Friday, December 5, 2014

The Christmas Gig

Two days ago I was approached by a staff member at work and she asked me if I would stop by their staff Christmas party next week and play a few songs.  Most staff know I play in a band but most do not know the extent of my career (i.e. 9 CD's, my connections to various semi-famous musicians, the music magazines I've appeared in, etc).
My first reaction was  no.  I am not a huge fan of Christmas music.  I am also a little uncomfortable when my obscure rockstarness meets my work world.  There is always the fear that being a musician will effect my relationship with my co-workers.  Then I thought, its Christmas music so why not.

Fast forward two days and I've heard that everyone is quite excited.  At the end of the day (or in this case the middle) a gig is a gig.  Sometimes the workplace can meet the obscure rock star world.
I will be bringing along some percussion instruments and getting people up to sing background vocals.  Should be fun.