How to Start A Band

Starting a band can sometimes feel like a daunting task, but it shouldn’t be.

If you have never played in a band before this guide should help you get started on the task of creating one.

Before we start we thought it would be best to mention that some of the best bands out there were formed organically, meaning they came together because they shared the same musical taste and vision.

Not everyone is going to be on the same page as you musically, and that’s ok, but just remember that being patient and waiting for the right people to come along is sometimes the best way.

Without further ado, lets get started with our top tips for starting a band.

Tip 1 – Find Your Band Mates

This step is obvious, your going to need a team of musicians to get the band going.

You should decide what the band members should consist of, but traditionally you will need a drummer, guitarist, bassist and singer.

What instruments you will need will depend heavily on the genre that you are operating in, so look at other bands for inspiration on this one.

We would say that no matter what you bands style is, you almost certainly need a drummer and someone to hold down the low end, like a bassist or piano.

These elements are essential to the mix in order to give the sound depth and rhythm.

Tip 2 – Find Your Sound

This is a very important step, so make sure you spend time with your new band mates discussing influences and styles.

Your band’s style is likely to be somewhere in the middle of all of your influences.

If any of the band members have already written a few songs, make sure to check them out and see what direction they are going in.

Most importantly, make sure you pick a genre that the signer can sign well.