NYC Guitar Group Open Mic

Hi everyone. Please read our FAQs before playing:http://tinyurl.com/me... Thanks!!!


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  • Joe G.

    Hi bway Steve, Although the acoustic upstairs was better than downstairs, the audience became very loud after a while and I guess you know why. By the way there was a very young man and a very young lady who sat and sang together, the young man played the guitar and sang and the lady did backup for him and they did a excellent job together. They mentioned that they are on the internet. I will like to look them up on the internet but I can't remember their names. I hope you can remember who I am making reference to. Thanks.

    September 13, 2013

    • bwaySteve B.

      If you have worked as a solo-acoustic entertainer you know that it can become very chaotic in a venue with the clanging of the glasses, the chatter of people enjoying one another ,the laughter.Downstairs is definitely a concert setting and upstairs demonstrated another realistic playing situation. Both are legit and from a learning point of view quite valuable.Imagine being used to having everyone's undivided attention ,getting a gig somewhere and being surprised that the audience was there to drink, have fun and you are just a part of it.That is the real world and an eye opener.At an Open Mic we get the attention a performer who has earned the audience's respect gets because that's what WE give to one another.That's one of the reasons we go to these. I think last Tuesday's circumstances were extremely valuable and reflect what goes on in most venues most nights .

      1 · September 13, 2013

  • eddie t.

    I played an original last night. I'd like to record it with a better guitarist or to accompany and with someone for background vocal harmony during chorus. Let me know if your interested.

    2 · September 11, 2013

    • eddie t.

      Welcome advice. I h ope to find a formal voice instructor but I realize the mental barrier is the biggest.

      September 12, 2013

    • Joe G.

      If you know that the mental barrier is your biggest demon then the answer to you problem is in your hands. lol

      September 13, 2013

  • Daniel B.

    Big news everyone! I might collaborate with Fey Eugenio on the Journey cover for next month's gig at the Metro 61 Bar in Queens. Details coming soon.

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • eddie t.

    A great piece of advice someone gave me about my concern with asthma and fear of coughing in the middle of a song. He said "so cough. This is the place to do it". Excellent.

    2 · September 12, 2013

  • Travis

    Thanks for listening to us while we prep for our show - great time as usual! See you all next month--
    www.facebook.com/amaidenvoyagemusic

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • bwaySteve B.

    This past Open Mic was quite interesting.The venue moved us to the bar upstairs. The acoustics were totally different,maybe better for the audience .The atmosphere was more party-like than performance-like and there was more than the usual chatter which made for somewhat battle-like conditions for the players requiring greater concentration to tune out the din. A good experience for everyone actually.
    So nice to have Emily(our founder) back ( for the time being ) as she prepares for her jaunt to Europe. American players are LOVED in Europe.They created the troubadour tradition and we pretty much created these genres here. Over there they seem to value it more. I know this will be a hugely enlightening trip for her and rewarding for her audiences at well.

    2 · September 12, 2013

  • Larry B.

    Great as usual.

    1 · September 10, 2013

  • Jason l.

    Dang! Sick.toddler at home. Not going to make it out tonight. See you next time. If anyone knows of any other cool guitar related gatherings please get in touch!

    September 10, 2013

  • EZ R.

    It's Election Day (Primary). I have to Work!
    See ya next month...

    September 9, 2013

  • Arthur S.

    loves me some guitar!

    September 9, 2013

  • Joe G.

    I am dressed already guys!!!!

    September 9, 2013

  • Jason l.

    Trying to make it. Working on a few new cover tunes.

    September 5, 2013

  • Jay V

    Reminder to any new people. Please read the FAQ before performing. It answers most of your questions, and probably some you didn't know you had. http://tinyurl.com/meaeuf7

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is it free?

    September 5, 2013

    • Jay V

      As the FAQ linked at the top of the page states, there is a $5 contribution to cover the cost of the soundman and Meetup fees: http://tinyurl.com/me...­

      September 5, 2013

  • Fey E.

    Hi guys, if you're interested to be discovered and to have gig, I need your participation to jam with me in my show tomorrow Wednesday August 14, 2013. The show start at 7:30 pm until 2 am. It's open mic for all musicians and you'll get a chance to have a payment show soon if the owner will like your performances. Let me know. The address of the bar is 61-20 Roosevelt Ave. Woodside NY. The name of the bar is Metro bar. Just in 61st Woodside subway station downstairs. Contact me at[masked] 0196. Or add me in Facebook Fe Eugenio (Fey Eugenio). Or email me at [masked]. Remember, it will be tomorrow. Thank you.

    August 14, 2013

    • Robert

      If you have another show in the future, I would be more then happy to perform. I friended you on FB.

      1 · August 30, 2013

    • Fey E.

      Here's my FB account Fe Eugenio (Fey Eugenio) and my email add is [masked]

      2 · September 1, 2013

  • Daniel B.

    Hey guys. I'm not making to this one because my friend from OWS wants me to have a gig with her. She's an awesome singer and she once appeared on American Idol back in 2004. Her name is Lauren DiGioia. We're very good friends since September of 2011 and her voice sounds like an angel. We're going to do a couple of gigs before she's goes to the Livestream Congress in Toronto on September 12. I'll invite her to Ella in October so she can see us play especially me. See you in October!

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • jonathan v.

      Awesome if you guys need to record at a awesome studio hit me up I too was in ows :-)

      2 · August 30, 2013

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