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Craig
04-26-2009, 08:42 AM
I just got my first gig, as a solo ukulele player, on Mother's Day Eve. It's just a background lobby-like gig, which is perfect, since I haven't played live for at least 10 years. I think I'll use my Ko'olau CE3 with small Fender amp.

http://ukulelecraig.com/plays.html

Choboy
04-26-2009, 09:13 AM
CONGRATS! i hope to one day be good enough to be asked to play for a private party.

Howie1947
04-26-2009, 09:22 AM
Congrats................and many more..........Howie

ukeshale
04-26-2009, 09:32 AM
congrats man! know what sort of length set you're playing yet? got any ideas of what you're gonna play? are you gonna be singing too?

Ahnko Honu
04-26-2009, 09:34 AM
Ho'omaika'i Greg! :shaka:

Choboy
04-26-2009, 09:58 AM
true. tell us what you end up playing!
so i know what songs are good for a large crowd.

Craig
04-26-2009, 09:59 AM
congrats man! know what sort of length set you're playing yet? got any ideas of what you're gonna play? are you gonna be singing too?
It's a background music-like gig, so I'll play mostly what's on my CD. Hopefully I'll sell one or two of them at the gig. As far as singing goes, that's what I do when I want to punish Cali!...:)

Craig
04-26-2009, 10:18 AM
true. tell us what you end up playing!
so i know what songs are good for a large crowd.
Truthfully, the person who can answer your question about what works with a crowd is my wife, Cali. She plays over 250 gigs per year. Go to the members area and look her up: Cali Rose

sukie
04-26-2009, 12:09 PM
Congrats! Have a fun time.

Craig
04-26-2009, 01:04 PM
Congrats! Have a fun time.
Thanks Sukie! Here in L.A., all of the open-mics have pretty much dried up or they (establishment owners) want you guarantee some sort of turn out. In other words, there's no real place to be bad and get your performance chops up. YouTube is now the open mic....:(

josuegroundhog
04-26-2009, 01:50 PM
I just got my first gig, as a solo ukulele player, on Mother's Day Eve. It's just a background lobby-like gig, which is perfect, since I haven't played live for at least 10 years. I think I'll use my Ko'olau CE3 with small Fender amp.

http://ukulelecraig.com/plays.html

That's awesome!




CONGRATS! i hope to one day be good enough to be asked to play for a private party.

I know what you mean Choboy. I play at lots of private parties but i don't remember the last time anyone actually ASKED me to play at one.

deach
04-26-2009, 01:56 PM
Awesome. Please video your performance.

Craig
04-26-2009, 02:07 PM
Awesome. Please video your performance.
I'm nervous enough as it is.... Cali will be coming to the event as well and will take my photo.

BTW, I like your signature quote.

Ukulele Dude
04-26-2009, 04:23 PM
Good job Craig. I'm sure it is the first of many. So when are you doing one in Phoenix?

Craig
04-26-2009, 04:28 PM
Good job Craig. I'm sure it is the first of many. So when are you doing one in Phoenix?
Well...by the time I get to Phoenix....she'll be sleeping....[rim shot]. That was a Glen Campbell song in case you're too young to know...