You’d be surprised how much information gets left out about gigging.
This information could make or break your success at a gig or with the band leader.
Do you want more gigs or don’t you?!
What to Consider When Preparing for Gigs
- #1 Time- What time should you arrive? What time is downbeat? When are the breaks? What time does the gig end?
- #2 Payment – How much are you being paid?
- #3 Address – Always confirm the address of the gig.
- #4 Attire – What should you wear? Always ask if you are going to change anything.
- #5 Venue – What is the venue of the gig? Bar, club, restaurant, coffee shop?
- #6 Music – What type of music are you playing? Standards, Latin, Sinatra, reading from the Real Book?
- #7 Atmosphere – Is the gig for a celebration, background music, birthday, dinner party? Find out the mood.
- #8 Equipment – Always triple check your equipment!
- #9 – Are food and/or drinks included in the gig? 😉
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