Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gigs, Bands, Days.

I feel like a real musician this week. I've got a band practice tonight with Mimosa, then we've got a gig on Friday night. Then, on Saturday night, I've got my first gig with the new covers band. It's all go around here!

It's the first time that I've ever had two consecutive gigs in two days and it's something that fills me with excitement. I've never been one of those angsty musicians who throws up backstage seconds before running on and giving the performance of their life. My pre gig thing is more about doing as much practice as I can in the weeks leading up to the event and then, come the day, I feel quite relaxed and can't wait to get on with things.

I've never felt as if I've actually done enough practice, there's always the feeling that I could have learnt that song a bit better, that I could have really nailed that particular fill more or that I should have spent that extra five minutes doing paradiddles instead of scratching my arse. But I've also always had good gigs, never perfect but always good.

I know there are a few musicians who read this and I'm sure they'll agree that playing live is an unbeatable feeling, the adrenalin rush and pure excitement is the epitome of pure passion and raw energy. It often doesn't matter whether you're playing to an audience of two or two thousand, the act of playing is all that matters.

So, if you're around the Ascot way on Friday and you like a good funk, then come and see Mimosa. Leave a comment, drop me an email or whatever and I'll let you know where it is. Well, it's at a place called Jagz in Ascot actually.

But I hope we get more than two people.

1 comment:

Darwin said...

If I actually lived around London I'd def be there. Oh well. Glasgow is pretty good musically, I have to say, so I'm not complaining too much.