This Behind the scene gig post began with three previous posts. The first I talked about the initial stages I took to create our March 12th performance. Creating a Local Concert – Step 1 Finding the venue & Creating a Local Concert – Step 2 – Tickets & Marketing the Show
The third post was a press release and video that was released to the press You can read it here…
Today is Thursday, two days before the big performance. All the press and marketing has been done. It’s now time to focus on the show itself. I’ve been rehearsing all the material over the past month. The set lists have been created and now it’s time to get down to a couple of serious rehearsals.
Ben arrives today and we’ll begin rehearsing together tonight at my rehearsal studio. This will be a band only rehearsal. We’ll be incorporating dance in Friday’s rehearsals.
Once Ben arrives we’ll rehearse the show as a duo then tonight at 7:30pm we’ll rehearse as a quartet. Again running the entire performance. Also joining us will be Geoff Duecka our concert sound engineer.
It’s now 9am and it’s time for me to get the rehearsal studio ready. I’ll need on stage sound reinforcement for both Ben and I, chairs and music stands. Brent will have his on stage bass amp and Lyndon will bring the drums and percussion instruments. I’ll be using my flamenco guitar into the fishman aura 16 then into my bose t1 preamp. I’ll also use my RC50 loop station. On stage I’ll use a behringer B212 D powered monitor. Ben’s flamenco guitar will be plugged into my 16 channel monitor mix board. From the board Ben can dial in his guitar sound, add reverb and send it to his own powered on stage monitor. The monitor mix board will also supply Brent (bass) and Lyndon (drums) their own monitor mix for the concert.
What a great time everyone had performing at the show. It’s now Sunday morning and the event is over. I’d like to thank everyone for coming out and all the volunteers for their support!
We arrived at the theatre at 4pm to load in. Upon arrive I met with the theatre manager to finalize the contract. I also met the theater crew. This was a great group of people to have working for us. They all worked extremely hard to have us set up, lit and sound check by 7pm, ready to perform.
At 8:10 we hit the stage and aside from a bad cable and a fog machine on steroids the performance went extremely well. During the first set I really enjoyed performing an authentic flamenco Sevillanas with Ben and Stephanie.
After at short intermission it was time to play our second set. At the end of our performance we wrapped up the night with an encore performance of Caravan.