from bedroom to rehearsal room to stage is a big deal.
Congratulations.
We have a few on here that have made that step to a greater or lesser degree - we have several regular giggers.
Welcome to the 'live musician' club!

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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 08:30:36 am »
You're right. I'm not the lady :)
I've been playing guitar since grade 6 but never got out of the bedroom for years.
I joined the keyboard player/vocalist and her husband (bass) a little over a year ago.
It's taken some time to find the right fit for drummer and lead guitar. Either not quite at the level we'd like or super talented and involved in 6 projects.

Our keyboard player has been doing this since she was a kid and she's got quite the stage presence.
Time for me to get out of the shell and really have some fun.
We are going back to this venue in a couple weeks for a cancer benefit.
Sounds excellent and I wish you well.

So just to make no assumption ... which person is you in the videos :)

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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 11:58:31 am »
Congratulations indeed, stepping on a stage is not as easy as one may imagine :D
But I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun.
Please do share some more videos with us after the next gig!

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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 12:21:52 pm »
Good on you, Rollin. I'm one of those who took the leap from a student and bedroom guitarist to (still a student) and a giggin' guitarist in a Country/Rock band. Giggin' with a band sure beats playing at home!
Stage presence is something to practice as well as playing a guitar, but playing a lot with the band helps the stage presence.
Keep on rockin'.
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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 01:02:23 pm »
Nice! Although I’m with David! I’m curious to know who you are in the band. Regardless it’s always a nice feel to play with people I bet. Now if only I could find myself a band!

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 04:05:44 pm »
I'm the other singer / guitarist.
I'm very happy that I only have the typical butterflies before going on stage and no stage fright.
Now the challenge is putting together a good set list.

We've had a few people comment that our songs are too easy and wouldn't audition. I believe the initial songs should be fairly easy. Then you get a better idea of the people you're playing with instead of worrying more about how your playing or sounding.

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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 04:48:25 pm »
I'm the other singer / guitarist.

I had a feeling that was the case!

And don't worry about the songs being "easy". No song is easy really. I always take the example of the Beatles. When they got rejected by Decca, they were a simple act (in theory). But by Sgt. Pepper, they were creative geniuses.

That's just my humble opinion. I do know that the music industry is not as simple as that. But keep pushing. No pain no gain. However any hard song can be played and performed as an easy song too (and vice versa). It's just how you interpret them. With a band, changing arrangements should be easier. So maybe just play around with the songs. To me your band seemed tight. And you seemed very comfortable singing and playing. Just keep rocking!


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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 05:02:05 pm »
Thanks Bal.
Working on the arrangement with the rest of the band is one of things I really enjoy about being in a band.
All of our members are comfortable with each other and everyone is giving their input. I love collaboration.
No fear of criticism or suggestions because the end goal is to sound tight and have a lot of fun doing it.

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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2018, 05:14:16 pm »
Congratulations indeed, stepping on a stage is not as easy as one may imagine :D
But I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun.
Please do share some more videos with us after the next gig!
Thx!
I'm hoping to talk to the sound guy and see if I can setup a camera from his little sound room and possibly get a feed right from the board. He did some great work. I thought I sounded too hot at the start of Fast as You and 2 bars in, he adjusted my guitar level.
We had hoped to record our practices but it's such a small room, the mics pick up too much.

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Re: Fast As You - first performance in years
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2018, 01:56:01 am »
Rollin, Great entrance.  Nice to see some "older" rockers, although young comparatively speaking.
Enjoyed the outtakes.  You really need to tell the gal singing that she needs to loosen up a little  ;).
Thanks for the post.  Totally fun and enjoyable.

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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2018, 07:55:13 am »
Rollin, Great entrance.  Nice to see some "older" rockers, although young comparatively speaking.
Enjoyed the outtakes.  You really need to tell the gal singing that she needs to loosen up a little  ;).
Thanks for the post.  Totally fun and enjoyable.
Jackie is so much fun to play with.
Older rockers is a good description. A little more stationary than the younger bands
I just realized that I linked the wrong video. This is the montage our bass player put together. I thought I had linked to the complete version of fast as you. Oops.
I'll post the other video later.

 

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