There is nothing quite like being at a gig or concert and watching your favourite band or artist performing some of their greatest hits. However, do you ever wish you could trade places with them and be on stage yourself performing in front of thousands of people?
For some of us, this would be our worst nightmare, but there is also a lot of people out there for whom being a professional musician is a lifelong dream. Here at Champions Music & Entertainment, we have hundreds of bands of varying genre on our roster so we know exactly what makes a successful music act.
See below for our guide of what to consider when forming your own band.
Choose members and a name
Of course, the most important thing to decide on when forming your own band is the genre of music you want to play. However, it is likely that you will already have a particular sound in mind at the very start of the process often taking inspiration from bands you like.
The next step is to choose the band members. This is a vital step in the process and if you get it wrong then you may as well give up on your ambition of being a professional musician before it has even begun. It is easy enough to find members online but remember personality is equally as important as talent, perhaps more so.
If you do not get on with your fellow members or can’t agree on how often to rehearse then it will cause issues down the line so it will save a lot of time and hassle if you are on the right page to start with. Choosing a name can also be tricky so try and choose something that has meaning rather than a random assortment of words.
How regularly should you practice?
The old mantra of ‘practice makes perfect’ applies here and individually you really can’t do enough. Try and constantly improve your own technique and skills on your own and then when your band gets together it should work a lot slicker.
Aim to meet once or twice a week and sessions lasting around three-four hours are normally enough to see a noticeable improvement. Remember there is no point meeting for rehearsals if you are not practising on your own first. These meets should be about finding ways to fine tune your act not learning skills from scratch.
What’s the quickest way to get your name out there?
Quite simply if you are not using social media then the likelihood of getting noticed is slim. The likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have completely changed the way bands can promote themselves and the best way to get noticed is to post content to the masses.
Regularly posting videos of performances, posting information on gigs and even simply interacting with other users are all great ways to form a fan base. Plus, you never know there is always a chance that you will be spotted by a music industry hot-shot looking to sign the next up and coming music act.
If you would like to book a band for your corporate event or private party then look no further than Champions Music & Entertainment. With all genres covered we have someone for every occasion so simply fill out our online form or give us a call on +44 1509 85 29 27.