Hey @samaaron, during the live session #1 that “getting gigs” mention kind of stuck with me.
It seems a little tricky to find good live show material online. Is there stuff that’s out there? Something that might serve as a band press kit?
If I google around the material seems to be mostly around the teaching/speaking aspect of your work. Which is awesome, but I could definitely see being hard to explain to someone trying to book a nightclub act.
Is it time to revamp something like http://meta-ex.com/ ? Maybe time to up the theatrics a bit?
I have a few friends in the music/academic/technology space so I’ll keep asking around and see if any good ideas fall out.
yep, you’re absolutely right. I haven’t put much energy into a ‘press pack’ for my shows at this stage. I feel I’m still working out what it is I’m doing, although I guess I will be doing that forever!
However, I do feel like I’m starting to hone around a particular setup and have plans to produce an EP in the short-medium term. I should also start putting together a web page similar to http://meta-ex.com which doesn’t just share my performance ability but my speaking/workshop skills too.
I need to get onto it. Until then, the best vids you can share are:
Sorry for the fanboyism here, but I must say, that that ‘ambient electro set’ is a total fav of mine. Always, when I stumble on it, which I seem to do often, I need to listen to it completely. It’s awesome, and has such an amazing flow.
Fantastic! And thanks. I’ll share these around and let you know if any interesting ideas come up.
And yes, I think defining an act is an ongoing process.
I’ve always been a supporting musician, never the lead man. But any act I’ve been involved with has always changed pretty significantly over the years.
Can’t wait to see what you come up with