Posts for : May 2014

Top 10 Reasons Why Bass Players Rule

  Every stereo ever made has an option to adjust the bass. There’s no guitar knob. You won’t find a way to make the drums louder. The singer’s output is set and out of your control. But the bass…you can turn up the bass. Nobody turns it down. It takes a special kind of person to be a bass player. Oh sure…lots of people can play some stuff on the bass, but that doesn’t necessarily make them a bassist. There are certain unique qualities one must possess to be the keeper of the bottom end. Below are the Top 10…

Postmodern Jukebox – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Week”

One of the most difficult things to accomplish when playing cover songs is to find a way to set yourself apart from the rest of the musicians that perform the same material. There are hundreds, if not thousands of bands that cull from the same list of tried and true songs that will go over well in just about any setting. Even if a performer can stray away from the norm, there is still the issue of presenting a unique product. It takes looking at the business from a different perspective to be able to rise above the pack –…

John Monnecka – Cover Band Central’s “Spotlight Artist of the Week”

If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you know that I like to focus on several criteria when selecting a Spotlight Artist. Among the most crucial aspects to me are song selection, musicianship, and most importantly…great vocals. The majority of musicians that play covers are usually working with a band, or at least other musicians. But in some cases, players are able to go it alone, while still providing a high quality performance no matter what the gig. One shining example is singer/guitar player John Monnecka. John is one of hundreds of musicians that I saw live when I…

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