I know a big part of this job is going out and seeing live bands, but a few times I've gone to see some random bands and I end up liking one or two of them enough to have the desire to bring them in to a studio and work with them. It's always an awkward proposition, approaching people you don't know and telling them that you'd like to record them. I know from playing in bands, that people coming up to me and offering their services sounds a little hokey, especially right after we've gotten off stage. An artist just isn't in the frame of mind to discuss that kind of stuff when they're in the performing frame of mind and they're still at the gig. So I was wondering... what is the right way to approach a band/artist that you've just seen live and really feel like you could help them out in the studio and make some good recordings? What do you say to someone who's just finished playing and your were impressed enough to ask them about working with you without sounding like some industry hound? A few times, I approached a member of a band I'd just seen, and they just so happened to be preparing to record, but they didn't know where to go, but most times, I feel like I'm invading because I'm sure they don't wanna talk about business right after they've gotten off-stage. what you you think?