2013 Tucson Great Cover Up Submission Form
On behalf of the 15th Annual Great Cover Up committee, thank you for your interest in participating in this grand spectacle for charity, arguably the most fun local music event of the year.
What is The Great Cover Up?
Local bands that normally perform original material gather to perform a 20-minute set of songs by another band or artist. Simple enough, right? And best of all, every penny of the proceeds from the event will be donated to charity. Of course, that means that no band will receive any compensation for slaving away at practice for a month or two, only to learn a set of songs they'll probably never play again. But look at it this way: It's probably about the most fun you'll ever have doing charity work.
Things to consider
After experimenting with an expanded lineup, we've decided that this year's event is going to be lean and mean: 3 Nights, 30 Bands. In recent years, we've had as many as 50 bands participate, so we'll need to be more selective this year. As a result, you're encouraged to give serious thought to your application choices and think creatively about how you can craft a memorable performance. If you're cooking up something extra special, please be sure to explain it to us in the Notes field below, so that the 10 months you've spent sewing your Fat Elvis jumpsuit or the money you spent on your Gene Simmons tongue surgery won't be wasted simply because we didn't know about your elaborate plans.
We have a few straightforward expectations for this event:
Your choices need to appeal to a lot of people. If you’re aching to cover the B-sides of your favorite nu metal band, this is not the event for you.
We require dedication and effort. If you don’t plan on really nailing the songs and/or don’t want to get into character, or if you don’t like promoting, this is not the event for you.
We embrace an attitude of gratitude. From the committee members to the musicians, everyone involved (and we mean everyone) is a volunteer in this effort. Graciousness, even if you have to fake it, is required.
::::: The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 11. :::::
In the interest of keeping things super-smooth from an organizational standpoint, this year we require that you fill out this handy-dandy submission form. (Starred items are required.)