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Offline iceicebb

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Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« on: May 29, 2015, 06:56:06 AM »
I'm a solo acoustic act. Mostly covers, one or two origs. Where can I find a gig? Particularly for a first timer, sana hindi naman sobrang dami ng tao na hundreds kaagad. Kahit konti ok lang tbh, just really need any kind of experience start small and go from there. Kahit small resto bars lang & not doing this for the money

Can you give specific locations? Thanks guys  :-D



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Re: Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 07:05:14 AM »


nice one sir! ako din gusto ko ma-experience yung open mic na gig, solo acoustic lang and yes konting tao lang para di kabado hahaha

antay natin may mag-comment dito then dun natin umpisahan. gusto ko din maexperience yung mag-busker, ang saya din siguro nun  :-D
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Re: Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 02:06:48 PM »
Bump. Help a brother out?  :mrgreen:

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Re: Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 05:54:45 AM »
Umpisahan niyo sa Youtube.
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Re: Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 09:09:48 AM »
Hindi ako naggig, and I have zero experience playing music at venues  :lol: but I do have a couple of tips that can help you  :)

If you wanna start small, and for the experience, look for open mic nights at bars and restaurants. Only prepare your originals and maybe one cover. Pag open mic kasi, halo ang poets at musicians dyan, so 1. may audience ka na hindi ka ginagawang elevator music lang, and 2. less stage fright dahil hindi kayo lahat musikero. Maganda ang vibe nun, at magiging hiyang ka sa stage  :)

Also try to have live recordings and burn it onto a CD, bring it in a flash drive and your phone. By live I don't mean get a bar gig and record it, or grab your phone and record a set at home. At the very least have a friend with a decent studio-quality mic record your performance for you, or book some time in a small studio. you never know who you bump into, maybe a local prod, maybe even someone who just wants you to play at a party. at least may demo ka agad kung wala kang gitara. I always have a couple of my home recordings in my phone, and in some random days I'd meet people who are interested in my work so bato ko lang sa bluetooth (may isa nga dancer nagtuturo sa company xmas party gusto nila ako mag-DJ para sa kanila, nagdecline naman ako hindi ako DJ eh  :lol:). always be prepared, and your work is your best contact card as a musician  :)
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Offline d_one

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Re: Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 03:24:51 PM »
I'm a solo acoustic act. Mostly covers, one or two origs. Where can I find a gig? Particularly for a first timer, sana hindi naman sobrang dami ng tao na hundreds kaagad. Kahit konti ok lang tbh, just really need any kind of experience start small and go from there. Kahit small resto bars lang & not doing this for the money

Can you give specific locations? Thanks guys  :-D

Start with youtube, make sure decent quality ng video at audio.
Tapos record ka ng demos, 2-4 is enough. Again make sure, decent quality ng audio.

Then go to restobars near your place. Start ka muna sa malapit sayo para di hassle sa simula. Saka ka na magexpand ng reach pag may regular ka na.
Sa restobars, usually nagiinvite naman ng jammers ang performers eh, so grab the chance everytime meron.
Then makipagkaibigan ka sa wiaters/waitresses at magtanong tanong ka kung sino manager or nagaayos ng schedule ng performers.
Kaibiganin mo rin, tapos saka mo sabihin na gusto mo rin tumugtog. Hahanapan ka nun ng demos. So maganda, sa demo CDs mo, may kasama ng link sa youtube page mo.

Sana makatulong. Good luck ang enjoy! :wink:

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Re: Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2015, 04:21:48 PM »



TL;DR version


1. join open mics. marami niyan sa mga coffee shops or small bars like conspiracy
2. record demos + demo videos na decent ang audio quality, distribute those demos to bars and PRODs
3. get acquainted with prods and message the people behind it. ask for a playing slot.
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha

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Re: Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2015, 08:49:05 PM »
I'm a solo acoustic act. Mostly covers, one or two origs. Where can I find a gig? Particularly for a first timer, sana hindi naman sobrang dami ng tao na hundreds kaagad. Kahit konti ok lang tbh, just really need any kind of experience start small and go from there. Kahit small resto bars lang & not doing this for the money

Can you give specific locations? Thanks guys  :-D

PM me. We have a place in Pasig that just recently opened our doors to acoustic indie artists.

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Re: Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2015, 10:21:44 AM »
PM me. We have a place in Pasig that just recently opened our doors to acoustic indie artists.

wow! saan sa pasig sir?  :-D
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2015, 02:55:14 PM »
wow! saan sa pasig sir?  :-D

C. Raymundo Ave. Maybunga near St. Therese Hospital. Simple acoustic setup lang, solo, duo, trio pwede. Every Friday night ang acoustic jam.

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Re: Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2015, 02:56:48 PM »
C. Raymundo Ave. Maybunga near St. Therese Hospital. Simple acoustic setup lang, solo, duo, trio pwede. Every Friday night ang acoustic jam.

nice, ill look for your place. open genre naman di ba  :)
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2015, 03:05:00 PM »
nice, ill look for your place. open genre naman di ba  :)


Yep, we're pretty open to all types of music. So long as it's acoustic.  :-D

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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2015, 03:07:20 PM »


Yep, we're pretty open to all types of music. So long as it's acoustic.  :-D

ano name ng bar sir? block kasi fb dito  :-D   thanks
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Re: Help a newbie! I want to start experiencing gigs... how?
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2015, 03:17:59 PM »
ano name ng bar sir? block kasi fb dito  :-D   thanks

We're more resto than a bar. GRUB-eh Pares, but we're not your typical pares place :-)

I'd appreciate it if you folks could help spread the word. We're looking to do poetry readings as well as showcase visual and performance arts.
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