Starting a Band the Easy Way

If you are reading this, you probably want to start your own band, or you are interested in joining one.  If you are, then you are in the right place, and we are here to help you set up your dream rock band and start performing.

Find Your Band Members

First up you have to assemble your team.  What members you have in your band and what instruments they play will depend heavily on the sound that you are going for.  Try to have an idea of what musical sound you want to be, then you can find your band mates.

Find Your Sound

This leads us on nicely to the next step, finding your sound.  Hopefully you have a rough idea of what musical direction you are going for, so discuss your influences with your band members early on to get an idea.  From here it is a good idea to jam together and see what musical sounds result from this.

Start Practicing

Now your job is to practise hard.  Hours of practise time is needed top form a tight sounding band, so make sure you put in those hours.  At first you want to learn a few covers, but once you feel the sound starts to glue together, you need to start writing material.  Unless of course, you want to be a tribute band.

Record Some Tunes

Once you have some killer original tracks, recording a demo is the next best step.  This lets you have something to show to promoters and bookers and venues.  Most will want to hear what you sound like before they give you a shot.

Start Getting Gigs

Once you have recorded a demo, you want to start looking for venues that will book you.  You can do this yourself, or see if a booking agency will take you on, however most will want you to have a few gigs under your belt first.