Chris Gallant

Chris Gallant is the lead singer and guitarist of The Sidewalks, an alternative rock/ska band from PEI, Canada. He has been promoting acts and booking his own tours for three years now. For more information on the band or this topic please write chris@thesidewalks.com

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2 Comments

  1. Jerome M
    May 2nd, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    I’m really glad you brought up the issue of everyone taking time off. It’s a large complication for a self-promoting band, and I think for many bands a good reason they form the way they do. If they find enough paying gigs around the city, then likely they can maintain the line-up, but personal issues and finance have been known to force bands just starting out to re-evaluate the availability of their key members, and even just a few months can form a bond between them that might solidify and change the line-up, as well as the sound. Good posts!

  2. G.E. Grant
    December 29th, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

    Good post. Touring is tough, especially with jobs and families. Time off to tour may leave limited or no time off for a family vacation so its tough to keep that balance.