At this time, the Rude Mechanical Orchestra is accepting the following types of gig requests:
- Full ensemble gigs: we would play a set of songs outdoors with our woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, while wearing masks and bell covers and maintaining adequate distancing between ourselves and other attendees.
- Percussion-based chant support: we would play a variety of rhythms on percussion instruments to back up chants at your march, rally, protest, etc.
Please see our COVID-19 Guidelines for more details about which kinds of gig requests we are currently accepting at any given time. Note that we may need to adapt musically in order to prioritize the safety of our community at times due to COVID-19 numbers.
Considering all of this, please indicate what kind of musical support you are requesting at your event in the "RMO's Role" question below. If you are open to both, that's ideal!
We love to play events that support our collective liberation; feminism and women’s rights; the queer community; the environment; racial, social, and economic justice; police abolition; labor rights; ending ableism; peace; and community self-determination. Please read The RudeMo Rules of Engagement first, and then fill out the form below.
You should be aware that our schedule is very tight, our members are very busy and we cannot make every event. If we can’t do it, please don’t take that as a dis of your group or your cause. Also, keep in mind that if the facts of the event change materially from the proposal--for example, the nature of the event or the time or place--we might find ourselves unable to follow through with our commitment.
Please be aware we can be a really big band that has certain spatial needs.
Also, we generally need at least two weeks advance notice (more is better, and increases the chance that we can do it) to make a collective decision and make sure that enough RMO players can make it. Please provide as much of the following information as you can in order to help streamline our decision process. Note that not having some of the things mentioned below does not mean that we can’t or won’t play the event.