Give me the straight dope. Doe's this sound "assholish" or anything? I am not the greatest at getting my point across in typed words.
This is exactly the kind of ad I’m looking for once I relocate. I have zero interest in the Gold Coast garage tour 2024 of endless rehearsals to play a 50 dollar bar gig.Cruel to be kind post here.
Just my humble opinion, but there's too much information here to scare anyone off who might be inclined. A reader might feel an exceedingly type A and bi-polar personality screaming through this ad. You're essentially saying you want two dudes to back you up in a let's get paid costume show. Doing it all your way. Then, in the end, you claim it all might just be a wet dream. That is contradictory to you saying you'll get done.
Be short and sweet. Put your hook out there and see what fish you catch. Good luck.
Too wordy IMO. I'd leave more open to the imagination, gets people thinking about it, keeps people interested.
How I'd play it:
ZZ Top Tribute seeking Bass/Drums
I am a guitarist/singer with over 30 years of performing, live sound and booking experience, looking for a drummer and bassist to fill the roles in a professional ZZ Top Tribute. Aiming for high profile gigs; casinos, weddings, corporate events, etc.
"Turn on, tune up, and rock out"
Don't scare em away with too many deets
Thanks for the feedback guys. Someone keeps flagging the post for some reason.
Former bandmate?? Sounds like there may be a few out there.
Oh, and good luck! I don't think there is a damn thing wrong with asking for what you want openly and honestly. Cut to the chase!
Geesh! You are having quite the run, Bob. Might have to call in a Shaman to get that
bad Juju off of you.
Yeah story of my band life. I think I know my problem. I am always accommodating and going out of my way to make things easier and more comfortable for band members. I think a lot of folks mistake that for weakness and when I am straight with them about something they think I am being an a$$hole. The folks in the main cover band understand me and we all get along great. Havent had a single argument or disagreement over anything since we formed out here in close to 3 years now. We have had some dialogue over song selections but we ALWAYS work it out in minutes.
It reads a bit too close to the "5 years experience wanted for this software framework that has only existed for 3 years" type ads I see in my line of work. Namely putting way too specific requirements that there is either nobody or very few who can fill the needs.
I think you could simplify it but highlight that you are looking to form a professional gigging band, not a weekend warrior jam band. Then when you get some applicants who can do the playing part, you then say "Right, that's practice. Let's go to the back room for a beard fitting!"