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hey i have a question for you. a bit personal, so i don't want exact figures, but as an unsigned band (i think you are?), do you make more than £10,000 a year from gigging?

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Ernest,

 

The acoustic outro to Growser is beautiful. fantastic way to end the song, didnt expect it. best songs are unpredictable

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hey i have a question for you. a bit personal, so i don't want exact figures, but as an unsigned band (i think you are?), do you make more than £10,000 a year from gigging?

 

the long answer would be...

most signed bands dont make that much money. as an unsigned band you wont even brake even. every gig cost us money which has to come out of our own pockets. Van hire and diesel alone can come to 100quid for one gig. and we get paid... fuck all.( per gig ). unfortunatly, thats the way it is. the only gigs we get paid for are home town ( Hull ) gigs. we hire the venue and charge on the door. we made about 300 quid 2 weeks ago on a gig at Hull adelphi. but we purposfully dont play in Hull that much because you wont get anywhere playing in front of your mates.

We get out of town gigs by sending the demo you have listened to. ( wont even start on the price of that ), but that will only get you one gig at a venue. after that, they will book you if you are good. and most will expect you to take 20 - 30 people with you.. and if you dont, guess what. you pay for 20 odd tickets yourself...... very few promoters are even interested in music. its a business, and they want to make money.. our last tour cost us about 500 quid for 2 weeks. sleeping in the back of a merc sprinter ( luckely i have a VW camper also ).

 

However.. to say that it is worth it is an understatement. been on tour is the best feeling ever.

 

so get a credit card and get in the back of a transit van..

 

btw.. the short answer... what was the question again... :LOL:

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Ernest,

 

The acoustic outro to Growser is beautiful. fantastic way to end the song, didnt expect it. best songs are unpredictable

 

Thank you. that used to be a differant song, and we just strapped it onto the end of growser.

 

another worthwhile point about what i was saying above... even if one person like yourself turns around and says.. like really like that, or that was great, or that acoustic bit is beautiful, it really does make it all worth while.

 

cheers :D

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How do you get an mp3 up on this thread , I ve a few but don t know how to put them on here..?

 

you cant upload them onto here.. you have to post a link.. :)

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you cant upload them onto here.. you have to post a link.. :)

 

Thats what I dont know how to do ....I ve got my website address which I can put in here ....

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How do you get an mp3 up on this thread , I ve a few but don t know how to put them on here..?

you have to upload them to some webspace and then tell kev. if you need help uploading just ask him :)

 

hmm ernest the reason i was asking was because some guy on about sharing mp3s today used an argument that most bands don't make £10,000 a year. now i'd say you have to discount unsigned bands straight away as their material isn't accessible to download. but if you think about it, you also have to discount signed bands who aren't well known because if they aren't known then they won't be very easy to download. so that just leaves popular bands who have music that is easy to download. i'd find it very hard to believe if any of them aren't earning £10,000 a week let alone a year!

 

so anyway, i just wondered how much unsigned bands made :)

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you have to upload them to some webspace and then tell kev. if you need help uploading just ask him :)

 

hmm ernest the reason i was asking was because some guy on about sharing mp3s today used an argument that most bands don't make £10,000 a year. now i'd say you have to discount unsigned bands straight away as their material isn't accessible to download. but if you think about it, you also have to discount signed bands who aren't well known because if they aren't known then they won't be very easy to download. so that just leaves popular bands who have music that is easy to download. i'd find it very hard to believe if any of them aren't earning £10,000 a week let alone a year!

 

so anyway, i just wondered how much unsigned bands made :)

 

even small bands you may have heard of may not make that. they get less then 50p per album sale. nearly always loose money on tour. most people dont know, but, if you supported a big band like Muse.. it would cost you money. you would pay thousands per night to support them.. :eek:

 

im sure that there are plenty of bands that do make 10,000 a week tho

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well they should write good songs and not sell their rights then. considering downloading really took off in the late 90s, there are heaps of new bands around.

 

anyway when are you coming to the midlands? then i'll bring 2 friends so you only have to pay for 17 tickets :D

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That was Bliss earlier that did that for me as I was having trouble getting a photo up on here so she did that for me ...

 

Why are there a few on here then?

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no i dunno bliss :D i'm not in a band. unless you count me and that weird metronome proggy :D ernest is and they're pretty good. you should download some.

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I was listening to some of Chris s earlier, he was on the start of the page ....

 

We sort of play pop rock ....Depends what comes out of us I suppose, theres a bit of piano then the next song will be full on guitars

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well they should write good songs and not sell their rights then. considering downloading really took off in the late 90s, there are heaps of new bands around.

 

anyway when are you coming to the midlands? then i'll bring 2 friends so you only have to pay for 17 tickets :D

 

If you count Coventry as the MIdlands, then we are there on Sun 24th Oct, and Fri Nov 5th ( bonfire night ) Both at The Jailhouse, Coventry.

 

the promoter there is pretty cool. its one of the few where you dont need to guarentee people through the door. and its a big PA system.

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Ernest, your two new songs are great. Love the acoustic outro bit too :)

 

thank V much. you are never sure whether people are gunna like that sort of thing.. we where really happy with it when we recorded it tho..

 

:D

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yeh, if you have any advance copies of Eps/LPs id be really interested...i dont mind payin full price for it, even if you have them cos id rather the money go 2 the band, not the shop. i like your style, most bands would go for the rock/punk style because its easier, but tbh alot of it sound too similar or...crap :LOL: fresh ideas :D...n if you ever come to leicester, let me know :cool:

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yeh, if you have any advance copies of Eps/LPs id be really interested...i dont mind payin full price for it, even if you have them cos id rather the money go 2 the band, not the shop. i like your style, most bands would go for the rock/punk style because its easier, but tbh alot of it sound too similar or...crap :LOL: fresh ideas :D...n if you ever come to leicester, let me know :cool:

 

The last time i came to leicester, i ended up in Charles street police station. :LOL: what a story that is...meeting random girls off the internet, who are actually living with someone else, then they go missing, the police go on her PC, find mails from me, and im prime suspect...yey

 

anyway, I digress

 

i do know it quite well. charlotte is a great venue. i think we might be able to get a gig there or at the at attik.. have you been there.??

 

re. the CD.. pm me your address, and i'll post you one for nowt. :happy:

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lol i dont really go to many venues...the charlotte is prolly the most popular though, ill try n turn up with my mates tho if you do come :cool:

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Please all go to my band site...

 

Chocolate Fireguard

 

I'll love it if you posted on the FAN FORUM! READ THE GROUPIE MESSAGES!

:LOL::LOL:

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