#1
Whilst looking at college music programs I thought of an idea for a job/career/etc.

What if a group of musicians (2,3,4,10, whatever) got together and formed a band, but they formed specifically to be able to back up solo artists? They could sign to a label and help write perform adn tour with solo artists. I thought of this because I saw an alumni from a community college who is one of my mom's friend's son is a guitarist touring with Lionel Ritchie.

Does this exist? And does it sound like an okay idea? Not saying I'd do this, just wondering.
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How was Confucius death metal?
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#2
You mean a backing band or what?
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#3


What a groundbreaking idea.
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#4
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You mean a backing band or what?


Yes. I'm just an idiot who couldn't think of a term for it.
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

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#5
Sounds like session musicians to me. They would all just have to be extremely skilled and capable of playing ANY style to be able to do this though
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#6
Seems like a group like that would be crushed by the free market pretty quick. Why hire 3 guitarists, a drummer, bass player, and keyboard player when all you need is 1 guitarist, and a keyboard player?
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#7
Alright. I know this isn't new or anything, I just wondered if the backing bands actually form as a single band and not just a bunch of separate people.
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

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Only to be rebuilt in another name,
On a different day
#8
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#9
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Alright. I know this isn't new or anything, I just wondered if the backing bands actually form as a single band and not just a bunch of separate people.


I understand what you mean, and it doesn't seem to happen often (if ever). theoretically if there were a group of highly talented musicians at that level, they'd just form their own and make sweet, bootiful moosic
#10
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Alright. I know this isn't new or anything, I just wondered if the backing bands actually form as a single band and not just a bunch of separate people.

Backing bands will rarely-to-never perform consistently together with different frontmen. But lots of backing bands will stay together and be practically a band with the frontman. Think the E Street band. Some originate as a bunch of thrown together musicians but become a solid band (and not just a handful of musicians). However, lots of solo artists will want the best of the best available musicians, and will find whatever the best available guitar player, drummer, etc. happens to be.
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Seems like a group like that would be crushed by the free market pretty quick. Why hire 3 guitarists, a drummer, bass player, and keyboard player when all you need is 1 guitarist, and a keyboard player?


Uh...wtf?

Live band, can't do it all with just 2 people.
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Uh...wtf?

Live band, can't do it all with just 2 people.



The Black Keys. The White Stripes. Death from Above 1979... the list goes on.
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Seems like a group like that would be crushed by the free market pretty quick. Why hire 3 guitarists, a drummer, bass player, and keyboard player when all you need is 1 guitarist, and a keyboard player?

Yep, this.

You can't really be a "session band."

Although, it does remind me of this group of musicians I came across online that are like that. It's a pool of people that you can hire from. Be it one person, a duo or a quartet, depending on what the client wants.
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The Black Keys. The White Stripes. Death from Above 1979... the list goes on.

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#17
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I can name lots of bands that have full bands too. Your point being? Just cause some people do it doesn't mean everyone does it.



What a load of poppycock. I bet you're going to try to tell me next that the Earth is round or something stupid like that.
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Uh...wtf?

Live band, can't do it all with just 2 people.



That's not what I said. Reading comprehension fail.

If you need a guitarist and a keyboardist for a band (you already have a drummer and backing singers) then all you would need to hire is a guitarist and keyboardist. No need to hire a huge backing band that's gonna charge a lot of money if you don't utilize every single member in it.
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#20
What an idea!! However



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