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Blues Band

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by bassmcgee, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. bassmcgee


    Sep 8, 2004
    Just starting to put together a blues group. Any suggestions on writing/getting word out there, or in a later time getting small gigs?
    A few of us aren't legal adults yet.

  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I am moving this to the Band Management and Performance forum.

    You might try doing a search in that Forum too. Lots of good advice from people who have been at it for years.
  3. bassmcgee


    Sep 8, 2004
    Thanks. Bump.
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Getting the word out:

    Any local radio stations (college, NPR) with blues shows? They probably do gig listings and some will be glad to have you perform live over the air.

    Check all your local newspapers and see which of them cover local blues music in the arts pages and/or print gig listings. Get your gig notices and a promo photo to them.

    Any local blues jams? Start hanging out if you can (many are all ages), pass out fliers for your gigs, chat up the local blues fans. Jams are a good way to network with other local players and get advice about good places to look for gigs.

    Good gig idea for an underage band: Book a local hall and promote your own gig.

    Good luck.
  5. bassmcgee


    Sep 8, 2004
    The youngest in the band is 15 actually. Hows this for a name?

    The Pentatonic Mafia.
  6. waxcomb


    Jun 29, 2003
    Martinez, CA
    It sounds like the marching band guys are pissed at getting beat up.
  7. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    That's way cool that young dudes are playing blues.

    Definitely flyer and play ANYWHERE you can. No gig too small. You never know who will be there.

    Be well rehearsed first and foremost. TIGHT, TIGHT, TIGHT!!!

    Good luck!!
  8. bassmcgee


    Sep 8, 2004
    Thanks. Any band name suggestions. Also, we see to have about 3 guitar players, do you think it needs to be cut down to 2? Also, we've then got a bass player, drummer, and a sax player. Could we work a sax player into the mix? He plays alto.
    Any tips on putting together a first song to get us into it, because we all have enough knowledge of the blues, but we need a starting point. Thanks.