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Harold O.
05-03-2009, 06:24 PM
I am still buzzing over this afternoon, five hours ago I performed with a band live on stage.

My local Guitar Merchant store has a band jam on Tuesday nights. There's a drummer, bassist, keyboard, and guitar player. They've been together since last summer, playing mostly blues and rock songs. The bass player asked me to join in and I did so about two weeks ago.

Mind you, I've only been playing since November and had no music experience before that. But I know a bunch of chords and can at least keep a decent rhythm.

Come to find out that they had agreed to play for a birthday party on the Guitar Merchant stage some time ago. Today was the day. I wanted to beg off and stay out of their way, but decided that if I want to be part of the band, I need to play with the band.

So I sucked it up and played. I even sang an old Lou Reed song, My Love is Chemical. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krof8u2RM2E Jeez, that was hard. You'd be surprised how many exits I could identify in that room.

Our set went through ten songs and lasted about an hour. Afterward, folks expressed interest in hearing more uke. I am still buzzing. :cool:

Captain Google
05-03-2009, 06:31 PM
Nice! It's a good feeling after getting up on that stage and just doing it, isn't it?

generem
05-03-2009, 06:37 PM
Congrats.. next time take vids... I'm sure people here would love to see the performance

Harold O.
05-03-2009, 06:40 PM
Congrats.. next time take vids... I'm sure people here would love to see the performance

I'm not so sure I would...

salukulady
05-03-2009, 08:09 PM
Whooo-Hooo! Is that the best rush ever? Keep it up and let us know how it's going.

Here's a thread about being in a band.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4330&highlight=band%3F

ricdoug
05-03-2009, 09:18 PM
Great job and nice report, Harold! Summertime in Southern California is the season for luaus and parties. Ukulele groups are in demand down here. Ric

sukie
05-04-2009, 02:18 AM
'Tis fun for sure. Congrats.

salukulady
05-04-2009, 05:04 AM
'Tis fun for sure. Congrats.Hey Sukie, how did your bands gig go?

sukie
05-04-2009, 07:43 AM
Hey Sukie, how did your bands gig go?

It went really well. We have 2 more gigs lined up. All thanks to Lanark!