malc laney wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Not another instrument !! Stay away from keyboards , and everything will be fine.A pretty standard fender jazz or precision copy should do the trick , no batteries! Most people could not tell Jaco Pastorius from John Entwistle , most uke players will be o.k with a rhythmic throb under their caterwauling.
As a !local! i would be interested to see this band especially doing a gig with the Balham Big Kidz [the ones who play in Ramsden road]
I agree (although I really should buy one keyboard) - my friend will lend me a bass amp, so I think, since it's for nothing but practice so I can stand-in, I should buy the cheapest bass I can find, unless he wants to lend me a spare.
We play quite a lot of jazz ranging from If it Ain't Got That Swing to Left Bank II, so the bassist's contribution is not totally straightforward.
Our gigs are very rare - our leader lives in Kent, so the radius of activity is limited. If you've got a uke, join us at the Lewis Club, Lewisham General Hospital, Tuesdays 8PM-1030 followed by the Fox and Firkin.
My mate's band has a gig at foalfarm, Biggin Hill on Sunday I think. I don't know what his band's called, but one of the acts is Tone-Def Leppard, if you fancy that kind of thing, lol!
The Balham one you are talking about is the bowling club? I used to play bridge there on Tuesdays til I got sick of it. The uke group meets there every other Sunday night, which seems like a silly time to me. The easiest way for me to get there is to get a 45 bus until it kicks me out where it terminates on the south circular then walk the last mile, but I don't fancy that on sunday nights in the winter. One day I'll prolly go, but not just yet. There's also Wednesday nights in Charing X Rd, but I've never been there either.
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