Hints and Tip on forming new Christian bands…
Are you looking to form a new band or worship music project? This might just be the time to put planning into practise and get out there and find yourself some like-minded individuals to form a new musical adventure.
Always choose people who you get along with! This may seem like an obvious thing to say but if your new band is going to be any sort of success then you are going to have to spend a lot of time with these people. Try to gauge whether or not you like the same books, tv shows and movies. Talk about music that you like, not just the material that you want to play but just whatever you are in to.
Make sure your musical ideas match. There is nothing worse than a heavy metal fan playing bass in a folk band, which he clearly hates, just because he has always been in bands and that is his hobby. It’s worth taking a long time to find the right people to partner up with. A good band is going to take a couple of years to really get going so taking a year or so to recruit the right musicians is not a long time relatively.
Ensure that your ambitions match. People play in bands for a variety of different reasons, for some its just a pass-time, but for others it is a very serious endeavour. Try to make sure that your ambitions are aligned and you know what everyone wants to get out of the project.
Get some gigs! Speak to your church as a first port of call as they are always willing to promote local live music. Another option is to put on a concert on your own, just hire a venue and do some promotion. A new band with four members has a lot of friends and family members to get down to fill up the audience! Have a look at How to Get Gigs for some more tip on getting more gigs. A concert by even a half finished band might just be the calling card needed to find that extra member you are looking for.
Post on noticeboards. It really is the old fashioned way but it’s definitely effective. So many musicians read those boards in rehearsal studios and concert venues, you are guaranteed to reach someone who knows someone who fits your requirements.
Have a look at this Musician Wanted site which features loads of great musicians looking to connect and form new bands. UVPUBDWF436V