Any full time musicians out there?


David Portelli
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08/19/2013 6:48 pm
Hi,

I was wondering if any of you are full time musicians out there. If the answer is yes then I would love to ask for some help and advice :)

Thanks,

Dave
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08/24/2013 5:53 am
Hey Dave,

Music takes up a pretty substantial amount of my week between three bands so I guess I would consider it full time. A Covers act generates income if this is what you are looking for. Shoot your questions up on the forum, I am sure there are plenty of people on here who can help you :D

Cam
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11/16/2014 2:02 pm
I am also a full time musician so contact me anytime.
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12/16/2014 1:26 pm
I am playing full time. 6 nights a week (mostly solo cover gigs) if I'm at home (Southeast US). 3-4 tours a year at averaging 5 shows per week (slower on winter tour). I have a crazy original acoustic solo act (Which I tend to sneak into my cover gigs when appropriate), a bluesy rock band (originals), a fun cover band, and I might be touring with a established hard rock band starting in february (still workin on the details). I'm very happy, lucky, and grateful to be able to get the bills paid doin what I love. That's all I ever wanted.
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12/22/2014 8:11 pm
Hi guys, i'm all in music as well. fire you're questions :)
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03/18/2015 2:01 am
I am a full time musician and sound tech.
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10/27/2017 1:27 pm

I wish I was a full time musician already! Also I got some questions related to this, if I might post them here. :)

Do you think you have to be in many bands to actually earn a sustainable income?


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11/25/2017 12:07 pm

I am taking the plunge and moving towards generating the majority of my income from original music sales and performances. I've been floating for a lot of years, and now with dedication and persitence I am gaining traction.

I am interested to see your questions


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12/30/2017 2:59 am
Originally Posted by: bearknucklemmaI am playing full time. 6 nights a week (mostly solo cover gigs) if I'm at home (Southeast US). 3-4 tours a year at averaging 5 shows per week (slower on winter tour). I have a crazy original acoustic solo act (Which I tend to sneak into my cover gigs when appropriate), a bluesy rock band (originals), a fun cover band, and I might be touring with a established hard rock band starting in february (still workin on the details). I'm very happy, lucky, and grateful to be able to get the bills paid doin what I love. That's all I ever wanted.

What a wild schedule!!! That's awesome.


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01/28/2018 12:31 am

I've got a question for the those in working bands:

What do you look for in musicians for your band/s?


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06/29/2018 10:30 am
Originally Posted by: Whune

I've got a question for the those in working bands:

What do you look for in musicians for your band/s?

The thread is old enough, but hope I am still able to help. I am full time musician playing in indie and folk project. When musician are looking for new member for his band, first of all he wants to find someone possesing similar worldview and ideas.

Sometimes this condition is even more important than music skills.

As for author of this thread, I would like to ask: what exactrly are you looking for when you are searching for full time musicians? Some collaboration ideas/suggestions?

And don't hesitate to check myFreesound samples and articles about different music gears like here about bluetooth speakers. I am always open for all music collaboration.


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12/21/2018 6:37 am
Originally Posted by: Whune

I've got a question for the those in working bands:

What do you look for in musicians for your band/s?

Professionalism, Availability and Work ethic. If they are drinking or high at Auditions or Practice, chances are they wont help elevate you

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03/27/2022 11:06 am
Originally Posted by: David PortelliHi,[br][br]I was wondering if any of you are full time musicians out there. If the answer is yes then I would love to ask for some help and advice :)[br][br]Thanks,[br][br]Dave

I aim to be one :D

But I don´t know whether I can help you or not.


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02/28/2023 6:59 pm

All of these are great recommentions but to me (who has started numerous bands and is definately not an expert), the most important thing to starting/replacing members are 1) Must be able to play. You don't want to spend your time teaching others how to play (there are exceptions) when there is work to do. A person should know his sh__, and 2) Even a weekend band will see each other a number of times in a month (gigs, practice, events, etc), you need to be to able to get along. You want to build a commaderie where we're all in this together. Unless all do their part, the gig doesn't work and you don't get that warm feeling when the song sounds great. All in all, there's no secret ingredient. It's a try, see if it works and go from therešŸ˜¬.


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