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Playing music in Geneva...[aka getting a gig]

Hey,

I've recently moved here to Geneva from Birmingham, where there's a quite good music scene, particularly with Open Mic nights and such. I used to try and get to one at least once a week and play a few songs.

I've so far been unsuccessful in my Google-fu at trying to find a similar thing in Geneva.
Does anyone else here play their own music and have found any good Open Mic nights or places to play perhaps a support slot for some local bands?

Thanks,

Tom
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Re: Playing music in Geneva...[aka getting a gig]

Go to the nearest good music store and ask there, they usually know, plus are often in bands, too. I'd start with a band if I were you, post a flyer at uni (unimail, bastions, etc.) looking for a band. I haven't found that many open mic events compared to what I am used to, but no reason to not do things.
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Re: Playing music in Geneva...[aka getting a gig]

I've been told that Contretemps puts an open mic show on weekly on a Sunday (I think).
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Re: Playing music in Geneva...[aka getting a gig]

get a gig in one of the irish pubs or pickwicks
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Re: Playing music in Geneva...[aka getting a gig]

There are several jam nights active in Geneva, and they vary according to genre.

A pure open mic night happens on Thursdays at Tony's Bar (Quai de la Poste 10), and you should link up with the guys in there to know where and when the other jams happen.

A more structured Blues jam takes place at the Blues Association of Geneva (http://www.bagblues.ch/) on Thursdays as well.

Try and go to either of these and talk to the guys there, who will be able to point you in the direction of more open mic sessions and similar.
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