Many thanks to everyone ... we have a large and promising
contingent for 2013's Palers' Band
Applications closed on 15 October 2012. This page is no longer active.
This is the page where you sign up if you'd like to play in the Palers' Band in April 2013 at Wuppertal ... at the afternoon convention, and perhaps also at the post-show party. Please fill it all in, even if we already know you're coming.
The Palers' Band is a 'scratch ensemble' that meets to play Procol / Brooker music on the fringes of the real band's prestigious gigs: it is open to all-comers – subject to the constraints of rehearsal space – and is brilliant fun to be part of. In 2013 we're playing at Live Club Barmen, a very good venue in Wuppertal, on Saturday 6 April, but rehearsing, about ten minutes away, at a teaching studio – at nice low volume! Read about the general plans here. Most equipment – backline, PA, keyboards, bass, drums – is supplied by BtP but people bring their own guitars and so forth. Discounted accommodation has been arranged while we rehearse: details are here
There will be four rehearsal-days, and you're welcome to join in for all or part of this – so long as you let us know in advance what your intentions are.
We start on Monday 1, Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 April 2013 (detailed timings to be announced). Friday 5 April will be the day for moving to the performance venue and working with the full PA, lights and so on, for which a technician will be attendance. Once you've stated, on the form below, when you will be available, please treat this as a commitment, and don't let fellow-Palers down by absenting yourself from any sessions. A minimum two days' attendance is needed to make it worthwhile. Write to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have special requirements of any sort.
It isn't a free-for-all jam: the repertoire is worked out in advance by e-mail and Skype collaboration, and organised by Roland from BtP taking into account the preferences that the participants express in the form below. Players can thus prepare beforehand, knowing what pieces they will play, and in what keys. That said, we do have a lot of fun in rehearsal as well :-)
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