the bourgeois project

the chop shop


the chop shop is san francisco’s first open-audition for musicians. a monthly event designed to help individuals find bandmates and make musical connections. visit our youtube channel to browse through available musicians and read about them before making contact.



here’s the chop shop’s information sheet all artists are asked to fill out. feel free to print it out before arriving at a chop shop event.

Name:
M [ ] F [ ]
Age:
City:
How would you prefer Chop Shop musicians contact you? This contact information will be made public.
Phone (optional):
Email:
Website:
Would you like your video featured in our social networking promotions? [ ] yes [ ] no
Please list what you are looking for to create/complete your musical project:

-Playing-
What style of music do you play? Please list up to 3 genres.

Primary Genre:
Second:
Third:

Who are your main musical influences/favorite bands? Please list your top 3.
1.
2.
3.

Are you currently in a band or musical project? [ ] yes [ ] no
If YES, please list band names.
1.
2.
3.

What bands have you played with in the past?
1.
2.
3.

What venues have you played in the past?
Were they PAID [ ] or NON-PAID [ ] gigs?
Please start with largest venue played:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Do you attend and play open-mics? [ ] yes [ ] no If YES, which ones?
1.
2.
3.

Have you been on tour? [ ] yes [ ] no
If YES, please list the states or cities you have toured to.

Did you book your own gigs or did you work with a booker?

Are you available to tour in the future? [ ] yes [ ] no
If NO, please list why not.

-Recording-
How have you recorded your music?
[ ] home studio
[ ] professional recording studio
[ ] live venue recordings

Do you offer your recordings online? [ ] yes [ ] no
If YES, please list your where your music is available.

Do you own recording equipment? Please specify below.

-Writing-
Do you write your own material? [ ] yes [ ] no
If YES, how many complete songs do you have? # of songs [ ]
Will you be offering them to play in a new project?[ ] yes [ ] no
WIll you want to collaborate with other songwriters in your band? [ ] yes [ ] no
Do you wish to be the primary songwriter in your band?[ ] yes [ ] no

Do you play covers? [ ] yes [ ] no

-Musicianship-
What instrument[s] do you play? Please list all beginning with your primary instrument and how many years you have been playing.
PRIMARY Instrument: _________________________________#of yrs [ ]
2ND Instrument: _________________________________#of yrs [ ]
3RD Instrument: _________________________________#of yrs [ ]
4TH Instrument: _________________________________#of yrs [ ]
5TH Instrument: _________________________________#of yrs [ ]

Do you teach music lessons? [ ] yes [ ] no If YES, what do you teach?

Are you currently taking lessons to play? [ ] yes [ ] no If YES, who do you study with?

On average, how many hours per week do you practice your instrument[s]? [ hrs.]

Do you read music? [ ] yes [ ] no
Do you play by ear? [ ] yes [ ] no

-Vocals-
Are you a vocalist? yes[ ] no[ ]
Do you sing lead or back up? LEAD[ ] BACK-UP[ ]

If YES, what is your vocal range?
[ ]Soprano (C4-C6)
[ ]Mezzo-Soprano (A3- A5)
[ ]Contralto (F3- F5)
[ ]Tenor (C3- C5)
[ ]Baritone (F2-F4)
[ ]Bass (E2-E4)
[ ]Other, please explain.

-Gear-
What kind of gear to you own? Please list below:

Is your gear mobile for gigs and touring? yes[ ] no[ ]
Will you share your gear with other bands you play shows with? yes[ ] no[ ]
Do you perform your own gear maintenance or do you send it to a gear shop to be fixed? I do it myself [ ] send it to be fixed [ ]
Do you have transportation? car[ ] van[ ] truck[ ] none[ ]
If YES, is it available for your musical project? (Ex.) touring or carpooling to and from gigs and rehearsals? yes[ ] no[ ]
Do you own a cargo trailer for music gear? yes[ ] no[ ]
Do you own moving dollies to roll your gear in and out of spaces? yes[ ] no[ ]

-Rehearsals-
Do you have access to rehearsal space? yes[ ] no[ ] If NO, do you have a budget for renting rehearsal space? yes[ ] no[ ]
If YES, how much per month will you budget for a rehearsal space? [$ .00]
If you already have rehearsal space where is your space located?
How many days a week do you have access to your space? [ days per week.]
How often would you like to meet per week to rehearse?
1-2 days per week [ ]
3-4 days per week [ ]
5-7 days per week [ ]

What is your availability for rehearsing? Please give day and time.
Sunday from[ : ] – [ : ]
Monday from[ : ] – [ : ]
Tuesday from[ : ] – [ : ]
Wednesday from[ : ] – [ : ]
Thursday from[ : ] – [ : ]
Friday from[ : ] – [ : ]
Saturday from[ : ] – [ : ]

-Business-
Are your original songs copyrighted? [ ] yes [ ] no

Are you currently working with a manager? [ ] yes [ ] no
If YES, is your manager a member of your family? [ ] yes [ ] no

Are you connected with a music attorney? [ ] yes [ ] no

Do you have label connections? [ ] yes [ ] no

How important is producing and selling merch?
very important [ ]
somewhat important [ ]
not very important [ ]

Goals-
What best describes your short term and long term goals?
[ ] Find some like-minded musicians to jam with. Have random fun.
[ ] Establish a band and play local shows whenever we can. Keep it casual.
[ ] Establish a working band. Record a CD. Play local shows. Stay local.
[ ] Establish a working band. Record a CD. Play local shows. Tour. Sign to a label. Sky’s the limit!

How often would you like to play shows?
every week [ ]
every other week [ ]
every three weeks [ ]
once a month [ ]
play as many shows possible [ ]

How important is a structured draw build?
very important [ ]
somewhat important [ ]
not very important [ ]

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