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If you are a MNer in a band, how do you manage it, and what kind of band is it?

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wickerman Fri 24-Apr-09 12:26:16

Just idle curiosity really.
I am in a couple, but they are very low impact. I would like them to be higher impact but it's very hard - I am very aware that I am a late 30s single mother of 2.

wickerman Mon 27-Apr-09 13:53:29

noone then?
I'm sure there is a surfeit of singers, lute players, and other things on MN.

RubyBlueberry Mon 27-Apr-09 22:01:26

I have a pal who was v famous 10 years ago... shall I ask her!

bandgeek Mon 27-Apr-09 22:03:46

I play in a brass band

<ultimate geek>

stillenacht Mon 27-Apr-09 22:04:21

I play in a concert band and in an orchestra smile

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 27-Apr-09 22:04:49


I was about to say "brass band"

I don't think that's what wickerman was meaning grin

wickerman Tue 28-Apr-09 07:48:47

brass band is good, but it's probably easier to get to rehearsals as it is an organised THING

we are just a motley crew of people with very busy lives and getting us all together is very difficult

THAT is what is hard about being old, not particularly that we are too old to be doing music - just that we have kids and parents and RESPONSIBILITIES innit.

QueenThistle Sat 09-May-09 23:44:59

I really want to be in a band...can't play for shit though, but I really want to be in a band grin

I'm gonna be a pushy mum and get my DD into drumming and/or guitar so she can live my dream wink

brightwell Sun 17-May-09 20:18:17

I played fiddle in a folkie/irish/thrash band until late last year....packed it in beacause it was too big a commitment...practice & playing out....for little gain.(money)

KidsTunes Tue 16-Jun-09 18:03:07

I've been in the same band (kinda oddball rock) for 22 years. All 3 of us have kids (drummer has 1, guitar player had 3, I have 2) and it's really difficult to do much at all, but we still manage to gig irregularly and do a bit of recording here and there. It's just part of my life, we're on a 6 month break at the minute on account of the guiter player's latest arrival and I'm really missing it

If anyone's interested we're called Stoat and our website is

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