The Cover Band Central Podcast

Veteran musicians Steve Witschel and Tony Bienert are here to inform, entertain, and delight you with all topics related to playing music in a cover band...and everything that comes with it!

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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #167 - Subs and fill-ins
How do you handle situations in which you need someone to sub for one of the members of your band? Do you have a go-to list? Do you work sometimes as a sub yourself? Steve and Tony discuss their experiences and field watchers questions and comments....
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #166 - Embarrassing moment...
We've all been there. We're on stage or at a gig and something happens that you wish didn't, but in hindsight it's funny to talk about. Steve and Tony will go through responses of embarrassing moments at a gig from the Cover Band Central audience. It...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #165 - How to make more mo...
Money. It's the single most talked about topic among working musicians. The guys will discuss opportunities that exists, and even ones being used, in modern times. As always, Steve and Tony talk about their recent gigs and musical happenings, and they...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #164 - It's gonna be a gas!
How have the recent increases in fuel prices affected your musical life? The guys will weigh in on their current situation and field responses from the listeners. They'll also talk live streaming, metaverse and the potential future of gigs....
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #163 - Playing songs you d...
The guys are back after an extended vacation! This time around the topic was brought about by a post in the Cover Band Central Group: How do you get through playing songs that you don't really want to play? Steve and Tony will give their take, and...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #162 - New Year's resoluti...
It's the first podcast of 2022 for Steve and Tony! This episode will focus on what's in store for you in the new year, and the hot topic of backing tracks will be discussed. This episode is sponsored by JamZone. The guys will show you this amazing...
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #161 - The Christmas Episode
We're gearing towards the big holiday, and Steve and Tony are here to help you celebrate! They'll be discussing recent gigs, what's coming up, and scroll through the Cover Band Central Group to see what everyone is talking about. Subscribe to the...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #160 - What advice would y...
Another great question was posted this week in the Cover Band Central Facebook Group. What advice would you give your younger self starting out in music? Steve and Tony will chime in and take a look at the answers that the community has provided....
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #159 - "Get Back" to band ...
With the immense popularity of the recent Beatles documentary "Get Back," the guys discuss what it's like to be in the rehearsal room with a full band days on end. They'll also be scrolling through the Cover Band Central Group to see what everyone is...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #158 - Gratitude
It's Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., and this time around Steve and Tony focus on one of the most powerful ways to get what you want in your musical life, and life in general...gratitude! Being happy with what you already have is always the...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #157 - Your best gigs
Steve and Tony are in a celebratory mood with it being the holiday season and all. This week, the question was posted in the Cover Band Central Group "What was the best gig you ever played?' As always, the guys will scroll through the answers and...
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #156 - Embarrassing moment...
We've all been there. We're on stage and things are going great, then all of a sudden...the worst happens, right in front of everybody! The question was posted in the Cover Band Central Group, and now Steve & Tony will go through your responses of...
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #155 - Challenges
What are some of the biggest challenges that musicians face while working in a band? Steve and Tony discuss their experiences and take a look at what the Cover Band Central community has to say. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at...
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #154 - Why do we play music?
An interesting question was raised in the Cover Band Central Group. Why do we do this (play music)? What is the driving force behind doing what we do? Steve and Tony give you their take on the answer, and explore what other people in the Group have to...
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #153 - Clash of the Cover ...
This week, Steve will tell Tony about the new reality competition show "Clash of the Cover Bands" and get feedback from the audience about how much they like/dislike it. Also...Steve has returned to playing after a 3 month absence following a bout...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #152 - What would you do w...
Yesterday Facebook was down for about 7 hours. It got people wondering what their lives would be like without the social media giant. Tonight Steve and Tony discuss this topic and some possible alternatives. Subscribe to the YouTube Channel at...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #151 - How do you handle l...
Some major changes took place in the last week. Steve and Tony will discuss what's going on, and what lies in the road ahead...including big plans for the future of Cover Band Central.
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #150 - We hit a milestone!
This podcast started as a fun thing to do once a week. 150 hours later, the guys have built a library of great content full of Wizdumb! For this milestone episode, we'll look back on the journey and discuss what's to come.
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #149 - TV and its influenc...
Back after another week off due to hurricane displacement, Steve and Tony discuss music on television and its influence on the entire industry. All this and more... Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/coverbandcentral
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #148 - Hurricane Ida chang...
As if it wasn't enough for Steve to have Covid, Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans a few days ago and forced his evacuation. The entire city has been decimated, so no musicians in town will be working anytime soon. Tony and Steve will be talking about this...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #147 - Covid Takes Steve Down
The last broadcast was over a month ago, and a lot has happened since. Steve contracted Covid-19 and ended up in the ICU for 7 days. He's now home on oxygen and being treated for blood clots in his lungs. Tony went on vacation and built an epic...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #146 - You have questions,...
With decades of experience under our belts, we're opening up the floor to your questions. What advice do you need? What is something you've always wanted to know? We'll recap our own lives from the past week and give you our best responses to your...
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #145 - Set Lists
People have been posting their set lists in the Cover Band Central Group (www.facebook.com/groups/coverbandcentral) a lot lately, so we'll take a look at some at break them down. Need some help putting together your song lists? We've made available a...
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #144 - What makes a great ...
What makes a great cover band? Is it the songs? The quality of musicians? The overall show? Tony and Steve will discuss this topic this week...and much more! Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/coverbandcentral
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #143 - Tip jars
Does your band use a tip jar? And more importantly...should you? The guys will discuss this controversial topic along with anything else that comes up! Our tip jar - www.paypal.me/coverbandcentral Subscribe to our YouTube channel -...
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