Category Archives: Performance

Blood and guts

I played a gig last night. Nothing unusual in that. Nice place, nice people with two exceptions. The area where the band set up was not brilliant as we were at an angle to the audience which meant the acoustics … Continue reading

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PAs, live sound and the curse of the subwoofer.

I will start with a confession. For most of my playing career my main instrument has been the bass guitar, most often my beloved 1976 Rickenbacker 4001. Although I love the low frequency “thump” I have to confess that I … Continue reading

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Music, music, music.

This afternoon I played a gig noteworthy for two things. Firstly, it was one of a series I’ve been doing recently that take place on Sunday afternoon or early evening. It’s quite odd to be playing in daylight, especially after … Continue reading

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Using a Rubberband To Squash Negative Thought Patterns

I came upon this blog after following a comment left on my blog. I think it is absolutely great advice to conquer negative feelings and emotions. Don’t be put off ┬áby it being used by poker players – it can … Continue reading

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Performing music solo -angst, terror and delight!

I’ve been a semi-professional musician from the age of about 17 for most of my life although I have taken breaks due to the demands of career and life. I usually play bass guitar although I have played rhythm guitar … Continue reading

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