Category: News

How to Audition for a Gig – 8 Important Things You Must Do

  Have you ever heard or seen a band and thought to yourself, “I’m better than that!” Most musicians have experienced this feeling at some point. One of the (many) reasons that some players get the gig is that they got started off on the right foot. It’s not always the best musicians that secures the job. Quite often, it’s the player that can cut the gig, but is also easy to work with. Whether you’re the most qualified and proficient or not with your craft is important, but it’s the person that follows these tips – and can play well enough…

12 Perks of Playing in a Cover Band

In the musician community at large, players that perform covers are kinda considered the “black sheep” of the family. Although there are thousands of musicians that play covers in one capacity or another, the practice is still somewhat frowned upon by many musicians. Well, my friend, I’m here to tell you that playing covers is not only an admirable vocation, but also has many rewards that you may not have considered. Sure, you’re not writing your own material, and perhaps you’re not bringing anything original to the table. But you are providing a service that is always in demand, and is generally…

Rockbox – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Month” – October 2018

When people visit New Orleans, they expect to be exposed to the iconic cultural music for which the city is famous. The Big Easy is well-known as the birthplace of jazz – and has also been heavily influenced by zydeco and delta blues. What’s not commonly known, however, is that there is a thriving community of musicians who cater to crowds by offering popular music. From the baby boomers to the millennials, tourists are often drawn to familiar songs that provide the soundtrack to their Nola experience. A walk up Bourbon Street from Canal to St. Peter will reveal a…

Rock Against Bullying: Musicians Rally to Support 12-Year Oregon Boy

According to StopBullying.gov, one-in-four students say they have been bullied at school, and that amount has risen to one out of every three kids in the United States. And those numbers are based on children who actually admit it. Growing up is difficult enough – especially at the middle school level. Your body is going through massive changes, you’re required to do well with your studies, and you’re learning how to fit into a social structure – all at the same time. As if that isn’t challenging enough, tack on the pressures of our current social media world, which like it…

A Trip to Guitar Center

For any musician, going to the music store is akin to a child visiting FAO Schwartz – the legendary New York City toy store that was featured in the movie “Big” with Tom Hanks. They is so much to play with! It takes an extreme amount of focus and discipline to head into Guitar Center and refrain from wanting to pick up every guitar. Luckily in this case I was a man on a mission – steadfast, determined, and prepared to use the chip reader. Watch below as I navigate the maze of solid state amp islands to fulfill my…

Welcome to the Cover Band Central Website!

This website has been the longtime vision of Steve Witschel and along with the successful Facebook group, is THE premier place for musicians, promoters, venues etc. to discuss all things music. Go ahead and kick the tires and poke around. If you enjoy what you see sign up for a free account and you’ll be notified of upcoming events, news and podcasts. And check back often. We plan on adding new features to the site regularly so that CoverBandCentral.com will be your one-stop resource. ChonkWith over 30+ years in the Advertising, Marketing and Music industry, Chonk has been featured on…

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