This week I’m talking with my good friend Christian Sancho. Christian is a professional touring bass player who is currently working with country artist Ashley McBryde. We are discussing the dos and dont’s when auditioning to be in a band for a major label artist plus, the differences in playing small venues vs. large arenas and late night talk shows.
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In this episode we talk about:
*The difference in playing for academic purposes vs. playing with people.
*What the audition process is like for a major touring band.
*Making sure to learn songs note for note when auditioning for a tour and being prepared.
*the touring band usually knows who they want to audition to be in the band.
*looking the part.
*Touring with country artist Ashley McBryde.
*Playing late night talk shows.
*The differences in opening for an artist and headlining your own show.
*Tricks for playing in dark venues.
*In ears vs. wedge monitors
*Do your homework.
*Where you spend your time networking is hopefully where you end up working.
*Have a clear picture of what you want to do.
*Be open to learning.
*Pay scale for playing on different tours.
*being the star of an Eric Church music video –
Christian Sancho is a professional touring bass player. Originally from Milwaukee WI, Christian has worked with country acts such as Hailey Whitters, Maddie and Tae and Ashley McBryde. He grew up playing in church and came to Nashville to study at Belmont University. He has toured ever since with cover bands as well as working with various churches until 2017 when he started touring with country artist Ashley McBryde full time.