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Lets start a metal band in Bangkok

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Leo999    0
Hey All,
 
I am a 49 yo Canadian thrash metal guitarist living and working in Bangkok. I have been in a couple of thrash metal bands in the past (in Canada) playing mostly slayer, exodus, testament, judas priest and other metal and thrash metal bands etc.
 
I have been living and working in Bangkok for 3 months now and am missing my weekly jams/rehearsals that I used to have with my bands and friends back in Canada. I'd like to put together something heavy for fun. Maybe play a couple of fun gigs somewhere sometimes. Nothing too serious but if it works out then hey why not.
 
Let me know If you would like to meet up for a coffee or have a call to see if we are on the same page.
 
Any age or gender or religion etc is welcome and long as you are into something heavy. Lets crank it up and have some fun.
 
Just to be clear, I am looking to start something heavy musically. No bon jovi or dance music or commercial music of any kind. Its gotta be metal.
 
Thanks,
Leo

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blackcab    1,667

Would the music be suitable for traditional Thai dancers?

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Denim    2,114
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57 minutes ago, blackcab said:

Would the music be suitable for traditional Thai dancers?

After a big bowl of extra hot som tam.......definitely.

 

Something like this :

 

 

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Time Traveller    2,272
1 hour ago, Techno Viking said:

Need a work permit to play gigs !!

The farang work permit police have spoken.

Take that all you amateur musicians. Our ThaiVisa police only want sexpats or sex tourists on this forum.

 

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Here2008    96
15 hours ago, Leo999 said:

 

Hey All,
 
I am a 49 yo Canadian thrash metal guitarist living and working in Bangkok.

 

I hope you have an appropriate visa and work permit .... If not please do not encourage others to join you. The penalties for working illegally can be draconian including fines, jail time and deportation/banning.

 

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pacovl46    572
7 minutes ago, Time Traveller said:

The farang work permit police have spoken.

Take that all you amateur musicians. Our ThaiVisa police only want sexpats or sex tourists on this forum.

 

Really?! Would you rather see the guy arrested when he plays a gig? Take your hating someplace else!

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inThailand    608
1 minute ago, Here2008 said:

I hope you have an appropriate visa and work permit .... If not please do not encourage others to join you. The penalties for working illegally can be draconian including fines, jail time and deportation/banning.

 

So guys just getting together to jam at their own home need a work permit? 

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Techno Viking    275
11 minutes ago, inThailand said:

So guys just getting together to jam at their own home need a work permit? 

Be fine jamming in the privacy of your own home but take it out into the public then the powers that be can ping you for no work permit. Sounds absurd but it has happened in the past.

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Here2008    96
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21 minutes ago, inThailand said:

So guys just getting together to jam at their own home need a work permit? 

No it does not but the neighbours might not be impressed which could lead to police complaint being made. 

 

However,  the OP also says "Maybe play a couple of fun gigs somewhere sometimes" which definitely would require a WP!

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jenifer d    449
14 hours ago, Denim said:

After a big bowl of extra hot som tam.......definitely.

 

Something like this :

 

 

i have a firm belief that every day should include at least one big, hearty, genuine laugh, thank you for ensuring today's- my cheeks are still hurting :cheesy:

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jenifer d    449
11 minutes ago, Techno Viking said:

Be fine jamming in the privacy of your own home but take it out into the public then the powers that be can ping you for no work permit. Sounds absurd but it has happened in the past.

true- but they also often look the other way if they don't see money changing hands, it is often just termed "jamming" and not actually "working"; depends on where and when, and often who...

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Techno Viking    275
Just now, jenifer d said:

true- but they also often look the other way if they don't see money changing hands, it is often just termed "jamming" and not actually "working"; depends on where and when, and often who...

Roll the dice and hope the odds are in your favour.

 

Good luck.

 

 

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