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Editors Music Blog, Max

Editor’s Music Blog Post #002: Mixing it with Max

This week, caught up with Max, at his home to talk through some music ideas. We met for the first time a few weeks ago and caught up over a couple of beers, (after being introduced by my father in law). The meeting brought up surprises and serendipity that I neither of us expected.

Max is my age (40 something) and at our first meeting we had found a connection, in our love for the Ovation and Gibson guitars.  At this week’s meeting, I brought my black Ovation Balladeer (With a cut away). I also have a Les Paul 25 Anniversary with Cherry Sunburst.  Ok, now here’s the spooky part. Max’s Ovation is a cherry sunburst, and his Les Paul…. is black. Without even starting to play the guitars, I’m thinking is he a ‘long lost brother from another mother’?

What did we achieve that night? 1. the decision to gig as a 2piece, we’ve both played live professionally so it was a no brainer 2. a list of 27 covers 3. a name for our act (Yet to be revealed) 4. Some ideas for some new articles 5. A rough plan of attack.

On the note of the plan of attack, I stumbled upon a post (Which URL should explain what it is about), which is relevant to everyone who wants an audience that wants more from you (OK call it a fanbase).

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/20-non-traditional-venues-that-can-boost-your-fanbase.html

We could be gigging in a months time, as Max knows a few venues, and we’ll definitely be warming up in some open mic.

Another interesting find worth making a mention of, was that there is a full length Alicia Keys concert on YouTube. Great live production (Audio and filming).

Enough time on this keyboard, I need to practice for rehearsal… That is an important tip, simple one, but a golden rule…. Practice for rehearsal, rehearse for performance…

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About Jomar Reyes

Jomar Lectures in Creative Industries as well as Digital Media in Marketing at the Danish Institute of Studies Abroad. He also runs the Strategic Media Company, a corporate consultancy agency based in Copenhagen.

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