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    I just found out that our band has been invited back to perform again on the "Morning Show" on KOLO TV in Reno, Nevada. If you have ever seen these types of shows, bands usually show up with acoustic instruments and the drummer ends up playing a tamborine or conga drum other something. The last time we performed for them we took most of our set up, including my full E-drum kit. We scared the &^#%# out of the producer, but we set up in under 30 minutes and sent their control booth 1 line out with a total mix down of the band. Drums, vocals and all. It blew them away in the TV studio and they heaped on the praise. We used 1 Bose LP1 system for a monitor (turned down considerably). We would not have taken acoustic drums into this situation. Just the set up (15' from the news desk) would have been too noisy. E-drums make it possible to let the band performance shine.

    This kind of advertising is priceless for your band. If you get the chance to do it, don't pass it up. A couple xtra hours work at 6:00 AM filled our venues at night for a couple of months. If you do this, the key is being prepared and quick. TV stations are on time schedules and there just isn't any mucking around. This performance is scheduled for June 3rd during our next tour through Nevada. I will post a link to the TV performance the next day. KOLO TV kept our last performance up on their web site for 6 months and was viewed by several hundred thousand people.

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    Congrats! A 30 minute setup time with a live feed to the board is excellent. In my younger days, I worked in a television studio and the production schedule was indeed tight.
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    • #3
      Are there any vids on the net?
      Roland Td-11KV, Alesis SamplePad, DW5000 pedal, Vater 7A sticks.

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        Thanks for asking. The video from the KOLO TV performance from October was pulled after 6 months (March) on the stations website. I will post the new performance on June 4th. In the mean time, if you like country music, we have one of those @ http://www.redhotsmokinaces.com/flas...diaplayer.html We do a large variety of music, but this is the only video running now. (I think-I'm just the guy who sit in the back and bangs on stuff)
        Last edited by drumslinger50; 05-20-08, 07:59 PM.

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        • #5
          Hi! CanŽt say I listen to country that much but this was good. Great vocals and overall performance. Nice song also. IŽll have to check out the gig in june when you post it. Keep up the good work!
          2Box DrumIt Five, TDW-20BK , additional Kit Toys & Roland cymbals, 2Box, Pearl and Sonor pedals

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          • #6
            Thanks Rythm, we put down 10 songs on video that day, half country and half rock, but our agent didn't like the overall tone of the first video finished so we canned the project. Maybe someday we will get it together, right now gasoline prices are eating up the profits.

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            • #7
              Come to the UK if you want gas prices to not only eat up profits but cause you to sell your car and cycle!

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              • #8
                encouraging.
                TD20x. trick pedals. Butt kicker
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                • #9
                  Okay, drumslinger50, it's a little past June 4th and I haven't seen a post yet for the video. C'mon c'mon, what's taking so long?

                  Shalom
                  Bruce

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by drumslinger50 View Post
                    (I think-I'm just the guy who sit in the back and bangs on stuff)
                    Hey Drumslinger. How many bands do you know of that operate without a drummer.

                    During my gigging life Ive played nights when either the bass, lead, singer, sax, or keyboard player hav'nt turned up but we managed OK.

                    The one night I failed to turn up, due to a traffic accident, the gig got cancelled.

                    Your not just the guy at the back. Your the heart beat of the band.

                    No heart beat, No band.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John.b View Post
                      Hey Drumslinger. How many bands do you know of that operate without a drummer.

                      During my gigging life Ive played nights when either the bass, lead, singer, sax, or keyboard player hav'nt turned up but we managed OK.

                      The one night I failed to turn up, due to a traffic accident, the gig got cancelled.

                      Your not just the guy at the back. Your the heart beat of the band.

                      No heart beat, No band.
                      I think he just meant it in a way of speaking. As far as what you are saying... I can only add to that that IMHO, if your bass and drums are playing fine together and laying down a good base, the rest only has to do their thing to make a gig good. But your base is the start (heck, it's called a base for a reason).

                      Nice played BTW! I'm not really into country (we don't really have it here either), but there is a Holland girl who plays country of whom I have the music at home. Her name is Ilse De Lange. You might want to check her out if you don't know her. http://www.ilsedelange.com/


                      Stijn
                      'lectric drumma
                      Roland TD-20, Hart Dynamics 7.6, 2 x PD-7, extra PD-7 and Hart Snare laying around, Vic Firth Dave Weckl signature sticks, Axis A-longboards double pedal, Sony MDR-CD780 headphones and not enough inputs.

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                      • #12
                        I just got back from our June tour. The TV station dropped the ball and forgot to post our performance. We did 2 classics this time -"Rockin" Robin" and "Under the Boardwalk". We also performed a cover of LeAnn Rymes "Nothin' Better to do." The Vids are no longer available, they erase every day if not posted to their site. Sorry I couldn't deliver this time.

                        TV stuff aside, I had the sound man at a big casino tell me this week that we had the best drum sound he had ever worked with. He love my e-kit and is considering putting together a house V-drum kit. The sound man recorded 8 hours of video tape on us. Hopefully, when the band leader gets time to review and edit, we will have something I can post. Being that I am just "THE GUY IN THE BACK WHO BANGS ON STUFF" -meaning I don't get to make the big decisions, I can only hope I can get the new stuff to post here. I do not work in a democratic band. Even though I'm family, I'm still an employee. Thanks guys, for being interested!

                        By the way, our agent says we are no longer a "country" band. We are now a "casino variety" band. Somehow I missed the musical change, but we are buying new outfits-LOL

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                        • #13
                          Oooooooooh, do you get the sequins? Or are you maybe gonna get the LED suit with the color organ built in? Possibly the mirrored jacket like Steve Martin's in 'Leap of Faith?'

                          Now you're in the big time, do we call you Mr. Drumslinger50?


                          Shalom
                          Bruce

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by drumslinger50 View Post
                            Thanks for asking. The video from the KOLO TV performance from October was pulled after 6 months (March) on the stations website. I will post the new performance on June 4th. In the mean time, if you like country music, we have one of those @ http://www.redhotsmokinaces.com/flas...diaplayer.html We do a large variety of music, but this is the only video running now. (I think-I'm just the guy who sit in the back and bangs on stuff)
                            Played country way back, loved and still love it.
                            Nice sound there mate, and the Vdrums really do stand out and cut through.


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 'lectric drumma View Post
                              I think he just meant it in a way of speaking.
                              Stijn
                              Your probably right.

                              Im quite sure Drumslinger knows better than that, but just thought Id speak my mind on it in case someone else thought that this statement might related to their own situation.

                              There's been several posts over the last few months where Drummers have felt they were being undermind in the the band, and Ive always given my point of view that as the heartbeat, you've got to be in control, and if its not happening, then you've got to do something about it.

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