Right... to start with this is just information gathering and I'll collate into a meaningful list and plan once populated.
The evening plan is to decamp to a local bowling club, where @Sasquatch_Bob and I will have already setup a full backline including drums, PA and amps.
The first "set" will be an open mic acoustic set which at this stage I'm guessing will be around 45 mins to an hour. Given that we've already had a lot of interest in this, I'm going to say each person that wants to do this can do 1 or 2 songs max, but I may revise that to 1 if we get lots more. You'll have a guitar lead and a mic, standard open mic setup, but with the option of enlisting a (quiet!) drummer to back you. It's up to individuals to arrange this themselves with fellow jammers.
During the acoustic set the BBQ should be serving (Bring burger and beer money!).
Then I guess we are aiming for a full band set of between 10 and 12 songs. The aim being to keep this as gig real as possible so minimal gear changeovers. During the day room 2 will be dedicated to gig practice and we'll decide between us on one or two pedal boards to be used, with the amps being constant. We can also mess with song keys/ tunings and arrangements to get them slick and in singers ranges. We'll need a drummer and bassist to volunteer for each song and again minimise gear changes.
Please indicate in this thread what you want to do, with the prefix "B" for band and "A" for acoustic.
I'm going to assume that acoustic performers will not want dedicated practice time in the room, but if you want beats you're welcome to grab some time in room 3 if you manage to enlist a drummer.
Any questions, requests and offers for thumps and beats welcome.
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