Playing Bass Guitar for a Local Metal Covers Band
Each staff member here at Bowerland Cottage Holidays has their own unique hobbies, and one of mine just happens to be playing bass guitar for a local rock and metal covers band. Things started about a year ago when my guitarist friend and I used to frequently meet and play along to songs together that we both liked. We were both enjoying the experience so much that we decided we’d like to form a band.
Through an online advertisement we eventually found a female singer who wanted to join us, and for a few months the three of us learnt a few songs whilst playing along to pre-recorded drum tracks. Over time we recruited a brilliant second guitarist and fantastic drummer/backup singer from Plymouth to complete the line up. Within this time my friend decided to leave the project, leaving us as a 4-piece band and me as the only original founding member.
Having seen the band progress from scratch and experienced playing along to drum tracks for so long, the feeling of playing along with a live band is incredibly fun for me, with every member contributing their part to create an overall sound. We meet weekly on Sunday evenings to practice in Newton Abbot, and during the 6 months or so that we’ve had a full band we’ve performed live once, which was utterly terrifying (a fair amount of alcohol was consumed for courage before taking the stage) and yet very thrilling at the same time.
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About the Author: Chris Green works in the office at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs, using his technical expertise to assist wherever needed. In his spare time he likes playing guitar and bass, and hiking around Dartmoor.