I have been trying to get back to play live, so have been looking to form a band...
I tried with my other mates (I play a guitar, and other two are drums and 2nd guitar etc.) but after few rehearsals I dont think its going anywhere.
So, I started to look for 'musicians' or bands to join etc.
How do you feel when you get in touch with a bunch of people (usually they do know each other and have been playing for a while etc.) but you dont know them?
You say - yeah I play a guitar and you are looking for a guitar player, so.....
How do you feel i.e. a) am I good enough ? b) are they good enough ? c) would their music suit me ????
TBH, I am very, very skeptical when I see an advert when the band is looking for a musician and they say - we have been playing for x,y,z years, have 50+ years of experience, have been touring for 20+ years all over the World etc.
Ok, it may be true; I dont say they are not 'professionals' etc. but very often you find out that they are not that good etc.
I can also say - I have 20+ years experience, have done 100+ live gigs etc. - but to be honest, I dont think I am great guitar player - far from that. I can play a guitar but I would not say I am a guitarist.
In my 20s, when we had a band and were gigging regularly we were bunch of friends, we knew each other very, very well and it was something more than just meeting up for a gig/rehearsal etc.... if you know what I mean ?
How should I feel going to, lets say, auditions with the band/musicians I dont know??