The introduction in the 1st video explains in further detail of why I did this series. It's a documentary giving a candid look of all the 100s of hours of work that goes into making a quality show. I just taped myself for an entire night of working on approximately 40+ tunes for my 70s/80s arena rock act, The Ultimate Sellout Band, a band that plays high-end venues, casinos, corporate events & classic rock national tours. Our shows are generally 3 hour events. It's 1 of many bands I do. No fancy recording on these videos. Just a guy rehearsing & catching everything on a webcam. It has lots of good stuff, screwups & goofiness throughout. The only editing was taking 4+ hrs of video to get it down to about 45 minutes total. That's it.
Anyone can start a band, but it takes serious time, money and effort to create something spectacular. Now, multiple this video series by 100s of endless nights learning, memorizing & creating. Now, add in band rehearsals, show nights, show promotion, website upkeep, gear maintenance, all the money blown to get the gear we need & rehearsal room rent, etc. So club owners, promoters and audience members, remember this the next time a band blows you away. If you want great acts in your venue, you get what you pay for....REALLY! Don't cheap out with lowball offers or skimp on pay at the end of the night. Quality bands & musicians work very hard. We earn every dime we make and then some.
If you agree, share this video series. Show everyone why we do this & why we are worth it. Quality comes with a price.
Click this link to autoplay the series on youtube. I hope you enjoy it!
3-PART VIDEO SERIES:
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WORKING MUSICIAN
Totally agreed, I'll share it tomorrow when I'm not half dead. IMO almost the whole music industry undervalues itself from the ground up.