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GOTH CARTER - 'One Man Working'

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This is a SOLO musical performance, which sounds like a small band.

60s-90s cover songs, plus Goth's original songs.

Goth sings and plays both ACOUSTIC and ELECTRIC guitars [sometimes both in the SAME SONG!!].

This is mixed LIVE with Goth's live use of Looping pedals for overlaying sounds sychronised to a rhythm machine.

 

The performance includes:

Quieter songs: finger picking and flat pick [ballads, instrumentals, folk, blues, country rock, etc]

usually on an acoustic guitar [but also on his electric].


Just a few SONG examples [from approx. 100 performable songs]:

Fire & Rain,

Change the world,

Desperado,

Stand by Me,

Tequila Sunrise,

Your Song,

Fragile,

etc.

 

This is balanced by higher energy songs using a pick, usually on the electric [but including the acoustic].

R&B, Country rock, blues, full on Rock!!

Loud, danceable, high energy music!!


Just a few SONG examples [from approx. 100 performable songs]:

Hotel California,

Suck it and See! [Goth original],

Black Magic Woman,

Stairway to Heaven [yes – solo!!],

Long Train Running,

Shut up! [Goth original],

Footloose,

Sweet Home Alabama,

etc.

Goth plays a huge range of styles:

blues, folk, country, country rock, rock, soul, r&b, funk, folk jazz, etc

finger style, pick, and a combo of both!

plus songs using open/cross tunings on the guitar,

 


Just a few SONG examples [from approx. 100 performable songs]:

Black Water,

Moondance,

Every breath you take,

Just the 2 of us,

Layla,

I heard it on the Grapevine,

Country Roads,

etc.

 

Hey! We got comedy too!!

Many of Goth's original songs are based on his funny take on life - especially since moving to Japan in 1993.

Many songs include some Japanese!

Song examples:

NOVAcane,

Panda Man,

The KAMA HEN KAMA HEN Osaka ben song,

O Soji ninjas,

Love Loco,

Oh Nara!.

etc...

Goth often has GUEST PERFORMERS sing or play with him, which adds EXTRA fun, entertainment and depth to

a GREAT NIGHT of entertainment!

 

'One Man Working'

This TITLE is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the surprising point about Goth's SOLO performance:

In many songs he sounds like at least 2 people performing on stage at the same time!

 

So Goth's SOLO performance has much more depth and variety than a normal soloist simply singing and playing one guitar.

For example:

A soloist CAN'T play rythmn and also play LEAD over the top - Goth can!

A soloist can't SING MELODY and HARMONY at the same time - Goth can!

 

HOW?

GOTH's performance includes MULTI LAYERING of pre-recorded and LIVE recorded guitar and vocals,

over which Goth then plays and sings LIVE.

This is achieved by using LOOPS of MUSIC or SINGING or other SOUNDS created and then played back in sync with a drum machine.

So the TOTAL SOUND is much 'bigger' than a normal soloist simply singing and playing one guitar.

IMPORTANT POINT: Although Goth is using some pre-recorded material, because they are on seperate loops, he retains the ability to EXTEND A SOLO [or omit it!], just the same as if he was performing with a 'live' drummer & rythmn player.

 

ITS HARD, MAN!!

Remembering when to turn loops on and off, when to live record/playback, plus drum loops adds a much greater degree of difficulty than simply playing one guitar and singing [or just singing!!]. Goth does sometimes 'miss' a que, or make some other mistake - but that is LIVE PERFORMANCE!! And - hey! It adds a little more excitement [and fun - for the audience, if he 'screws up'!] - right?!!

Plus GOTH is forever trying to challenge himself musically - making changes to his arrangements, solos, etc...

NO PAIN NO GAIN!

AND ITS WORTH IT...

TO MAKE A BETTER PERFORMANCE FOR YOU GUYS!!

 

Hence: 'One Man Working' is a tongue-in-cheek reference to all of the above:

Goth sounds like a small group [although ONLY 'One Man Working'. Get it?].

 

INFORMATION FOR VENUES

Goth usually plays 2 x 40-50 minute sets. Sometimes longer.

Music Set lengths and the number of sets can be tailored to the venue's needs.

 

Goth can bring his own equipment:

MIXER,

ELECTRIC GUITAR FX PEDALS,

the RC 50 LOOP STATION [for making/playing back LOOPS],

MICS [x 2],

POWERED MAIN SPEAKER/AMP [suitable for small venues who DON'T have their own sound system or mixer],

POWERED MONITOR SPEAKER and stand.

[Note: of course, Goth uses the venue’s mixer, speakers guitar and mic stands, when available].

 

PROMOTION:

FLAT ART: Goth supplies high quality COLOR PUBLICITY POSTERS [A4, A3] and FLIERS for venues.

Also, lite jpeg files of the above, for the venue to upload onto their sites.

[Note: this does depend on the individual agreement between the VENUE and Goth Carter.]

 

MAILOUTS: Goth's 'performance info' mailing list is currently well over 200 and will grow quickly now that gothcarter.com is open.

 

INTERNET: Performance information, including contact info for the venue is posted on this site,

giving the VENUE a wider potential for getting new clients.

Reciprocal LINKS [when agreed to and posted on both sites] help both the venue and Goth.

 

Contact/BOOKINGS

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