How old were you when you played your first gig?


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12-13-2007, 03:20 PM
For me...I was 17.

How old was everyone else?

SG thrasher
12-13-2007, 03:26 PM

12-13-2007, 03:26 PM
sophomore in high school... what age that is

12-13-2007, 03:26 PM
I was only 11 i bet im the youngest

12-13-2007, 03:38 PM
i was 14 when i played my first gig

12-13-2007, 03:56 PM
I'm 17 and still haven't:/ I don't think I'm quite ready to play a gig yet either, even though a lot of people tell me I'm good, people who know stuff about music would know>>

12-13-2007, 09:41 PM
14, and a huge show for me at the time. maybe 200 people?

12-13-2007, 10:27 PM
15 for a school talent show. 300 people maybe? Was a surprising turn out, more came than we expected

12-13-2007, 10:35 PM
16, for just over 400 people. Was good, but I have stage fright.

12-13-2007, 10:57 PM
15, for somewhere between 400 and 500 people. It was an exhilarating experience, standing in front of them and nailing our songs. Best feeling ever.

12-14-2007, 01:02 AM
I was 15~16 and playing 6~7 songs for a 20~30 persons crowd... not too sure! :D

12-14-2007, 12:07 PM
I was 14. Loved it.

12-14-2007, 01:06 PM
10. :d

Ben Wright
12-14-2007, 01:37 PM
13 but it was just a vocal performance from me to about 150 people.

12-14-2007, 02:50 PM
11 or 10 i am not sure

12-14-2007, 04:34 PM
this is sad but...

i supose it was when i was 7, i played in like a school band thing to like 200 people. I was lead recorder :haha

Not sure if that counts but in a band playing guitar it was june this year, 16 years old (as i am now)

12-15-2007, 07:59 AM
19, did a solo acoustic set....
well, it was only 6months since i first picked up the guitar...

I've done a few many more performances and college gigs since then. Yet to do a proper full on gig.

12-15-2007, 08:02 AM
I was only 11 i bet im the youngest

You're wrong? I played my first "gig" at eleven as well ^^

12-15-2007, 08:05 AM
On guitar i played to the high school in a jazz band during a lunch a month ago (i'm 14).

12-15-2007, 09:42 AM was one of the best days in my life

12-15-2007, 12:24 PM
12 for a jazz band at a summer music school program my town has

12-15-2007, 05:29 PM
First was when I was 12 to a bunch of a bout 75 ten and eleven yearolds lol. We played green day. First REAL gig was last month, aged 14 to about 200 people. Great experience!

12-15-2007, 05:48 PM
My first performance with my band was 16. My first performance as part of our school band was 13. I don't know which one you count.

12-16-2007, 12:49 AM
Hmm, first gig was likely when I was 14 at a talent show. First gig with set was with my band as a 16 year old. I have been playing in a jazz trio for a little while now too and we have just had a ton of gigs lately and more to come. There are actually for banquets like background music, but even still, 400 people watching you play is pretty sweet. The 100 dollar check was pretty nice on top of it all :p:

12-16-2007, 01:06 AM
If you count School Band.. 12. As for "garage band".. 16.

12-16-2007, 12:04 PM
first gig with my own band and original material: 18 or 19

but i've performed on stage in some capacity ever since grade 7 drama

12-16-2007, 03:30 PM
I was 9 years old PLay at downtown post 64 here in Buffalo,Ny My dad play santa claus there I was playing the squeez box back then but the main them was Here come santa Claus

12-16-2007, 03:33 PM
16. played all along the watchtower for this band cos i was the only good lead guitarist in the area

12-16-2007, 05:21 PM
little kids trio at the age of eleven at my keyboards ( i was ubernoob back then) as for actual bandwise.. haven't had a gig yet but it's coming before I turn 18 :P

12-16-2007, 11:57 PM
16 yrz ol