Where I’m from, some people are still shocked by the fact that local bands (by local I mean within Cebu city) are capable of writing their own songs!
When these people ask bands to play in their events (parties, etc), they EXPECT the bands to play only cover songs.
"hi, we would like you to include (insert genre/song title here) in your set, please!"
Please, please, people, don’t expect every band you invite to play in your event to sing covers for you. Some of us choose to perform our own songs, please acknowledge that. Please shake off the mentality that local bands are only capable of doing covers.
Newsflash: The people you can talk to and see on a daily basis are capable of creating wonderful, aesthetically pleasing things, even horrible things! Creativity is not an ability exclusive to the people you see on TV.
All I’m saying is, some bands only do covers, some only perform originals, some do both. The next time you ask a band to play for you, please take time to listen to their material before asking them to play stuff that doesn’t suite them.
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