Why do promoters and producers and artist management companies think its okay to send one member of the band out to play a show and then bill it as the entire group is going to be there? That’s like just getting some lettuce at McDonald’s and having them call it a cheeseburger. What if you went to Red Rocks to see Nine Inch Nails and it was just the rhythm guitarist?
I understand that the majority of it centers around money or conflicting performer’s schedules, or just plain that crap happens. To the best of my knowledge, the only drum and bass performer who can get around this is Dom and Roland. He is one guy (Dom) and his Roland sampler. But in the end, if its just Knick from Evol Intent (no Bro Safari relation in this example) or part of Concord Dawn, just bite the bullet and tell us.
Honesty is the best policy! Showing up to a show and being disappointed in the production company for misrepresentation of their product doesn’t make for good reputation.
Granted, of course any producers can hold their own. They do not need all members of their group to be there, but it still looks nice when everyone is present. All you need to do is show up with a arsenal of CD’s with your tunes that you made and play them well. Your fans will know which ones are yours and yell, “rewind”!
Don’t get us all psyched up for Longside Burger and Longside Fries and just give us the Shortside. There’s a reason why we are your fans (producers and production companies alike), don’t sell yourself short, we will be happy to come out and support!