Some of you might remember some posts of mine from about a year and a half ago. I had done a series of fill in gigs with a local band who had a guitar player that had to travel overseas for work on occasion. That band has since broken up but I have remained friends with a couple of the guys. The drummer has another band now that is out gigging and they were supposed to play a “soft opening” at a new bar in town. It’s actually a private party but they are using it as their soft opening. Anyway, their singer is sick with the flu and not wanting to cancel the gig, the drummer called around to his musician friends and put together a makeshift band for the night! So, with zero rehearsal we are going to do the “show up and play” gig!! It’s all songs I’ve played multiple times over the years so I’m not worried about that. But we have never played together as a band...it should be interesting!!!
Right! I’ve been trying to put a project together for quite a while now. It’s been one of those situations where you just can’t find the right people. These guys I’m playing with tomorrow are all already involved in other bands at then moment, unfortunately. These guys are great players and even better group of guys. It’s gonna be a good time.
I am up north for couple nights in an auberge in ski area with my wife. I brought one of my guitars and my micro cube. This micro cube always amazes me of the nice tone and versatility you get out of this little thing!
Even though I didn’t get to do the gig the other night, I got together with those guys tonight for a jam. We played for about 4 hours just playing anything and everything. We must have played about 50 songs! Needless to say, we are going to get together again and work toward gigging. They are all already in other bands but they are still looking to gig a bit more. The Quickrod kicked all sorts of *ss tonight. I’m absolutely thrilled with this amp!
The chemistry was very good. I had played with the drummer and singer before. And I’ve met the bass player but never jammed with him. We had made a short list of 25 songs that we were going to play at that gig, so I brought that with me. We jammed in those and then just started calling songs out...at one point that bass player started playing a really funky line and the drummer and I jumped right in and just joined in. The singer started grabbing lyrics from whatever songs came to mind...James Brown, The Commodores, RHCP....it was phenomenal.