Have you decided to form a semi-professional or a professional band instead of performing alone? In such a case, it is time to form a band. This is the guide to form a band to gig regularly and make money. Here is a step by step approach that is easy to follow as well. You just have to implement what you have learned into practice.
Potential Risks To Consider
There are instances in which many bands that have gone through tough times to be set up and start gigging have been ripped apart due to the relationship issues between the performers that have lead to heated arguments and different aims for the bands. Is this true for you? Have you seen or heard or played for a band in which the vocalist hated the drummer? Where someone was paid more than the others for some unknown reason and not for performance? If you have not seen or experienced these, you are really new to bands, and these are yet to come. However, you can avoid many potential issues and pitfalls by considering the process of forming a band seriously.
There are enormous potential issues within a band. Everyone will have an artistic or creative steak with the others who have an ego to boot. This is not the ideal recipe for the band to last in the long run.
Create The Vision And Sound Of Your Band
The first step is to work on the look and the sound of the group. How will you describe yourself when people ask you what you actually do? You need to tell them the idea of what your band is all about so that they do not forget it for future reference.
You need to ask a few questions to yourself such as the ones that are given here. What genres of music you will play? Who will like to hear the music? Will you something like a pub band that tours the pubs? Will your band be a general wedding type band that plays cross-sectional music to appeal all types of people?
After deciding these, you need to ask another series of questions. How many people will be needed to make the vision of your band come to life? What will the lineup of the band look like – complete male or female or mixed up? How you want people to look at your band?
It is very important to decide the look of the band as you need to find a visual match that will complement the same. Even if one person stands out of the others for the wrong reasons, he or she will grab the focus away from the music. Ensure that this is not the case with your band. A very effective way to deal with this issue is to make sure that everyone is willing to dress up identically in terms of style.
Research The Other Bands
Keep in mind that you need to research the other bands to get an idea in terms of their music as well as looks. If you like something, you need to check if you can adapt it for your band. You need to create a unique selling point for your band to draw the attention of people towards your band.