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For a long time, my shows were about people walking
out or about getting my gigs canceled or having the
presenter not wanting to pay me.
- Eric Bogosian

Some gigs will go great.
I figure you do a gig, and as many as can get there will get there.
- Jules Shear

I do road gigs occasionally but I don't want to go
out on the road for months at a time.
- Kathy Griffin

Playing live, you can't survive, certainly not in England.
We used to work daytime jobs and play gigs at night.
It was very exhausting.
- Gavin Rossdale

 

My ambition when I started out was to play two or three gigs a week.
And that's what I'm doing.
- Van Morrison

I'm going to Yoshi's.
I'm taking a few gigs.
I'm playing.
I'm not going to play all the time.
I'm going to take it easy and take it slow and warm up so I can come back.
- Freddie Hubbard

In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane,
and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do.
They even do little speeches before you play gigs.
- Beck

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We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks
ago and it was the first time I really felt the group
was really a band in the sense of something I could write for.
- Fred Frith

You've seen one of the our gigs you've seen 'em all.
But if you're into the music, you'll know that we played
better the night before or we can play better.
- Liam Gallagher

Folk rock was my real roots.
I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
- Alan Parsons

I learned the songs and played the gigs,
and then they called me about a month later.
They told me they were like super stoked on me and
asked me to join their band.
- Travis Barker

I see myself as a comic but the acting helps sell tickets for gigs.
- Alan Davies

My most favourite gigs that ever happened were solo,
before The Monkees ever happened.
- Peter Tork

I've had a few gigs where things have got out of hand
and there has been a huge crush with my fans.
They are important and I don't want them being hurt.
They are a mad crowd.
- Justin Bieber

Placebo is music for outsiders, by outsiders and our
gigs are like conventions of outcasts,
which is cool.
- Brian Molko

When I got started in New York, it wasn't like it is now.
If you were different from Miles and Dizzy,
it was very difficult to make gigs and make money with your own style.
- Freddie Hubbard

This current round of gigs, I'm just doing it using pure electronics.
- Tom Jenkinson

I came into this whole business by going to see Rock
Against Racism gigs with the Clash.
- Billy Bragg

I really worked with icons in the music business,
which really had a strong effect on me.
It wasn't just pick-up gigs.
- Kevin Eubanks

The early gigs were pretty panicky -
and great,
sweaty fun.
We were brand new to most people, and they were willing
to take anything brand new,
for the first time in years.
- Andy Partridge

The best practice you can get is on the bandstand,
but in between gigs I feel I have to stay in shape.
- Bill Bruford

I think after 1970 or so, after I sold Soul City,
I took off for awhile and didn't do too many gigs.
- Johnny Rivers

I've got about 27 gigs right now.
I've got radio, I've got television,
I've got The Washington Post.
- Tony Kornheiser

Mary Gauthier's great.
Yeah, we've played a lot of gigs together.
She's really wonderful.
- Guy Clark

I learned so much about playing and touring being on
the road and in the studio with Jeff,
but I'd always played a lot of gigs in Seattle even
prior to joining the Fusion.
- Kenny G

The best part was watching Journey grow into this monster.
The band was huge, playing these enormous gigs.
- Neil Schon

Big shows are more like events and small shows are
more like traditional gigs.
- Kelly Jones

I feel like my music is just an extension of my acting.
I treat the songs like scenes that tell a story...
it's very similar.
My favorite thing is when cartoon fans show up to my live gigs!
They are always the most kick-butt audience members
'cause they're not trying to act all cool like a lot of the music fans do!
It's refreshing!!
- Grey DeLisle

It took us two years to get our first real gig.
That was a big dream.
We ended up booking a lot of our own gigs and putting
on a lot of our own shows.
We were trying to get our actual music across,
trying to make a connection there.
- Greg Ginn

I don't remember what was going through my mind,
but what was going through my body was fear and terror.
I had been on the road with Johnny and working gigs
and playing a lot of the organ clubs.
- John Abercrombie

I felt (a) it was a great role and (b) I wanted to stay in town.
I wanted to stop going to these four month and five
month gigs up in Toronto or Montreal or Vancouver or down in Mexico.
I wanted to be around my son, Max.
This came along and I was like, "I really want to play this guy!"
- John C. McGinley

Like most things that happen with Sabbath,
it happened all of a sudden.
I was intending on doing some recording,
but out of the blue, Sharon called up and said she
wanted us to do these gigs with Ozzy.
I said that if everybody else was up to it then I would love to do it.
- Tony Iommi

I worked with a guy, I can't think of his name,
him and his wife, and one of them had a saxophone and the other played drums.
It wasn't a regular job but I did a few gigs around home with them.
- Earl Scruggs

My feet never touched the ground.
Lots of good groups with crazy and unique images.
It was wild.
I spent all of my time doing gigs, TV appearances,
interviews, or recording.
I could write a book - and probably will.
- Suzi Quatro

I've done that I was touring a couple of years ago
with R. Kelly and the Lillith Fair, I would do the
late night underground gigs as well because it's always
around those times that there was a hot song,
either on the radio or in the clubs,
it would just be simultaneous.
- Deborah Cox

I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five.
The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and
I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto.
I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain,
I am white, feel my pain.
- Ben Folds

Well, I actually first got into music as a small child,
and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music,
weather that was singing lounge gigs,
backup in studios, or weddings.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

One way and another I was having a ball -
playing gigs,
jamming and listening to fine musicians.
Then came a crisis at home.
My stepfather fell sick, and it meant I had to support the family.
- Mary Lou Williams

All those years we'd spent learning these chops,
and all those gigs in Germany where you'd play all night,
and along comes punk.
It has nothing to do with that.
A lot of people went out of business.
- Nick Lowe

Well, for the My Generation album, there was nothing
to be nervous about in them days.
We used to take every day as it came.
Every day was just a gig and I think we did the recording between gigs literally.
- Roger Daltrey

Every time I listen back to solos of mine I'll hear
something I like and then another phrase that I can't stand.
You have to live with what you play.
And the recording medium puts that on us.
When I play live gigs I don't think so much like that.
- John Abercrombie

People from major labels were afraid to go to Black
Flag gigs throughout most of the band's existence.
They treated our gigs as something threatening.
I'm sure that it probably was.
They probably had reasons to be scared.
- Greg Ginn

Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA,
and play many solo gigs as well.
My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years,
to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and
singing and who I am on stage.
- Arthur Godfrey

Just to be around that, to feel a part of it and be
able to integrate the experience while I was with the Messengers,
of going and playing gigs with other drummers,
gave me the chance to realize that it was not just
me that was making it happen.
- Benny Green

Monterey, I remember, but I seem to remember the Fillmore West,
that we played the week before Monterey.
That was much more memorable for me.
The first time in San Francisco.
They were good gigs.
- Roger Daltrey

At the moment I have my family coming out with me on the road.
We have our own vehicle and it's more like a family vacation.
I just stop, do some gigs, and take off.
It's a lot more fun now with the family.
- Dave Lombardo

I've been to two stadium gigs in my life.
One was James Brown and the other was Pink Floyd.
They both sounded the same.
I couldn't tell the difference between James Brown and Pink Floyd.
I've never liked stadiums.
- Boz Burrell

Each of our 900 shows so far was different -
maybe that's what makes the fans come back to our gigs time and again.
And that they're always part of the show.
Phish concerts are a communal experience.
- Page McConnell

I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer.
You know, not professional, we just did it for fun.
We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals.
- Gerard Butler

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

I can't imagine doing an hour-long dramatic series
because it's so much work.
A sitcom is a wonderful gig.
You work from 10 to 4 every day, it's fun,
and you get to live at home.
- John Lithgow

I decided I'd never do a series again,
but I was offered a pilot for a series through Eddy Murphy Productions,
and that was the gig that got me Parker Lewis.
- Corin Nemec

When I was younger and did a stand-up gig,
it would take me two weeks to recover.
Sometimes I'd get so panicked that I would stutter.
- Adam Sandler

Our very first gig in Melbourne was a confrontation.
- Santiago Durango

It was my first time in Kansas City.
In about two or three days I had a gig at a place called The Monroe Inn.
- Jay McShann

My favorite is still the one that I started off with,
which is a Les Paul Standard.
I've played that at every gig I've ever had.
And that's my starting point in the studio.
- Dan Hawkins

With every gig we have to prove ourselves better than the night before.
- Ron Wood

If you have to have a job in this world,
a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig.
- Tom Hanks

One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig,
when I played the tribute song for him.
He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it.
It was a really lovely occasion.
- Joan Armatrading

I can do a gig without an instrument.
- Gavin DeGraw

I've never missed a gig yet.
Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it -
I like to see everybody smile.
- Buddy Guy

When I started I'd fly across the country to do a gig for a hundred bucks.
- David Spade

I do some concerts.
At the moment, I'm being helped a lot by a gig I play in London,
which is Pizza Express.
- Mose Allison

I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons
of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about
the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly.
It was a dream gig.
- Joe Rogan

My nerves before a gig got worse; I had terrible bad nerves all the time.
Once we started...
I was fine.
- John Bonham

If the gig's going really well, I'm incredibly happy
on stage and really feel good about my life and things.
- James Taylor

I went to see John Mayall at the Marquee,
with Peter Green on guitar, and that was a particularly good gig.
- Alvin Lee

For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks,
do my gig, then I was done.
- Ed Harris

I dare not drink before a gig because I'll get tired and blow it.
So I have to sit drinking tea in a caravan.
- John Bonham

I hate complacency.
I play every gig as if it could be my last,
then I enjoy it more than ever.
- Nigel Kennedy

We played a gig and we had a song that was offensive
to people of the Jewish persuasion,
and we led off with it, and they were offended by it,
and that was that.
- Santiago Durango


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