Singer-songwriter Rico Banco took to social media to call out “unprofessional” artists and managers who do not stand by their principles and choose to cancel “small gigs” over bigger shows.
“Listen, artists and managers. When you confirm a gig, no matter how small, you have a responsibility to honor your commitment even if another gig comes along later on,” he wrote.
“It’s a very small scene – ditching a small gig for a bigger one is very unprofessional and makes you look really cheap,” he added.
listen artists and managers. when u confirm a gig, no matter how small, u have a responsibilty to HONOR ur commitment even if a another gig comes along later on. its a very small scene - ditching a small gig 4 a bigger 1 is very unprofessional and makes u look really cheap.— bestfriend korics (@ricoblanco) March 25, 2019
Rico, who is a former Rivermaya vocalist, has been in the music industry for over two decades and he recalled that he had to sacrifice bigger opportunities since he already made prior commitments.
“I gave up the opportunity of touring the US and UK and recording with Wheatus in ’05 to come home and do one SEA Games gig. It was painfully hard to fathom and accept, but I did anyway. I have not flaked on a single gig/guesting for 26 years and counting. It’s about principles.”
i gave up the opportunity of touring the US & UK and recording with @wheatus in 05 to come home and do one SEA Games gig. yes it was painfully hard to fathom and accept but i did it anyway. i have not flaked on a single gig/guesting 26 yrs and counting. its about principles.— bestfriend korics (@ricoblanco) March 25, 2019