Jonathan Randall

Musician / Bass Player

BLOG Entry - 2009 January  (Friday 16th)

The first gig for 2009 for me was with Contraband playing at the Portsea Hotel. What a fantastic venue and huge crowd....1400 + patrons.

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This was a very busy gig on a number of fronts ranging from :

a/ Making sure we played well to a big crowd

b/ Recording the night on Video

c/ Recording a seven track live audio recording

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I admit I love playing with audio and video technology...but running the live mixing desk, setting the video and running the live recording gear ...as well as playing....was a handful. Can’t complain though as I got lots of new material to use on www.contraband.com.au and also each time I use all this stuff I learn a bit more about set-up, mic placement , etc etc

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This was a fantastic way to start the new year and a gig I will remember for a long time!!...I really hope we get to  play there again !!!

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So Im off again tonight to a gig with Contraband in Drouin which should be a lot of fun and it sounds like we have several more ranging from Bairnsdale, back to Drouin etc lined up in the coming weeks.

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Call me crazy...but one more little thing Im just starting to work on is a new band....YES.....so watch these blogs for how that project progresses - at this stage we are still in the audition stages.