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Just a reminder for World Extravaganza Open Mic Events:
which is EVERY WEEK at our two wonderful home venues that continuously support our advocacy with their venue with the provision of sound equipment and soundtechs. Let us give them our support as well.
OPEN MIC WEDNESDAYS at FRANK & DEAN, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, BGC from 7:30pm onwards (ACOUSTIC SETS ONLY), though you are welcome to bring any other percussion or gears such as mini drum or cajon)
OPEN MIC THURSDAYS at 121 Allegro Resto Bar and Grille, from 7:30pm onwards (FULL BAND SETUP available, but bring your own drumsticks) at 2284 Allegro Center, 2nd Floor, Pasong Tamo Extention, Makati
Equipment Available at 121: (1 Bass Amp, 1 Guitar Amp, 1 Drum Set, Piano Stand (no keyboard), Lyrics Stand, Mic Stand, Microphones, Monitor Speakers, Direct Monitors, Mixer). Please feel free to bring your own instrument or any other extra gear.
When posting pictures, please use the hashtag:
Wednesdays: #WorldExPH #OpenMicWednesday #FRANKXDEAN
Thursdays: #WorldExPH #121OpenMic #OpenMicThursday
All types of art welcome as long as the venue allows - music, poetry, comedy, dance, improv, flow arts...or a combination of all, try something new!
All genres, covers and originals all OK. MP3 instrumentals tracks are also OK. Give other art forms a try: Poetry, Music, Spoken Word, Speech, Storytelling, Comedy, Dance, or a combination of all. Experiment and explore.
To sign up,
Pleaes fill in the questionaire on our World Extravaganza Open Mic Community Facebook page by introducing yourself - tell us something interesting about you, like your hobbies and interests, and what you are looking forward to when you join us, and how we can help and what you can contribute (as a musician or artist, if so) to our community. Then click on the Documents Tab and please sign up and edit the date of the Open Mic you want to perform in at the Shared Docs section.
We let you sign and edit the shared document as our featured performer because we want everyone to feel welcome and as part of our community. We want be fair, we want everyone to come in good and humble attitude because everyone deserves a chance to be heard. First come, first serve basis.
We advocate this space as a free flowing performance space, meaning that artists and musicians come in and out when they need to at any time of their journey. Some may need time off from performing to work on songwriting, practice more, form a band, work on production, recording at the studio, do marketing and research, or move forward with life and other goals. Our regular weekly Open Mic meeting is a place for us to share ideas weekly, have fun, make friends, create a network, and ask others for help in other areas we need.
Our spaces are safe and a haven for performance exploration. So remember to practice, the stage and mic is for performance, yet at the same time be spontaneous, as Open Mics are for fun and will prepare you for serious and bigger gigs as well. Feel free to jam with others and don't be so serious, and have some fun! We promise, its really fun! Our events are regular and here for you to hone your craft. Our Open Mics are artist-centric, but of course you’re welcome to invite your friends to watch since it is a free event. You will meet many other artists and musicians to learn, share, and collaborate with. We are in this together.
Our Open Mics are free to play and free to watch. We never charge artists or entrance for guests because this is a safe haven and space is created especially for beginning artists to explore and to hone our craft in performance. We are building the foundation and community giving opportunities for all artists and musicians to jam, meet, get connected, converse and understand the current music and art scene better.
There are many great music and art communities and productions with similar advocacies to be part of out there that we can connect you with!
Please also feel free to invite your live artists who draw and beginning photographers who want to hone their craft for gig photography as well.
We have several guidelines regarding our event.
PROGRAM: 7:30PM Open Jam/Soundcheck and introduction to host/organizers and performers
8:30PM onwards Show Proper Begins with 8 Featured Performers per gig for the first half (15 minutes or roughly 3 songs each)
-For the Open Mic Segment for walk in performers, we draw a hat and allow each performer 5-10 mins or 1-2 songs each and we makes rounds with what time allows. Depends on number of performers. Hosts make the call.
Jojo or Bernard are our current soundtechs, please kindly acknowledge them, and they will help you out with your sound needs.
Introduce yourselves and get to know each other, listen, memorize and sing along (if you can and want to) and appreciate each others performances, give each other tips and advice on how to do improve and do better, compliment on a great performance you like, learn from each other and get connected to expand your network. Let your walls come down, be open, friendly, and kind to each other. We advocate friendship and camaraderie.
We are a community. So share the love!
If you need to leave early, please do let the hosts know and we'll place you at an earlier slot. and... As we start doing more themed quarterly showcases we call SOUNDSCAPE, we will start inviting solo or group acts by genre and create themes. We will also vote and invite a more establish headlining band that fits our theme. We will shift to more audience-centric events to create a following as well as collaborate on creating other collaborative music and art projects and busking opportunities.
EXTRAS: Feel free to share your music at our community Facebook page and post music and art related events and we will celebrate with you other gigs and opportunities that has opened up for you. Please also share with us your Soundcloud.com accounts with us on the community page if you have a recording of your track you sang at the Open Mic Event so we can re-post them as well and make it easier for our friends at World Extravaganza to discover real and raw talent that we strongly believe deserve to be recognized and heard.
Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, and Tumblr: @WorldExPH
We always take #atm photos of your performance, and document and thank each performer after our gigs. It makes it easier for friends of World Extravaganza to get links to your pages and discover new and raw talent. So do please share photos of you and other bands you enjoyed listening to play.
If you get a chance, rate us some stars and reviews at our World Extravaganza facebook page. We would greatly appreciate a write up about your night and experience with us.
Thank you and we hope you have a great experience with us at World Extravaganza Open Mic Events.
If you have any other questions, suggestions or comments, feel free to add the number +63 977 052 4012 on your phone. Message us by SMS, or with WhatsApp, Viber, Line, or WeChat.
Enjoy and have fun! See you soon!
- World Extravaganza Team