Keep Your Equipment Organized

Keeping your music gear organized. Now this is not going to be a very glamorous article, but it is information that can help new musicians save a lot of time and anxiety over keeping control of their equipment. When you go to exciting new venues, you can get caught up in the moment of the show. That’s when things get lost. When you first start playing, you just take your things to the studio or club, and then take them home when your finished. Easy. But when you start to get busier, and are on the road for weeks at a time, you will want to create a system to keep all your things together and organized.

keeping track of music gear

There will be times when you will be shipping your materials to the next destination. So you want to make sure you know where everything is at all times. There is nothing worse than showing up for a show, and having to borrow someone else’s equipment because yours wasn’t delivered. On top of that, if there are three or four bands playing at a particular venue, you want to make sure that yours does not get mixed up with someone else’s. First topic shipping. You will want to open a FedEx or UPS account to handle all of the transfer of your gear. For one, you will save money when you actually have an account, and two, you will be able to log in at any time and see exactly where your things are. As you board the bus or plane to head to your next destination you can track your items and make sure that they are en route as well. Always make sure that you require a signature; your signature will confirm that everything is delivered.

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That way you will know where it is at all times. And that your things will not be delivered to the wrong band or hotel room. The second one is really easy. I actually picked this up from drummer Jon Kois, who usually teaches video drum lessons but takes time off to support local bands. He uses brightly colored pieces of tape to mark his gear cases. If there are 6 bands playing, there might be 50 or more drum cases laying around. It would be easy to forget one in that mess. With his marked with pink or yellow tape, he can quickly gather his up, and do a quick inventory before he leaves. It’s the simple things sometimes that work the best.

Live Music Venues of London

From large arenas where you can go and see some of the biggest bands in the world perform, to little, smoky bars where you can enjoy the music performed by bands which are yet to make it big in the world of music – London has it all. Just imagine listening to U2 or Eric Clapton at the O2 Arena and then going for a quick drink at one of the local bars and enjoying the sounds of jazz played by a musician you have never heard of before in your life. This can only be done in a city such as London, as this city has a unique atmosphere when it comes to live music performances and it has retained this special musical spirit for a very long time.

When it comes to places where you can go and enjoy a good live gig in London, it is safe to say that the list is very long.

However, here is a list of some of the live music venues you should never fail to visit while in London:

• The Dublin Castle – No matter what day of the week it is, this venue will have three fresh bands for you every single night, for a realistically small entrance fee. This club has been a popular hotspot for musicians for over forty years, and you might even be lucky and run into someone famous while enjoying the atmosphere of the Dublin Castle.

• Half Moon – This is definitely something you should never miss out on. The Rolling Stones played here at the beginning of their career, U2 also did this a long time ago and today you can enjoy a new musician or band every single night of the week. Sometimes you can see new and unknown artists, but sometimes you can enjoy the performance of legends such as Elvis Costello or Geno Washington.

• New Cross Inn – One of the most interesting places to go out in London. Every night, new bands and DJ’s take the stage in this club and entertain the crowd with the sounds they produce. Aside from this, there is also an open mike night, which is a great chance for you to check if you have what it takes to be a rock star!

Owing to the fact that Londoners are known for partying hard and thanks to the London’s live music scene, anyone who enjoys going out and listening to live music performances is sure to have a blast in this amazing city.