29 Sep 2013 No Comments
Hello.I went and played on saturday with the group BXTA. We played at a community centre and i learned a very valueable lesson. We had two sets and a bit of a gap in between. During the first set we had less than ten people sitting in the seats watching us. I felt pretty flat and i think the others did too. We sat drinking and i thought well that didn’t go well. We had talked about giving a cd away in a draw and we had announced it on stage. No one had come to us to enter the draw so we decided to go and talk to the people who were around, even though we didn’t really want to . We got email addresses to go into the draw and onto our mailing list and i got some positive feedback from people. At the end of going around i had a very different view of our success as a band. We played our second set and gave away a cd. Then we settled down to enjoy the rest of the music and eat something. There i was sausages in one hand and a hot black tea in the other when someone bumped into me and the tea burnt my hand enough for me to end up sat in the St. Johns ambulance area. I had to sit with my hand in water for 20 minutes. So we started chatting and i said to the St. Johns people that i liked the band that were on when one of them said ”Yes they are good but i liked the one’s on before better.” “The trio?” I asked. “Yes.” It brought a smile to my face as they didn’t realise that i was the bass player and when i said they looked at me and smiled as they realised that i was. There you go! I didn’t think that getting my hand burnt would have a silver lining. In the end we had 35 emails and the BXTA mailing list is born. If we had taken what was in front of us we would never have known of the people that really liked us.
I wonder how many other times i have missed out on some great people and experiences by not looking deeper than what is in front of me.
We have some really exciting things coming up like a single release – soon. Then throwing ourselves into crowdfunding our first album. One day the dream is to play music full time, excite and inspire a lot of people and get paid a lot of money for it.
What’s your dream? How cool would it be if it became real.