All tagged Peak City Sound

The Calm Before The Gig

Some times I am scrambling to get set up before a gig. Other times I can relax and take my time. Saturday was one of those relaxing times. I got to the venue early and had plenty of time to set up and enjoy the beautiful weather and quiet before the sound check, last minute set list changes, and gigging began. 

Setting Up For The Show - Quickly

I play in the band called Peak City Sound, which is a cover band that plays a wide variety of music including soul, rock, pop, and beach music (Carolina style.) I need to cover a lot of guitar styles. But the band is bigger than most, with 14 members, including a five piece horn section and four main singers. So space is always at a premium. 

Right Up Here

When you play outdoor gigs, you never know where you might end up playing. Yesterday Peak City Sound was booked to play at a PGA tournament at a very nice local country club. Sweet. But we ended up playing on a huge balcony way above the audience, who were milling around a bunch of food trucks.

Carry That Weight

Last night I played an outdoor show with my band Peak City Sound. I was originally asked to join the band as a fill in guitarist because the regular guitarist, Hannu, frequently travels the globe with his job thanks to his superpower of speaking a ridiculous number of languages. I once asked him how many languages he spoke and he said “All of them.” I laughed, but I almost believe him.