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I'm about to try and start a band..........

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Icey101, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. ok guys its been a while but i got the bug back...i need you guys to set me straight with what i should do as a reality check...

    Its like this, theres a band that i love that i have always wanted to do a tribute to so i started to learn their songs over the christmas holiday. I also saw a drummer advertising re joining a band, so i contacted him, so now he wants in, i'm still learning these songs and writing up the chord progressions so i can give out to the band, if this thing gets going. The drummer has already asked if he can bring his mates in on it, but i pleasantly requested that all nominated muso's must be auditioned and i'll agree to bring them on board if they fit what i want.

    Can you give me some good rules or suggestions for band start ups to make sure I stay focused on what needs to be done to ensure things go smooth, thanks
     
  2. cv115505

    cv115505 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Oklahoma City
    Disclosures:
    Lakland Basses | Hanson Guitars | Augustas Guitars | Paul & Mills Amplification
    I would trade a good attitude for music ability any day of the week... I mean obviously if he/she can't play in time, makes too many noticeable mistakes, or just flat out doesn't know what he/she is doing then their attitude would be irrelevant. I think you get the gist of what I am talking about.
     
  3. Good attitude is a must. You will be spending a lot of time together. IMO it would be smart to make sure your bandmates are on the same page and onboard with what you are trying to do.
     
  4. Well, to start with - unless you're paying the drummer, you best drop the dictator attitude quick and start including him in all the decision making - IE, band mates, songs, and etc or you'll lose him.

    1a) Can you front the band (can you sing good) - or is it just going to be an instrumental copy/tribute type band?
    1b) Do you have at least a little PA on sticks?
    2) Do you have a rehearsal space?
    3) Can you get good paying gigs?
     
  5. deathsdj

    deathsdj

    Sep 18, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    Find people who you can trust and work with as equals.
     
  6. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

    I got that Vibe too.
     
  7. +1
     
  8. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    Good luck.
    Starting a band is always a challenge.
    Stay focused on what you want to do and keep
    the others inline, diplomatically of course.
     
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  10. Well, cash works - pay hired guns.

    1a) Can you front the band (can you sing good) - or is it just going to be an instrumental copy/tribute type band?
    1b) Do you have at least a little PA on sticks?
    2) Do you have a rehearsal space?
    3) Can you get good paying gigs?
    Oh okay, way cool. So which band (singer) do you want imamate/tribute?
     



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