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what a good idea for support bands..and others !!!

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Posted By : james luke | Comments : 14

what are your thoughts...please read the article



# Posted by Bobo - 28/10/2015, 14:31 (GMT)

I would say it all depends on circumstances. Have the support another gig to go to? Are they in school the next day? Could they pack up unobtrusively?
Personally I would generally stay because I like to see other bands anyway. Still, if that's the rule you accept it or don't take the gig. I haven't yet considered the ethics of imposing the rule.

# Posted by MICK NASH - 28/10/2015, 14:34 (GMT)

+1 for what Bobo says.
Having said that I think it's a bad state of affairs when people need to be told how to behave decently and respectfully to their fellow bands.

# Posted by james luke - 28/10/2015, 14:35 (GMT)

I agree, but I think in principle its a good idea, although I think FORCE is maybe a strong way to put it.. But it works for him, so good luck to him and his venue.

# Posted by Steaming Richard (bass) - 28/10/2015, 18:32 (GMT)

So do headlining bands arrive early to see the support acts? I think not. personal choice in my opinion,- do your job and leave, or stay if you want. Like it says, if it's not for you then don't take the gig. Simple.

Good blog, hadn't heard of this previously.


# Posted by WAGONTOWN - 28/10/2015, 19:00 (GMT)

On a smaller scale i suppose the same could be said of Open Mic nights where some sit yacking or playing with phones until their slot then the next you see of them is their arse going thru the door. Each to their own, mind you if someone was paying me to watch a band id sit there all night.
Earplugs are on sale everywhere these days.

Queens Leyland OM is not bad for that, I hear. Tomorw at 9.


# Posted by JUICY - 28/10/2015, 19:09 (GMT)

I agree with Steaming Richard (or Steaming to those who know him).
The protocol for that place is evidently working but for fuxache the venue looks like an overgrown portakabin and names like "The Snooty Fox" always conjur up ( to me ) a venue which has had multiple name changes.
The idea of "Headline" and "Support" bands smacks slightly of pretension if applied to cover bands which I think may be in the majority on NWB.
I can't think of any examples of this except for maybe, Black Rose and State of Quo who have management/promoter involvement at some of their gigs


# Posted by Daz (scopyons) - 29/10/2015, 08:22 (GMT)

It's a fantastic venue with in house pa (about 10 k) incredible lights , it has two statics cameras and a cameraman that videos the whole gig , and overnight accomidation for the bands in a converted bus attached to the venue , headlining band has to arrive first and set up with supports setting up in front we headlined a gig there last year and it was excellent certainly not a portacabin

# Posted by JUICY - 29/10/2015, 12:13 (GMT)

Having not ever played there I am surprised by your description of the venue.
"don't judge a book by its cover etc"
However, I still think it looks like a Portakabin.


# Posted by Steaming Richard (bass) - 29/10/2015, 12:35 (GMT)

The bus sounds fun! bet the smell inside is unbelievable!


# Posted by Daz (scopyons) - 29/10/2015, 12:35 (GMT)

Its in a rum place though next to a block of flats .

# Posted by GEORGIA BROWNS - 29/10/2015, 16:42 (GMT)

The irony of someone called Steaming Richard passing comment on the odour of something else has just made me piss my sides. No offence intended Richard but whenever I see your name it conjures up a vision of something that has just been "laid" lying on the floor.


# Posted by Steaming Richard (bass) - 29/10/2015, 18:41 (GMT)

@Georgia browns, no offence taken! It refers to my steamroller activities! In fact if you enter 'Steaming Richard' into youtube it will show this,

but not before instructions on putting a turd in a sock and then in a microwave! I originally was going to call myself 'Steaming Dick' but thought I would be banned!

Cheers Richard

# Posted by WAGONTOWN - 29/10/2015, 18:50 (GMT)

Richard The Turd comes to mind.
Better nip one off meself before tonight's Open M** oh bollocks there I go again spammin.


# Posted by Mr Cottonhouse - 30/10/2015, 12:09 (GMT)

Those (often pay to play) gigs where you have multiple bands on the bill are nearly always the same. I was speaking to Cannonball Statman last night and he was saying that it is exactly the same in New York. Unless you are first or second on the bill or have a big following then it is pointless taking the gig in the first place. If you have a big following then it is pointless playing a pay to play gig anyway!

This is usually the case with unsigned bands and not covers bands working in pubs. Not only is it bad form but it is also very disheartening for the poor band who gets the last slot on the bill having to watch the place empty before their set.

Overall I think that it is a good idea.

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