An 80s, 90s and 00s power ballads cover band. We're in for the fun and the money. So this needs to be s solid self-funding business.
All band members will earn same percentage from all income. Every band member is resistible for investing in his or her own equipment and maintenance. Shared investments like PA rent or purchase, monitoring etc will be split by all active band members at the time of investment.
It is expected that all band members take the required time for weekly rehearsals and individual practice sessions. This is supposed to be fun but the fun comes by playing regular gigs for which practice is essential.
There is an initial showcase playlist of around 45 tracks. Goal is to have a portfolio of around 80 tracks but we should be able to hit the stage with around 20 songs to begin with.
The focus is on Power Ballads and other songs that are energetic and sing-along suitable. Key acts from the era include A-ha, Roxette, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Pet Shop Boys, The Bangles, U2, Elton John, Evanescence, Guns'N'Roses, REM, Keane, Tom Petty, Muse, Cyndi Lauper, Foreigner, Kim Wilde, Yes and many more. Focus is on 80s and 90s but we should also include some 00s hits.Popular Indie hymns that fit the musical bill should also be part of the setlist occasionally. All songs need to be assessed by their feasibility and popularity.
Some songs require substantial keyboard/sequencer use. It is therefore important to recruit a keyboarder with relevant programming and playing experience. A keyarder with some guitar skills would be even better to b able to have two guitars if required.
In order to keep transport and setup efforts to a minimum we need to embrace all available and ford able technology. In order to allow maximum effect and sound automation we need to aim for a click- based band setup and utilisation of MIDI and PC technology. All keyboard sounds should be coming from a Mac running Mainstage. Other effects and settings for drums, bass, guitar, vocals, if possible and adequate, can also be included in same automated setup. This means that all current and future band members need to have an open minded approach to and ideally experience with such stage technology. This also allows for an easy and efficient practice setup once song specific setups have been created and allows for practice at home.