Auditions 'n' Demos'

Surfing the inerweb a couple of days ago I popped into the site of a favourite band of mine, I won't name them, I couldn't stand the ridicule.
Tucked away in a corner was an ad asking for applications for guitarist in a side project by two members of this band. In a moment of foolhardy excitement I fired off an email, telling them I was interested and gave them some of my history. I expected to hear nothing more. Lo and behold yesterday, I get a very nice email from their management asking me to send them a cd of my stuff!

It's been a long time since I've auditioned for anything, or even played live, apart from the odd bbq, bashing out drunken versions of Brown Eyed Girl on the acoustic.

So, on the cd what do you reckon, 2 maybe 3 tracks tops?
Just enough to show them what I can do?
Or just one, bearing in mind I'll be playing everything myself, guitar, bass,
keyboard. Not drums, neighbours kids are at home and they usually end up wanting to come in and get involved.

I don't know if it's my age, but I feel very nervous. Anybody else get like that?



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Thanks for the input doc. As the side project of a band who's style I'm very familiar with, I'm not sure that they want "more of the same".
Which is why I've tried to make the demo as broad spectrum as possible.

Heard any news yet?

Back in mid-80s, I saw "The Huw Lloyd Langton Band" in Preston. Good gig, enjoyed very much. At the end of the gig, the drummer stood up and cracked his head on the incredibly low ceiling. The copper who did a stop 'n' search on me (they always pulled me in) had accompanied his ambulance to the hospital, poor chap.

Who are the members involved in the side proj?

Hi 1BL.

They say no news is good news, but I'm not holding my breath, at least I can say I gave it a try.

Was the drummer the little mad Scots guy?
I saw him nearly lose his kit off the riser at the Fleece & Firkin in Bristol.
In between songs, someone in the crowd shouted "Hawkwind", and he went totally nuts and started slagging Hawkwind off, great entertainment.

The side proj are Alan Davey on bass, yes I know he wants to be Lemmy when he grows up, even down to the way he positions his vocal mic, props to him though, he aint bad.

Danny, possibly Danny Thompson, on drums, had a brief tenure with Hawkwind when they did the Church of Hawkwind album, like his style a lot, a bit heavier than current skinsman Richard Chadwick.

Haven't been here much lately, been busy re-organising the home studio, space is a bit tight and I've had to squeeze a full size drum kit, Roland Juno k'board and all my guitars into quite a small area, along with mic stands, monitors and workstation.Jack of all trades, thats me. At least I can fit my harmonicas' in a drawer. Thinking of learning either the mandolin or banjo next, lucky for me I have a very understanding wife!

I've got my fingers crossed (which has improved my bass technique considerably).

I don't think it was the same drummer as he didn't go wild during the gig and it was his above-average height that caused the headcrunk.

I'm a bit out of touch with Hawkwind's more recent lineups, but we share the same "first album purchase". I'm not a multi (or even mono) instumentalist, but I can't seem to stop buying more and more valve amps. Decent though my wife is, I'm even more fortunate in that our hairdresser has an unused cellar :)

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