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 #18
Do you want your videos and music promoted for free? Of course you do! This week, Steve and Tony discuss ideas for an upcoming contest where YOU will be the star! Tony digs deep into the world of written contracts, and Steve teases the soon-to-be-live...
61 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #17
It's a new week, and there is more wizdumb to be enjoyed! Steve and Tony give some tips on business steps to take to get better gigs, what an EPK is and how to use it, and much more! Timestamps: 00:56 - This better be cool 02:45 - The Group...
61 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #16
This week - Steve and Tony discuss your favorite cover songs to play live, Steve sheds his inhibitions, and the guys try to stay in time. All this and more!! Timestamps: 00:43 - Drummers rule! 02:28 - Rained out 03:35 - Harvey 05:27 - More...
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #15
This week - Steve and Tony give more tips on hiring or being a sub. They also tell your jokes, recap their gigs, and marvel and the insane growth of the Cover Band Central Facebook Group!
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #14
After a few weeks off, Steve and Tony are back to impart some wizdumb! This time out, they talk about the best practices working as a sub or hiring a fill-in player, some of the most embarrassing things that have happened on stage, and some exciting...
66 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #13
This week - our cover band dudes Steve and Tony discuss road safety, give our project band some feedback, and highlight the advantages of aggressive self promotion. All this and more!! Timestamps: 3:15 - The Adrenaline Mob tragedy 9:30 - Update...
64 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #12
This week...our resident working musicians Steve and Tony discuss some of the strangest places you've played a gig, if it's EVER okay to play for free, and much more. Join us LIVE!
70 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #11
Have you ever had to deal with an injury/illness while paying on stage? Well this week, Steve talks about his recent surgery and how it affected his giggng life. Steve and Tony also read through your physical horror stories, and marvel at the...
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #10
The fellas are starting to aim a bit higher on this week's brand new episode! Steve proposes an interesting plan to reach a million fans, Tony exposes the true availability of stable musicians, and we learn the best way to escape from reality. All...
64 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #9
This week - Steve and Tony address the biggest challenges that come up as a working musician based on your feedback. We also learn the advantages of traveling with your own beer funnel, why you should give technology a big hug, and answer the age-old...
60 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #8
Are some booking agents shady? Is rehearsing important? Can Steve pronounce the word "gimmickry" correctly? All of these questions and more are answered during this week's Wizdumb Hour! We also read some fan email and provide super valuable tips. Give...
75 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #7
So much stuff happens in a week! Steve and Tony dig into the long-term affects of losing our beloved music icons, and disseminate the opportunities for cover bands and musicians. They also discuss the pros and cons of a live click track, read listener...
61 min
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The CBC Wizdumb Hour #6
Due to the constant early evolution of this podcast, we have decided on a new name. Henceforth, the show will be called The Wizdumb Hour! We explain it all in this episode, plus break down 10 Factors to Consider when Selecting Songs for your Set. All...
65 min
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The CBC Official Podcast #5
This week our band pros discuss the advantages of a brand spankin' new digital mixing board, the upside of using IEMs (In-Ear Monitors) and how to handle people who want to get up and jam with the band. All this and much more! Timestamps: 2:15...
62 min
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The CBC Official Podcast #4
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The CBC Official Podcast #3
Steve and Tony discuss a wide range of band related topics including the perks of high paying gigs, the benefits of using in-ear monitors, and much more!
62 min
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The CBC Official Podcast #2
Steve and Tony discuss the various scenarios that come into play when subbing for a band, then delve into the 50 Songs that Musicians Need to Know as a Working Musician....
60 min
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The CBC Official Podcast - Premiere Episode #1
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. In this debut episode, Steve and Tony dissect 14 Tips on...
76 min