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FDP Forum / Performer's Corner / Mentioning other venues.

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Nov 27th, 2018 02:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday, and he mentioned that a different bassist was subbing for an upcoming gig because his has been banned from the venue.

The crime?

"Hey, we'll be at the Moose Club on the 15th."

Is this a thing now?

Juice Nichols
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Panama City, FL

I'm just a dude, playing a dude...
Nov 27th, 2018 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

It’s been my experience that it’s in bad taste to mention “Hey! Next Saturday night we’ll be at the Moose Club from 9-12” while playing at a different venue. I just tell the audience to visit our MyFace page to find out where we’re playing next.

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Do not try this at home.
Nov 27th, 2018 03:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Some managers are cool with it. Some flip out.

It's always good form to ask the manager if it's okay to let the audience know about your upcoming gigs at other venues.

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Middle Tennessee

Too Much GAS
Nov 27th, 2018 03:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah, that's nothing new. Been around for decades.

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Nov 28th, 2018 12:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah. Others beat me to it, but I always considered it bad form.

Unless it was for a upcoming charity event or special thing, and then I would have sought prior permission from the owner/manager.

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South Florida

Nov 28th, 2018 11:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

Common sense tells you not to do that. The bass player is telling the customers to go elsewhere on the 15th.

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Nov 28th, 2018 11:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well I haven't played a gig in years, but getting banned seemed a bit much.


LA-la-land, CA

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Nov 28th, 2018 11:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's kinda dumb anyway. Unless they are rabid fans, they're not going to come to your next gig. They're at the current one!

Now, it would be o.k. if you're doing a benefit or something. You should still ask to make sure they're cool with you announcing it.

(This message was last edited by gdw3 at 06:05 PM, Jan 31st, 2019)

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Dec 1st, 2018 08:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

I got chewed out by a club owner for giving a friend a poster for a gig I had coming up. He saw it on a table and thought I was putting them on all the tables.


Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
Jan 30th, 2019 11:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Never a good idea to mention upcoming gigs for a different club.

Rick Knight
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St Peters, MO USA

Busy doing something close to nothing
Jan 31st, 2019 08:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm curious whether the place in Pinetree's OP expects bands to "bring your crowd", which always sounds to me like an admission that they don't have a clientele, or any idea about how to develop one.

(This message was last edited by Rick Knight at 12:04 PM, Jan 31st, 2019)

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NW Pennsylvania

Feb 3rd, 2019 06:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Actually they are full to capacity every weekend.

I just think it has more to do with the owner's personality, and that's all the more I can say and remain polite.

Rick Knight
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St Peters, MO USA

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Feb 4th, 2019 06:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

"it has more to do with the owner's personality"

There are a couple of owners around here who won't hire a band that played at a "rival" place.

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