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Cover Band Venting

Cover Band Soap Opera: 'Creep' by Radiohead

For anyone who follows the ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band, you may have noticed that I don’t put up much video.  Truth is, I’m self-conscious. Someone missed a note, or … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: How a Set List is Constructed

I am in charge of creating the set list every gig for my Cincinnati cover band. We have three sets of music during our four-hour night, with a 20-minute break in between … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Types of People at Shows, Vol. 2

Looking through all the pictures of my cover band shows, you start to see the same things over and over again. In other words, a lot of people who come to our … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Types of People at Shows, Vol. 1

Looking through all the pictures of my cover band shows, you start to see the same things over and over again. In other words, a lot of people who come to our … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: The Night That One Crazy Girl Got Arrested

On two occasions, we played in a venue that could best be described as a Olive-Garden-type restaurant. If a loud rock cover band playing in an Olive Garden sounds like a ridiculous … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Lead Singer Leaves the Stage; I am Forced to Sing, Practically at Gunpoint

A while back, I blogged about a time when our lead singer was sick and his voice just gave out about 10 minutes into a four-hour show. Well, this past Saturday gave … Read more

Band Soap Opera: I'm Thinking About Just Showing Up to a Gig When my Old Originals Band Reunites; Wife Calls Idea 'Horrendously Awful'

To summarize my last band-related post, I was very surprised to see that my old Cincinnati-based originals band was reforming after several years. I was a senior in college when the band … Read more

Band Soap Operas: Tales of My Old Originals Band…

I’m going to briefly put the continuing ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band on hold for a second to rewind band life a bit. My roots in music go back as far … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: 'You Got to Fight For Your Right'

For anyone who follows the ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band, you may have noticed that I don’t put video up of us.  Truth is, I’m self-conscious.  Someone missed a … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: 'Blister in the Sun'

For anyone who follows the ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band, you may have noticed that I don’t put video up of us.  Truth is, I’m self-conscious.  Someone missed a … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Bar Owner Demands We Play 'Rocky Top'; Calls Us A-Holes When We Cannot

And now: The continuing ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band. This is a simple story yet a good one. One of the first bars we ever played at was a … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: 'Alive' by Pearl Jam

For anyone who follows the ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band, you may have noticed that I don’t put video up of us.  Truth is, I’m self-conscious.  Someone missed a … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: We Need a New Song – You Choose!

It’s that time again – time to pick some new songs for my cover band to learn.  That said, I need some guidance in making my next pick.  Below you will find … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Def Leppard's 'Pour Some Sugar on Me'

For anyone who follows the ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band, you may have noticed that I don’t put video up of us.  Truth is, I’m self-conscious.  Someone missed a … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Poison's 'Talk Dirty to Me'

For anyone who follows the ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band, you may have noticed that I don’t put video up on us.  Truth is, I’m self-conscious.  Someone missed a … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: 'Use Somebody' Debut = Disaster; Redemption Comes at End of Night

We started our last show early – 9 p.m.  We were expecting to have not a whole lot of people milling around.  What we weren’t prepared for was a whopping three dudes … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Trip Down Memory Lane; Were You a Band Geek Too?

I’m lucky to have my rock cover band because it gives me an outlet for music in my life.  But the cover band is just the latest outlet.  It all started with, … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: I'm Reminded of 'Like a Virgin' Scene in Reservoir Dogs

My cover band had back to back awesome shows these last two nights.  Thursday was great because the Bengals won, and the crowd was in a festive mood because of that.  And Friday was fun, … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Lead Singer Loses Voice at Show; Anarchy Ensues

If you’ve ever listened to my cover band play, you know that our lead singer has a decently cool voice.  He’s got good vocal range, and his voice has that grungy edge to … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: 'Parrotheads' Attack the Stage; Crazy Buffett Fan Hits My Keyboard Repeatedly Without Invitation

We were playing a show the other day on the river and got word mid-show that a ferry was bringing a ton of people over after the Jimmy Buffett concert ended.  Score. … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Drummer Quits; New Drummer Joins Band Version 2.0

It was a long time coming, but our drummer has finally given his official resignation and left the band.  The guy was burnt out on playing covers for some time and it … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Monsoon Wrecks Outdoor Gig; Soaked Bandmembers Sent Home

So the bassist and I are talking by cell phone, both staring at Weather.com.  We agree: It’s going to storm all night.  We shouldn’t play out usual Thursday gig on the river … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Lead Singer Falsely Tells Crowd I Love Hanson; I Am Not Amused

Had a good show last night down on the river. It’s fun to place outdoors in the summertime.  At least, it was fun until our lead singer went into bozo mode.  It … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Four Things I've Learned as a Cover Band Guitarist

1. Letting that one drunk guy onstage to sing “Mr. Jones” is a recipe for disaster.          You all know the guy I’m talking about.  He’s the one who keeps blurting … Read more

Cover Band Soap Opera: Biggest Show of the Year Goes Awesome, Though Lead Singer Insults Catholic Parish's Choice of Beer Provider

My cover band had its biggest show of the year last weekend.  It was one of those things where we were playing for a few thousand people and our amps were cranked … Read more

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