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How to Have a Garage Band Without a Garage

2015 August 12
Written by Mark

So named because of the perception that the musicians got their start as teenagers playing in their parent’s garage with friends, the garage band and genre has a long and proud history.

All you need is a few instruments, a few friends, and a little bit of space (about as much as you’d find in an empty garage) and you can start your own band, following in the footsteps of such greats as the Beatles, the Kinks and Goldie and the Gingerbreads.

Whether it’s just you and your friends strumming a tune at the end of the week or a serious attempt at making it as a musician, the garage has always been a sacred place for making music.

Making the Band

Unfortunately, garages are on the way out. Car sales are down, especially among millennials, and living in a major city like Toronto is not conducive to car ownership. Between the cost of gas, insurance, parking, and the increase in people leasing apartments, fewer and fewer people are in possession of a garage. Space is at a premium, and the artistic types are taking the brunt of it. There’s less space for garage bands, and that means less places to play and practice your craft.

So, if you’re a young or young at heart musician who just needs enough space to set up a jam session, your options will be limited. Sure, you could rent studio space, but that can get prohibitively expensive, especially if you’re just looking for a place to play music, rather than seriously recording yourselves. For many, there simply may not be such a place within a reasonable distance for them to travel, forcing musicians to think outside the box, as they are usually forced to do.

Is Mobile Storage the Answer?

Enter Go-mini. Go-Mini allows you to choose a variety of storage containers that you can keep on your own property for as long as you need for a very reasonable price. Each container is water proof and humidity free, ensuring any instruments you may decide to leave there will be safe and secure. After you give us an address to leave the container, we’ll drop it off and leave the artistic debates between you and the rest of the band.

We can pick up and drop off our containers anywhere within the GTA, so you can set-up to play anywhere. Our containers are safe, secure, and have more than enough space for you and your music.

Rent a Portable Storage Container

At Go Mini’s, we help families keep their items safe and protected in vented, galvanized steel exterior containers, Learn more about our portable storage containers and the process, and either get a quote or book now.

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