So this morning I have a private message on Join My Band. I’ve had a comprehensive advert on there for most of the year. I list my many influences, I have YouTube links to my last two bands. So you can see what I look/sound like and my playing style. So if you can be bothered to read, you know that I’m into various rock music forms. Classic/Prog/Alternative & Shoegaze. The advert also states that I have no interest in covers bands.
So why email me with a vague offer of a band without any detail whatsoever. I guess It’s intriguing, so I email back asking about style of music originals/covers etc.
The response back is “Reggae & Soul covers”. Nothing wrong with that, I have been known to play a bit of reggae years ago when I stood in for a guy in a Bhangra outfit. But why bother contacting me, especially as my advert obviously states my interests?
This is happened to me before when a band in Brixton just nodded their heads to everything I said, took me on for two months. Then said they didn’t like my playing style and wanted me to be more like St Vincent. My response was “You knew my influences and playing style from my advert on Gumtree, did you think I was going to magically change one day and develop tits?”
Sorry rant over.