Hello, fellow band members, musicians, solo artists, and posers (you know who you are)! My name is Rand and I’ve been a musician for over 45 years. I’ve been everything from a total amateur wannabe to a seasoned pro and everything in between at one time or another. Like many of you, I’ve been in countless bands, played many shows, parties, and for anybody who would come and watch and listen to the
band. We had rehearsal after rehearsal to make sure our music was tight and our moves were right on. We practiced anywhere we could, you know, “The garages,” bedrooms, living rooms, basements, even at the beach. We even spent way too much money for rehearsal studios (but if you didn’t have a PA it was well worth it).
The greatest times of my musical journey has been the countless rehearsals/band practices (rehearsal sounds more professional, eh?) This is when you get to try your musical chops, learn your equipment, play your favorite songs, whether you wrote it or are playing a cover tune over and over until you get it right. It is also the time to to hang out with friends, escape from everyday crap, talk about the day, or what is going on in life! These stories and conversations could make many popular TV and movies plots. Some hilarious, some dramatic, and some really, really overly dramatic! You know… the jealous boyfriends/girlfriends kind of stuff. Oh yeah, and the partying!
This website SHOWYOURBAND.COM is a platform for you to upload your videos of your rehearsals or your friends! Let’s see how
you rehearse your set, show us your equipment, and let’s see and hear how you get that sound and tone we all are constantly searching for.
Do you present charts for the band? Do you huddle around a CD player to learn songs? Is one band member an ass and a control
freak? Or is it just democracy? We want to see it all. The real life, behind the scenes, of a group of musicians getting together to play some great music. This to me is where the real talent lies, being able to co-exist with other humans to
produce something beautiful and meaningful together as a unit. So, bring it on, show us your band, and rock on!