WILD OATS
Mailing Address  : RR _ Box___ Sydney ME, 04330
e-mail    Address  : wildoatsmexxxxxxxxxxx
BIG TIME  :  Do you guys have a tape out ?
MARK  :  We've got a live tape that we did at a radio station.  The station was WMPG, down in Portland.  It's a University of Southern Maine station, and the show was called LOCAMOTIVES .  We have a tape that we sell at shows.  Once we get the C.D. done, then we will start marketing it.  This is just a tape for people to have.
BIG TIME  :  How hard is it to get gigs out of state, since people don't really know you?
MARK  :  Yeah, Definitely.  I mean, like our big scene right now is to build a good following in Maine.  Hopefully this Fall, we'll start playing in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts.  This summer we'll probably stick in Maine and build up a good tour following.  We kind of hope to hop on the college circuit.  That's where you really grab a lot of people.  The bars are cool, but you really don't grab as many folks at bars, because they're there to drink.  We play with a more artistic than a technical style.  That's good because more clubs are accepting original music.  I mean back in the '80's, it was mostly cover bands in bars.  It was hard for a lot of original bands to break through.  The clubs are a lot more receptive to original acts, for sure.
BRIAN  :  It's not too bad for this area.  The Wharf in Hallowell is great.  We do some cover tunes, but we are 80% - 90% original.  Down in Portland, you're kind of expected to play some cover tunes.
BIG TIME  :  One more question.  Is there any advice you would like to give beginner musicians starting out in bands ?
MARK  :  Stick with it.  It's not an easy thing, you know ?  I mean don't expect to get a band and be a rock star two months down the road.  It's a long process, with a lot of work and practice.  We're practicing many hours a week, it takes a lot of time.  Then there's a lot of road time traveling to gigs.  It's not all getting up on stage and performing tunes.  See Wild Oats when ever you can, we need your support.

Chinese Restaurant 
We serve Buffet, Take Out, cocktail
428 Water Street Gardiner, Maine 04345
Take out Service
Tel. 582-1396 or 582-1421
Fax 582-6786

In Case of Power Outage Only

Please Call 646-269-6414
Business Hours
Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Buffet Hours
Monday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All you can eat buffet
( We do not accept checks)
We accept Visa Master Card Discover/ Novus
Party Welcome
Gift Certificates Available
10% Senor citizen Discount
Dine in Only

Not Responsible for Lost Articles

We Use 100% Vegetable Oil in Cooking

Most of our dishes are prepared without

M.S.G. However a small number of items

do contain small amounts of M.S.G.