Hopefully, this is a handy canter through the issues facing bands in the alternative/dark/goth space looking to tour the UK, based on the real world experiences of a band which recently did just that.
Author: Mister Vodka
You focus on existing bands and existing customers, and your night will slowly die. You absolutely must keep bringing through new bands that you expect to climb the bill in the future, and new punters who'll have a top night and maybe pop back another time for more.
This is one of a complementary pair of posts, and covers putting together a single night’s entertainment, making sure it works as an event for all concerned (artists, promoter, venue and punters alike). The second, ‘Booking: strategically’ explores how to keep that going, month in and month out. Putting together killer bills ain’t like dusting … Continue reading Booking: tactically
So you've formed a band with some mates, written a few tunes, rehearsed the crap out of them, and played a gig or two at your local friendly pub or wherever to some mates and regulars. How do you take the next step; getting a support slot at some suitable night with a band or … Continue reading 9 Ways to Get that First (proper) Gig