They really are. When you find them though, you want to be supporting them or even better have them support you. The music business like any creative business, is a collaborative one. You will only succeed if you work with others. The best way to do that is to make friends at every gig you play.
Those of us that have been in this game a while have played every type of gig there is. Every type can be thrown into one of two categories. Good and bad. Have you ever noticed the
Van Rockman are looking for a new guitarist. We auditioned our first yesterday. Bear in mind the bedrock of just the three of us hasn't quite formed yet. We're tight on most songs but also not gig ready to the standard that we want. Saying that, there's no fun in no challenge. So auditions are underway. We know who we're after. It's going to be someone with experience, laid back attitude yet ready to put in 100% commitment into the work to come and a driver. Not much at all r
The other day was something special. I experienced first hand what goes into a Van Rockman rehearsal.
It had often got me thinking as to how a Van Rockman rehearsal could go on for so long. I've said before that it's not uncommon for the boys to go on for hours on end. So it surprised when I filled in on drums for the day that two and a half hours felt like five minutes. I struggled to explain this to myself. I was checking the clock in the room and my phone to make sure th
We're two months away from Van Rockman's end of year tour. It's starting to feel real. Arrangements are being carried out. Decisions are being made about transport, accommodation etc. Rehearsals are in full swing.
I've been here before. The anticipation is palpable. Your heart beats a little faster every day and you're anxious to get going. You obsessively go over every detail to make sure it runs as smoothly as it can. It is one of the most terrible yet awesome feelings th